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Loughnan Nature Reserve

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Applies from Wed 7 Jul 2021, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 12.22pm

Closed areas: Jacks Creek lookout is closed

Lookouts are closed on Jacks Creek walking track.

Lookouts are closed due to dangerous cliff edges. Please stay on the formed walking track and obey all signs and barricades. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Griffith NPWS office on (02) 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 8.00am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 10.25am

Closed parks: Park closed for a ground pest control operation.

Cocopara Nature Reserve is closed from 8am, Tuesday 18 June to 4.00pm, Friday 28 June 2024 for a ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2024, 8.23am to Wed 3 Jul 2024, 8.24am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jun 2024, 8.08am

Other planned events: Research program - Low level helicopter activity

NPWS will be undertaking some important feral cat research at Yathong NR using a helicopter.

The helicopter will be working at low level along the Northern and Western Boundary line staying on park at all times.

The NPWS helicopter will be working in this location on a one day non-toxic bait trial.

If you would like more information, please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640. 


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Applies from Sun 17 Mar 2024, 6.17pm to Tue 17 Sep 2024, 6.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 May 2024, 8.49am

Other planned events: Ongoing Poison 1080 ground baiting program - controlling fox impacts for Biosecurity values.

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 17 March 2024 and 17 September 2024 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. Pets 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 11.59am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 31 May 2024, 8.44pm

Closed parks: Willandra National Park Closed

Willandra National Park will be CLOSED until further notice, whilst staff undertake damage assessments and repair works.


In the interest of visitor safety, we will need to keep the park CLOSED until repairs have been completed and the park is deemed safe to re-open.


This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jun 2024, 9.12am

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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