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Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 10.23am

Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 10.23am.

Hazard reduction burns: Yarrangobilly South HR

There is a fire in this park called Yarrangobilly South HR. 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 22 May 2019, 4.13pm to Tue 28 May 2019, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 5.32pm.

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program - wild dog and fox control

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program between Wednesday 22 May to Tuesday 28 May 2019. Baits containing 1080 poison will be deployed to reduce wild dog and fox numbers. The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.

The program will be undertaken within the Dalgety/Paupong, Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah and Snowy Plain wild dog plan areas. Baits will be deployed in areas of Kosciuszko National Park including:

  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Lake Eucumbene
  • Nungar
  • Snowy River
  • Byadbo Wilderness area

Aerial baiting is carried out in conjunction with ongoing ground baiting, trapping and shooting programs. These are aimed at protecting neighbouring stock from the impact of predation by these pest species.

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

For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office 02 6450 5555.

Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 12.00am to Fri 31 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 3.46pm.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track - bridge 1 to Thredbo ranger station closed

The section of Thredbo Valley track between Bridge 1 and Thredbo Ranger station is closed between Tuesday 21 May and Friday 31 May 2019. This is because platform construction and tree risk removal will be happening. 

This section will remain closed over the weekend of Saturday 25 May and Sunday 26 May 2019.

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 Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 1.44pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 1.36pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2019, 8.10am.

Closed areas: Greg Greg trail closed

Greg Greg trail is closed due to track maintenance. 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 Khancoban office on 02 6076 9373 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Tue 7 May 2019, 7.00am to Fri 24 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 9.32am.

Closed areas: Lower Thredbo Valley track closed

Lower Thredbo Valley track is currently closed. 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 Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 12 May 2019, 11.34am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 12.07pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control aerial and ground baiting program

A 1080 ground and aerial baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Sunday 12 May 2019 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 Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2019, 8.53am.

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

Until May 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 Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 May 2019, 2.27pm.

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 Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 May 2019, 11.15am.

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 4 Mar 2019, 3.52pm to Mon 1 Jul 2019, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Apr 2019, 4.38pm.

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 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 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 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
27 May 2019 Closed areas Thredbo Valley track - Thredbo Resort to Thredbo ranger station closed Details

Applies from Mon 27 May 2019, 12.00am to Tue 28 May 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 4.13pm

The section of Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Resort and Thredbo ranger station is closed on Monday 27 May and Tuesday 28 May 2019. This is so tree risk removal can happen.

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 Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 22 May 2019, 11.21am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 5.08pm

Hazard reduction burns: Mogareeka SFAZ HR

There is a fire in this park called Mogareeka SFAZ HR. 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 21 May 2019, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 4.13pm

Hazard reduction burns: Mundui LMZ HR

There is a fire in this park called Mundui LMZ HR. 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 21 May 2019, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 3.02pm

Hazard reduction burns: HR Jacks Corner SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called HR Jacks Corner SFAZ. 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 Wed 22 May 2019, 1.28pm to Mon 27 May 2019, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 1.56pm

Closed areas: Pinnacles Road and loop walking track closed

Pinnacles Road and Pinnacles loop walking track in Ben Boyd National Park are closed due to contracted tree works. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

For more information, please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 1 Jan 2019, 3.13pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 1.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program - Bees Nest Nature Reserve

NSW National Parks will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits in Bees Nest Nature Reserve. The program will take place from Tuesday 1 January 2019 until Sunday 30 June 2019.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017. It is also in accordance with the Pesticide Control (1080 Ejector Capsules) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also an offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

There will be signs at track heads in each area advising the start and finish dates of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 May 2019, 10.23am

Hazard reduction burns: Yarrangobilly South HR

There is a fire in this park called Yarrangobilly South HR. 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 Wed 22 May 2019, 4.13pm to Tue 28 May 2019, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 5.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program - wild dog and fox control

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program between Wednesday 22 May to Tuesday 28 May 2019. Baits containing 1080 poison will be deployed to reduce wild dog and fox numbers. The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.

The program will be undertaken within the Dalgety/Paupong, Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah and Snowy Plain wild dog plan areas. Baits will be deployed in areas of Kosciuszko National Park including:

  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Lake Eucumbene
  • Nungar
  • Snowy River
  • Byadbo Wilderness area

Aerial baiting is carried out in conjunction with ongoing ground baiting, trapping and shooting programs. These are aimed at protecting neighbouring stock from the impact of predation by these pest species.

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

For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 5.20pm

Fires - Advice: Tianjara Fire Trail

There is a fire in this park called Tianjara Fire Trail . 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 Thu 2 May 2019, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 5.17pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Touga SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Touga SFAZ. 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 Fri 17 May 2019, 8.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 5.14pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Stoney Hill SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Stoney Hill SFAZ . 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 Fri 10 May 2019, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 3.15pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Potoroo LMZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Potoroo LMZ. 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 Wed 8 May 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 3.13pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Dignams Creek HR - Kooraban National Park

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Dignams Creek HR - Kooraban National Park. 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 Thu 9 May 2019, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 3.12pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Wandella

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Wandella. 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 21 May 2019, 10.04am to Fri 24 May 2019, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 11.50am

Closed areas: Areas closed for hazard reduction burn - Morton National Park

The Little Forest SFAZ hazard reduction burn will be happening on Tuesday 21 May 2019 in the Little Forest section of Morton National Park. The following parts of the park will be closed:

  • Pointer Gap lookout
  • Mount Bushwalker walking track
  • Porters Creek Dam
  • Rusden and Florence walking tracks
  • Little Forest walking track
  • All roads on Little Forest Plateau

The burn will be next to Porters Creek Dam Road, Pointer Gap Road and Mount Bushwalker Road, Morton National Park, weather permitting. The burn will cover approximately 360 hectares.

This burn is being conducted by NSW National Parks and its purpose is to reduce bush fire fuel levels and protect local community assets.

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500. You can also visit the NSW Rural Fires Service website or the NSW national parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 10.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 10.11am

Hazard reduction burns: Bermaguee SFAZ HR

There is a fire in this park called Bermaguee SFAZ HR. 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 21 May 2019, 12.00am to Fri 31 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track - bridge 1 to Thredbo ranger station closed

The section of Thredbo Valley track between Bridge 1 and Thredbo Ranger station is closed between Tuesday 21 May and Friday 31 May 2019. This is because platform construction and tree risk removal will be happening. 

This section will remain closed over the weekend of Saturday 25 May and Sunday 26 May 2019.

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 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 16 May 2019, 9.00am to Fri 24 May 2019, 11.24am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 2.40pm

Closed areas: Stoney Hill hazard reduction burn

Some areas of Morton National Park will be closed from Friday 17 May to Thursday 23 May 2019 due to a hazard reduction burn. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Tianjara fire trail
  • 12 Mile fire trail
  • The Link Road campground 
  • Endrick River fire trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Shoalhaven 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 10 May 2019, 3.24pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 3.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 4.50pm

Closed areas: Mines Road closed for roadworks

Mines Road in Nadgee Nature Reserve is closed due to roadworks between Monday 13 May and Monday 20 May 2019. 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 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 6 May 2019, 5.02pm to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 4.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 5.25pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program for foxes from Monday 13 May 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits which will be laid continuously in various locations across:

  • Conjola National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Jervis Bay National Park (Lake Wollumboola and Warrain Beach)
  • Seven Mile Beach National Park
  • Comerong Island Nature Reserve

​​​​​This baiting program is in accordance with 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also an offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

For further information, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500 or the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300 during business hours.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 2.57pm to Wed 1 Jan 2020, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Cafe closed until further notice

Fitzroy Falls Cafe in Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is closed until further notice due to maintenance. Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre will remain open.

For more information, please email: FitzroyFalls.VisitorCentre@environment.nsw.gov.au or call Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on 02 4887 7270.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 1.44pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 1.36pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 May 2019, 8.10am

Closed areas: Greg Greg trail closed

Greg Greg trail is closed due to track maintenance. 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 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 3 May 2019, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 9.38am

Other planned events: Areas closed for road grading

Some roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park will be closed for short periods from Wednesday 8 May to Saturday 1 June 2019. This is due to the annual road grading program. Traffic control signs will be in place. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The affected roads are:

  • Aragunnu Road
  • Picnic Point Road
  • Penders (Bithry Inlet) Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Nelsons Beach Road

Please follow all signs and directions from NPWS staff and their contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Narooma office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2019, 7.00am to Fri 24 May 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 9.32am

Closed areas: Lower Thredbo Valley track closed

Lower Thredbo Valley track is currently closed. 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 Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 2.47pm to Wed 31 Jul 2019, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 May 2019, 4.09pm

Other planned events: Part of Mowarry Point trail closed to vehicles

Part of Mowarry Point trail, from the intersection with Walkers Rock, is closed to vehicles until further notice, because of maintenance work. Walkers Rock trail remains open.

For further information please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 5.21pm

Hazard reduction burns: Tanja HR

There is a fire in this park called Tanja HR. 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 Wed 1 May 2019, 3.03pm to Fri 1 May 2020, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2019, 5.13pm

Closed areas: Tooth's track closed due to landslide

Tooth's walking track is closed between the base of Lower Fairy Bower Falls and where it intersects with Bundanoon Creek walking track. This is due to a landslide incident.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Fitzroy Falls Visitors Center on 02 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 12 May 2019, 11.34am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 12.07pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control aerial and ground baiting program

A 1080 ground and aerial baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Sunday 12 May 2019 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 1 May 2019, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 10.17am

Closed areas: Areas closed for Bondi Gulf hazard reduction burn

Some areas of this reserve are closed due to planned hazard reduction burning, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Eastern Boundary trail
  • Northern Boundary trail
  • Gulgin trail
  • Chough track
  • Fork track
  • Western Boundary trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 29 Apr 2019, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Apr 2019, 11.05am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Firebreak Trail

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Firebreak Trail. 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 Fri 26 Apr 2019, 1.46pm to Fri 31 May 2019, 1.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Apr 2019, 1.55pm

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Webbs Ridge fire trail and Gentle Annie fire trail

NPWS staff and contractors will start essential trail maintenance work on Gentle Annie and Webbs Ridge fire trails on Wednesday 1 May 2019. Trail works are expected to take between 3 and 4 weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions.

Sections of Webbs Ridge and Gentle Annie trails will be closed while works are being completed. Some closures will limit access to the following areas:

  • Flea Creek picnic area
  • Flea Creek campground
  • Lowells Flat campground
  • McIntyres campground

Closures will be updated on the NPWS website regularly. 

Please use caution when driving on newly maintained trails and be aware of heavy machinery operating in the area. Do not enter any closed area. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. If you're planning on visiting these areas, or you would like more information, please 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 Thu 25 Apr 2019, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 May 2019, 12.38pm

Safety alerts: Roadworks on Dampier Mountain and Bendethera fire trails

NPWS staff and contractors will start essential trail maintenance work on Dampier Mountain and Bendethera fire trails on Monday 29 April 2019.

Works are expected to take between 2 and 3 weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions.

Dampier Mountain fire trail will be closed until works have been completed. Access to and from Bendethera campground will be available from the east only, via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera fire trail.

We do not expect to close Bendethera fire trail at this point in time. However, please use extreme caution when driving on this trail. Be aware of heavy machinery operating in the area and drive to the conditions.

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.53am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.51am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Parr State Conservation Area. Canid Pest Ejectors will be laid from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10.46am to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.44am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking a wild dog and fox control program in Yengo National Park. Ejectors and baits will be laid in the park from Monday 30 April to Wednesday 30 October 2019. The program will use Canid Pest Ejectors and meat baits. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.

1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves at any time. It is recommended that you tie your dogs up during this time if they like to roam. If you suspect your domestic dog has been in the park and triggered an ejector or taken a bait, take them to a vet immediately. Warning signs will be displayed to notify park visitors.

For more information, call the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6538 5300.

Applies from Sun 21 Apr 2019, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 May 2019, 7.30pm

Closed areas: Mumbulla Road closed - bridge failure

Mumbulla Creek Road is closed until further notice due to a bridge failure on Sunday 21 April 2019.

A diversion is in place to allow access to Mumbulla Falls from Bega via Bermagui-Tathra Road, Whittles Road, Smiths Road and Lizard Road.

The bridge failure is 4km north of Doctor George Mountain Road. Please take heed of the road closure for your own safety. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 17 Apr 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2019, 12.35pm

Closed areas: Areas closed - Waratah prescribed burn

Some areas of this park are closed due to a prescribed burn, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Wog Way, between Kanoonah Road and Bold Granite Road
  • Waratah Road
  • Pheasants Peak fire trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 17 Mar 2019, 3.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2019, 8.53am

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

Until May 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 Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.14pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 9.02am

Safety alerts: Long Gully Road - rough road surface

High rainfall events have damaged the surface of Long Gully Road and parts of Western Distributor Road. This has exposed rocks and caused deep ruts on the road to Long Gully carpark and Castle walking track carpark. Please take care if you drive a 2WD vehicle.

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

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Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10.39am to Wed 16 Oct 2019, 10.39am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Apr 2019, 4.13pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 wild dog ground baiting program will be occurring from Tuesday 16 April to Wednesday 16 October 2019 on tracks and trails in the following areas:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Berlang State Conservation Area

A reminder that domestic pets are not allowed in reserves managed by NSW National Parks and that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 

For further information, please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 3 Apr 2019, 9.51am to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 3.23pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - 12 Mile Road and Little Forest Plateau in Morton National Park

A NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service contractor will be undertaking a wild dog baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits in Morton National Park at 12 Mile Road and Little Forest Plateau. The program will take place from Monday 1 April to Monday 30 September 2019.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves. It is also and offence to interfere with the wild dog control program.

There will be 1080 baiting notification signs at track heads in each area advising the start and finish dates of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 May 2019, 2.27pm

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 Fri 15 Mar 2019, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 1.31pm

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: Tue 7 May 2019, 11.15am

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 4 Mar 2019, 3.52pm to Mon 1 Jul 2019, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Apr 2019, 4.38pm

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 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 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 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 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 Fri 14 Dec 2018, 3.57pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox 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. Baits are buried and above ground ejector devices found at bait station locations.

  • 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 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 Fri 14 Dec 2018, 4.04pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

There is a 1080 fox baiting program in this reserve from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019. 1080 baits are buried and above ground ejector devices found at bait station locations.

  • 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 to protect the threatened species in this area.

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 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 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 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 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 Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

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 3 May 2017, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 May 2017, 9.44am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting Program

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