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Montague Island Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 28 October 2019, 8.07am

Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.07am.

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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.11pm

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 Thu 5 Dec 2019, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 4.44pm

Closed parks: Deua National Park

Fire near park

Deua  National Park is closed due to a bushfire in the area

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

The fire in close vicinity to the Deua National Park is called the North Black Range fire in the Palerang Shire. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

 

 

 

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Applies from Sun 3 Nov 2019, 1.42pm to Wed 1 Jul 2020, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Nov 2019, 9.39am

Safety alerts: Poor conditions - Dry Creek and Mericumbene fire trails

Due to ongoing dry conditions, Merricumbene and Dry Creek fire trails currently have steep, loose and impassable sections when travelling from north to south (from Araluen Road on to Dry Creek fire trail, along Merricumbene fire trail and onto Bendethera fire trail).

We ask that visitors wanting to use these trails travel from south to north (from Bendethera fire trail along Merricumbene fire trail, to Dry Creek fire trail and on to Araluen Road). This will assist in reducing the further deterioration of these trails until repair works are undertaken.

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Applies from Fri 1 Nov 2019, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Nov 2019, 3.13pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting and pest programs underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting and Canid Pest Ejector programs. The programs will run from 1 November 2019 to 28 February 2020. 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.

These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

For more information please call the NPWS Eurobodalla Area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.07am

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 24 Jun 2019, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 11.40am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 baiting program will be underway in this park from Monday 1 July to Tuesday 31 December 2019. This program will use meat baits and CPE ejectors. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals and that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.

The program is aimed at protecting threatened species found in the area. For more information, please call 0448 296 373.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Sun 22 Sep 2019, 11.59am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track - closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingi Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross.

For more information call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 24 Dec 2018, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2019, 12.44pm

Safety alerts: Unsealed Road conditions at Mimosa Rocks National Park

Unsealed roads within this park are narrow and surface conditions can change quickly. Visitors are advised to drive with caution, and to the current road conditions. The following roads include:

  • Cowdroys Road
  • Nelsons Lagoon trail

To prevent further damage to road surfaces, visitors should avoid unnecessary travel on these roads as they could become impassible to all traffic. If these roads deteriorate further due to thunderstorms, heavy rain or vehicle damage then roads may be closed to traffic at short notice.

For further information please contact the Narooma NPWS office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 1.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 ground baiting and ejector program targeting foxes is underway in Eurobodalla National Park, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Bournda National Park and nature reserve, Gulaga National Park, Ben Boyd National Park and South East Forest National Park. The program is ongoing throughout the entire year. Visitors are reminded that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals. There are 1080 warning signs at entrances and exits throughout the reserve areas. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 4 Oct 2018, 3.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 11.39am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting - ongoing program

Each month NSW National Parks checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in Eurobodalla National Park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. The fox population is controlled to assist in the recovery of native species. For further information please call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2019, 12.42pm

Safety alerts: No campfires or solid fuel fires at Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where the appliance:

  • is under the direct control of an adult
  • placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • there is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire should it start adjacent to the appliances.
  • and it is not a Total Fire Ban

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2019, 2.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 11.38am

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and beaches in this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and all visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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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/montague-island-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the South Coast region
  • Montague Island Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Please note that Montague Island is only accessible via one of NSW National Parks & Wildlife contracted commercial vessel tour operators (go to www.eurobodalla.com.au for details).

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Aerial view of Montague Island lighthouse and cottages at sunset, Montague Island Nature Reserve. Photo: Daniel Tran/OEH