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Langidoon-Metford State Conservation Area

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Applies from Wed 27 Sep 2023, 3.36pm to Thu 5 Oct 2023, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Sep 2023, 3.41pm

Other planned events: Aerial Baiting Program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) personnel will be conducting an aerial baiting program for the control of Wild Dogs on Paroo Darling National Park and State Conservation Area.

The program is scheduled between 27/09/2023 and 5/10/2023

Exact dates within the above range are not fixed to allow for flexibility if circumstances such as weather impacting the operation.


Paroo Darling National Park and State Conservation Area may be closed during baiting operations. Information regarding park closures can be found on the NPWS website:

The program will use fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. This program is compliant with the Pesticide Control (1080 Bait Products) Order 2020. Signs will be erected to notify the public of the baiting program.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS-managed lands. 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. If accidental poisoning occurs seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Aerial baiting complements other control measures which can include trapping, ground shooting and ground baiting.

NPWS takes a strategic and integrated approach to pest management on lands we manage. We aim to minimise the adverse impacts of pests on biodiversity, cultural values, neighbours and the community. Only qualified and appropriately trained personnel will participate in this program.

Baits may be deployed from the ground if aerial baiting is suspended due to unforeseen circumstances. This will occur within the same date range.

For further information please Dan Hough on 0428 358 101.


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Applies from Tue 4 Apr 2023, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Sep 2023, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Billabong Walk is partly closed due to rain damage.

Billabong Walk is partly closed due to rain damage. You can access the walk to only partially the way around. Please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880 for further information. 

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Sep 2023, 4.14pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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 Thu 27 Jul 2023, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2023, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Darling river campground is open from campsite 2 to 30. River Drive remains closed from campsite 31.

Darling River campground is open from campsite 2 to 30.  River Drive and campsites 31-34 remain closed due to rain damaged road.  Please do not go past the closed road barriers.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Parks office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jul 2023, 10.17am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed indefinitely for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is a small road and it remains closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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