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Malabar Headland National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 13 April 2018, 11.19am

Applies from Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Apr 2018, 11.19am.

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland rifle range operation schedule

To ensure public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed to the public during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice. Check the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service alerts for Malabar Headland National Park before you enter.

Do not enter the eastern section of the park when red flags are flying above the range or if there are warning signs at the park entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark). These closures also apply to Boora Point walking track.

Range scheduling information is provided by the NSW Rifle Association (the range authority).

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is always closed on Saturdays and every 3rd Sunday of the month. It is also closed on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 25 April 2018, Anzac Day
  • Thursday 26 April 2018
  • Friday 27 April 2018.

These closures do not apply to Western Escarpment walking track.

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.

Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 18 Apr 2018, 4.24pm to Mon 23 Apr 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Apr 2018, 11.13pm

Closed areas: Carpark and track closures

Parts of Kamay Botany Bay National Park will be closed on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2018. Helicopter operations will be occurring in the area to transport materials for the construction of the boardwalk. The closed areas are:

  • Half of Cape Solander carpark, south of the whale watching platform
  • Cape Bailey Coast track

No access is permitted to either of these areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact 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 Thu 5 Apr 2018, 3.10pm to Sun 22 Apr 2018, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Apr 2018, 3.10pm

Closed areas: Rodd Island closed

Rodd Island will be closed to the public from 8am to 8pm on Friday 20 April 2018 because of a function.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Nielsen Park 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 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Apr 2018, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Fort Denison changes to cafe and restaurant services

From Monday 26 June 2017 there will be no food and beverage services on Fort Denison due to the conclusion of the existing Fort Denison cafe and restaurant lease. A selection process is currently underway to determine a new operator for the venue, but it is expected that it will remain closed until 2019.

Fort Denison tours will continue as normal during this period. Drinking water and toilet facilities are available and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. 

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Applies from Thu 15 Mar 2018, 1.43pm to Mon 12 Nov 2018, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Mar 2018, 2.45pm

Closed areas: Clark Island closed

Clark Island will be closed due to a public event from Friday 9 November to Sunday 11 November 2018, between 10am and 8pm daily.

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Feb 2018, 4.02pm to Sun 7 Oct 2018, 4.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2018, 10.09am

Closed areas: Rodd Island closure

Rodd Island is closed to the general public on Saturday 6 October 2018. 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 Tue 20 Feb 2018, 4.20pm to Sat 15 Dec 2018, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2018, 5.14pm

Closed areas: Rodd Island closure

Rodd Island is closed to the general public on Friday 14 December 2018 from 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 Tue 20 Feb 2018, 4.16pm to Fri 7 Dec 2018, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2018, 4.36pm

Closed areas: Rodd Island closure

Rodd Island is closed to the general public on Thursday 6 December 2018. 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 Tue 20 Feb 2018, 3.56pm to Sun 7 Oct 2018, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Mar 2018, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Clark Island closure

Clark Island will be closed to the general public on Saturday 6 October 2018 between 8am and 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 Wed 31 Jan 2018, 3.00pm to Tue 31 Jul 2018, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2018, 9.44am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program

1080 fox baits (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid in various locations across Sydney Harbour National Park from Thursday 1 February 2018 to Tuesday 31 July 2018. The baiting program includes sites at North Head, on the adjacent North Head Sanctuary. This is managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and the Australian Institute of Police Management.

The baited areas will contain buried baits or ejector capsules. Do not touch the baits or ejector devices as they are poisonous. 1080 is highly lethal to domestic animals and pet owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks.

For further information during business hours please contact NPWS Mosman area office on (02) 8968 6300 or the NPWS Greater Sydney Branch Pest Officer on (02) 9542 0678.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2017, 11.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Dec 2017, 1.47pm

Closed areas: Bradleys Head - New Year's Eve closure for vehicles and pedestrians

Bradleys Head is closed to vehicles and pedestrians during the New Year's Eve period. The dates and times include:

  • Closed to vehicles from Thursday 28 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018
  • Closed to pedestrians from Sunday 31 December 2017  to Monday 1 January 2018. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Middle Head area office on (02) 8968 6300.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Nov 2017, 2.25pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is underway at Towra Point Nature Reserve. 1080 poison can affect non-target species (for example, dogs and cats). The program will finish on Saturday 31 March 2018.

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Applies from Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Apr 2018, 11.19am

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland rifle range operation schedule

To ensure public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed to the public during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice. Check the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service alerts for Malabar Headland National Park before you enter.

Do not enter the eastern section of the park when red flags are flying above the range or if there are warning signs at the park entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark). These closures also apply to Boora Point walking track.

Range scheduling information is provided by the NSW Rifle Association (the range authority).

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is always closed on Saturdays and every 3rd Sunday of the month. It is also closed on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 25 April 2018, Anzac Day
  • Thursday 26 April 2018
  • Friday 27 April 2018.

These closures do not apply to Western Escarpment walking track.

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.

Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 3 Jul 2017, 10.17am

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 2018. 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 Tue 10 Nov 2015, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jul 2017, 10.16am

Closed areas: Steele Point Cottage closure

Steele Point Cottage, situated within the grounds of Nielsen Park, is no longer available for short-term holiday accommodation.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jul 2017, 10.15am

Other incidents: Sydney Harbour National Park accommodation

Constables, Green Point and Steele Point Cottages are no longer available for accomodation bookings. New options are being considered for the conservation, management and use of these buildings.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/malabar-headland-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Eastern section: Often closed during ANZAC rifle range operation. Closed every Saturday and every 3rd Sunday of the month. Check local alerts and safety messages before visiting.

    Western section: Open all year but may close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Vaucluse
      (02) 9337 5511
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
    • Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9337 1303
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Emergency services

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