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Kinchega National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 18 June 2020, 11.59am

Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 10.58am to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 10.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jun 2020, 11.59am.

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground and picnic area closed

Cawndilla campground and Cawndilla picnic area are closed and inaccessible until further notice. For information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 11.01am to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 10.32am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jun 2020, 11.09am.

Closed areas: Closed roads in Kinchega National Park

Lake Drive, from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground, is closed. Emu Lake Drive is also closed until further notice. For information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jun 2020, 11.59am.

Closed areas: Kinchega Visitor Centre and Shearers Quarters reopening

Kinchega National Park Visitor Centre and Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation are currently closed. Bookings for the Shearers Quarters will reopen from Wednesday 1 July 2020. 

For further enquiries please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 10 Jul 2020, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jul 2020, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Coach and Horses camground closed

Coach and Horses campground is closed as the access road from Wilcannia to Tilpa (east side) is closed. When the road re-opens the park will be accessible for camping. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jun 2020, 12.25pm

Closed areas: Mungo Shearers' Quarters

Mungo Shearers' Quarters are closed until further notice. NPWS are conducting risk assessments at each location before reopening to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and staff. There is no date for reopening and we ask our visitors to be patient with the process. 

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Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 10.58am to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 10.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jun 2020, 11.59am

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground and picnic area closed

Cawndilla campground and Cawndilla picnic area are closed and inaccessible until further notice. For information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 11.01am to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 10.32am. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jun 2020, 11.09am

Closed areas: Closed roads in Kinchega National Park

Lake Drive, from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground, is closed. Emu Lake Drive is also closed until further notice. For information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jun 2020, 11.59am

Closed areas: Kinchega Visitor Centre and Shearers Quarters reopening

Kinchega National Park Visitor Centre and Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation are currently closed. Bookings for the Shearers Quarters will reopen from Wednesday 1 July 2020. 

For further enquiries please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 May 2020, 3.30pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

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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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