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Mungo National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 21 February 2019, 9.55am

Applies from Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3.02pm to Fri 22 Feb 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 9.55am.

Other planned events: Vigars Well Road closed

Vigars Well access road and picnic area are closed for routine maintenance. The Mungo self-guided drive tour remains open, however no access is permitted to Vigars Well. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Darling Area, Buronga office on 03 5021 8900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 1 Nov 2018, 1.54pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.35pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 2.49pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Mungo National Park

A park fire ban is in place in Mungo National 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 NPWS Buronga office on 03 5021 8900 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

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

Affects 16 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Thu 1 Nov 2018, 2.00pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 2.35pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling Area parks and reserves

A park fire ban is in place in Euston Regional Park, Kemendok National Park, Kemendok Nature Reserve, Mallee Cliffs National Park, Murray Valley Regional Park, Nearie Lake Nature Reserve, and Tarawi Nature Reserve. The ban 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 local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3.02pm to Fri 22 Feb 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 9.55am

Other planned events: Vigars Well Road closed

Vigars Well access road and picnic area are closed for routine maintenance. The Mungo self-guided drive tour remains open, however no access is permitted to Vigars Well. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Darling Area, Buronga office on 03 5021 8900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 3 Dec 2018, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Feb 2019, 11.38am

Safety alerts: Red level alert for blue-green algae at Menindee

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for some parts of the Sunraysia region at Menindee.

A red alert warning indicates that people should not undertake recreational activities where they may come into direct contact with the water, such as swimming, as well as domestic uses, including showering and washing. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to livestock and pets.

The affected areas include:

  • Lakes Wetherell
  • Pamamaroo
  • Copi Hollow  
  • Darling River

The blue-green algae at Menindee may be expected to move slowly downstream with the low flow release from Weir 32.

The species of blue-green algae identified are potentially toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed, and skin and eye irritations after contact. Boiling the water does not remove algal toxins.

Please do not to enter the water, do not drink untreated water or bathe in water drawn from the lake while this red alert level warning is in place. Town water supplies remain unaffected and safe to drink. The above is a media release from Water NSW.

For further updates please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8080 3200.

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Applies from Sun 14 Oct 2018, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 5.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Dec 2018, 7.42pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Monday 15 October 2018 and remains in place until Sunday 31 March 2019, 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. 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 1 Oct 2018, 1.18pm to Mon 1 Apr 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 11.40am

Fire bans: Fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite reserves

A park fire ban is in place for Yanga and Kyalite reserves 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 local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

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.

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Applies from Thu 1 Nov 2018, 1.54pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.35pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 2.49pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Mungo National Park

A park fire ban is in place in Mungo National 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 NPWS Buronga office on 03 5021 8900 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 1 Nov 2018, 2.00pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 2.35pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling Area parks and reserves

A park fire ban is in place in Euston Regional Park, Kemendok National Park, Kemendok Nature Reserve, Mallee Cliffs National Park, Murray Valley Regional Park, Nearie Lake Nature Reserve, and Tarawi Nature Reserve. The ban 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 local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 15 Oct 2018, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 30 Dec 2018, 10.15am

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, 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 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 1 Jun 2018, 8.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Feb 2019, 4.29pm

Closed areas: Access restrictions due to Lake Drive closure

Morton Boulka picnic area and Cawndilla picnic area and campground are closed and inaccessible due to the current condition of Lake Drive. Lake Drive is closed.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 16 Feb 2017, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Feb 2019, 10.39am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive

Emu Lake Drive that connects the Kinchega Woolshed to the Tandou / Old Pooncarie Road is currently closed. Access to the Kinchega Woolshed and Emu Lake campground is possible via Woolshed Drive. For more information, please contact NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/mungo-national-park/local-alerts

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Mailbox beside a dirt road near Mungo National Park. Photo: Ken Stepnell