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Pilliga National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 30 March 2020, 2.04pm

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.01pm.

Closed areas: Visitor centres closed

Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre and Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. For park information call 1300 072 757.  

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Applies from Wed 25 Sep 2019, 12.09pm to Wed 23 Sep 2020, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jan 2020, 9.35am.

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Australian Wildlife Conservancy carries out continuous 1080 fox baiting in Pilliga State Conservation Area and the Gilgai section of Pilliga National Park. This applies from Monday 23 September 2019 to Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Fox baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) are laid across the entire state conservation area north of Railway Survey Road and west of Pickaxe Road.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. All neighbours and visitors to the park must be aware that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. We recommend that dogs in the area where baiting is underway be restrained or muzzled at all times. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on 02 6792 3613 or the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.11am

Closed areas: No.1 Break Road

Due to rain and storm damage there is no vehicle access to No.1 Break Road. The road is closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office, Baradine on 02 6843 4000 or 02 6843 4011.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 1 Apr 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 8.09am

Closed areas: Part park closure due to pest control operations

The Beresford Park and Carinya areas of Mount Kaputar National Park will be closed from midday, Monday 30 March 2020 until midnight Wednesday 1 April 2020, for a ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office in Narrabri.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.54pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted and Dawsons Spring cabins closed

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not be permitted in Mount Kaputar National Park from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice. This is to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Dawsons Spring cabins are also closed until further notice.

You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. You can also contact the NPWS Narrabri office on 02 6792 7300 or 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.04pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permitted in national parks until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 5.01pm

Closed areas: Visitor centres closed

Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre and Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. For park information call 1300 072 757.  

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Applies from Thu 27 Feb 2020, 8.26pm to Fri 26 Feb 2021, 8.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Most of Mount Kaputar National Park is now open. However, the following areas are closed due to bushfire damage and will remain closed until it is safe to open them:

  • Bark Hut campground and picnic area 
  • Euglah Rock walking track  
  • Bundabulla circuit walking track
  • Lindsay Rock Tops
  • Eckford lookout walk
  • Mount Kaputar Summit walk. Summit Road and lookout are open.
  • Kaputar Plateau walk
  • Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk
  • West Kaputar lookout

Barraba track will open when road conditions and weather allow.

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For further information call the NPWS Narrabri office on 02 6792 7300, and continue to check this website for alerts and updates on closures.

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Applies from Thu 27 Feb 2020, 8.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting Mount Kaputar National Park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails and obey closure notices.

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Applies from Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.44pm to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 12.01pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

NSW National Parks carries out continuous 1080 fox baiting in Warrumbungle National Park. Fox baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) are laid in the park north of Timor Road/John Renshaw Parkway.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. We recommend that dogs in the area where baiting is underway be restrained or muzzled at all times. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

This program protects the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. For more information, please contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Wed 25 Sep 2019, 12.09pm to Wed 23 Sep 2020, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jan 2020, 9.35am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Australian Wildlife Conservancy carries out continuous 1080 fox baiting in Pilliga State Conservation Area and the Gilgai section of Pilliga National Park. This applies from Monday 23 September 2019 to Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Fox baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) are laid across the entire state conservation area north of Railway Survey Road and west of Pickaxe Road.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. All neighbours and visitors to the park must be aware that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. We recommend that dogs in the area where baiting is underway be restrained or muzzled at all times. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the Australian Wildlife Conservancy on 02 6792 3613 or the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Mar 2020, 10.39am

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. Obey all closure notices.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Mar 2020, 10.39am

Closed areas: Dandry Gorge/Sculptures in the Scrub visitor area closed

Due to severe storm damage, Dandry Gorge/Sculptures in the Scrub visitor area, including the walking track, campground and picnic area, is closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office, Baradine on 02 6843 4000 or 02 6843 4011.

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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/pilliga-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • 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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Emergency services

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Guided tour, Pilliga National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary