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Paroo-Darling National Park

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Last reviewed: Fri 18 June 2021, 2.27pm

Applies from Fri 18 Jun 2021, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jun 2021, 2.27pm.

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area closed due to rain

Peery Lake picnic area is currently closed because the access road from Wilcannia to Wanaaring Road is closed due to rain. The picnic area will be accessible again when the Central Darling Shire re-opens the road.  

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

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jun 2021, 1.58pm.

Closed areas: Campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed indefinitely due to flooding of the Darling River.

Campsites are not available for booking until the river floodwaters subside and the campground is accessible again. 

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 9.10pm.

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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Applies from Fri 18 Jun 2021, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jun 2021, 2.27pm

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area closed due to rain

Peery Lake picnic area is currently closed because the access road from Wilcannia to Wanaaring Road is closed due to rain. The picnic area will be accessible again when the Central Darling Shire re-opens the road.  

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

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jun 2021, 1.58pm

Closed areas: Campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed indefinitely due to flooding of the Darling River.

Campsites are not available for booking until the river floodwaters subside and the campground is accessible again. 

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

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Applies from Fri 11 Jun 2021, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jun 2021, 1.57pm

Closed areas: Darling River campground closed due to rain

Darling River campground is currently closed due to rain. This closure will be re-assessed on Wednesday 23 June 2021.

Alternative camping is available at Emu Lake campground. 

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.13pm

Closed areas: Kinchega Shearers' Quarters closed for upgrades

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters Accommodation will be closed from Monday 26 April 2021 until Wednesday 30 June 2021 for major works.

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

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Applies from Tue 3 Nov 2020, 9.28am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jun 2021, 1.11pm

Closed areas: Lake Drive closed, Emu Lake Drive closed

These two sections of road in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Lake Drive from the Old Pooncarie Road to Cawndilla campground
  • Emu Lake Drive

Cawndilla campground is not accessible. Emu Lake campground is accessible for camping from Friday 11 June.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Jun 2021, 11.23am

Closed areas: Road closed due to flood damage

The western section of Middle Road between Toona Gate Road and Cameron Corner Road is closed indefinitely due to flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 9.10pm

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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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 10.29am to Mon 19 Jul 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 3.47pm

Closed parks: Closed for major road works

Mutawintji National Park will be closed from Monday 24 May until Monday 19 July 2021 for major road works to repair flood damaged roads.  

The Homestead Creek campground will not be available for booking during this time and the Mutawintji National Parks Historic Site tours will not be operating.

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 Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.12pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground closed until further notice

Cawndilla campground is closed. Lake drive is closed from Morton Boulka picnic area and there is no access to Cawndilla campground.

This closure is in place unless otherwise extended or removed. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 21 May 2021, 4.29pm to Mon 21 Jun 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 11.47am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using 1080 fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Friday 21 May to Monday 21 June 2021 in Gundabooka National Park and State Conservation Area and Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area. 

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS Bourke office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Thu 15 Apr 2021, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 12.24pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to Cobar Council roadworks on Pullpulla Road

Access to this park is closed from Monday 19 April 2021 due to extensive roadworks being done by Cobar Shire on Pullpulla Road. Park access may be closed for up to 3 months. 

For further information contact the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Sat 1 May 2021, 4.53pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.22am

Closed areas: Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation closure

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation will be closed during May and June 2021 while upgrades are completed. This will involve the upgrading of existing shower, toilet and laundry facilities as well as the provision of a new family and disabled access bathroom.

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

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 12.10pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Sturt National Park

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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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 12.11pm

Safety alerts: Sealing of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra

The Roads and Maritime Service has begun sealing the section of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra. Be aware of tankers carting water from dams on Sturt National Park, and expect to see water tankers on the road from Olive Downs out to the Silver City Highway, and on the Jump Up Loop Road south of Mount King. For further information call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 4.41pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 May 2021, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Willandra accommodation closed

Hard-roofed accommodation in Willandra National Park is closed from Wednesday 31 March to Saturday 31 July as Covid-19 cleaning requirements can't be met. The closed sites are:

  • Willandra Cottage
  • Willandra Men’s Quarters

All main visitor areas will remain open. Willandra campground will remain open.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 15 Mar 2021, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Middle Road closed due to slippery surfaces

Middle road closed due to slippery surfaces due to wet weather.

For more information please contact the Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 9133308

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 9.03am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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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/paroo-darling-national-park/local-alerts

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