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Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.27am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 8.36am

Closed areas: Whispering Oaks campground and picnic area closed

Whispering Oaks campground and picnic area is closed from Monday 5 December 2022 due to extensive localised rain affecting access trails. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

On-ground conditions will be re-assessed on Friday 16 December 2022 and an update provided at that time.

Public council roads into the park may also be closed. Check the Cobar Shire Council and Central Darling Shire Council websites for up-to-date information.

For more information, call the NPWS Central West Area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 4.31pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 4.44pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel) - Koonaburra 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. For further information please call the Bathurst Central West Area office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Nov 2022, 9.11am

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area is closed due to rain

Peery Lake picnic area is closed due to rain. The Wilcannia to Wanaaring access road remains closed.  For updates please contact the Central Darling Shire Council on 08 8091 5155 or call the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 11.03am

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed indefinitely due to flooding of the Darling River below Louth and Tilpa. The campground is expected to remain closed for the next few months.  The closure will be re-assessed on 1 February 2023. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further updates please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 3 Sep 2020, 12.25pm to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 8.02am. Last reviewed: Sun 20 Nov 2022, 6.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will be ongoing between Wednesday 13 September 2022 and 30 March 2023 along management trails in Tollingo Nature Reserve and Woggoon Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions throughout the reserve.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Fri 2 Sep 2022, 2.13pm to Thu 2 Mar 2023, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2022, 9.02am

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Koonaburra National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check the road condition report for Cobar Shire and Central Darling Shire.

There is a single access road to Koonaburra National Park, and conditions can change quickly due to the weather. If the council access road is closed, it is not possible to visit the national park.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.56am

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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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.58am

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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