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Gundabooka National Park

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Last reviewed: Tue 4 January 2022, 8.47am

Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.04pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.47am.

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrades

The following areas in Gundabooka National Park will be closed from Monday 11 October 2021 for up to 3 months, weather dependent, for major upgrade works:

  • Dry Tank campground
  • Dry Tank picnic area
  • Little Mountain walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office in Bourke on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 1.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 8.35am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using 1080 fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Thursday 18 November to Saturday 18 December 2021 in Gundabooka National Park and State Conservation Area and Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area.

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 Bourke office on 02 6830 0200.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Jan 2022, 9.32am

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed due to flooding of the Darling River below Louth and Tilpa. The campground is expected to remain closed for the next few months. 

For further updates please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 12.41pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 11.18am to Fri 11 Feb 2022, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jan 2022, 12.02pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to flooding

Culgoa National Park is closed until further notice due to rising floodwater. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Wed 24 Nov 2021, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 2.51pm

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding

Please be aware widespread rain across NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.

Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.

Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jan 2022, 2.56pm to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 9.33am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed from Wednesday 5 January to Friday 28 January 2022 due to flooding:

  • Many Big Rocks picnic area (Karnu Yalpa)
  • Darling River Campground (Yapara Paaka Thuru)

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.04pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 8.47am

Closed areas: Areas closed for upgrades

The following areas in Gundabooka National Park will be closed from Monday 11 October 2021 for up to 3 months, weather dependent, for major upgrade works:

  • Dry Tank campground
  • Dry Tank picnic area
  • Little Mountain walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office in Bourke on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Tue 9 Nov 2021, 9.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.50pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of fox and dog. The program will be conducted between Monday 22 November and Wednesday 22 December 2021 in Nocoleche Nature Reserve.

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call NPWS Bourke on 02 6830 0200.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 8 Nov 2021, 1.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 8.35am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using 1080 fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Thursday 18 November to Saturday 18 December 2021 in Gundabooka National Park and State Conservation Area and Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area.

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 Bourke office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 8.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Dec 2021, 10.30am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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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/gundabooka-national-park/local-alerts

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