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Medowie State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Fri 20 December 2019, 2.47pm

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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 Sat 23 Nov 2019, 7.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jan 2020, 9.48am

Fires - Advice: Carters Rd, Stewarts Brook

There is a fire in this park called Carters Rd, Stewarts Brook. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 23 Nov 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 26 Jan 2020, 8.43am

Fires - Advice: Burwood Road

There is a fire in this park called Burwood Road. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 25 Jan 2020, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Jan 2020, 9.56am

Closed areas: Circuit Walking Track

 

Title: Circuit Walking Track closed

Description:

The Circuit Walking Track from Boarding House Dam Picnic Area in Watagans NP is  temporarily closed due to a major tree fall across the track head. Due to the danger of falling limbs there is no unauthorised access to the walking track or The Moss Wall from Saturday 25th January 2020 until the area can be made safe. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Munmorah office on 4972 9000 during Oofice hours.

 

 

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Applies from Thu 19 Dec 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jan 2020, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Barrington Tops National Park plateau closed due to fire

The following areas are closed due to bushfires and fire danger: 

  • Little Murray campground
  • Junction Pools campground
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Black Swamp campground
  • Corker trail
  • Link trail
  • Aeroplane Hill trail
  • Edwards Swamp trail
  • Big Hole trail
  • Polblue trail
  • All roads and walking tracks south of Barrington Tops Forest Road to Careys Peak, including Barrington trail

These areas will be closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis. Do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

The following areas are open:

  • Gloucester Tops and all Barrington Tops campgrounds and picnic areas north of Barrington Tops Forest Road
  • Picnic area and walks in the Williams River area (BBQ out of order).

Through access between Scone and Gloucester is possible along Barrington Tops Forest Road. Motorists are advised to be vigilant about bushfires in the area.

For further information, please call the local NSW National Parks Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 or Scone office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.22pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jan 2020, 9.15am

Closed parks: Part closure - bushfire damage

The majority of this park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. The following areas remain open:

  • Wollomombi
  • Edgars lookout
  • Apsley Falls
  • Dangars Falls
  • Gara Gorge and Blue Holes picnic area

Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jan 2020, 3.40pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves- Hastings Macleay Area

This park is closed until further notice due to bush fire damage and bush fire recovery. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park is expected to reopen on 30 March 2020. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

Applies from Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jan 2020, 12.39pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 2.50pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground temporary closure

Ferny Creek campground remains temporarily closed due to elevated fire risk, and damaged bridge along access road. 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.

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Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 1.10pm

Closed areas: Track and trail closure due to elevated fire risk

The following tracks and trails remain temporarily closed due to elevated bushfire risk:

  • Mining Road trail
  • Old Gibber trail
  • Mungo track

For further information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 during business hours.

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Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10.45am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jan 2020, 4.09pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed until Monday 30 March 2020 due to bushfire activity. Do not enter the park. This will remain closed until further updates. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Applies from Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Jan 2020, 10.47am

Closed areas: Booti Point

Booti Point in Booti Booti National Park is closed to vehicles due to the current track condition and potential fire risk. 

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Applies from Thu 14 Nov 2019, 7.54am. Last reviewed: Sat 28 Dec 2019, 8.18am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Watagans National Park

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.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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.

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Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Dec 2019, 10.10am

Closed areas: Worimi access closure

The Lavis Lane 4WD beach access of Worimi State Conservation Area is closed for sand clearing from Thursday 12 December to Friday 13 December 2019.

Penalties apply for non compliance. For more information contact the Nelson Bay NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 28 Dec 2019, 8.17am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Jilliby State Conservation Area

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.

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Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.44am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jan 2020, 12.59pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Mill Creek and Ten Mile Hollow campgrounds are exempt.

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

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Applies from Thu 14 Nov 2019, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Dec 2019, 4.31pm

Closed areas: Avoid remote areas of park until fire conditions improve

NSW National Parks advises visitors to avoid remote areas of all parks in this area until fire conditions improve. For further information contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jun 2019, 12.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2019, 12.17pm

Safety alerts: Mount Royal Road very slippery - only suitable for 4WD vehicles

Recent rain has made Mount Royal Road very slippery, and only suitable for 4WD vehicles. Please drive carefully and be aware of the road conditions.

For more information, please call the NPWS Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.46am

Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road not suitable for 2WD

Yambo Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and vehicle damage. 4WD access is possible from Dooralong Road through to the Lemon Tree Road intersection. Lemon Tree Road remains closed.

For more information, call the NPWS Munmorah office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Dec 2019, 9.40am

Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed

Middle Ridge Road is closed from the intersection of Null Road. No vehicle or pedestrian access to Ravensdale Road. This trail is dormant and not open for public use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jan 2020, 9.44am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2018. There is restricted access to the Morisset Hospital Site and Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore and Morisset picnic area. Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site.

Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 15 Nov 2017, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 May 2019, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road

Watagan Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area and the southern section of Wyong State Forest is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and vehicle damage.  4WD access is available from the Jilliby Road access in the south, north to the Middle Ridge Road Intersection. 

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 1.10pm

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Sun 2 Oct 2016, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.44am

Safety alerts: Red Hill Road - some sections 4WD only

Red Hill Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is only accessible by 4WD vehicles between Red Hill Quarry in the north and the intersection of Prestons Ridge Road in the south.

For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Mon 4 Jul 2016, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.43am

Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail

Maculata fire trail west from Jilliby Road linking to Daniels Point fire trail and Watagan Forest Road are closed due to 4WD damaged roads and trails. There is no through road access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Dec 2019, 9.40am

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road

Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to conditions, once maintenance work is completed. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Dec 2019, 9.41am

Safety alerts: Road access in Jilliby State Conservation Area

Roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet. For more information, please call the Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 May 2019, 11.46am

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road closed

Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby State Conservation Area is closed to vehicles. This closure will remain in place indefinitely due to severe erosion. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Safety alerts: No driving on the dunes, except for the Recreational Vehicle Area

Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).

  • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
  • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.

Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information

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Applies from Fri 28 Aug 2015, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Feb 2019, 9.11am

Closed areas: Partial road closures – Mount Royal and Cassells Roads

Some areas of this park are closed due to road damage following recent weather conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Mount Royal Road beyond Mt Royal. The road is gated at this point.
  • Cassells Road between Fal Brook Bridge and Keegans track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6574 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 25 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Jan 2020, 9.02am

Closed areas: Glenrock State Conservation Area closed areas due to bushfire

Glenrock State Conservation Area (SCA) has been partially closed, effective Saturday 25th January 2020, due to bushfire operations and hazardous trees associated with the Burwood Road fire. Walking tracks, management trails and mountain bike trails between Burwood Road and Gun Club Road are affected by this park closure. This temporary park closure is in the interests of public and firefighter safety.

 

The closed areas are -

Yuelarbah car park

Yuelarbah walking track

Yuelarbah management trail 

Depot trail

 

Mountain bike trails closed South of Gun Club Road and North of Yuelarbah car park including;

Fernleigh Management Trail

Big Dipper

Yuelarbah-Fernleigh link

Fernleigh Entrance

Link Trail

Grass Tree

Deluge

Any informal or illegal trails

 

Pedestrians, cyclists and other users are unable to access these locations. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

Changes in bushfire activity and risks can be sudden and could result in further closures. NPWS requests all people visiting Glenrock SCA to closely monitor conditions and the bushfire situation by referring to the below information sources -

 

For up-to-date fire information, including on total fire bans (TOBANs) visit the NSW Rural Fire Service: Fires Near Me app or Rural Fire Service website (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au).

 

For updates on park closures and before visiting any other NSW national park, visit: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au  

 

For full details and updates on all road closures check with Live Traffic NSW (www.livetraffic.com) before travelling through any National Park

 

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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/medowie-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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