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Middle Brother National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 11 November 2019, 4.18pm

Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12.01am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.11am.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8.00am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.18pm.

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks in the area are closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Fri 15 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.39am.

Closed parks: Park closed - Emergency bushfire conditions

This park and all parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed from Sunday 10 November to midnight Friday 15 November due to emergency bushfire conditions. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 26 Oct 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Nov 2019, 2.05pm

Fires - Advice: Bills Crossing Crowdy

There is a fire in this park called Bills Crossing Crowdy. 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 26 Oct 2019, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12.15am

Fires - Advice: Crestwood Dr, Port Macquarie

There is a fire in this park called Crestwood Dr, Port Macquarie. 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 Fri 18 Oct 2019, 9.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 7.06pm

Fires - Advice: Minimbah Road

There is a fire in this park called Minimbah 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 Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12.01am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.11am

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 12.01am to Tue 12 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.10am

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10.42am to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 10.39am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.02am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park and a number of other parks are closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

There are a number of fires in the area including Carrai Creek, Dingo Creek, Stockyard Flat, Doyles River, Rowleys Gorge and Yarrowitch.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6738 9100 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Sat 26 Oct 2019, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 7.36am

Fires - Advice: Failford Rd, Darawank

There is a fire in this park called Failford Rd, Darawank. 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 Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8.00am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 3.18pm

Closed parks: Sea Acres National Park closed

This park is closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre is open on Monday 11 November 2019 only.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8.00am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.18pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks in the area are closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12.01am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.32pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks in the area are closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Fri 15 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11.39am

Closed parks: Park closed - Emergency bushfire conditions

This park and all parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed from Sunday 10 November to midnight Friday 15 November due to emergency bushfire conditions. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8.00am to Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.18pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks in the area are closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am

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 Thu 7 Nov 2019, 4.19pm to Mon 18 Nov 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 9.19am

Closed parks: Crowdy Bay National Park closed - Current bushfire and extensive damage to park

This park is closed due to current bushfire activity within the park. Road closures are in place at the southern and northern entrances to the park. 

Do not enter the park. The active bushfire and dangerous trees pose a dangerous threat.

All campers that are due to check in to Diamond Head and Crowdy Gap campgrounds on or before Monday 18 November 2019 will be notified via mobile and email and full refunds will be issued. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Bills Crossing Crowdy. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 12.38pm to Wed 13 Nov 2019, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Nov 2019, 3.09pm

Closed parks: Parks closed - bushfires

The following parks are closed due to bushfire emergencies:

  • Lake Innes Nature Reserve and Lake Innes State Conservation Area, including Googik track
  • Queens Lake Nature Reserve and Queens Lake State Conservation Area
  • Willi Willi National Park and Caves

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 29 Oct 2019, 11.13am to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 11.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 9.54am

Closed parks: Werrikimbe National Park closed

Werrikimbe National Park is closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. Mooraback campground is closed to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

This fire is called Carrai Creek Fire. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 23 Oct 2019, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Oct 2019, 10.48am

Other incidents: Swimming not advised around Big Hill Headland

A humpback whale carcass has washed ashore on Big Hill Headland, next to Limeburners Creek National Park. NPWS advises against swimming or surfing in the vicinity due to the increased risk of shark presence.

Surf Lifesaving NSW and DPI Shark Smart have been notified. NPWS are assisting Crown Lands to determine the most appropriate management response to this incident. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Hastings Macleay office on 02 6561 6700.

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Applies from Tue 22 Oct 2019, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Oct 2019, 11.43am

Fire bans: 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, 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 Wed 9 Oct 2019, 6.09pm to Mon 23 Dec 2019, 6.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 10.23am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of foxes in Crowdy Bay National Park.

This baiting program will run from Monday 14 October to  Monday 23 December 2019. It will reduce the impacts of foxes on wildlife and/or threatened species in the park.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6588 5555 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Oct 2019, 4.14pm

Fire bans: 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, 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 Mon 17 Dec 2018, 8.40pm to Mon 3 Feb 2020, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 2.07pm

Other incidents: Wilson River picnic area - gas barbecues not available

The gas barbecues are not in operation at Wilson River picnic area in Willi Willi 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/middle-brother-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Middle Brother National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Emergency services

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Middle Brother National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government