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Mutawintji National Park

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Applies from Thu 24 Nov 2022, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 9.24am

Closed areas: Tandou Road access through Kinchega National Park is closed

Tandou Road from Woolshed Drive to Tandou Station boundary is closed due to rain.

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Applies from Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Nov 2022, 9.28am

Closed areas: Closed access road into Kinchega National Park

The Little Menindee Creek Road access road (Low Road) has been damaged by floodwater and is closed.

For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 7 Oct 2022, 11.38am to Sun 4 Dec 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 5.16pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flooding

The national parks around Bourke are closed until further notice due to severe weather and flooding.

These closures will be reviewed regularly and may be extended.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, contact the Bourke National Parks Office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.44am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 11.37am

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 Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 6 Nov 2022, 8.42pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect from midnight Monday 31 October 2022 to midnight Friday 31 March 2023.  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.

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Sun 6 Nov 2022, 8.34pm

Closed areas: Billabong walk is inaccessible due to flooding

Billabong walk is inaccessible due to rising floodwaters of the Darling River.

Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins and Old Kinchega Cemetery can be accessed from the carpark. However, flood waters at the halfway point along Billabong walk are preventing access to the whole loop.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Oct 2022, 9.40am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Access to Emu Lake campground remains open when not affected by rain.

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

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Oct 2022, 9.26am

Closed areas: Darling River Campground Closed due to river flooding

Darling River Campground and River Drive are currently closed due to the river flooding.

For more information please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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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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