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Paroo-Darling National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 14 September 2021, 8.57am

Applies from Thu 19 Aug 2021, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 8.57am.

Closed parks: Parks closed due to COVID-19

The following National Parks are closed until further notice as a result of the NSW Government's stay-at-home restrictions:

  • Kinchega National Park
  • Mutawintji National Park
  • Paroo-Darling National Park
  • Sturt National Park

Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage or contact the local office.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 3.12pm.

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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 19 Aug 2021, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 8.57am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to COVID-19

The following National Parks are closed until further notice as a result of the NSW Government's stay-at-home restrictions:

  • Kinchega National Park
  • Mutawintji National Park
  • Paroo-Darling National Park
  • Sturt National Park

Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage or contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 8.53am

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 Fri 10 Sep 2021, 1.57pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 8.51am

Closed parks: Park closed

Sturt National Park is closed until Friday 1 October 2021 to protect the safety of visitors, staff and local communities.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 8.49am

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 10 Sep 2021, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 8.37am

Closed areas: Area closed due to geological instability

Golden Gully Arch walking track at Hill End Historic Site is closed due a geological instability and risk of falling rocks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9023.

Applies from Fri 10 Sep 2021, 2.20pm to Sat 9 Oct 2021, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 3.31pm

Closed parks: Aerial and ground 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Saturday 25 September to Saturday 9 October 2021.

The operation will involve the use of meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the 2019-2020 bushfires, and to minimise the impact of foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information call the NPWS Central West Area office at Dubbo on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Fri 10 Sep 2021, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 2.50pm

Closed parks: Park closed

Mutawintji National Park is closed until Friday 1 October 2021 to protect the safety of visitors, staff and local communities.

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Applies from Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.12pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Campground and roads closed

Cawndilla campground is closed due to road closures. Lake Drive is closed at Morton Boulka picnic area. There is no access to Cawndilla campground.

This closure is expected to be lifted next month. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 3.12pm

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 Mon 5 Jul 2021, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Road closures

The following areas in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Emu Lake Drive
  • Lake Drive is closed from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground.

Cawndilla campground is currently closed, but scheduled to open in the coming weeks. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed

The group campground at Willandra National Park is closed for sewerage infrastructure works. Willandra campground will remain open.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 15 Apr 2021, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jun 2021, 4.37pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to roadworks

Access to this park is closed due to extensive roadworks being done by Cobar Shire on Pullpulla Road. At this stage, the NPWS does not have a date for when the road will be reopened.

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Aug 2021, 1.31pm

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 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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