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Heathcote National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 9 December 2019, 3.04pm

Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Tue 10 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Dec 2019, 3.04pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Fri 6 Sep 2019, 10.25am to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 5.05pm.

Safety alerts: Weed control works

Weed control work will be underway in isolated and remote areas of this park until Friday 31 January 2020. An authorised herbicide may be used, and signs will be in place where work is underway.

For further information call 02 9542 0669.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 12.00am to Tue 10 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Dec 2019, 10.43pm

Safety alerts: Total Fire Ban - Track and trail closures Tuesday 10 December 2019

Due to a Total Fire Ban, all tracks and vehicle management trails in this national park are closed to the public on Tuesday  10 December 2019. Major visitor precincts will remain open.

For more information please contact Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Tue 10 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Dec 2019, 3.04pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Fri 6 Sep 2019, 10.25am to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 5.05pm

Safety alerts: Weed control works

Weed control work will be underway in isolated and remote areas of this park until Friday 31 January 2020. An authorised herbicide may be used, and signs will be in place where work is underway.

For further information call 02 9542 0669.

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.07am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 3.30pm

Other planned events: Figure Eight Pools - check the wave risk forecast before visiting

If you’re thinking about visiting Figure Eight Pools, stay safe and check our webpage before you go. Our new wave risk forecast tool will show you the best day and time to visit and can predict ocean conditions 4 days in advance. For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area

This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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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/heathcote-national-park/local-alerts

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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A tree, Waterfall to Kingfisher Pool loop, Heathcote National Park. Photo: Andy Richards