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Paroo-Darling National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 13 July 2020, 1.02pm

Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.02pm.

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Paroo-Darling 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 Tue 22 Sep 2020, 10.20am to Mon 28 Sep 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Sep 2020, 12.49pm

Closed areas: Kinchega National Park River Drive and PS Providence historic site closed

River Drive is closed due to rain. There is no access to Darling River campground or PS Providence historic site until road conditions change. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 23 Sep 2020, 12.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 1.08pm

Safety alerts: Campgrounds accessible to 4WD vehicles only

The current areas are only accessible to 4WD vehicles only due to wet weather:

  • Fort Grey, Mount Wood and Olive Downs campgrounds
  • Mount Wood Homestead, Shearer's Quarters and Outdoor Pastoral Museum

Please drive with caution and check local road reports for updates. For more information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Sat 19 Sep 2020, 7.53am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 1.08pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to wet weather

Some parts of Sturt National Park are closed due to wet weather. The closed areas are:

  • Jump Up Loop Road
  • Middle Road
  • Gorge Loop Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 80913 308.

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Applies from Wed 23 Sep 2020, 10.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 12.32pm

Closed parks: Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area closed

Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area are closed due to wet road conditions until the closure is extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 11.01am to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 10.32am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 12.02pm

Closed areas: Closed roads in Kinchega National Park

Lake Drive, from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground, is closed. Emu Lake Drive is also closed until further notice. For information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 10.58am to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 10.29am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 12.00pm

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground and picnic area closed

Cawndilla campground and Cawndilla picnic area are closed and inaccessible until further notice. For information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 23 Sep 2020, 9.39am to Mon 28 Sep 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 10.48am

Closed areas: Yanda track closed due to wet road conditions

Yanda track in Gundabooka National Park is closed due to wet road conditions. The closure remains in place until further notice. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 22 Sep 2020, 2.19pm to Sun 27 Sep 2020, 8.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Sep 2020, 10.39am

Other incidents: Homestead Creek campground - Toilets and shower facilities closed

The toilets and shower facilities at Homestead Creek campground are closed due to water bore failure. Toilets are available at Mutawintji Visitor Centre. NPWS is working to address the issue.

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Applies from Sun 13 Sep 2020, 6.00am to Mon 12 Oct 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Sep 2020, 5.03pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

Ground baits containing ACTA 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid along various tracks and trails in Toorale National Park, Toorale State Conservation Area and Nocoleche Nature Reserve from Sunday 13 September to Monday 12 October 2020 to control wild dog and fox populations.

1080 is poisonous to humans if swallowed and harmful if absorbed by the skin or inhaled. If poisoning occurs, contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26. For further information please contact the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Thu 10 Sep 2020, 6.00am to Fri 9 Oct 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Sep 2020, 5.03pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

Ground baits containing ACTA 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid along various tracks and trails within Gundabooka National Park and Gundabooka State Conservation Area from Thursday 10 September to Friday 9 October 2020 to control wild dog and fox populations.

1080 is poisonous to humans if swallowed and harmful if absorbed by the skin or inhaled. If poisoning occurs, contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26. For further information please contact the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Fri 7 Aug 2020, 11.25am to Fri 6 Nov 2020, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 9.52am

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed

The group campground in Willandra National Park is closed due to a drainage issue for the foreseeable future. Willandra campground will remain open.

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Aug 2020, 11.36am to Fri 6 Nov 2020, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 9.52am

Closed areas: Willandra accommodation closed

On-park accommodation in Willandra National Park is closed from Friday 7 August to Friday 6 November 2020 due to COVID-19. 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 Thu 30 Jul 2020, 1.46pm to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Aug 2020, 8.23am

Other planned events: Aerial pest management program - park closed

This park will be closed to all visitors from Wednesday 21 October to Saturday 31 October 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. This program will target deer, goats, pigs and foxes, and aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Dubbo office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jul 2020, 12.42pm to Wed 30 Sep 2020, 12.46pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Aug 2020, 8.23am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting - parks closed

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral foxes. The program will be conducted between Monday 28 September and Wednesday 30 September 2020 in Yathong Nature Reserve, Nombinnie Nature Reserve, Nombinnie State Conservation Area and Round Hill Nature Reserve.

The reserves will be closed during this time frame.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points as well as other appropriate locations throughout the reserve.

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 Dubbo office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.02pm

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 Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.02pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Paroo-Darling 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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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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