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Morrisons Lake Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Fri 19 January 2024, 12.31pm

Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2024, 12.31pm.

Fire bans: NSW NPWS Riverina Area - Solid Fuel Fire Ban (SFFB) Commences October 9, 2023

A park fire ban is in place in the parks in the Riverina Area from midnight Sunday October 8, 2023 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 Sun 3 Mar 2024, 3.40pm to Fri 19 Apr 2024, 3.41pm. Last reviewed: Sun 3 Mar 2024, 3.47pm

Other planned events: Park closed for aerial pest animal control program

Koonaburra National Park and Whispering Oaks campground will be closed between 14 - 18 April 2024 to undertake an important pest animal control program.

For further information, please contact the Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or email npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Mon 22 Jan 2024, 9.08am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Directions to Mungo from Balranald

Plese be aware that Google maps are providing incorrect directions to Mungo from Balranald.

The only public access to the Mungo National Park, from Balranald, is via the Marma Box Creek Road and Turlee Leaghur Road.

Follow the brown tourists signs from Balranald.

There is no public access to Mungo National Park from the eastern side.

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 2.01pm to Fri 22 Mar 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 9.21am

Closed areas: Mungo lakebed (bike) trail closed

The Mungo lakebed (bike) trail is currently closed for maintenance.

The dual walking track and bike trail from Mungo Visitor Centre to Zanci Woolshed remains open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 6 Oct 2023, 5.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 10.54am

Other planned events: BBQ's not available at Coach and Horses campground

We advise that the free push button gas BBQ's at Coach and Horses campground are currently being refurbished and are receiving an upgrade.  The BBQs will be re-instated as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience while this maintenance is being carried out.  Thank you for your patience as we improve park facilities in Paroo-Darling National Park.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Parks office on  08 8084 2880. 

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Applies from Mon 26 Feb 2024, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 10.51am

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground is closed due to rain

Coach and Horses campground is closed due to rain.  This closure will be updated when road conditions change.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Park office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 10.50am

Other planned events: Aerial Shooting Program

NPWS will be conducting an aerial control program between 13 and 17 March 2024. The program is for the management of feral pigs and other vertebrate pest animals within Yanga reserves. No visitor areas are affected but some areas may be closed to the public during the control operations. If poor weather occurs, it may not be possible to undertake the control in some reserves.

Aerial shooting supplements other control measures which can include trapping, mustering, ground shooting and baiting.

NPWS takes a strategic and integrated approach to pest management on lands we manage. We aim to minimise the adverse impacts of pests on biodiversity, cultural values, neighbours, and the community. Only qualified and appropriately trained personnel will participate in this program.

For more information please contact the Lower-Darling National Park Office on (03) 5021 8900.

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 11.11am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Feb 2024, 9.41am

Safety alerts: Unsealed Council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires. Do not travel on closed Council roads.

There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

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Applies from Fri 9 Feb 2024, 9.53am to Mon 11 Mar 2024, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Mar 2024, 7.39pm

Other planned events: NOTICE OF AERIAL SHOOTING OPERATION 3rd - 9th March 2024

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial shooting program targeting vertebrate pest animals such as wild goats, feral deer and feral pigs.

The program is scheduled between 3 March & 9 March 2024.

Exact dates for each park are not fixed to allow for flexibility if circumstances such as weather impact the operation. Aerial shooting is planned to occur in the following reserves:

Yathong Nature Reserve, Nombinnie Nature Reserve & Nombinnie State Conservation Area, Round Hill Nature Reserve

Information regarding park closures can be found on the NPWS website: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts/alerts-list

If you believe that your stock have strayed into any of the parks listed above, then please contact your local NPWS office so you can organise the removal of stock prior to the 26 February 2024.

NPWS takes a strategic and integrated approach to pest management on lands we manage. We aim to minimise the adverse impacts of pests on Biosecurity, biodiversity, cultural values, neighbours and the community. Only qualified and appropriately trained personnel will participate in this program.

Aerial shooting supplements other control measures which can include trapping, ground shooting and baiting. If you have any questions regarding the aerial shooting program, please call your local NPWS Central West Area office at Dubbo on (02) 6841 7100, or Bathurst on (02) 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.12pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain 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 before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 1.34pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Feb 2024, 8.41am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to recent flood damage

The following campgrounds will be CLOSED until further notice, due to flood damage. 

If you are unsure of where these campgrounds are, please refer to the campground maps provided when booking online. 

  • Benerembah - All campgrounds 
  • Cuba South - All campgrounds 
  • Jurambula - Jurambula beach
  • Yarradda - All campgrounds
  • MIA 1 - Catfish Corner (eroded bank)
  • Uri - All campgrounds 

Flood damage includes, eroded river banks, washouts and sinkholes making it hard to access the campgrounds and unsafe to camp.

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe. Penalties apply for non-compliance

 

Affects 1 park and 6 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2024, 12.31pm

Fire bans: NSW NPWS Riverina Area - Solid Fuel Fire Ban (SFFB) Commences October 9, 2023

A park fire ban is in place in the parks in the Riverina Area from midnight Sunday October 8, 2023 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.

Affects 11 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 4 Jan 2024, 9.33am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 8.52am

Safety alerts: Mungo Woolshed - Partial Closure

The southern section of the Mungo Woolshed is currently closed until 30 June 2024 while heritage conservation works are being undertaken. Please do not access areas beyond barriers and no entry signage.

The northern section is still open for visitor access.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office.

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 11.59am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.19am

Closed parks: Willandra National Park closed

Willandra National Park will be CLOSED until further notice, whilst staff undertake damage assessments and repair works.

 

In the interest of visitor safety, we will need to keep the park CLOSED until repairs have been completed and the park is deemed safe to re-open.

 

This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2023, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Blue-Green Algae Advice

There is currently an AMBER alert for potentially toxic blue-green algae on Yanga Lake. At amber alert levels blue-green algae may be multiplying in numbers. The water may have a green tinge and musty or organic odour. The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use and alternative supplies or prior treatment of raw water for domestic purposes should be considered. The water may also be unsuitable for stock watering. The water remains suitable for recreational use, however algal concentrations can change rapidly. Water users should use caution and avoid water where signs of blue-green algae present. For more information visit the Water NSW website https://www.waternsw.com.au/water-services/water-quality/algae-alerts 

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Applies from Tue 26 Sep 2023, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.42am

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend campgrounds closed

Woolpress Bend campgrounds are closed due to flood damage to access roads.

This closure will be in effect for several more months with all efforts being made to have the three camp sites and day-use area open for Easter 2024.

For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jan 2024, 9.09am

Fire bans: Solid fuel 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, 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.

Affects 4 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Fri 29 Mar 2024, 5.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 8.29am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire solid fuel 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 Central West Area office at Bathurst 02 6332 7640 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker, during a fire ban period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 8 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Feb 2024, 7.06pm

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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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/morrisons-lake-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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