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Mount Kaputar National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 9 December 2019, 3.01pm

Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Tue 10 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Dec 2019, 3.01pm.

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.

Affects 26 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Fri 4 Oct 2019, 3.56pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Nov 2019, 8.52am.

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.

Affects 26 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 3.56pm to Fri 24 Jan 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Dec 2019, 12.09pm.

Closed areas: Most of Mount Kaputar National Park closed - bushfires

Most of Mount Kaputar National Park is currently closed due to bushfire activity until Friday 24 January 2020, unless otherwise updated.

The exceptions to this are Waa Gorge and Sawn Rocks, which have reopened.

Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 30 Nov 2019, 6.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Dec 2019, 1.14am

Fires - Advice: Bora Link Rd, Bingara

There is a fire in this park called Bora Link Rd, Bingara. 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 Tue 10 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Tue 10 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Dec 2019, 3.01pm

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.

Affects 18 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 5 Dec 2019, 1.52pm. Last reviewed: Sat 7 Dec 2019, 6.24pm

Fires - Advice: Edenhope Rd Pilliga North

There is a fire in this park called Edenhope Rd Pilliga North. 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 6 Dec 2019, 11.36am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 11.36am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire activity until Sunday 29 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.01am to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Dec 2019, 3.15pm

Closed areas: Pilliga Forest closed

All visitor areas in Pilliga Forest are closed, due to severe fire danger and forecast weather conditions.

The closed areas are:

  • Sandstone Caves walking track
  • Dandry Gorge (Sculptures in the Scrub) walking track, picnic area and campground
  • Salt Caves picnic area
  • Pilliga forest visitor lookout tower

Penalties apply for non compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office in Baradine on 02 6843 4000, 02 6843 4011 or on 1800 270 880 (after hours emergency line).

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Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Nov 2019, 6.45pm

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 Fri 4 Oct 2019, 3.56pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 Nov 2019, 8.52am

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 25 Sep 2019, 12.09pm to Wed 23 Sep 2020, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Sep 2019, 12.46pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Australian Wildlife Conservancy carries out continuous 1080 fox baiting in Pilliga State Conservation Area and the Gilgai section of Pilliga National Park. This applies from Monday 23 September 2019 to Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Fox baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) are laid across the entire state conservation area north of Railway Survey Road and west of Pickaxe Road.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. All neighbours and visitors to the park must be aware that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. We recommend that dogs in the area where baiting is underway be restrained or muzzled at all times. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on 02 6792 3613 or the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 3.56pm to Fri 24 Jan 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Dec 2019, 12.09pm

Closed areas: Most of Mount Kaputar National Park closed - bushfires

Most of Mount Kaputar National Park is currently closed due to bushfire activity until Friday 24 January 2020, unless otherwise updated.

The exceptions to this are Waa Gorge and Sawn Rocks, which have reopened.

Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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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/mount-kaputar-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
  • Mount Kaputar 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

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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Light dusting of snow on trees in winter, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH