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Applies from Wed 22 Sep 2021, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Sep 2021, 5.07pm

Closed areas: Campground closure due to COVID-19 restrictions

NPWS campgrounds and accommodation in Bourke Shire are closed as a result of the NSW Government's public health orders, due to the risk of COVID-19 in the area.

Read more on our COVID-19 update web page.

Please consult the latest NSW Government news and updates about COVID-19 for advice on required safety measures before visiting a park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Bourke office on 02 6830 0200 or 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Wed 22 Sep 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Sep 2021, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area closed due to COVID-19

Peery Lake picnic area is closed due to the NSW Government's COVID-19 restrictions.

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 1.08pm

Closed areas: Roads and areas closed

The following areas in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Emu Lake Drive
  • Lake Drive, from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground
  • Cawndilla campground

Cawndilla campground is scheduled to re-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 Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.38am

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 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 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 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 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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