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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 20 January 2020, 10.38am

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.22pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 10.38am.

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

The majority of this park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. The following areas are open:

  • Wollomombi
  • Apsley Falls
  • Dangars Falls
  • Gara Gorge and Blue Holes picnic area

Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 12.18pm.

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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 5.02pm to Thu 2 Apr 2020, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jan 2020, 6.48pm

Closed parks: Some parks closed due to fire

This park is closed because it's currently affected by fire or by the ongoing bushfire conditions.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

This park is closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

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Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jan 2020, 6.37pm

Closed parks: Park closed - emergency bushfire conditions

This park and all national parks in the Hastings Macleay area are closed due to emergency bushfire conditions. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168, or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 11.23am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jan 2020, 1.22pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire activity until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 1.30pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jan 2020, 6.43pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire activity until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Thu 19 Dec 2019, 4.33pm to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jan 2020, 2.47pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to fire

Woko National Park and Curracabundi National Park are closed due to dangerous fire conditions and the current bushfire situation. Do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300. These parks will be closed until further notice, reviewed on a weekly basis.

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Applies from Fri 18 Oct 2019, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 5.49pm

Fires - Advice: Rumba Complex

There is a fire in this park called Rumba Complex. 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.

Affects 8 parks and 6 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 10 Jan 2020, 4.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 5.09pm

Fires - Advice: Mount Pimple Rd, Mernot

There is a fire in this park called Mount Pimple Rd, Mernot. 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 Sat 26 Oct 2019, 7.19pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 4.04pm

Fires - Advice: Crestwood Dr, Port Macquarie

There is a fire in this park called Crestwood Dr, Port Macquarie. 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.

Affects 4 parks and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 11 Dec 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 12.45pm

Fires - Advice: Pearson Trail Complex, Dungowan

There is a fire in this park called Pearson Trail Complex, Dungowan. 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 8 Nov 2019, 3.06pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 12.26pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Coffs Coast area

This park is closed until further notice due to ongoing bushfire operations or bushfire recovery. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on 30 March 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 2.09pm to Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 12.20pm

Closed areas: Walking track closures due to ongoing fire activity

Some parts of this park are closed due to the Carrie East bushfire. The closed areas are:

  • Robinsons Knob trail
  • New England Wilderness walk
  • Cascades walk

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 2.22pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jan 2020, 10.38am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

The majority of this park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. The following areas are open:

  • Wollomombi
  • Apsley Falls
  • Dangars Falls
  • Gara Gorge and Blue Holes picnic area

Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jan 2020, 5.29pm. Last reviewed: Sun 19 Jan 2020, 4.10pm

Fires - Advice: Cowsby Rd, Niangala

There is a fire in this park called Cowsby Rd, Niangala. 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 Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10.39am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jan 2020, 4.08pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed until Monday 30 March 2020 due to bushfire activity. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to monitor this website for updates.

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Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10.45am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jan 2020, 4.09pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires

This park is closed until Monday 30 March 2020 due to bushfire activity. Do not enter the park. This will remain closed until further updates. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Wed 6 Nov 2019, 12.30pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jan 2020, 8.28am

Closed parks: Nymboi-Binderay National Park and State Conservation Area closed due to bushfire

This park is closed due to the Muck Creek and Bees Nest bush fires. Do not enter the park.

This closure includes:

  • Platypus Flat campground
  • Cod Hole campground
  • Norm Jolly precinct

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Coffs Coast office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 30 Dec 2019, 11.22am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Dec 2019, 4.48pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of wild dogs and foxes in Lake Innes Nature Reserve, Lake Innes State Conservation Area, Innes Ruins Historic Site and Queens Lake State Conservation Area.

This baiting program will run from Monday 30 December 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020. It will reduce the impacts of pest animals on wildlife and threatened species in the park after the bushfires.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6588 5555 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

Affects 4 parks and 3 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3.57pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 12.18pm

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 25 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 3.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.19am

Closed areas: Karamea Homestead closed due to fires

Karamea Homestead is closed until further notice due to the fires nearby on Thunderbolts Way, particularly the Reserves Road, Mares Run fire.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

This closure will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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 12 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 11 Dec 2019, 4.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 9.38pm

Fires - Advice: Rollover Rd, Bago

There is a fire in this park called Rollover Rd, Bago. 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 Thu 28 Nov 2019, 3.05pm to Wed 1 Apr 2020, 3.06pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Nov 2019, 8.47am

Closed areas: The Junction, Platypus Flat and Cod Hole campgrounds closed

The following campgrounds in Nymboi-Binderray National Park are closed for major repairs until Wednesday 1 April 2020 after fire destroyed park infrastructure:

  • The Junction campground
  • Platypus Flat campground
  • Cod Hole campground

Nymboida River campground in Nymboida National Park will reopen on Friday 20 December 2019.

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

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Applies from Tue 26 Nov 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Nov 2019, 3.05pm

Fires - Not Applicable: Bellinger River

There is a fire in this park called Bellinger River. 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 Wed 27 Nov 2019, 12.44pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Nov 2019, 3.03pm

Fires - Not Applicable: South Bellinger

There is a fire in this park called South Bellinger. 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 26 Nov 2019, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Nov 2019, 11.09am

Fires - Advice: Indigo

There is a fire in this park called Indigo. 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 Wed 17 Jul 2019, 2.01pm to Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2019, 4.23pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Bongil Bongil National Park

Park visitors and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas should be aware that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Please ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 7 Dec 2017, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jun 2019, 4.06pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NSW National Parks is running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and National Park from Saturday 11 May 2019 to Monday 11 November 2019.

For further information, call the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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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/oxley-wild-rivers-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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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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View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary