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Malabar Headland National Park

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Last reviewed: Fri 14 December 2018, 10.02am

Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 10.02am to Tue 1 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Dec 2018, 10.02am.

Closed parks: Malabar Headland NYE closure

Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on Monday 31st December 2018 from 6pm to 7am

NSW National Parks has received information from NSW Police of a planned unauthorised dance party to be held in Malabar Headland National Park.

The park will be patrolled by National Parks Officers and Police during the closure.

It is not permissible under park regulations to hold events in the park without permission. Damage has occurred to the parks endangered ecological communities and state heritage listed historic structures as a result of unauthorised parties. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
 

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 9.59am to Tue 1 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Dec 2018, 9.59am.

Closed parks: Malabar Headland Closure

Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on Friday 14th December 2018 from 6pm to 7am

NSW National Parks has received information from NSW Police of a planned unauthorised dance party to be held in Malabar Headland National Park.

The park will be patrolled by National Parks Officers and Police during the closure.

It is not permissible under park regulations to hold events in the park without permission. Damage has occurred to the parks endangered ecological communities and state heritage listed historic structures as a result of unauthorised parties. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
 

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Applies from Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Dec 2018, 10.17am.

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland Rifle Range operation schedule

1. For public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice. 

2. Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • There are warning signs at the park's entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.

3. When is the eastern section of the park closed?

  • Every Saturday 
  • Every 1st Sunday of the month
  • Every 3rd Sunday of the month
  • Wednesday 12 December 2018.

These closures apply to the eastern section of the park only, including Boora Point walking track.

They do not apply to the western section of the park, including Western Escarpment walking track.

The range operation schedule is provided by the NSW Rifle Association (the range authority).

4. Contacts

To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, call 02 9661 4532.

To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call 02 9337 5511.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 10.02am to Tue 1 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Dec 2018, 10.02am

Closed parks: Malabar Headland NYE closure

Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on Monday 31st December 2018 from 6pm to 7am

NSW National Parks has received information from NSW Police of a planned unauthorised dance party to be held in Malabar Headland National Park.

The park will be patrolled by National Parks Officers and Police during the closure.

It is not permissible under park regulations to hold events in the park without permission. Damage has occurred to the parks endangered ecological communities and state heritage listed historic structures as a result of unauthorised parties. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
 

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 9.59am to Tue 1 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Dec 2018, 9.59am

Closed parks: Malabar Headland Closure

Malabar Headland National Park will be closed on Friday 14th December 2018 from 6pm to 7am

NSW National Parks has received information from NSW Police of a planned unauthorised dance party to be held in Malabar Headland National Park.

The park will be patrolled by National Parks Officers and Police during the closure.

It is not permissible under park regulations to hold events in the park without permission. Damage has occurred to the parks endangered ecological communities and state heritage listed historic structures as a result of unauthorised parties. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
 

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 7.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Dec 2018, 11.13am

Other planned events: North Head Scenic Drive gate opening and closing times

North Head Scenic Drive gate closing and opening times will change in summer and winter. The following times include:

  • From Thursday 6 December 2018: In summer, the gate is open from 5am until 8.30pm
  • From Monday 1 April 2019: In winter, the gate is open from 6am until 6pm

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Applies from Fri 30 Nov 2018, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Dec 2018, 12.17pm

Closed areas: Bottle and Glass New Year's Eve closure

Bottle and Glass Point in Nielsen Park will be closed to the public on New Year's Eve from 5pm on Monday 31 December 2018 to 5am on Tuesday 1 January 2019.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Vaucluse area office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 30 Nov 2018, 3.56pm to Wed 2 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Dec 2018, 12.13pm

Closed areas: South Head New Year's Eve closure

South Head will be closed to the public from 5pm on Monday 31 December to 5am on Tuesday 1 January 2019.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Vaucluse area office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 30 Nov 2018, 10.20am to Wed 2 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Nov 2018, 11.53am

Closed areas: Hermitage Foreshore closed

Hermitage Foreshore, including Strickland House and Milk Beach, is closed to the public from 7am on Monday 31 December 2018 to 3am on Tuesday 1 January 2019. 

Only ticket holders can access these areas on Monday 31 December 2018 to attend NYE events

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.23pm to Sun 17 Feb 2019, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 5.09pm

Other planned events: Bradleys Head Road closed due to SailGP event

Bradleys Head Road, past Athol Hall carpark is closed to all vehicles between Thursday 14 February and Saturday 16 February 2019 due to an event. All areas will still be accessible to pedestrians during the closure.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.41pm to Fri 4 Jan 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 5.00pm

Other planned events: Bradleys Head Road due to New Year's Eve

Bradleys Head Road will be closed to vehicles between Friday 28 December and Thursday 3 January 2018. All sites will still be accessible to pedestrians during this time. Please note that only New Year's Eve ticket holders will be allowed access to Bradleys Head on Monday 31 December 2018. Please refer to NYE Sydney Harbour events page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.47pm to Tue 1 Jan 2019, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.59pm

Other planned events: North Head due to New Year's Eve

North Head will be closed to all vehicles on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 26 December 2018
  • Monday 31 December 2018

All areas will still be accessible to pedestrians during the closure. Please refer to New Year's Eve North Head for more information.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.10pm to Wed 2 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.39pm

Closed areas: Strickland House estate

Strickland House and Milk beach are both closed to the public between 7am Monday 31 December 2018 and 3am Tuesday 1 January 2019. Each location is open to ticket holders only on Monday 31 December 2018 to attend the NYE events.

For more information, contact NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.06pm to Wed 2 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.35pm

Closed areas: Nielsen Park and Hermitage Foreshore closure for New Year's Eve

Nielsen Park and Hermitage Foreshore are closed to the public between 7am Monday 31 December 2018 and 3am Tuesday 1 January 2019.  Each location is open on Monday 31 December 2018 for ticket holders only to attend the NYE events.

For more information, contact NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.37pm to Sat 5 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 5.31pm

Closed areas: Shark and Clark Island closure for New Year's Eve

Clark Island and Shark Island are closed to the public between 7am Friday 28 December 2018 and 7am Friday 4 January 2019. Each Island is open on Monday 31 December 2018 for ticket holders only to attend the NYE events.

For more information, contact NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Dec 2018, 2.25pm

Closed areas: Shark Island closures

Shark Island will be closed to the public on the following dates, due to events being held there:

  • Saturday 15 December 2018, 8am to 8pm
  • Friday 8 March 2019, 8am to 8pm

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Vaucluse area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.11pm

Closed areas: Rodd Island closure

Rodd Island will be closed on 15 December 2018, 8am to 8pm to the public due to an exclusive function. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.31pm to Sun 17 Feb 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.10pm

Closed areas: Clark Island closure

Clark Island will be closed from Thursday 14 February to Saturday 16 February 2019 to the public due to an exclusive event.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact our NPWS Vaucluse office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 4.36pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is underway at Towra Point Nature Reserve, and will finish on Saturday 31 March 2019.

The program is part of the NPWS FoxTap program, and is designed to control foxes to assist in recovery of little terns and pied oystercatchers. 

1080 poison can affect non-target species like domestic dogs and cats.

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Applies from Wed 12 Sep 2018, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Sep 2018, 12.28pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks upgrade

Access to walking tracks between Cape Banks and Henry Head will be affected from September 2018 to January 2019 due to track upgrades.

  • Cape Banks walking track is open, but there is no access to Henry Head. Expect some delays due to construction.
  • The track from Cape Banks to Henry Head is closed.
  • Henry Head walking track is open to Cruwee Beach. The track is closed from Cruwee Beach to Cape Banks.

NSW National Parks apologises for any inconvenience this might cause. For more information please phone the NPWS Nielsen Park office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Mon 9 Jul 2018, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jul 2018, 12.34pm

Closed areas: Fort Denison closed

Fort Denison is closed to visitors from Saturday 2 June 2018 until further notice, due to site maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 11.23am to Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Aug 2018, 10.38am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate), as buried baits or ejector capsules, are laid continually on tracks and trails in Sydney Harbour National Park (Chowder Bay, Dobroyd, Bradleys, Georges, Middle and North headlands), and will be from Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019. Do not touch baits or ejector devices - they contain poison. 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Sydney North (Middle Head) area office on (02) 9960 6266.

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Applies from Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Dec 2018, 10.17am

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland Rifle Range operation schedule

1. For public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice. 

2. Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • There are warning signs at the park's entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.

3. When is the eastern section of the park closed?

  • Every Saturday 
  • Every 1st Sunday of the month
  • Every 3rd Sunday of the month
  • Wednesday 12 December 2018.

These closures apply to the eastern section of the park only, including Boora Point walking track.

They do not apply to the western section of the park, including Western Escarpment walking track.

The range operation schedule is provided by the NSW Rifle Association (the range authority).

4. Contacts

To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, call 02 9661 4532.

To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 3 Mar 2017, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Jul 2017, 2.18pm

Closed areas: Fairfax lookout partial closure

Parts of the western, southern and eastern lookouts along Fairfax walking track have been closed due to cliff instability. The temporary closure is for the safety of the public, and fencing and signage have been installed advising of the closures. These closures will remain in place until works are undertaken to make the area safe. Fairfax walking track and carparks are open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Sydney Harbour area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 23 Aug 2016, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jul 2018, 11.21am

Closed areas: Collins Flat closed

Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire. This is due to the impact of high visitation on the critical penguin habitat at this location. This closure will be reviewed at the end of the breeding season in February 2019. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Mosman area office on (02) 9960 6266 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 29 Nov 2018, 3.26pm to Thu 21 Feb 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Nov 2018, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Shark Island closure

Shark Island will be closed to the public due to an exclusive event on the following dates:

  • Monday 28 January to Thursday 31 January 2019
  • Thursday 12 February to Wednesday 20 February 2019.

The island will be open to the public as usual from Tuesday 1 February to Monday 11 February 2019.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact our NPWS Vaucluse area office on 02 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 30 Nov 2018, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Nov 2018, 1.54pm

Closed areas: Burrawang walking track - works

On Monday 3 December 2018, work will begin on building a sand-filled container revetment wall in the Meeting place precinct of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. At times, this may temporarily prevent access along the coastal section of Burrawang walking track and Monument track. The job is expected to be completed by Friday 21 December 2018. For further information, please contact the Kurnell Visitor Centre on 02 9668 2010.

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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/malabar-headland-national-park/local-alerts

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View to magic point from cliffs in Malabar Headland National Park. Photo: C Weston/OEH