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Meroo National Park

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Last reviewed: Fri 7 December 2018, 3.15pm

Applies from Fri 7 Dec 2018, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Dec 2018, 3.15pm.

Closed areas: Vehicle access changes to Burrill Lake and Giriwa and Gari walking tracks

Vehicle access to Burrill Lake and Giriwa and Gari walking tracks in Meroo National Park has changed. The changes are designed to provide better access to picnic areas and safer use of the walking trails. The changes include:

  • The eastern portion of Burrill Lake Drive is closed to vehicles between the highway and the East picnic area. 
  • Lake Road is closed to vehicles where it follows the foreshore of Burrill Lake - that is, from its junction with Burrill Lake Drive West to the eastern junction with Burrill Lake Drive.
  • Vehicle access to Giriwa and Gari walking tracks and picnic areas is via Romney Park Road off the highway, or via Lake Road off Wheelbarrow Road.

The closed sections of road are part of the Giriwa and Gari walking tracks. To ensure public safety, these sections of the tracks will be for use by walkers only, except for management and emergency vehicle access. Visitors can apply for vehicle access for educational, community and other relevant activities by calling the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

For more information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500, or see the Meroo National Park plan of management.

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Applies from Thu 1 Nov 2018, 11.20am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 2.53pm.

Fire bans: Shoalhaven 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, hexamite) 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 Nowra 02 4428 6300 or Ulladulla 02 4454 9500 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 Mon 7 May 2018, 1.29pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Nov 2018, 3.39pm.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Shoalhaven area

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are conducting a fox control program using 1080 baits in a number of reserves within the Shoalhaven area. This  control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened species in particular shorebirds.  All baited areas are signposted. For further information contact NPWS Shoalhaven area office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Fri 7 Dec 2018, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Dec 2018, 3.15pm

Closed areas: Vehicle access changes to Burrill Lake and Giriwa and Gari walking tracks

Vehicle access to Burrill Lake and Giriwa and Gari walking tracks in Meroo National Park has changed. The changes are designed to provide better access to picnic areas and safer use of the walking trails. The changes include:

  • The eastern portion of Burrill Lake Drive is closed to vehicles between the highway and the East picnic area. 
  • Lake Road is closed to vehicles where it follows the foreshore of Burrill Lake - that is, from its junction with Burrill Lake Drive West to the eastern junction with Burrill Lake Drive.
  • Vehicle access to Giriwa and Gari walking tracks and picnic areas is via Romney Park Road off the highway, or via Lake Road off Wheelbarrow Road.

The closed sections of road are part of the Giriwa and Gari walking tracks. To ensure public safety, these sections of the tracks will be for use by walkers only, except for management and emergency vehicle access. Visitors can apply for vehicle access for educational, community and other relevant activities by calling the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

For more information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500, or see the Meroo National Park plan of management.

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Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 6.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 8.41am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Dec 2018, 8.49am

Fire bans: South Coast Branch Park Fire Ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park from Monday 10 December, 2018 to Sunday 31 March, 2019, unless otherwise extended.  During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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. Find 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 1 Nov 2018, 11.20am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 2.53pm

Fire bans: Shoalhaven 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, hexamite) 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 Nowra 02 4428 6300 or Ulladulla 02 4454 9500 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 1 Nov 2018, 11.31am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 2.53pm

Fire bans: Murramarang 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, hexamite) 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)

Solid fuel fires will be allowed at Pretty Beach campground, Pebbly Beach campground and Depot Beach campground within Murramarang National Park only if:

  • it is not a Total Fire Ban day
  • the fire is for the purpose of cooking
  • the fire is in a permanently constructed fireplace
  • at a site surrounded by ground that is cleared of all combustible materials for a distance of at least two metres all around
  • the fire is completely extinguished before leaving.

As per the RFS guidelines for the use of fire during the Bush Fire Danger Period (1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019).

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. Find 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 Wed 21 Nov 2018, 2.01pm to Tue 16 Apr 2019, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 3.03pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting and/or ejector program targeting wild dogs is underway in the following national parks, state conservation area and nature reserve:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Araluen Nature Reserve

Please be aware that 1080 poison is harmful to domestic animals. There will be 1080 warning signs erected at the park's entrances. For further information, please call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 19 Nov 2018, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Nov 2018, 1.14pm

Closed areas: Bull Hole lookout – no beach access

Beach access from Bull Hole lookout is closed due to a dangerous drop off from the path to the beach.

This closure will remain in place until maintenance works are completed. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 13 Nov 2018, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Nov 2018, 12.37pm

Other planned events: Spraying for weeds in picnic areas

There will be spraying for bindi weeds and lawn maintenance in the following picnic areas:

  • Bomaderry Creek picnic area
  • Gerroa picnic area
  • Greenfield Beach picnic area

Signs will be in place while the work is underway.

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Applies from Wed 24 Oct 2018, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Nov 2018, 2.48pm

Closed areas: Elephant Road bridge closed

Parts of Elephant Road (Croobyar area, 4km west of Milton) are closed due to bridge damage incurred during the Kingiman wildfire.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 11 Oct 2018, 12.49pm to Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2.16pm

Other planned events: Wild dog ground baiting program

An ongoing 1080 ground baiting program (baits/CPE ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken and will continue throughout the year. The following parks and reserves affected include:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Majors creek State Conservation Area 
  • Monga State Conservation Area.

 A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserves. For further information please call NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800. 

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.52pm

Closed areas: Viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail closed

The viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail in Murramarang National Park has been closed due to structural damage to the platform.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Depot Beach campground or the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or 02 4478 6582, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 7 Aug 2018, 4.00pm to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Oct 2018, 3.21pm

Safety alerts: Walkers in Bundanoon - take extra care

The walking tracks, steps, staircases and boardwalks to Glow Worm Glen at Bundanoon are ageing and often damp. Visitors, please take extra care.

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Applies from Mon 25 Jun 2018, 3.50pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Nov 2018, 3.52pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting underway

1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Monday 25 June 2018 through to 31 December 2018.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.18pm to Mon 31 Dec 2018, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10.34am

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - Morton National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Morton National Park. The program will take place from Monday 18 June 2018 and finish on Friday 21 December 2018.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

The program will target the following sections of the park:

  • Croobyar/Little Forest
  • 12 Mile Road
  • Kingiman Road
  • Sassafras
  • Endrick River/Alum Creek

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non-target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

Signs at track heads in each area will advise the start and completion date of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.45pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10.31am

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - Conjola National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Conjola National Park. The program will take place from Monday 18 June 2018 and finish on Friday 21 December 2018.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non- target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

Signs at track heads in each area will advise the start and completion date of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please contact the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.36pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10.33am

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - Budawang National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Budawang National Park. The program will take place from Monday 18 June 2018 and finish on Friday 21 December 2018.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

The program will target the following sections of the park:

  • Gulfs trail
  • Webbs trail

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non- target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

Signs at track heads in each area will advise the start and completion date of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.32pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10.29am

Other planned events: Wild Dog baiting Program Bimberamala National Park

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH Parks and Wildlife) will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Bimberamala National Park. The program will take place from Monday 18 June 2018 and finish on Monday 21 of December 2018.

This baiting program is in accordance with 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non- target species. Please remember, that it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

Trackhead signage in each area will advise the start and completion date of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please contact the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454

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Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 1.29pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Nov 2018, 3.39pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Shoalhaven area

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are conducting a fox control program using 1080 baits in a number of reserves within the Shoalhaven area. This  control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened species in particular shorebirds.  All baited areas are signposted. For further information contact NPWS Shoalhaven area office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2017, 12.48pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9.28am

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited

All access is closed permanently from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area down to the base of the Belmore falls due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 11 Oct 2017, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 3.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program

NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

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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/meroo-national-park/local-alerts

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View looking out to Crampton, Meroo National Park. Photo: Michael Jarman