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Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 9 August 2022, 2.41pm

Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 12.36pm.

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closed

Sublime Point walking track is closed until further notice. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 28 Mar 2022, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 4.38pm.

Closed areas: Mount Keira Ring track closed

Mt Keira Ring track is closed until further notice due to damage caused by severe weather. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded.. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS Alerts will be updated. 

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 11.53am.

Closed areas: Mount Kembla Ring track closed due to landslide

Mount Kembla Ring track is closed until further notice due to damage from landslips and rockfalls. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS Alerts will be updated

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 10.55am.

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to rain damage

The following walking tracks are closed until further notice due to damage from heavy rain that has caused dangerous conditions, including eroded creek crossings, potential rockfalls and landslips:

  • Mount Keira Ring track
  • Mount Kembla Ring track
  • Sublime track

These areas will be re-opened when safe to do so.

Remember, it’s never 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.

Applies from Mon 28 Mar 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 10.08am.

Closed areas: Trails closed in Illawarra Escarpment

The following areas are closed until further notice, due to damage from recent severe weather:

  • Mount Kembla Ring track
  • Lower Escarpment fire trail
  • Upper Escarpment fire trail
  • Mount Pleasant management trail
  • O’Briens management trail
  • Staffords management trail

This closure maybe extended further, if rain occurs.

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.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
11 August 2022 Closed areas Robertson lookout closed Details

Applies from Thu 11 Aug 2022, 7.00am to Thu 11 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 2.38pm

Robertson lookout will be closed for hazardous tree maintenance on Thursday 11 August 2022 from 7am to 5pm. 

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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 19 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 5.50pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to rifle range operations

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on the following dates/times due to rifle range operations:

  • Every Saturday, 8am to 5pm
  • Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month, 8am to 5pm
  • NSW Police Thursday 18 August 2022 and Friday 19 August 2022 inclusive
  • NSWRA Competitions week - Monday 5 September to Sunday 11 September 2022 inclusive.

Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • The 'rifle range in use' warning signs are displayed at the park entry (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) is open when the rifle range is in use.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local area office on 02 9337 5511 or the ANZAC Rifle Range on 02 9661 4532.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather, subsequent geological instability or infrastructure upgrades. As sites are opened, we remind visitors that these areas have been subject to long periods of high rainfall, and landslides, rockfall and treefall can occur without notice.

Please check which areas are closed before travelling.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Giant Stairway
  • Dardanelles Pass
  • No access to Scenic World from Echo Point via Giant Stairs and Dardanelles Pass
  • Federal Pass (west of Furber Stairs)
  • Sublime Point fire trail
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout closed due to trackwork
  • Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to a major washout
  • Lillian's Bridge track - closure at junction of Inspiration Point track. No through access to Valley of the Waters and the Conservation Hut due to a major landslide.  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Lady Darley lookout and Cliff View lookout due to trackwork
  • Amphitheatre track
  • Bridal Veil lookout (west of Leura Cascades) is closed until the end of August 2022 for upgrade works
  • Golf Links lookout to Carleton Road, Leura, is closed Monday to Friday for trackwork
  • Golden Stairs
  • Glenraphael Road and Narrow Neck trail due to major landslide
  • Ruined Castle walking track 
  • Six Foot Track - Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley

Wentworth Falls

  • Nature track closed between Edinburgh Castle Rock and Lillian's Bridge due to landslide
  • Valley of the Waters closed below Roberts Pass
  • Charles Darwin walk
  • National Pass
  • Wentworth Pass
  • No access to Conservation Hut parking area or visitor facilities
  • Kedumba Pass Fire Trail
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the west end. Ingar campers must walk in via Anderson's or Bedford Roads
  • Little Switzerland Drive and Chester Road Fire trails will be closed from the 8th August until the 16th September to allow for road works.  No through access to Rocket Point and Wentworth Falls.  
  • Empress Canyon is closed from Wednesday 10th August until Friday19th August to allow for track repairs.  Empress Canyon remains open on weekends.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line of Road

  • Govetts Leap Lookout will be closed from Thursday11th August 2022 to February 2023 for major refurbishment
  • Govetts Descent
  • Horse track
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Braeside walking track due to track work (Braeside Road is open to cyclists and walkers)
  • Evans lookout due to upgrade work
  • Perrys Lookdown campground
  • Base of Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest and Burra Korain Flat along Grose River
  • Victoria Falls walking track
  • Pulpit walking track and Pulpit Rock lookout
  • Walls Cave walking track due to trackwork
  • Green Gully and Dunphy's Campground are closed until 31st August with no access for all vehicles, cyclists and walkers due to land slips

Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook

  • Murphys Glen Road closed to all  vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists - weekends only) until 19th August to allow for flood repair works.
  • Murphys Glen campground closed until 31 August 2022 to allow for roadworks and campground improvements
  • Bedford Creek Fire Trail is closed to all vehicles and pedestrians until Friday 19th August to allow for flood repairs.  Walkers and cyclists permitted on the weekends.  

Faulconbridge, Springwood, Glenbrook

  • Martins Lookout track to Glenbrook Creek is closed for walking track works until Friday 30 September 2022
  • Euroka campground closed until Thursday 11th August 2022

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Climbing and canyoning areas in the Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert
  • Empress Canyon - Access via West St only.  Exit via Valley of the Waters to Conservation Hut.  

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks or undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access only available from Kanangra Walls. Green Gully, Dunphy's Campground and Narrow Neck trail are closed. Also note: Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Horse track
  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks

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

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 3.01pm to Fri 9 Sep 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.45pm

Closed areas: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades - areas closed

The visitor precincts at Evans lookout, Blackheath and Conservation Hut (Valley of the Waters), Wentworth Falls are closed for upgrades from Monday 2 May to late September 2022.

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and car parks.

The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open.

Track closures are updated regularly, check our alerts page for updates.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this web page or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.24pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.36pm

Closed areas: Govetts Leap Lookout

The visitor precinct at Govetts Leap lookout, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath is closed for upgrades from Thursday 11 August to February 2023.

The carpark and lookout will be closed during construction.

The Heritage centre and lookout toilets will remain open.

Access to walking tracks will be provided to tracks that are open. Track closures are updated regularly, check our alerts page for updates.

The works include improvements to the lookout and car park, and construction of new accessible pathways in the area.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment. More detail can be found on this web page or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jul 2022, 3.21pm to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.11am

Closed areas: Woodford Oaks trail closure

Woodford Oaks trail is closed between Woodford and Glenbrook on weekdays from Monday 1 August to Friday 26 August 2022 for fire trail maintenance.

The trail will remain open on Saturday and Sunday.

Heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Tue 9 Aug 2022, 12.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 4.42pm

Closed areas: Empress Canyon closed due to track repairs

Empress Canyon of Blue Mountains National Park is closed Monday to Friday from Wednesday 10 August until Friday 19 August 2022 to allow for track repairs.

Empress Canyon is open during weekends. Access is via West Street only.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jul 2022, 3.10pm to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 4.59pm

Closed areas: Fire trails closed for works

The following trails in Blue Mountains National Park will be closed on weekdays from Thursday 28 July to Friday 26 August 2022 for maintenance works:

  • Shaws Ridge
  • Blue Gum Swamp
  • Bees Nest Hill
  • Springwood Ridge

The trails will remain open on Saturday and Sunday.

Heavy earthmoving equipment including trucks will be in operation. There is no visitor access during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades

Construction of a new whale watching platform is underway at Cape Solander. The road from Yena to Cape Solander is closed to vehicles but open to pedestrians and cyclists.

Learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander and find out about other top whale watching locations around Sydney.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kurnell area office on 02 9968 2005.

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Applies from Fri 5 Aug 2022, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 10.21am

Closed areas: Bare Island stairs closed for upgrade

The Bare Island Bridge will be closed from Monday 15 August 2022 for 3 to 5 days, depending on weather conditions. Works are being conducted to upgrade the condition of the stairs leading down to the rocks around the island.

For more information, please email the area office or call 02 9337 7037.

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Applies from Sat 16 Jul 2022, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 6.41pm

Safety alerts: Grose Valley walking tracks - Experienced walkers only

Walking tracks that are open in the Grose Valley (Blue Mountains National Park) may become indistinct with fallen trees and wash outs due to recent flood events. Experienced walkers only. 

For more information, contact the NPWS Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.20pm to Mon 15 Aug 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.31pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

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 8th August and Saturday 13 August 2022. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 26 Jul 2022, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 3.09pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to storm and flood damage

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flood and storm damage:

  • Fitzpatrick Park foreshore road
  • Fitzpatrick Park barbeque facilities

Access to Fitzpatrick park front carpark and toilet amenities are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 4 Aug 2022, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 9.36am

Closed areas: Royal Coast Track closed at Otford

The Coast Track is closed at Otford due to landslips. There is no alternative route from this point.

The area at Otford will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 1.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 9.33am

Closed areas: Dunphys campground closed due to landslip

Access along Megalong Valley Road to Dunphys campground is closed due to landslides. Blue Mountains City Council are working on the road with an expected completion date of Wednesday 31 August 2022. This closure may be extended, depending on conditions.

For more information, contact the Blackheath Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 12.51pm

Closed areas: Glow Worm Glen walk closed

Glow Worm Glen and Glow Worm Glen walk near Bundanoon are closed until further notice. The area will be re-opened when works are completed to make the area safe.

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

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Applies from Wed 20 Jul 2022, 3.32pm to Thu 11 Aug 2022, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Aug 2022, 8.42am

Closed areas: Euroka campground closed due to flooding

Euroka campground is closed until Thursday 11 August 2022, as a result of recent rainfall. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Aug 2022, 7.09am

Closed areas: 10C management trail closed

The 10C management trail in Dharawal National Park is closed due to landslides until further notice, the trail will be re-opened when cleared and assessed as safe.

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

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Applies from Wed 20 Jul 2022, 10.28am to Fri 26 Aug 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2022, 3.40pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

The following parks are closed from Friday 29 July to Friday 26 August 2022 due to flood damage:

  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

The park will re-open once assessment and remediation has occurred to ensure park user safety. 

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

Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.58am to Mon 5 Sep 2022, 10.59am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 9.38am

Closed parks: Bents Basin State Conservation Area closed

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions and localised flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel to 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, please contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 11.01am to Mon 5 Sep 2022, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 9.38am

Closed parks: Gulguer Nature Reserve closed

Gulguer Nature Reserve is closed until further notice due to severe weather conditions and the closure of Bents Basin State Conservation Area. There is no access to this park.

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

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 10.49am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 4.46pm

Closed areas: West Rim walking track partial closure

Some parts of West Rim walking track are closed from Wednesday 6 July 2022 due to damage caused by severe wet weather. The closed sections will be re-opened when safe. The Main, Jersey and Richardson lookouts are open.

The closed areas include:

  • Paines lookout
  • The Grotto
  • Starkeys lookout

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

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Applies from Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 7.43am

Closed areas: Bundanoon Loop Road closed

Bundanoon Loop Road is closed to vehicles. This closure may be extended, depending on conditions. Vehicle access to Echo Point and Bonnie View remains open.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jul 2022, 6.34am to Thu 11 Aug 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 6.42am

Closed areas: Burralow Creek campground closed

Burralow Creek campground is closed from Friday 1 July to Thursday 11 August 2022, inclusive, due to significant flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 8.05am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 10.10am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood damage

The following areas are closed from Thursday 3 March to Wednesday 31 August 2022 due to flood damage:

  • Thirlmere Lakes walking track
  • Slades Road is closed between West Parade and Dry Lakes Road.

Werri Berri and Lake Couridjah picnic areas are now open.

Remember, it’s never 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 NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jul 2022, 11.42am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 8.23am

Closed areas: Beehive Point Road and campground closed

Beehive Point Road is closed to allow for drainage and trail safety repair works to take place, as a result of ongoing landslide events. No access, including pedestrian is permitted at this time. For further information please send an email to the local office. 

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 8.23am. Last reviewed: Sat 6 Aug 2022, 9.04am

Closed areas: Griffins walking track closed

Griffins walking track is closed until further notice due to heavy rain causing dangerous conditions including eroded creek crossings, potential rockfalls and landslips. The track will be re-opened when safe.

Remember, it’s never 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.

See list of affected locations on park alerts page.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 7.42am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 3.55pm

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track undergoing maintenance

Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.

The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface. The works are to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7.08pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 11.10am

Closed areas: Erith Coal mine walking track closed

The Erith Coal Mine walking track is closed until further notice, due to a landslide. 

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2022, 1.28pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.

Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.42pm

Closed areas: Garie Road CLOSED

Garie Road is closed until further notice due to damage to the road surface.

This road may remain closed for some time to allow for extensive repairs, A reopening date is not currently known.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check Live Traffic NSW for updates before attempting to drive to Garie Beach.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 10.07am

Safety alerts: Lady Carrington Drive - Landslip

Lady Carrington Drive has been impacted by the recent rain. The surface is eroded and waterlogged. Use caution on rough and slippery surfaces. A portion of the track has been impacted by a landslip, trail users should pass this section without stopping.

 

For more information contact the local area office.

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Applies from Mon 11 Jul 2022, 3.35pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Jul 2022, 1.12pm

Closed areas: Bundanoon Loop Road closed to vehicles

Bundanoon Loop Road is closed to vehicles until 2pm, Friday 22 July 2022. This closure may be extended if there is further wet weather.

You can can still access Echo Point and Bonnie View. 

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

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Applies from Thu 7 Jul 2022, 9.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Jul 2022, 4.24pm

Safety alerts: Colong-Oberon Stock Route - 4WD access only

Oberon-Colong stock route to Yerranderie is 4WD only. Recent wet weather has caused slippery conditions with large muddy sections.

Please drive carefully and be aware of road conditions.

For more information, please call Wollondilly Shire Council on 02 4677 1100.

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2022, 1.15pm

Closed areas: Illawarra lookout closed

Illawarra lookout within Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is closed until  further notice due to damage. NPWS is in the process of repairing the lookout and the lookout is expected to re-open later in 2022.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2022, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 5.00pm

Closed areas: Ingar Road Closed

Ingar Road is closed to all access where it traverses through private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. There is no vehicle access to Ingar campground. Campers must hike in via a publicly accessible route (via Andersons fire trail or Bedford Road).    

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jul 2022, 12.43pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre - Cafe closed

The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice.  Light refreshments, including drinks, snacks and ice creams, are available for purchase from the Visitor Centre.

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Applies from Wed 8 Jun 2022, 4.09pm to Fri 12 Aug 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 1.34pm

Closed areas: North Era campground closed

North Era campground is closed until further notice due to the effects of flooding and nearby closures of sections of Royal Coast track.

The area will re-open once it is safe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 12.36pm

Closed areas: Sublime Point walking track closed

Sublime Point walking track is closed until further notice. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 28 Mar 2022, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 4.38pm

Closed areas: Mount Keira Ring track closed

Mt Keira Ring track is closed until further notice due to damage caused by severe weather. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded.. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS Alerts will be updated. 

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

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Applies from Wed 9 Mar 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 11.54am

Closed areas: Jingga walking track closed due to landslide

Jingga walking track is closed until further notice. The walking track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely reopened, NPWS alerts will be updated.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 2 Mar 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 11.53am

Closed areas: Mount Kembla Ring track closed due to landslide

Mount Kembla Ring track is closed until further notice due to damage from landslips and rockfalls. The track is currently being repaired or upgraded. As soon as the track can be safely re-opened, NPWS Alerts will be updated

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 1.37pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jun 2022, 2.56pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Bating

Notice of 1080 ongoing program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in using meat and manufactured baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate)  poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and on-going between Monday 18th July and 16th December 2022.

All baiting locations will be  identifiable by signs.

Domestic pests are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) . Pets nd 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 Shoalhaven Area office on 02 44286300.

 

Alert affects three parks nearby:

Comerong Island Nature Reserve

Jervis Bay National Park

Seven Mile Beach National Park

 

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 11.52am

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11.32am to Tue 10 Jan 2023, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jun 2022, 8.21am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 28 June 2022 and Wednesday 28 December 2022  in Nattai 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 the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 10 Jun 2022, 10.41am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 10.55am

Closed parks: Macquarie Pass National Park closed due to rock fall, landslides and hazardous trees

Macquarie Pass National Park is currently closed due to rock fall, landslides and hazardous trees causing dangerous conditions.

The park will be re-open as soon as it is safe.

For Illawarra Highway updates, please check Live Traffic NSW for updates.

Remember, it’s never 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 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 12.18pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.

The burial of used baits and products will happen from Wednesday 16 March to Friday 16 September 2022. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 

For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.03pm to Fri 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Jul 2022, 12.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a continual and ongoing 1080 ground baiting program for the control of foxes from Wednesday 16 March to Friday 16 September 2022 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.

The operation will target foxes in the Carrington Falls, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private properties and Crown road reserves with permissions. 

There are 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jun 2022, 11.17am

Closed areas: Restricted access to Macquarie Rivulet

There is no access to Macquarie Rivulet from Mount Murray, at the top of Macquarie Pass. If you access the rivulet from the top of the escarpment, you will be trespassing on private property. Access to Macquarie Rivulet is only permitted via Clover Hill Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 10.55am

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to rain damage

The following walking tracks are closed until further notice due to damage from heavy rain that has caused dangerous conditions, including eroded creek crossings, potential rockfalls and landslips:

  • Mount Keira Ring track
  • Mount Kembla Ring track
  • Sublime track

These areas will be re-opened when safe to do so.

Remember, it’s never 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 Mon 14 Dec 2020, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jun 2022, 9.43am

Closed areas: Macquarie Rivulet - Jump Rock track closed

Access to Macquarie Rivulet (also known as “Jump Rock”) is not permitted. The track is steep and eroded, and contains unstable surfaces, cliffs and drop offs.

There is a high risk of injury from falls from heights. Do not enter the closed areas of this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 9.51am

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest may close at short notice

Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the car park reaching capacity.  We encourage you to plan your visit outside the peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

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Applies from Mon 28 Mar 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 10.08am

Closed areas: Trails closed in Illawarra Escarpment

The following areas are closed until further notice, due to damage from recent severe weather:

  • Mount Kembla Ring track
  • Lower Escarpment fire trail
  • Upper Escarpment fire trail
  • Mount Pleasant management trail
  • O’Briens management trail
  • Staffords management trail

This closure maybe extended further, if rain occurs.

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 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jul 2022, 7.54am

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. These areas are open for day use only:

  • Pauls Point – day use only
  • Sundeck – day use only
  • Sawyers – day use only
  • Burrawang – day use only

Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.

Please be cautious and move onto another campgrounds if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.

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

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 9.50am

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls walk closed

Minnamurra Falls walk is temporarily closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions. The Falls walk will re-open as soon as it is safe. The Visitor Information Centre and Lyrebird Loop Walk remain open.

For further information phone Visitor Centre staff on 02 4236 0469.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 8.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 1.42pm

Closed areas: Minnamurra Falls Walk closed until further notice

Minnamurra Falls Walk in Budderoo National Park is currently closed until further notice due to prolonged rainfall causing rock fall, landslides, damage to walking track infrastructure and dangerous conditions.

Lyrebird Loop track remains open, however may close at short notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Minnamurra Rainforest Visitor Centre.

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Applies from Wed 25 May 2022, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Sat 4 Jun 2022, 10.56am

Closed areas: Cascades walking track, carparks closed

Cascades walking track is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

Cascades and Rivulet carparks are also closed due to works being undertaken in these areas.

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

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

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 4.08pm

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track condition - be cautious

Sections of Curra Moors fire trail and walking loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please be cautious, and be aware of unstable edges.

Planning for repairs is in progress.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 7.00am to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 11.59am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River 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 the NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.16pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 May 2022, 2.20pm

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 7 Apr 2022, 10.06am to Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jun 2022, 1.14pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 3 May 2022 and 10 October 2022 in Morton National Park around Touga, Talwong and Sassafras areas.

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 the NPWS Nowra Depot on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.10am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.55am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:

  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.50am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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 Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 May 2022, 8.54am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

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:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Sun 1 May 2022, 11.59pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 9.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 May 2022, 2.54pm

Closed areas: Ironbark Flat toilets closed for upgrades

The Ironbark Flat toilets, next to Royal National Park Visitor Centre, are closed for upgrade works. There are temporary toilets on the northern side of the building, and the existing accessible restroom beside the Royal National Park Visitor Centre is open.

Visit the Audley Precinct upgrades web page for information about this project.

For more information, please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Sun 17 Apr 2022, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Apr 2022, 11.53am

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track closed

Werrong Beach track is closed due to a land slip. Further information will be available following a geotechnical assessment.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.26pm

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Apr 2022, 4.21pm

Closed areas: Allambie Flat Toilets are closed

The toilets at Allambie Flat picnic area are closed due to construction of new toilets at this site. Alternative toilets are available at Bus Stop Flat and Ironbark Flat. 

Visit the Audley Precinct upgrades webpage For information about this project.

For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.a

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Applies from Wed 9 Mar 2022, 4.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jul 2022, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to landslide

The George Boyd area and 12 Mile Road west of Tin Mine Road are closed until further notice due to a landslip.

The area will open once repairs are complete.

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

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 8.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Mar 2022, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed

Nicholas Pass track is partly closed from the base of Fairy Bower Falls to Tooth's walking track until further notice due to fallen trees.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 11 Mar 2022, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Mar 2022, 4.46pm

Closed areas: Monument Footpath damaged by flood waters, partially closed

A small section of Monument Footpath has been temporarily closed off due to flood water damage, about 650 metres from the start of the path at the intersection of Captain Cook Drive and Prince Charles Parade, Kurnell.  

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Applies from Wed 13 Oct 2021, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 10.43am

Closed areas: Kurnell Visitor Centre closed for upgrades

Kurnell Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. The site is being prepared for a new visitor centre as part of the Kamay 2020 Project. 

Learn more about the improvements being made as part of the Kamay 2020 Master Plan Project or contact the local area office email.

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Applies from Wed 13 Jan 2021, 12.04pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Feb 2022, 12.39pm

Closed areas: Lake Eckersley campground

Lake Eckersley campground in Heathcote National Park is closed indefinitely. The nearest remote camp site is located at Kingfisher Pools. 

For further information contact the Audley Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jan 2022, 1.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.

This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.

For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

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Applies from Thu 21 Oct 2021, 11.15am to Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 8.33am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Ground Baiting Program

A baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2021 to 20 September 2022 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

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 the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Sat 18 Sep 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 11.03am

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed

The 12 Mile Road from George Boyd lookout to Main Road 92 is closed due to flood damage

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

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 9.16am

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail

Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.

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

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Applies from Tue 27 Oct 2020, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Dec 2020, 10.03am

Closed areas: Lower track closed

Lower track in Wolli Creek Regional Park is temporarily closed while remediation is carried out on Lot 2.

Undercliffe track remains open through to Jackson track and Turrella Reserve.

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

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  • Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. However, it is recommended that bushwalking only be undertaken during daylight hours because of the presence of cliff edges and other hazards.

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