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Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 21 March 2019, 9.28am

Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2019, 1.59pm to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2019, 2.36pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed in Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve - aerial pest control program

Parts of Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday 25 March to Saturday 30 March 2019. This is due to an aerial pest control operation targeting feral deer and pigs. The closed areas include:

  • Coree campground and picnic area
  • Top Crossing picnic area
  • McIntyres campground
  • Lowells Flat campground
  • Parts of the Mount Franklin Road, south of Bendora Arboretum

Campers will need to leave these campgrounds by 5pm Sunday 24 March 2019.

Areas of Kosciuszko National Park next to Bimberi Nature Reserve and areas in the Goodradigbee River corridor may also be covered as part of the program.

This aerial pest control operation is part of a 3 year program to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. This includes the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community and Northern Corroboree Frog habitat in the reserves.

Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be targeted during this program. Aerial pest control is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

This closure may be extended for any reason, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 11.25am.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for highly experienced walkers. The track has recently been cleared but marking has not been completed. Maintenance work is ongoing.

For more information, call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Applies from Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.43am.

Other planned events: Take care on Summit Road and near Seamans Hut

From March to December 2019, take care and expect trucks and other vehicles on Summit Road and construction activity near Seamans Hut. Summit walk and Seamans Hut remain open.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is building a new toilet next to Seamans Hut. This will provide an important facility to visitors and reduce pollution at this popular location.

For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Applies from Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.35am.

Other planned events: Construction work on Main Range walk

Take care and expect delays and diversions on Main Range walk from December 2018 to April 2019 due to construction work. Around 2.1km of Main Range walk is being upgraded and realigned to avoid and protect Windswept Feldmark, a Critically Endangered Ecological Community. The walk remains open, but:

  • From Wednesday 20 March 2019, a 400m section of Main Range walk will be diverted for around 3 weeks
  • Take care and watch for vehicles from Main Range walk to Carruthers Saddle
  • Expect short delays near Mount Lee construction site during helicopter lifting activities

For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Mar 2019, 10.49am.

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be increased traffic on public access roads near the Bullocks Hill and Lobs Hole Ravine areas because of works associated with the Snowy Hydro 2.0 project. 

For more information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.28pm.

Safety alerts: Delays on Summit trail and Main Range track - helicopter lifting

Walkers will experience short delays on Main Range track and Summit trail from Monday 4 March until Friday 8 March 2019 due to helicopter operations. Helicopters will be carrying loads from Summit trail at Snowy Bridge to and between sections of Main Range track between Mount Carruthers and Mount Northcote.

For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2019, 3.52pm to Mon 1 Jul 2019, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2019, 4.13pm.

Closed areas: Kings Cross Road closed between Tumut Ponds trail and Cabramurra Airstrip

Kings Cross Road is closed between Tumut Ponds trail and Cabramurra Airstrip from Monday 4 March until Monday 1 July 2019. This is because of Snowy Hydro rehabilitation works at Dry Dam.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.06am to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 3.04pm.

Closed areas: Parts of Kosciuszko National Park closed - aerial pest control program

Some tracks and trails and areas of this park are closed due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The program will occur between Monday 25 March and Friday 30 March 2019.

The following tracks and trails closed are:

  • Rennix walk
  • Rainbow Lake walk
  • Porcupine track
  • Waterfall walk

The closed areas are:

  • The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong southwards along Rolling Grounds to Pounds Creek and Mount Anderson
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • The area east from Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station
  • Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimney Ridge and Charcoal Range
  • Suggan Buggan Range Pinch River
  • North-east of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee trail

This operation is part of a 3-year plan to reduce impacts by deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community. Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be targeted during this program. Aerial pest control is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

This closure may be extended due to any condition, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 11.34am to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Feb 2019, 12.03pm.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting - Main Range, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass

A fox control program will be undertaken from Friday 1 March until Saturday 30 March 2019. The program will involve the burial of 1080 baits. The fox baiting program has been undertaken since 1999 to reduce the number of foxes on the Main Range and surrounding alpine areas.

The program is part of an integrated pest management program that also includes cage trapping for feral cats and soft jaw trapping for foxes and feral cats during non-snow periods and baiting during winter months. The control program is designed to reduce fox populations and their impact on native animals, including the threatened species broad-toothed rat and mountain pygmy-possum.

For further information, or if you notice any fox or cat activity in the area, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555

Applies from Mon 5 Nov 2018, 12.28pm to Fri 29 Mar 2019, 12.19pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.50am.

Closed areas: Cootapatamba Hut closed

Cootapatamba Hut and its surrounding area will be closed to the public from Monday 21 January until Thursday 29 March 2019, inclusive.

The closure is due to essential restoration and reconstruction works on the hut. The hut and surrounds will be a closed construction zone with no public access or entry during this period.

Back country walkers and visitors should be appropriately prepared and equipped, so they aren't reliant on huts. Alternative emergency shelter and refuge in the Main Range area can be found at Seamans Hut and Rawsons Pass. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 02 6450 5620 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Sat 23 Feb 2019, 10.38pm. Last reviewed: Sun 10 Mar 2019, 8.40am.

Closed areas: Tooma Road (KNP5) closure - bushfire

Tooma (KNP5) Road is closed due to bushfire. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. These areas are also closed:

  • Clover Flat campground
  • Round Mountain carpark
  • Tooma Dam
  • Bradley and O'Brien's Hut
  • Ogilvies Picnic Area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut office by calling 02 6947 7000 (open 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12.22pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.28pm.

Safety alerts: Take care - vehicles on Summit trail

From Monday 18 February 2019 to Friday 31 May 2019, walkers and cyclists on Summit trail need to take care and look out for vehicles. Trucks and other vehicles will be operating on Summit trail between Charlotte Pass and Seamans Hut. The trail will remain open.

For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 9.28am.

Closed areas: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - closed until further notice

Some areas of this park are closed due to Snowy 2.0 Exploratory Works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4wd trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 11 Feb 2019, 2.17pm to Tue 13 Aug 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Mar 2019, 1.24pm.

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Thursday 14 February to Wednesday 13 August 2019. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong East Monaro/Far South Coast and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah wild dog plan areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be happening in the following nature reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Scabby Range
  • Yaouk
  • Paupong
  • Kybeyan
  • Dangelong
  • Merriangaah
  • Quidong 
  • Kybeyan

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

Applies from Tue 5 Feb 2019, 6.00am to Wed 27 Mar 2019, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 3.19pm.

Other planned events: Rabbit pest control in Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass

Rabbit pest control operations will be carried out in Perisher Range Resorts and Charlotte Pass Village during late afternoons and evenings from:

  • Monday 4 February 2019 to Wednesday 13 February 2019
  • Monday 18 February 2019 to Wednesday 27 February 2019
  • Monday 4 March 2019 to Wednesday 13 March 2019
  • Monday 18 March 2019 to Wednesday 27 March 2019

Signs will be in place during the operation which will be carried out by authorised NPWS officers and contractors using rifles to reduce the rabbit population from damaging the environment.

For more information, call Tim Scanlon on 02 6450 5616, or Bryce Williamson on 02 6450 5538.

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Applies from Sat 19 Jan 2019, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jan 2019, 9.15am.

Fires - Advice: Coolamine Homestead

There is a fire in this park called Coolamine Homestead. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Wed 2 Jan 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 2.14pm.

Closed areas: Disappointment Spur trail closed due to bridge removal

Disappointment Spur trail is closed from the southern end, near Guthega power station, because the bridge has been removed. Therefore:

  • There is no access to Disappointment Spur trail from Guthega power station.
  • You can only access the Jagungal wilderness area and Whites River corridor from the southern end via Schlink Pass (Geehi) Road.

For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Applies from Wed 19 Dec 2018, 9.04am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 9.05am. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 11.32am.

Closed areas: Cascade trail section closure - Cascade Hut to Tin Mines

The Cascade fire trail 7.5km section south of Cascade Hut to Tin Mines is closed during March 2019. This section is closed between Friday 1 March and Sunday 31 March 2019, 7am to 7pm daily due to heavy machinery and tree works. The 7.5km section is a part of the Australian Alps walking track from Walhalla, Victoria to Namadgi National Park, ACT. This will affect long distance walkers through this section.

A long diversion is in place to navigate this section by taking:

  1. Limestone/Black Mount Road
  2. Limestone Creek
  3. Davies Plain
  4. Tom Groggin
  5. Geehi
  6. Hannels Spur
  7. Mount Kosciuszko

Visitors should plan their journey to avoid these closure periods or be prepared to experience lengthy delays. The 7.5km section is open outside of operational hours during this period. For individual or group safety, please obey all closure and warning signs and directions. Heavy equipment and machinery will be operating in these areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Snowy River area office on 02 6450 5620 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 9 Nov 2018, 2.16pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 9.04am.

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley track status

The Thredbo Valley tracks are open for cycling. Cycling is permitted in the following areas:

  • Between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback Resorts
  • The Lower Thredbo Valley track, out to the 9km point, and return by the same route. Note that there are no other exit options, and the track beyond the 9km point remains a closed construction site.
  • Bullocks track
  • Muzzlewood track

Please report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback to thredbovalleytrack@environment.nsw.gov.au to ensure that they can be responded to promptly.

Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season, and any closures due to weather or track conditions will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available. 

Additional closures for essential upgrade and maintenance works will occur from time to time during non-peak periods. These will be advised as they are programmed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 12 Nov 2018, 9.50am to Sun 12 May 2019, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Mar 2019, 9.25am.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken and will continue for the next 6 months. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

 For further information please call NPWS Khancoban area office on 02 6076 9373.

Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2.40pm.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
26 March 2019 Closed areas Parts of Kosciuszko National Park closed - aerial pest control program Details

Applies from Tue 26 Mar 2019, 8.00am to Fri 29 Mar 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Mar 2019, 4.05pm

Some areas of this park are closed due to routine aerial pest control operations, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Byadbo Wilderness Area and nearby areas of Kosciuszko National Park. This includes Merambego
  • Snowy River valley between Warm Corner and Jacobs River

There will be signs at the entrances to the closed areas.

This program will target deer and aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native vegetation, threatened species and riverbank stability.

Other feral animals, including pigs, goats, foxes and dogs, will be targeted if observed during the operation.

Horses are not included in this aerial pest control program, and won't be targeted during this operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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26 March 2019 Closed areas Areas closed - Geehi area pest rabbit management program Details

Applies from Tue 26 Mar 2019, 12.01pm to Thu 28 Mar 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 10.44am

Geehi precinct, Behrs Flat area in Kosciuszko National Park is closed due to a pest rabbit management program. This area will remain closed unless the closure is otherwise extended.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Khancoban office on 02 6076 9373 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Mar 2019, 3.04pm

Fires - Advice: Broadbeach 2

There is a fire in this park called Broadbeach 2. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 18 Mar 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Mar 2019, 3.04pm

Fires - Advice: Toupna Crossing Road Fire

There is a fire in this park called Toupna Crossing Road Fire. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2019, 1.59pm to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2019, 2.36pm

Closed areas: Areas closed in Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve - aerial pest control program

Parts of Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday 25 March to Saturday 30 March 2019. This is due to an aerial pest control operation targeting feral deer and pigs. The closed areas include:

  • Coree campground and picnic area
  • Top Crossing picnic area
  • McIntyres campground
  • Lowells Flat campground
  • Parts of the Mount Franklin Road, south of Bendora Arboretum

Campers will need to leave these campgrounds by 5pm Sunday 24 March 2019.

Areas of Kosciuszko National Park next to Bimberi Nature Reserve and areas in the Goodradigbee River corridor may also be covered as part of the program.

This aerial pest control operation is part of a 3 year program to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. This includes the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community and Northern Corroboree Frog habitat in the reserves.

Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be targeted during this program. Aerial pest control is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

This closure may be extended for any reason, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 19 Mar 2019, 1.40pm to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2019, 2.35pm

Closed areas: Areas closed in Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve - aerial pest control operation

Parts of Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve will be closed from Monday 25 March to Saturday 30 March 2019. This is due to an aerial pest control operation targeting feral deer and pigs. The closed areas include:

  • Coree campground and picnic area
  • Top Crossing picnic area
  • McIntyres campground
  • Lowells Flat campground
  • Parts of the Mount Franklin Road, south of Bendora Arboretum

Campers will need to leave these campgrounds by 5pm Sunday 24 March 2019.

Areas of Kosciuszko National Park next to Bimberi Nature Reserve and areas in the Goodradigbee River corridor may also be covered as part of the program.

This aerial pest control operation is part of a 3 year program to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. This includes the Montane Bogs and Fens Threatened Ecological Community and Northern Corroboree Frog habitat in the reserves.

Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be targeted during this program. Aerial pest control is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

This closure may be extended for any reason, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 11.25am

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for highly experienced walkers. The track has recently been cleared but marking has not been completed. Maintenance work is ongoing.

For more information, call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.43am

Other planned events: Take care on Summit Road and near Seamans Hut

From March to December 2019, take care and expect trucks and other vehicles on Summit Road and construction activity near Seamans Hut. Summit walk and Seamans Hut remain open.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is building a new toilet next to Seamans Hut. This will provide an important facility to visitors and reduce pollution at this popular location.

For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.35am

Other planned events: Construction work on Main Range walk

Take care and expect delays and diversions on Main Range walk from December 2018 to April 2019 due to construction work. Around 2.1km of Main Range walk is being upgraded and realigned to avoid and protect Windswept Feldmark, a Critically Endangered Ecological Community. The walk remains open, but:

  • From Wednesday 20 March 2019, a 400m section of Main Range walk will be diverted for around 3 weeks
  • Take care and watch for vehicles from Main Range walk to Carruthers Saddle
  • Expect short delays near Mount Lee construction site during helicopter lifting activities

For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 15 Mar 2019, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Mar 2019, 12.23pm

Safety alerts: Kingiman fire rehabilitation work - road closures

There will be heavy machinery works along roads in the Mount Kingiman, Croobyar area in Morton National Park, to repair damage caused by the Kingiman fire in August 2018. Some roads may be temporarily closed during the works, including:

  • Kingiman Road
  • Elephant Road
  • Carriages Road/Northern Buffer trail

For further information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Mar 2019, 10.49am

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be increased traffic on public access roads near the Bullocks Hill and Lobs Hole Ravine areas because of works associated with the Snowy Hydro 2.0 project. 

For more information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 13 Mar 2019, 9.07am to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Mar 2019, 2.25pm

Safety alerts: Waterfall trail - traction difficult

Waterfall trail has deteriorated and vehicle traction is difficult in some sections. This trail is in a remote area of the national park and is suitable for 4WD vehicles only, with low range and off-road tyres required. AWD and SUVs are not recommended. Drive safely and be aware of road conditions.

For further information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Sat 9 Mar 2019, 10.46am to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 11.10am

Other incidents: Gentle Annie trail - traction difficult

Gentle Annie trail has deteriorated and vehicle traction is difficult in some sections. This trail is 4WD only, with low range and off road tyres required. AWD and SUVs are not recommended. Drive safely and be aware of road conditions. Track maintenance is scheduled by June 2019.

For further information, call the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.28pm

Safety alerts: Delays on Summit trail and Main Range track - helicopter lifting

Walkers will experience short delays on Main Range track and Summit trail from Monday 4 March until Friday 8 March 2019 due to helicopter operations. Helicopters will be carrying loads from Summit trail at Snowy Bridge to and between sections of Main Range track between Mount Carruthers and Mount Northcote.

For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2019, 3.52pm to Mon 1 Jul 2019, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2019, 4.13pm

Closed areas: Kings Cross Road closed between Tumut Ponds trail and Cabramurra Airstrip

Kings Cross Road is closed between Tumut Ponds trail and Cabramurra Airstrip from Monday 4 March until Monday 1 July 2019. This is because of Snowy Hydro rehabilitation works at Dry Dam.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.17pm to Fri 28 Jun 2019, 1.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Feb 2019, 2.45pm

Closed areas: North Tura hazard reduction - southern end of park closed

The southern end of this park, behind the barriers, is closed due to hazard reduction activities. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5001 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.06am to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 3.04pm

Closed areas: Parts of Kosciuszko National Park closed - aerial pest control program

Some tracks and trails and areas of this park are closed due to an aerial pest control operation targeting deer and pigs. The program will occur between Monday 25 March and Friday 30 March 2019.

The following tracks and trails closed are:

  • Rennix walk
  • Rainbow Lake walk
  • Porcupine track
  • Waterfall walk

The closed areas are:

  • The Main Range - Dicky Cooper Bogong southwards along Rolling Grounds to Pounds Creek and Mount Anderson
  • Ramshead Range - Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
  • Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
  • The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
  • The area east from Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station
  • Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimney Ridge and Charcoal Range
  • Suggan Buggan Range Pinch River
  • North-east of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee trail

This operation is part of a 3-year plan to reduce impacts by deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community. Other feral animals such as dogs, foxes and goats will also be targeted during this program. Aerial pest control is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.

This closure may be extended due to any condition, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 11.34am to Sat 30 Mar 2019, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Feb 2019, 12.03pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting - Main Range, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass

A fox control program will be undertaken from Friday 1 March until Saturday 30 March 2019. The program will involve the burial of 1080 baits. The fox baiting program has been undertaken since 1999 to reduce the number of foxes on the Main Range and surrounding alpine areas.

The program is part of an integrated pest management program that also includes cage trapping for feral cats and soft jaw trapping for foxes and feral cats during non-snow periods and baiting during winter months. The control program is designed to reduce fox populations and their impact on native animals, including the threatened species broad-toothed rat and mountain pygmy-possum.

For further information, or if you notice any fox or cat activity in the area, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555

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Applies from Mon 5 Nov 2018, 12.28pm to Fri 29 Mar 2019, 12.19pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.50am

Closed areas: Cootapatamba Hut closed

Cootapatamba Hut and its surrounding area will be closed to the public from Monday 21 January until Thursday 29 March 2019, inclusive.

The closure is due to essential restoration and reconstruction works on the hut. The hut and surrounds will be a closed construction zone with no public access or entry during this period.

Back country walkers and visitors should be appropriately prepared and equipped, so they aren't reliant on huts. Alternative emergency shelter and refuge in the Main Range area can be found at Seamans Hut and Rawsons Pass. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 02 6450 5620 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 23 Feb 2019, 10.38pm. Last reviewed: Sun 10 Mar 2019, 8.40am

Closed areas: Tooma Road (KNP5) closure - bushfire

Tooma (KNP5) Road is closed due to bushfire. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. These areas are also closed:

  • Clover Flat campground
  • Round Mountain carpark
  • Tooma Dam
  • Bradley and O'Brien's Hut
  • Ogilvies Picnic Area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut office by calling 02 6947 7000 (open 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 4.44pm

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track - closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingi Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross.

For more information call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12.22pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.28pm

Safety alerts: Take care - vehicles on Summit trail

From Monday 18 February 2019 to Friday 31 May 2019, walkers and cyclists on Summit trail need to take care and look out for vehicles. Trucks and other vehicles will be operating on Summit trail between Charlotte Pass and Seamans Hut. The trail will remain open.

For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 9.28am

Closed areas: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - closed until further notice

Some areas of this park are closed due to Snowy 2.0 Exploratory Works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4wd trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Oct 2018, 12.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Feb 2019, 4.44pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire ban is in place for Jindalee National Park and Livingstone National Park. It remains 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. 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 Wed 13 Feb 2019, 10.21am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Feb 2019, 10.56am

Closed areas: Wallagoot Lake closed - natural fish death event

Wallagoot Lake in Bournda National Park is closed due to a natural fish death event. Swimming and other recreational activities are not advised. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 11 Feb 2019, 2.17pm to Tue 13 Aug 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Mar 2019, 1.24pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Thursday 14 February to Wednesday 13 August 2019. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong East Monaro/Far South Coast and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah wild dog plan areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be happening in the following nature reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Scabby Range
  • Yaouk
  • Paupong
  • Kybeyan
  • Dangelong
  • Merriangaah
  • Quidong 
  • Kybeyan

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Mon 4 Mar 2019, 7.30am to Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Mar 2019, 12.06pm

Closed areas: Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track, carpark and access road closed

Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track, carpark and access road will be temporarily closed from Monday 4 March to Thursday 11 April 2019. These areas will be closed so that steel ladders and platforms near the summit of the mountain can be repaired and upgraded.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 5 Feb 2019, 6.00am to Wed 27 Mar 2019, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 3.19pm

Other planned events: Rabbit pest control in Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass

Rabbit pest control operations will be carried out in Perisher Range Resorts and Charlotte Pass Village during late afternoons and evenings from:

  • Monday 4 February 2019 to Wednesday 13 February 2019
  • Monday 18 February 2019 to Wednesday 27 February 2019
  • Monday 4 March 2019 to Wednesday 13 March 2019
  • Monday 18 March 2019 to Wednesday 27 March 2019

Signs will be in place during the operation which will be carried out by authorised NPWS officers and contractors using rifles to reduce the rabbit population from damaging the environment.

For more information, call Tim Scanlon on 02 6450 5616, or Bryce Williamson on 02 6450 5538.

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Applies from Sat 19 Jan 2019, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Jan 2019, 9.15am

Fires - Advice: Coolamine Homestead

There is a fire in this park called Coolamine Homestead. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 14 Jan 2019, 11.23am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Mar 2019, 4.16pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Monday 14 January 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019. 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Fri 11 Jan 2019, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 3.33pm

Fires - Advice: Jirrima, Table Top Rd.

There is a fire in this park called Jirrima, Table Top Rd.. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 12.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Feb 2019, 10.00am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park from Saturday 1 September 2018 and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Sat 1 Sep 2018, 12.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Feb 2019, 9.59am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Gardens of Stone National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Saturday 1 September 2018 to Tuesday 19 March 2019. This ban will remain 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Wed 2 Jan 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Disappointment Spur trail closed due to bridge removal

Disappointment Spur trail is closed from the southern end, near Guthega power station, because the bridge has been removed. Therefore:

  • There is no access to Disappointment Spur trail from Guthega power station.
  • You can only access the Jagungal wilderness area and Whites River corridor from the southern end via Schlink Pass (Geehi) Road.

For more information, please call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 24 Dec 2018, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 1.58pm

Safety alerts: Unsealed Road conditions at Mimosa Rocks National Park

Unsealed roads within this park are narrow and surface conditions can change quickly. Visitors are advised to drive with caution, and to the current road conditions. The following roads include:

  • Cowdroys Road
  • Nelsons Lagoon trail

To prevent further damage to road surfaces, visitors should avoid unnecessary travel on these roads as they could become impassible to all traffic. If these roads deteriorate further due to thunderstorms, heavy rain or vehicle damage then roads may be closed to traffic at short notice.

For further information please contact the Narooma NPWS office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 19 Dec 2018, 9.04am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 9.05am. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 11.32am

Closed areas: Cascade trail section closure - Cascade Hut to Tin Mines

The Cascade fire trail 7.5km section south of Cascade Hut to Tin Mines is closed during March 2019. This section is closed between Friday 1 March and Sunday 31 March 2019, 7am to 7pm daily due to heavy machinery and tree works. The 7.5km section is a part of the Australian Alps walking track from Walhalla, Victoria to Namadgi National Park, ACT. This will affect long distance walkers through this section.

A long diversion is in place to navigate this section by taking:

  1. Limestone/Black Mount Road
  2. Limestone Creek
  3. Davies Plain
  4. Tom Groggin
  5. Geehi
  6. Hannels Spur
  7. Mount Kosciuszko

Visitors should plan their journey to avoid these closure periods or be prepared to experience lengthy delays. The 7.5km section is open outside of operational hours during this period. For individual or group safety, please obey all closure and warning signs and directions. Heavy equipment and machinery will be operating in these areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Snowy River area office on 02 6450 5620 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 2.22pm to Fri 29 Mar 2019, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track temporarily closed

The upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track, between Fairy Bower walking track and Tooths lookout walking track, is temporarily closed due to potential land slip concerns. Visitors can access Bundanoon Creek via Tooths lookout walking track and lower Bundanoon Creek walking track.  

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 Fri 14 Dec 2018, 3.50pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting underway

1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 1.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 ground baiting and ejector program targeting foxes is underway in Eurobodalla National Park, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Bournda National Park and nature reserve, Gulaga National Park, Ben Boyd National Park and South East Forest National Park. The program is ongoing throughout the entire year. Visitors are reminded that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals. There are 1080 warning signs at entrances and exits throughout the reserve areas. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.09pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Jan 2019, 7.32am

Fire bans: Fire ban - Yengo National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Mogo campground, Big Yengo (Blue Gums and Mountain Arm campgrounds) and Finchley campground. 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 are under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There is 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1.11pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Jan 2019, 7.35am

Fire bans: Fire ban - Parr State Conservation Area

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Sunday 31 March 2019. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Heartbreak Hill campground. 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 are under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There is 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Sun 14 Oct 2018, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Dec 2018, 7.42pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Monday 15 October 2018 and remains in place until Sunday 31 March 2019, 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. 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 Mon 1 Oct 2018, 1.18pm to Mon 1 Apr 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 11.40am

Fire bans: Fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite reserves

A park fire ban is in place for Yanga and Kyalite reserves and remains 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 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 Thu 1 Nov 2018, 2.00pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 2.35pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling Area parks and reserves

A park fire ban is in place in Euston Regional Park, Kemendok National Park, Kemendok Nature Reserve, Mallee Cliffs National Park, Murray Valley Regional Park, Nearie Lake Nature Reserve, and Tarawi Nature Reserve. The ban remains 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. Find 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 Wed 21 Nov 2018, 2.01pm to Tue 16 Apr 2019, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 1.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting and/or ejector program targeting wild dogs is underway in the following national parks, state conservation area and nature reserve:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Araluen Nature Reserve

Please be aware that 1080 poison is harmful to domestic animals. There will be 1080 warning signs erected at the park's entrances. For further information, please call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 16 Nov 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 10.31am

Other planned events: Road side spraying operation

A road side spraying program will take place in the Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park between Monday 19 November 2018 and Thursday 31 January 2019. The affected areas include:

  • Wog Way
  • Bold Granite Road

The weed spraying is for the control of woody regrowth on batters and verges in the road corridor. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 5.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Nov 2018, 5.16pm

Other planned events: weed spraying Nungatta

A weed spraying program will take place in Nungatta section of South East Forests National Park between 16 November 2018 and 1 March 2019. The areas affected include:

  • Nungatta Creek Road
  • Nungatta Road
  • Baelcoola East trail
  • Nungatta Creek 

The weed spraying will aim to control St John's wort, Patterson's curse, purple top verbena, thistles and blackberry. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 1 Nov 2018, 10.03am to Mon 1 Apr 2019, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Dec 2018, 11.09am

Other planned events: Drum Cave yearly closure

Drum Cave is closed each year from 1 November to 1 April. Seasonal cave closures protect breeding and roosting populations of the vulnerable large bent-wing bat. Please don't enter caves when they are closed.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 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.

Applies from Fri 9 Nov 2018, 2.16pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 9.04am

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley track status

The Thredbo Valley tracks are open for cycling. Cycling is permitted in the following areas:

  • Between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback Resorts
  • The Lower Thredbo Valley track, out to the 9km point, and return by the same route. Note that there are no other exit options, and the track beyond the 9km point remains a closed construction site.
  • Bullocks track
  • Muzzlewood track

Please report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback to thredbovalleytrack@environment.nsw.gov.au to ensure that they can be responded to promptly.

Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season, and any closures due to weather or track conditions will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available. 

Additional closures for essential upgrade and maintenance works will occur from time to time during non-peak periods. These will be advised as they are programmed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 12 Nov 2018, 9.50am to Sun 12 May 2019, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Mar 2019, 9.25am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken and will continue for the next 6 months. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

 For further information please call NPWS Khancoban area office on 02 6076 9373.

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Applies from Wed 24 Oct 2018, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Nov 2018, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Elephant Road bridge closed

Parts of Elephant Road (Croobyar area, 4km west of Milton) are closed due to bridge damage incurred during the Kingiman wildfire.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 19 Oct 2018, 2.31pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 5.02pm

Other planned events: Woody weed spraying operation

NPWS will be conducting a weed control program along the Kybyean dog fence APZ for woody weeds between Friday 19 October 2018 and Sunday 31 March 2019.  The substance glyphosate will be used and applied through spraying.

For further information, contact the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 4 Oct 2018, 3.41pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 3.24pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting - ongoing program

Each month NSW National Parks checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in Eurobodalla National Park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. The fox population is controlled to assist in the recovery of native species. For further information please call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 11 Oct 2018, 12.49pm to Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2.16pm

Other planned events: Wild dog ground baiting program

An ongoing 1080 ground baiting program (baits/CPE ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken and will continue throughout the year. The following parks and reserves affected include:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Majors creek State Conservation Area 
  • Monga State Conservation Area.

 A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserves. For further information please call NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800. 

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Mar 2019, 9.14am

Closed areas: Viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail closed

The viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail in Murramarang National Park has been closed due to structural damage to the platform.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Depot Beach campground or the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or 02 4478 6582, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 Aug 2018, 4.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Oct 2018, 3.21pm

Safety alerts: Walkers in Bundanoon - take extra care

The walking tracks, steps, staircases and boardwalks to Glow Worm Glen at Bundanoon are ageing and often damp. Visitors, please take extra care.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 12.09pm

Safety alerts: No campfires or solid fuel fires at Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where the appliance:

  • is under the direct control of an adult
  • placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • there is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire should it start adjacent to the appliances.
  • and it is not a Total Fire Ban

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2.40pm

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.18pm

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access to the base of Belmore Falls from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area is permanently closed due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 2.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 3.12pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and beaches in this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and all visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 13 May 2015, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 1.48pm

Closed areas: Razorback fire trail closed - unsafe conditions

Razorback fire trail in Wadbilliga National Park is closed until further notice. After recent severe weather events, the trail is in extremely poor condition and is unsafe for use by vehicles of any kind. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2016, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 3.31pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 1.32pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 3.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

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Applies from Wed 21 Nov 2018, 11.37am to Tue 21 May 2019, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Jan 2019, 1.37pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program - Bemboka section, South East Forests National Park

A 1080 ground baiting and ejector program targeting wild dogs is underway in South East Forests National Park. The program is beginning on or shortly after Wednesday 21 November 2018, and will end on Tuesday 21 May 2019. 1080 poison is harmful to domestic dogs. There will be warning signs about the 1080 baiting at the park's entrances and exits. For further information, please call the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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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/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Snowy Mountains region
  • Opening times

    Kosciuszko National Park is open all year but at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or park management issues. For details, click the local alerts or contact the park's visitor centres.

  • Park entry fees:

    Winter peak (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June long weekend to end of October long weekend: $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day (24hrs). Find out more about the Winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of the year (Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road only) $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day (24hrs).

    Yarrangobilly Caves (year-round) $4 per vehicle per day, unless park entry has been paid.

    Passes: Day passes (based on daily entry fees above), multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for more information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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    • Perisher Valley office
      02 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Summer: Monday to Friday, 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Emergency services

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Winter snow and snow gums in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer