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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 9 September 2019, 11.41am

Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 11.41am.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to wildfires

Some areas of this park are closed due to wildfire. The closed areas are:

  • Halls Peak
  • East Kunderang 

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Armidale office on 02 6738 9100 or the Walcha office on 02 6777 4700. Or, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

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 Tue 18 Dec 2018, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3.00pm.

Closed areas: Wollomombi Falls main lookout closed

The main viewing platform at Wollomombi Falls visitor area has identified structural deterioration. It will be closed until repairs can be completed and the structure has been certified as safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 8 Aug 2019, 7.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Sep 2019, 3.43pm

Fires - Advice: Kerriki Forest

There is a fire in this park called Kerriki Forest. 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 31 Aug 2019, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Sep 2019, 3.34pm

Fires - Advice: Bees Nest

There is a fire in this park called Bees Nest. 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 6 parks and 9 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 11.18pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Sep 2019, 12.34pm

Fires - Advice: Cooperabung Range Rd, Gum Scrub

There is a fire in this park called Cooperabung Range Rd, Gum Scrub. 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 Mon 5 Aug 2019, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Sep 2019, 10.18am

Fires - Advice: Gilmores Gully Fire

There is a fire in this park called Gilmores Gully Fire. 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 Mon 9 Sep 2019, 3.44pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Sep 2019, 8.58am

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 Thu 5 Sep 2019, 12.00am to Mon 23 Sep 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 12.16pm

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 Mon 16 Sep 2019, 9.12am to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 9.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 9.12am

Closed parks: Cathedral Rock National Park closed - Active wildfire impacting park

This park is closed due to bushfire, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Armidale regional office on 02 6776 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 15 Sep 2019, 8.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 8.43am

Closed areas: Jacky Barker campground closed

Jacky Barker campground and access trails are closed due to a bushfire until at least Friday 20 September 2019. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local NPWS office or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.21pm to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Sep 2019, 2.23pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire

This park is closed due to bushfire until Tuesday 1 October 2019 unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 02 6561 6700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 10 Sep 2019, 8.24am to Fri 27 Sep 2019, 8.20am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Sep 2019, 10.42am

Closed parks: Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - Active wildfire impacting entire park

Some areas of this park are closed due to a wildfire that is burning in the park. The closed areas are:

  • Ebor Falls
  • Chaelundi campground
  • Dalmorton campground
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Escarpment walk
  • The section of Bicentennial National trail in this park

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 11.41am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to wildfires

Some areas of this park are closed due to wildfire. The closed areas are:

  • Halls Peak
  • East Kunderang 

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Armidale office on 02 6738 9100 or the Walcha office on 02 6777 4700. Or, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 10.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 10.32am

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire

This park is closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Jetty office on 02 6652 0910 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Sun 8 Sep 2019, 9.42am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Sep 2019, 10.09am

Closed areas: The Junction campground closed - bushfire

The Junction campground in Nymboi-Binderay National Park is closed due to bushfire activity.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 7 Sep 2019, 5.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Sep 2019, 10.54am

Closed areas: Moonpar Forest Drive, Platypus Flat and Cod Hole campgrounds closed

The following areas of Nymboi-Binderay National Park are closed due to bushfire:

  • Moonpar Forest Drive
  • NormanJolly picnic area
  • Platypus Flat campground
  • Cod Hole campground

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on 02 6657 5913 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 5 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 5 Sep 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 1.32pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Coffs Coast area

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 32 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 4.05pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 4.05pm

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 3 parks nearby. Show list

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

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 27 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 1 May 2019, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Aug 2019, 2.02pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Lemon Tree SFAZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Lemon Tree SFAZ. 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 23 Aug 2019, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Aug 2019, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Dingo Tops picnic area and campground closed

The following areas are closed due to bushfire:

  • Dingo Tops picnic area and Dingo Tops campground
  • Mountain Brush and Rainforest walking tracks off Dingo Tops picnic area
  • Knodingbul Road south of Dingo Tops Road to Koala Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Manning area office on 02 6552 4097 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 1 Aug 2019, 12.11pm to Tue 1 Oct 2019, 12.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jul 2019, 1.52pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting - Bindarri National Park

Park visitors and residents in the Broooklana/Upper Bobo areas should be aware that a 1080 wild dog baiting program is being conducted in Bindarri National Park. The program will run from Thursday 1 August 2019 to 1 September 2019.

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.

This program is part of cooperative wild dog control project. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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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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Applies from Tue 18 Dec 2018, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Wollomombi Falls main lookout closed

The main viewing platform at Wollomombi Falls visitor area has identified structural deterioration. It will be closed until repairs can be completed and the structure has been certified as safe.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 17 Dec 2018, 8.40pm to Mon 3 Feb 2020, 8.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Dec 2018, 10.34am

Other incidents: Wilson River picnic area - gas barbecues not available

The gas barbecues are not in operation at Wilson River picnic area in Willi Willi National Park.

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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