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Lachlan Valley National Park

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Last reviewed: Wed 30 December 2020, 7.42am

Applies from Fri 27 Nov 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Dec 2020, 7.42am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban will be in place in this park from Friday 27 November 2020 and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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.

Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.08am to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 7.22am. Last reviewed: Sat 7 Nov 2020, 7.04am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Riverina area

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 6.24pm

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There is an increase in heavy vehicle and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut), Link Road and Tantangara Road within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years  and is associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region. 

Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to the conditions.

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

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 4.57pm

Closed areas: Yanga National Park office closed - still taking phone calls and emails

Yanga National Park office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Visitors can still access the historic Yanga Homestead precinct between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily. A self-guided tour offering exclusive access inside the homestead is available from Balranald Visitor Information Centre or Balranald Caravan Park. Call the visitor information centre on 1800 444 043 for more information.

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Applies from Fri 24 Aug 2018, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 4.48pm

Closed areas: Regatta Beach picnic area closed

Regatta Beach picnic area is closed until further notice. For more information, call the NPWS Yanga area office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 4.12pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin closed for camping

Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin is closed for camping from Friday 5 March to Saturday 6 March 2021 and will be open again on Sunday 7 March 2021. Please note that booking is now required for all camping and accommodation in NSW national parks, including Murray Valley Regional Park campgrounds.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 1.32pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.40pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Thursday 1 October 2020 and Wednesday 31 March 2021 in the following parks and conservation areas:

  • Goonoo National Park
  • Goonoo State Conservation Area
  • Breelong National Park
  • Cobbora State Conservation Area
  • Coolbaggie Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Sat 20 Feb 2021, 10.22am to Mon 22 Mar 2021, 10.22am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.30pm

Other planned events: Tom Groggin campground and picnic area - toilet upgrade

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is upgrading the toilet facilities at Tom Groggin campground and picnic area. The work began on Monday 1 March 2021, and will improve the quality of visitor facilities available to campground users.

Portaloos will be available at the campground toilet site while the work is happening. There are also alternative toilet facilities at Tom Groggin Horse campground and Leatherbarrel Creek.

For further information, contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 11.58am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0  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 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 4 Mar 2021, 7.00am to Fri 19 Mar 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.44pm

Closed areas: Waterfall trail closed weekdays for roadworks

Waterfall trail is closed on weekdays between 7am and 5pm from Thursday 4 March to Friday 19 March 2021.

This closure is due to an ongoing fire trail maintenance program involving the use of heavy machinery. The closure may be extended until trail works are complete. Please check the website before travelling to Brindabella National Park to help you plan your trip.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11.15am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3.39pm

Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations

You may experience short delays across the Main Range, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Guthega precincts from January 2021 to April 2021. Helicopter operations will be underway as part of walking track construction projects.

For further information call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre at Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 12.58pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Check this map of northern Kosciuszko National Park to see if there are any closures before you set out.

Camping and accommodation

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.

Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:

  • Areas within the park:
    • Selwyn Snow Resort 
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Back country areas affected by fires. For more information please contact our visitor centres in Jindabyne, Tumut or Khancoban. 
    • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Sawyers Hut, Vickeries Hut
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is in the process of rebuilding after the fire damage and is currently a construction site. For safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Major Clews fire trail
    • Geehi Walls trail
  • Cabramurra area (Currently closed until fire damage repair works completed)
    • Elliott Way (Expected to open late April 2021)
    • Tumut Ponds trail
    • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort (Expected to open 1st June 2021)

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works

  • Tantangara Road may be subject to short closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for maintenance and upgrade works. These closures are required to allow for upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design and construction programs yet to be finalised. Please check for alert updates a week before travel.
  • Wares Yards campground will remain open during road works.
  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but maybe subject to short term closures.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.
  • Access to Currango and Old Camp will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 1.48pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 2.26pm

Other planned events: Campground bookings - Murray Valley National Park and Murray Valley Regional Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Murray Valley National Park and Murray Valley Regional Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 1.56pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 2.25pm

Other planned events: Campground bookings - Murrumbidgee Valley National Park and Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Murrumbidgee Valley National Park and Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Wed 17 Feb 2021, 12.00pm to Sun 7 Mar 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 12.02pm

Safety alerts: Road maintenance involving heavy plant

Road maintenance works will be taking place in Nangar National Park from Thursday 18 February 2021.

Heavy plant will be operating on the trails leading up to Terarra Creek campground and picnic area, Dripping Rock picnic area and Mount Nangar lookout.

Trails will still be open to public vehicles while works are being undertaken, so please take care and drive to the conditions.

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Applies from Mon 31 Aug 2020, 1.27pm to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 11.35am

Other incidents: Drive with caution on fire trails

Fire trails within this reserve have been affected by long periods of wet weather. Please drive with caution, and be aware of uneven ground and fallen trees. Freemans and Frost trails are closed to vehicles due to wet conditions making the trails impassable.  

For more information, call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 10.02am

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

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Fri 26 Feb 2021, 3.00pm to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Feb 2021, 4.18pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for track maintenance works

Dead Horse Gap walking track will be closed for track maintenance and construction works from Friday 26 February to Thursday 1 April 2021.

These works are to improve the quality of the walking track for visitors.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Thu 18 Feb 2021, 1.12pm to Mon 15 Mar 2021, 1.13pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial National trail partial closure

The section of Bicentennial National Trail between Geehi and Waterfall Farm is closed. This is because maintenance works are happening on Geehi Walls trail. This closure may be extended, and extensions will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jan 2021, 8.40am to Mon 29 Mar 2021, 8.41am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 3.39pm

Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment

Geehi Hut is closed until Monday 29 March 2021 for termite control. Please do not enter the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Tue 9 Feb 2021, 8.36am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 10.55am

Other incidents: Caution - urgent track repair work underway

Recent storms have impacted Main Range and have caused significant damage to sections of Main Range walking track. The impacted areas are from Charlottes Pass to Blue Lake, with large washouts between Soil Con Creek and Blue Lake lookout. Muellers Pass has also been affected.

Heavy machinery will be operating in these areas to complete urgent repair work to the tracks. Bushwalkers, please be cautious when in these areas.

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Feb 2021, 3.36pm

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail

Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed to enable trail maintenance repair works. NPWS staff are planning to carry out the works during autumn.

Other options for cycling include Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution. 

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 2.58pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 13th November 2020 and Wednesday 12th May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Feb 2021, 1.23pm to Wed 7 Apr 2021, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 1.29pm

Closed areas: Cascade Hut closed for maintenance works

Cascade Hut will be closed for maintenance and repairs from Wednesday 31 March to Sunday 4 April 2021. This closure will not affect access along Cascade Hut trail. 

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.48pm to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Feb 2021, 3.15pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Feb 2021, 2.28pm

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground will remain closed until further notice. This is because the access road requires detailed environmental assessment before maintenance repairs can be conducted.

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

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Feb 2021, 10.20am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed due to park roads being damaged. Detailed environmental assessments need to be conducted before maintenance to repair this damage can be completed.

This closure will remain in place until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4.43pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Feb 2021, 9.01am

Safety alerts: Potential for unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park

There is a Substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park.

There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.

If you are driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the area, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO risk area. No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 1.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 12.56pm

Closed areas: Heavy vehicle restrictions due to track damage

Due to road conditions and track damage, heavy vehicle restrictions are in place on the following roads:

  • Tin Mines Road between Fern Dale Road and Tunnel Road
  • Mathewsons trail is closed due to blown culvert damage

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 25 Aug 2020, 7.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 8.19am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program between Wednesday 25 January and Saturday 31 July 2021 in Goobang National Park. The program involves the use of Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. 

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 9.03am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jan 2021, 7.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 8.44pm

Fires - Advice: Cobram East

There is a fire in this park called Cobram East. 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 12 Dec 2020, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 10.04am

Closed areas: Mathewsons trail

Mathewsons trail is currently closed to all vehicle traffic due to an unstable road surface.

This trail is a side trail only and will not affect public access to the park.

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 8.07am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Dec 2020, 5.05pm

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

A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and 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, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Thu 26 Nov 2020, 5.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 1.47pm

Closed areas: Algeboia Road in Murray Valley National Park, Moira precinct

Algeboia Road from Dora Road to River Road is closed due to water over road.

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Applies from Fri 27 Nov 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Dec 2020, 7.42am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban will be in place in this park from Friday 27 November 2020 and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Fri 20 Nov 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 10.26am

Safety alerts: Heavy vehicles on Tin Mines trail

There are currently logging trucks using Tin Mines trail between the Ferndale pine plantation and Tunnel Road. Tin Mines trail is the main access into Woomargama National Park.

The logging company have the trail well signposted indicating the presence of heavy vehicles and asking motorists to take extreme care.

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.09pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Dec 2020, 9.23am

Closed areas: Willandra accommodation closed

On-park accommodation in Willandra National Park is closed from Friday 6 November 2020 due to COVID-19. The closed sites are:

  • Willandra Cottage
  • Willandra Men’s Quarters

All main visitor areas will remain open. Willandra campground will remain open.

For information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 12 Nov 2020, 12.00am to Wed 12 May 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Nov 2020, 3.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 12 November 2020 and Wednesday 12 May 2021 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve
  • The southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, which includes:
    • Geehi area
    • Maragle area
    • Tooma area
    • Indi Range area
    • Yellow Bog area
    • Everards area
    • Spring Creek area
    • Khancoban area

Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.08am to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 7.22am. Last reviewed: Sat 7 Nov 2020, 7.04am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Riverina area

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.54pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed for visitor use due to fire damage.

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Applies from Thu 3 Sep 2020, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Oct 2020, 8.39am

Other planned events: 1080 Ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be ongoing between Thursday 17 September 2020 and Wednesday 17 March 2021 along management trails in Tollingo Nature Reserve and Woggoon Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions throughout the reserve.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pest and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 1.58pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

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

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.00am

Other planned events: Campground available for booking in Kyalite precinct

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Kyalite (Murray Valley), please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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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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