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Kinchega National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 1 April 2020, 11.20am

Applies from Wed 1 Apr 2020, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Apr 2020, 11.20am.

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park closed - access roads closed

Kinchega National Park is closed due to rain, causing major access roads to be impassable. The park will reopen when roads open again. Camping is not permitted. For further information, contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 10.02am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.22am.

Closed areas: Darling River campground and Emu Lake campground closed

Darling River campground and Emu Lake campground are closed for overnight camping until further notice. Kinchega National Park remains open to visitors. For further information call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.17am.

Closed areas: Visitor centre and Shearers Quarters closed

Kinchega National Park Visitor Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The Shearers Quarters accommodation is also closed. Other areas in Kinchega National Park remain open. For more information, please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 1 Apr 2020, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Apr 2020, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground is closed due to rain

Coach and Horses campground is closed due to rain.  The access road from Wilcannia to Tilpa (east side) is currently closed.    For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on (08) 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 1 Apr 2020, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Apr 2020, 11.20am

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park closed - access roads closed

Kinchega National Park is closed due to rain, causing major access roads to be impassable. The park will reopen when roads open again. Camping is not permitted. For further information, contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.47am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

These campgrounds are closed until further notice. Please call the NPWS Lower Darling area office for more information on 03 5021 8900.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.53pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel 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 Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 2.58pm

Closed areas: Mungo Visitor Centre closed

Mungo Visitor Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by calling the NPWS Lower Darling area office on 03 5021 8900 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 10.02am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.22am

Closed areas: Darling River campground and Emu Lake campground closed

Darling River campground and Emu Lake campground are closed for overnight camping until further notice. Kinchega National Park remains open to visitors. For further information call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.17am

Closed areas: Visitor centre and Shearers Quarters closed

Kinchega National Park Visitor Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The Shearers Quarters accommodation is also closed. Other areas in Kinchega National Park remain open. For more information, please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.26pm

Closed areas: Mutawintji Visitor Centre and Homestead Creek campground closed

Mutawintji National Park Visitor Centre and Homestead Creek campground will be closed from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020. Other areas in the park remain open but overnight camping is not permitted until further notice. For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Sat 26 Oct 2019, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Feb 2020, 2.07pm

Safety alerts: Rough road conditions

Road surface conditions are variable, rough and corrugated in areas on the Mungo self-guided drive road, The Walls road and Pastoral loop road. 

Follow the directions of 'reduce speed' signs and ensure extra care is taken when driving on these unsealed roads.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Darling area, Buronga office on 03 5021 8900.

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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/kinchega-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Outback NSW region
  • Kinchega National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has a pay and display envelope payment system - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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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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Lake Menindee, Kinchega National Park. Photo: John Spencer