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Jerrawangala National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 5 December 2022, 8.25am

Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.25am.

Safety alerts: Poor road conditions due to wet weather

Please be aware roads and tracks in Jerrawangala National Park and Parma Creek Nature Reserve are in very poor condition due to wet weather.

To prevent further road damage, please avoid non-essential travel on unsealed roads during wet weather.

A 4WD vehicle is recommended and some roads may be impassable.

Works will be undertaken to repair roads when resources and weather conditions allow.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.30am to Thu 8 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.30am

Closed areas: Closed facilities: Beach Road picnic area

The male and disabled toilets at the Beach Road picnic area of Seven Mile Beach National Park will be alternatively closed for maintenance from Tuesday 6 December to Wednesday 7 December 2022.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Sat 3 Dec 2022, 3.00pm to Sat 10 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 12.24pm

Other planned events: Other planned events: aerial pest management

The following parts of Morton National Park will be closed from 3pm Saturday 3 December to 9am Saturday 10 December 2022 for a pest management program:

  • Areas south of the Corang River and east of Wog Wog creek, including the Scenic Rim Walking Track (west of Canowie Brook) and adjacent landforms of Corang Plateau and Goodsell Basin,
  • Areas east of the Shoalhaven River to Tolwong Road,
  • Shoalhaven Gorge area, upstream of Fossickers Flat.

This program will involve aerial shooting during daylight hours. Feral species targeted under this program include deer, goats, pigs and other pests.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the local office. 

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Applies from Sat 19 Nov 2022, 12.01am to Sat 10 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 4.54pm

Closed parks: Aerial Pest Management Program

The following parks, reserves and areas will be closed from 3pm Saturday 3 December to 9am Saturday 10 December 2022 for a pest management program:

  • Bungonia National Park, including Bungonia campground (Front gate will be locked at 3pm Saturday).
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Jerralong Nature Reserve
  • Kerrawary Nature Reserve
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

This program will involve aerial shooting during daylight hours. Feral species targeted under this program include deer, goats, pigs and other pests.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Illawarra Highlands area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Wed 16 Nov 2022, 10.19am to Wed 28 Dec 2022, 10.29am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.24am

Closed areas: Area closed for track upgrade

The Little Forest Walking Track is closed while repairs are being undertaken.

Access to Rusden Head and Florence Head is still open, however 4WD is recommended. 

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 10.00am to Sat 10 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Nov 2022, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest management

The following parts of Morton National Park will be closed from 3pm Saturday 3 December to 9am Saturday 10 December 2022 for a pest management program:

  • Areas west and north of the Shoalhaven River, including Caoura Ridge, Long Point, Badgerys Spur, Matodoro Ridge and all associated walking tracks and lookouts,
  • Areas south of the Corang River and east of Wog Wog creek, including the Scenic Rim Walking Track (west of Canowie Brook) and adjacent landforms of Corang Plateau and Goodsell Basin,

  • Areas east of the Shoalhaven River to Tolwong Road,
  • Shoalhaven Gorge area, upstream of Fossickers Flat.

This program will involve aerial shooting during daylight hours. Feral species targeted under this program include deer, goats, pigs and other pests.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Illawarra Highlands area office on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 18 Nov 2022, 3.56pm to Sat 1 Apr 2023, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Seasonal Cave Closure for Bats

Drum Cave (B13), Bungonia National Park, is closed from 1 November to 1 April to protect breeding and roosting populations of the threatened Large Bent-wing Bat (Miniopteris orianae oceanensis).

The bats have specific habitat requirements and any disturbance of the closed caves mentioned could cause the loss of large numbers of these animals. These animals are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au 

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 8.31am

Safety alerts: Bungonia Red walking track - Occasional high water

Whilst there is continuing rainfall periodically in Bungonia National Park, the Bungonia Creek water level may at times be higher than normal.

If you're planning to undertake the Red walking track, please assess water levels before continuing through the Bungonia Slot. If in doubt, turn back. Do not enter flood waters. Report conditions via the park register book on-site.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 10.00am

Closed areas: Spring Creek Canyon closed due to rockfalls

Spring Creek Canyon in Bungonia State Conservation Area is closed due to rockfalls in the area.

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

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Applies from Fri 9 Sep 2022, 11.55am to Fri 23 Dec 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.09am

Closed areas: Stokes Island picnic area beach access closed for upgrade

The Stokes Island picnic area stairs that provide access to Tabourie Beach will be closed until Friday 23 December 2022. This is because the stairs are being upgraded.

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Applies from Tue 20 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 8.29am

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 Friday 1 September 2023 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. 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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 1.37pm to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 10.53am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

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 ongoing between Monday 18 July and Friday 16 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 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 call the NPWS Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jan 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 9.31am

Closed areas: Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks

Berrara Creek and Heath walking tracks are closed due to bushfire and storm damage. These areas are currently undergoing repairs. Do not enter the closed areas.

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

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 9.00am to Tue 20 Dec 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 8.26am

Closed areas: Closed trails: Conjola National Park

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 1 August to Tuesday 20 December 2022. The closed areas are:

  • Grass Tree Road
  • Berrara Creek walking track
  • Walter Hood walking track

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

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 7.11am

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage

Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 

  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang

Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. 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 campground 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 Mon 12 Sep 2022, 4.12pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 8.18am

Safety alerts: Night-time fox control along beaches

Please be aware night shooting of foxes may occur in the following beaches in the coming months to protect nesting shorebirds:

  • Seven Mile Beach (Seven Mile Beach National Park)
  • Commerong Island (Commerong Island Nature Reserve)
  • Lake Wollumboola/ Warrain Beach (Jervis Bay National Park)
  • Berrara Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Monument Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Flat Rock Beach (Conjola National Park)
  • Conjola Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Buckley’s Beach (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve)
  • Pot Holes Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Wario Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Tabourie Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Termeil Beach (Meroo National Park)
  • Pretty Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Island Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Pebbly Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Depot Beach (Murramarang National Park)
  • Durras Beach (Murramarang National Park)

Fox control is undertaken by qualified shooters in accordance to shot plans between August and March to protect endangered nesting shorebirds.

Access tracks and beach entrances will be closed and signposted prior to shooting operations. Please look out for signage stating the beach is closed if accessing these beaches after dark.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 26 Aug 2022, 11.57am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 11.41am

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads are closed due to adverse weather, flood damage and road repairs:

  • Romney Park Road
  • Lake Road
  • Burrill Lake Drive - West
  • Burrill Lake Drive - East
  • Munno Road
  • Western Road

Because these roads are closed, vehicles cannot access the following visitor areas:

  • Burrill Lake Western Arm picnic area
  • Burrill Lake East picnic area
  • Giriwa walking track
  • Gari walking track

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 18 May 2020, 12.56pm to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Nov 2022, 9.13am

Closed areas: Meroo Head campground closed

The following areas are closed while construction works are undertaken: 

  • Meroo Head campground
  • Meroo Head lookout walking track
  • Meroo Lake walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 26 Aug 2022, 12.21pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 9.20am

Closed areas: Closed trail - Hammerhead Point picnic area

The access trail to the beach from Hammerhead Point picnic area is closed until further notice due to dangerous cliff edge caused by dune erosion. 

The carpark, picnic area and viewing platform remain open. 

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Jul 2022, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.26am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Long Gully picnic area
  • Long Gully campground

Many creek crossings, roads and trails in this area are also closed due to recent rain events.

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

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.07am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Jul 2022, 9.01am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 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.

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

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 9.00am

Closed parks: Comerong Island Nature Reserve closed

Comerong Island Nature Reserve is closed due to widespread flooding, forecast rain events, impacts on access tracks and closure of the council ferry service. The reserve will re-open after tracks dry out and and are made safe for general access.

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

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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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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/jerrawangala-national-park/local-alerts

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