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Leard State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Mon 5 February 2024, 6.04pm

Applies from Fri 1 Sep 2023, 10.05am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 6.04pm.

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 9.20am to Fri 23 Feb 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 9.21am

Other planned events: Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre closed

The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre (Baradine) will be closed on Thursday 22nd February. We will reopen Friday 23rd February 2024 at 9am for normal trading hours.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

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Applies from Thu 12 Oct 2023, 4.00pm to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 1.25pm

Closed areas: Boonalla Cave Road and walking track closed

The following areas of Boonalla Aboriginal Area are closed from Wednesday 11 October 2023 until further notice to protect Eastern Cave Bats while they are breeding:

  • Boonalla Cave Road
  • Boonalla Cave carpark and walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Coonabarabran NPWS office on 6842 1311.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 29 Jan 2024, 8.00am to Mon 26 Feb 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jan 2024, 9.14am

Closed areas: Bark Hut CLOSED maintenance issues

Bark Hut campground is temporarily CLOSED due to maintenance issues. As an alternative, visitors are encouraged to camp at Dawsons Spring campground.

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 Narrabri office on 02 6792 7300.

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Applies from Fri 1 Sep 2023, 6.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 9.53am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

Please be advised the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ongoing ground baiting program in Mount Kaputar National Park from Friday 1 September 2023 to Sunday 31 March 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location.

Domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 contact the NPWS Barwon Area office on (02) 6792 7300.

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Applies from Fri 1 Sep 2023, 10.05am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 6.04pm

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.

Affects 17 parks nearby. Show list

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/leard-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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