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Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 19 January 2019, 11.31pm

Applies from Thu 17 Jan 2019, 5.10pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 11.31pm.

Fires - Advice: Little Talbingo Mountain

There is a fire in this park called Little Talbingo Mountain. 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 Thu 17 Jan 2019, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 11.01pm.

Fires - Advice: Possum Point

There is a fire in this park called Possum Point. 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 Fri 18 Jan 2019, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 10.51pm.

Fires - Advice: The Twins

There is a fire in this park called The Twins. 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 16 Jan 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 10.46pm.

Fires - Advice: Tingaringy Complex

There is a fire in this park called Tingaringy Complex. 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 Sat 19 Jan 2019, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 7.32pm.

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 Fri 18 Jan 2019, 5.21pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 6.11pm.

Fires - Advice: Blue Creek Fire

There is a fire in this park called Blue Creek 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.

Applies from Sat 19 Jan 2019, 3.12pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 3.12pm.

Closed areas: Trail Closures

Trail closures and part of Kosciuszko National Park closed  

Due to bushfires in the area Yellow Bog Trail, Powerline Trail and Greg Greg Trail with Kosciuszko National Park are closed to further notice. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Tumut NPWS local office on (02) 6947 7000 for more information if required. 

 

Applies from Sat 19 Jan 2019, 12.01am to Sat 19 Jan 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 3.34pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Fri 18 Jan 2019, 11.28am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 5.38pm.

Closed areas: Landers Falls walk and Mill Creek walk closed - Fires in area

Landers Falls walk and Mill Creek walk are closed due to fires in the area. These walks are closed until further notice.

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 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 10 Jan 2019, 4.50pm to Sun 20 Jan 2019, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 1.24pm.

Safety alerts: Helicopter lifting operations - Lower Thredbo Valley track

Helicopter lifting operations will be happening between Monday 14 January and Friday 18 January 2019, flying materials into the closed worksite between Robertsons Crossing and Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Areas of the track now open to visitors are not affected.

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Jan 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Jan 2019, 3.57pm.

Closed areas: Disappointment Spur trail closed due to bridge removal

Disappointment Spurl trail is closed from the south end near Guthega power station due to the bridge being removed. This closure affects the following areas:

  • No access to Disappointment Spur trail
  • No access to the Whites River corridor
  • To access the Jagungal wilderness area and above areas from the southern end can only occur via the Schlink Pass (Geehi) Road.

Applies from Tue 11 Dec 2018, 8.30am to Fri 25 Jan 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Dec 2018, 6.30am.

Other planned events: Helicopter lifting operations at Blue Lake lookout and Mount Carruthers

The section of the Main Range walk between Blue Lake lookout walk and Mount Carruthers will have short term delays from Monday 21 January 2019 due to helicopter operations. Walkers will be delayed while materials are being lifted from Blue Lake lookout, but otherwise visitors won't be affected. 

For more information, please contact Tim Greville on 0428 159 336 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: Wed 19 Dec 2018, 11.38am.

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 Mon 5 Nov 2018, 12.28pm to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Dec 2018, 10.49am.

Closed areas: Cootapatamba Hut closed

Cootapatamba Hut and its surrounding precinct will be closed to the public from Monday 21 January until Thursday 28 February 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 as to not be reliant on huts. Alternative emergency shelter and refuge within 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 Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2.17pm to Wed 13 Feb 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jan 2019, 10.55am.

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 Wednesday 15 August 2018 to Wednesday 13 February 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 Fri 9 Nov 2018, 2.16pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Jan 2019, 3.18pm.

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. Any closures due to weather or surface issues will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available.

Event closures will occur:

  • Saturday 9 February and Sunday 10 February 2019
  • Saturday 23 February and Sunday 24 February 2019

More information regarding these closures will be posted once closure times are confirmed.

Additional track 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 8 Nov 2018, 10.01am.

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 Mon 23 Jul 2018, 8.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jul 2018, 12.34pm.

Other planned events: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - roadworks

Minor delays may be experienced for traffic on Lobs Hole Ravine Road due to roadworks. Traffic control will be on-site to advise.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 3.47pm.

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track

Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

Applies from Fri 27 Apr 2018, 9.36am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 11.06am.

Closed areas: Mines trail in the Ravine is closed

Mines trail at the Ravine is closed due to vehicle track repair work. 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 NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 9.38am.

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study

If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.

Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2017, 10.57am.

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.

Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2016, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2016, 3.16pm.

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

Disapppointment Spur bridge over the Munyang (Whites) River is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, due to damage to its foundations during a recent flood event. This means there is no access up Disappointment Spur trail to areas such as the Whites River corridor and Jagungal beyond. Walkers, skiers or mountain bikers can gain alternative access via Schlink Pass (Geehi) trail.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 17 Jan 2019, 5.07pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 11.31pm

Fires - Advice: West Blowering Rd, Jones Bridge

There is a fire in this park called West Blowering Rd, Jones Bridge. 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 17 Jan 2019, 5.10pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 11.31pm

Fires - Advice: Little Talbingo Mountain

There is a fire in this park called Little Talbingo Mountain. 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 17 Jan 2019, 4.20pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 11.01pm

Fires - Advice: Possum Point

There is a fire in this park called Possum Point. 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 18 Jan 2019, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 10.51pm

Fires - Advice: The Twins

There is a fire in this park called The Twins. 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 16 Jan 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 10.46pm

Fires - Advice: Tingaringy Complex

There is a fire in this park called Tingaringy Complex. 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 19 Jan 2019, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 7.32pm

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 Fri 18 Jan 2019, 5.21pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 6.11pm

Fires - Advice: Blue Creek Fire

There is a fire in this park called Blue Creek 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 Thu 17 Jan 2019, 9.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 5.55pm

Fires - Advice: Orchard Road

There is a fire in this park called Orchard Road . 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 17 Jan 2019, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 5.54pm

Fires - Advice: New Buildings

There is a fire in this park called New Buildings. 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 17 Jan 2019, 7.57pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 5.53pm

Fires - Advice: Letts Mt Pericoe

There is a fire in this park called Letts Mt Pericoe. 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 17 Jan 2019, 8.24am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 5.12pm

Fires - Advice: Bendethra

There is a fire in this park called Bendethra. 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 19 Jan 2019, 3.12pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Trail Closures

Trail closures and part of Kosciuszko National Park closed  

Due to bushfires in the area Yellow Bog Trail, Powerline Trail and Greg Greg Trail with Kosciuszko National Park are closed to further notice. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Tumut NPWS local office on (02) 6947 7000 for more information if required. 

 

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Applies from Thu 17 Jan 2019, 1.20pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 3.10pm

Fires - Advice: Horse Flat Fire Trail, Tinderry

There is a fire in this park called Horse Flat Fire Trail, Tinderry. 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 17 Jan 2019, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 3.03pm

Fires - Advice: Badja Rd, Snowball

There is a fire in this park called Badja Rd, Snowball. 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 18 Jan 2019, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 9.49am

Fires - Advice: Sugarloaf Creek

There is a fire in this park called Sugarloaf Creek. 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 18 Jan 2019, 11.20am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 9.45am

Fires - Advice: Bullock Gully

There is a fire in this park called Bullock Gully. 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 19 Jan 2019, 12.01am to Sat 19 Jan 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 3.34pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Fri 18 Jan 2019, 11.28am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.19am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 5.38pm

Closed areas: Landers Falls walk and Mill Creek walk closed - Fires in area

Landers Falls walk and Mill Creek walk are closed due to fires in the area. These walks are closed until further notice.

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 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 Fri 18 Jan 2019, 11.18am to Fri 25 Jan 2019, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 5.20pm

Closed parks: Wereboldera SCA is closed due to fires

Entire park closure (immediate effect/known duration)

This park is closed due to bushfire unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.   Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Tumut National Park and Wildlife Office  (02) 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

 

 

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Applies from Thu 17 Jan 2019, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Jan 2019, 10.45am

Safety alerts: Bendethera campground and fire trail - Wildfire

There is a wildfire near the intersection of Merricumbene and Bendethera fire trails in Deua National Park, east of Bendethera campground. The fire is about 1 hectare in size and is at ‘Advice’ alert level. Fire crews are operating in that area to control the fire:

  • Bendethera campground is currently open.
  • Due to fire operations in progress, heavy smoke across the road and the possibility of tree fall, Bendethera fire trail is currently closed until further notice.
  • Alternative access to and from Bendethera campground is via Dampier Mountain and Minuma Range fire trails to Middle Mountain Road, through to Krawarree Road.

Please monitor the Rural Fire Service ‘Fires near me’ app and the NPWS website for updates. For further information, please call the Narooma NPWS office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 6.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 8.41am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jan 2019, 9.45am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park from Monday 10 December, 2018 to Sunday 31 March, 2019, unless otherwise extended.  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 Mon 14 Jan 2019, 11.23am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 5.09pm

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 Thu 10 Jan 2019, 4.50pm to Sun 20 Jan 2019, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Helicopter lifting operations - Lower Thredbo Valley track

Helicopter lifting operations will be happening between Monday 14 January and Friday 18 January 2019, flying materials into the closed worksite between Robertsons Crossing and Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Areas of the track now open to visitors are not affected.

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

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Applies from Wed 2 Jan 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Jan 2019, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Disappointment Spur trail closed due to bridge removal

Disappointment Spurl trail is closed from the south end near Guthega power station due to the bridge being removed. This closure affects the following areas:

  • No access to Disappointment Spur trail
  • No access to the Whites River corridor
  • To access the Jagungal wilderness area and above areas from the southern end can only occur via the Schlink Pass (Geehi) Road.

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Applies from Wed 2 Jan 2019, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Jan 2019, 1.01pm

Other planned events: Cascades campground currently full

Cascades campground is currently fully booked out until Monday 28 January 2019.

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Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 2.59pm to Sun 3 Feb 2019, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 11.21am

Other incidents: Campground - high level of visitation

This campground will experience a high level of visitation over the summer holidays. Please make sure you have alternative accommodation arrangements, in the event that this campground is full.

Camping is only permitted in designated camp sites.

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Applies from Fri 28 Dec 2018, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Dec 2018, 10.46am

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 NPWS Queanbeyan on (02) 6229 7166.

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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 Tue 11 Dec 2018, 8.30am to Fri 25 Jan 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Dec 2018, 6.30am

Other planned events: Helicopter lifting operations at Blue Lake lookout and Mount Carruthers

The section of the Main Range walk between Blue Lake lookout walk and Mount Carruthers will have short term delays from Monday 21 January 2019 due to helicopter operations. Walkers will be delayed while materials are being lifted from Blue Lake lookout, but otherwise visitors won't be affected. 

For more information, please contact Tim Greville on 0428 159 336 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: Wed 19 Dec 2018, 11.38am

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: Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.57pm

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 Sun 2 Dec 2018, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Dec 2018, 11.26am

Closed areas: Brou beach partial closure

Sections of Brou Beach (nearby Brou campground) is closed until Thursday 6 December 2018. This is due to a pest management operation involving the use of firearms. 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 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 Sat 1 Sep 2018, 12.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 9.53am

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 Sat 1 Sep 2018, 12.01pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 9.54am

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 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 25 Oct 2018, 12.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 3.18pm

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. 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 21 Nov 2018, 3.03pm

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 Mon 5 Nov 2018, 12.28pm to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Dec 2018, 10.49am

Closed areas: Cootapatamba Hut closed

Cootapatamba Hut and its surrounding precinct will be closed to the public from Monday 21 January until Thursday 28 February 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 as to not be reliant on huts. Alternative emergency shelter and refuge within 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 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 Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2.17pm to Wed 13 Feb 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jan 2019, 10.55am

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 Wednesday 15 August 2018 to Wednesday 13 February 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 9 Nov 2018, 2.16pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Jan 2019, 3.18pm

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. Any closures due to weather or surface issues will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available.

Event closures will occur:

  • Saturday 9 February and Sunday 10 February 2019
  • Saturday 23 February and Sunday 24 February 2019

More information regarding these closures will be posted once closure times are confirmed.

Additional track 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 8 Nov 2018, 10.01am

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: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2.17pm

Other planned events: Fox baiting program

Each month NPWS 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. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone 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 Wed 3 Oct 2018, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Nov 2018, 10.22am

Closed areas: Bemboka section in South East Forests National Park

Some areas are closed in the Bemboka section of South East Forest National Park due to the Yankee Gap bushfire. The following areas include:

  • Mistake fire trail
  • Tin Hut fire trail
  • Warrigal fire trail
  • Bemboka Peak fire trail
  • Werri Berri fire trail
  • White Rock fire trail
  • Ooranook fire trail
  • Yankees Flat fire trail
  • Numbugga Walls fire trail
  • Brogo fire trail
  • Nelsons Creek fire trail

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 NPWS Bombala on 02 6458 5900. Alternatively visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.52pm

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 Thu 30 Aug 2018, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Sep 2018, 12.02pm

Closed areas: Wadbilliga National Park partial closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to bushfires. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. All areas are closed, excluding Cascades Campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact 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 20 Aug 2018, 2.10pm to Wed 20 Feb 2019, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Oct 2018, 11.13am

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

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting program in Black Andrew Nature Reserve. The baiting will start on Monday 20 August 2018. Baits will be replaced regularly and the program is expected to continue for up to 6 months until Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted in the reserve, and that 1080 is lethal to domestic animals including pets. Please abide by all park signage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS 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 23 Jul 2018, 8.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jul 2018, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - roadworks

Minor delays may be experienced for traffic on Lobs Hole Ravine Road due to roadworks. Traffic control will be on-site to advise.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 3.47pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track

Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 9.38am

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study

If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.

Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

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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 1 Sep 2017, 10.57am

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: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.28am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access is closed permanently from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area down to the base of the Belmore falls 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: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.50pm

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: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2.16pm

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 30 Jun 2017, 10.57am

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 Fri 21 Oct 2016, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2016, 3.16pm

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

Disapppointment Spur bridge over the Munyang (Whites) River is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, due to damage to its foundations during a recent flood event. This means there is no access up Disappointment Spur trail to areas such as the Whites River corridor and Jagungal beyond. Walkers, skiers or mountain bikers can gain alternative access via Schlink Pass (Geehi) trail.

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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 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2016, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track

Bingi Dreaming track traverses 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. Visitors should be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks) they can be impassable when open. Coila Lake opening is at the southern extent of the Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open prior to setting out; if the opening is impassable you will not be able to access the village of Tuross.

Recent stormy weather has resulted in damage to our beaches - please be careful. There may be temporary closures whilst works are completed. Closures will be signposted onsite; please follow instructions on any signs you see. For more information, contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

 

 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 9.40am

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 Fri 21 Sep 2018, 11.08am to Fri 25 Jan 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Dec 2018, 3.17pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flooding

Some areas of this park are closed because of flooding and water over roads. This closure applies until further notice. The closed roads are:

  • Edward River Road
  • Fishermans Bend Road
  • River Road
  • Swifts Creek Road
  • Aratula Road
  • Top End Road
  • Dudleys Road
  • Plantation Road
  • Taylors Bridge Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Moama area office on 03 5483 9100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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