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Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 9.49am

Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 9.49am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Friday 20 September 2024 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
20 May 2024 Other planned events Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program Details

Applies from Mon 20 May 2024, 6.32am to Fri 7 Jun 2024, 4.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 2.40pm

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Monday 3 June and Friday 7 June 2024. Affected parks and reserves include:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Gourock National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Tarlo River National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the South Coast Branch Pest Officer at the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5000

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 15 May 2024, 12.38pm to Fri 18 Oct 2024, 12.39pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 12.51pm

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 pest management ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Friday 15th November 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals wild dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in Budawang National Park.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on 44549500.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2024, 8.46am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track - Closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingi Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

Walkers should manage their arrangements for start or finish point at the southern end as Coila Lake is now open to the ocean and the track is impassable to/from Tuross Head. Walkers can join the walk at Bingie Point.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 9.49am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Friday 20 September 2024 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Sun 12 May 2024, 8.49am. Last reviewed: Sun 12 May 2024, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Bogola Head Road closed due to significant rainfall.

The following areas are closed following significant rain:

  • Bogola Head Road
  • Plovers Lane walking track

Vehicle access at the eastern end of Bogola Head Road is vulnerable to damage from vehicles during and after significant rainfall.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2024, 6.00am to Tue 28 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 7.36am

Closed areas: Yadboro Road - 4wd Only

Yadboro Road, from its intersection with Clyde Ridge Road through to beyond Pigeon House Road junction in Morton National Park is open only to 4wd vehicles due to flood damage from 30 April to 28 May 2024. Areas affected include:

  • Pigeon House Walking Track & Picnic Area
  • Blue Gum Flat Camping Area
  • Long Gully Rest Area
  • The Castle Walking Track

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2024, 4.00pm to Fri 24 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2024, 10.54am

Other planned events: Potential Road Delays: Mimosa Rocks National Park

Expect short delays on Mumbulla Creek Road from Monday 13 May to Monday 24 May 2024 between 9am and 3pm. Roadworks will be underway. Drive safely and follow the directions of roadwork signs and staff.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 8.39am

Closed areas: Misty Mountain is closed due to flood damage

Misty Mountain Road is closed from the Kings Highway through to the intersection with No Name Road and Bolaro Road due to flood damage following the most recent rain event. 

 

It is not safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

 

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2023, 1.08pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 1.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 3.44pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 1 April 2024 to Monday 30 September 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and/or foxes.
The program will take place in:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve 
  • Beowa National Park
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve 
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. 

Signs will be placed at the entry to baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 

Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 22 Mar 2023, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 10.14am

Safety alerts: Blackfellows Point road works

Following a landslip, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is currently working to repair Blackfellows Point Road in Eurobodalla National Park. The road remains open, but temporary barriers are in place to restrict access to the affected areas.

Please drive safely, proceed cautiously, and follow the directions of road signs.

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.07am to Fri 31 Jan 2025, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 11.12am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, Scabby Range and Yaouk Nature Reserves within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2024 and 31 January 2025, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jan 2024, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 3.53pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2024, 12.03pm

Closed areas: Penance Grove Boardwalk & Walking Track Closed Permanently

Due to extensive damage to infrastructure and trees during the 2019/2020 fires, the Penance Grove Boardwalk and Walking Track have been permanently closed.  Any reference to these areas on third party websites is old content and now incorrect.  Due to the extent of damage and complete loss of all infrastructure, there are currently no plans to reinstate the area.

 

The Corn Trail walking track, Dasyurus picnic area and Mongarlowe River picnic area all remain available. 

 

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Mar 2024, 9.30am

Closed areas: Bendethera Caves Walking Track and Caves Access is Closed

Bendethera Caves walking track and caves access is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire and flood recovery works - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area, follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter any cordoned-off areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 May 2024, 8.40am

Safety alerts: Bendethera Valley Campground - Safety Alert

Please use extreme caution if traversing the river crossings and check weather conditions regularly prior to your trip in this area.

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossings in to the Bendethera Valley campgrounds may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river in vehicles to access the campgrounds during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly. It is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. You should check the weather forecast and NPWS website for advice prior to setting out to this remote campground, and if severe weather is forecast, reconsider your trip.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

 

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/gourock-national-park/local-alerts

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