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Pilliga National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2023, 10.15am

Applies from Mon 1 May 2023, 9.51am to Fri 8 Sep 2023, 9.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 1 May 2023, 10.15am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is conducting a ground baiting program in Pilliga State Conservation Area and Pilliga National Park (Gilgai section) from 8 May 2023 to 8 August 2023.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on 0478 226 474 or the NPWS Castlereagh Area office on 02 6843 4000 for more information.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 12 Feb 2022, 4.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 May 2023, 8.37am

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions

Roads in Timmallallie National Park are rough in some sections because of erosion caused by heavy rainfall. Road conditions may change quickly following rainfall. 

For more information, contact the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011.

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Applies from Thu 11 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2023, 2.35pm

Hazard reduction burns: Scratch Rd South HR

There is a planned Hazard Reduction burn in this park from (none). The fire is called Scratch Rd South HR. 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 Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Sat 27 May 2023, 12.32pm

Closed areas: Roads closed in Pilliga Forest

Some roads in Pilliga West State Conservation Area and Pilliga West National Park are closed due to subsidence damage. Take care when driving in the area. Please obey all closure notices.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Local alerts

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  • in the Country NSW region
  • Pilliga Forest is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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