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Pilliga Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Fri 1 March 2024, 12.05pm

Applies from Fri 1 Sep 2023, 10.05am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 12.05pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 22 Jan 2024, 3.14pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Jan 2024, 2.21pm.

Closed areas: Sandstone Caves walking track closed

The Sandstone Caves walking track will be closed until further notice due to a hazardous rock fall.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 6843 4011.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 1 Sep 2023, 10.05am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 12.05pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 11.16am to Thu 21 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 11.34am

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial and ground pest control operation

Warrumbungle National Park is closed from 3pm, Sunday 17 March to 5pm, Thursday 21 March 2024 for an aerial and ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Warrumbungle Visitor Centre on 02 6825 4364.

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Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 11.29am to Fri 22 Mar 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 11.32am

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Coolah Tops National Park is closed from 3pm, Monday 18 March to 10am, Saturday 23 March 2024 for an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 26 Feb 2024, 8.00am to Mon 25 Mar 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Upper Bullawa Creek picnic area CLOSED

Upper Bullawa Creek picnic area will be CLOSED from Monday 26 February to Monday 25 March 2024, due to roadworks. 

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narrabri office on 02 6792 7300.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jan 2024, 4.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 9.22am

Closed areas: Section of Pincham trail to Grand High Tops closed due to rock fall hazard

The Breadknife walk (Pincham trail between Dagda turnoff and the Grand High Tops summit) is closed until further notice due to rock fall hazard. Do not enter the area.

Detour to Grand High Tops summit is via Dagda shortcut. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Center on 02 6825 4364.

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Applies from Wed 18 Oct 2023, 11.16am to Fri 15 Mar 2024, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 1.58pm

Other planned events: Camp Blackman amenity block under construction

Camp Blackman 1 has been CLOSED for construction of a new amenities block from October to 14 March 2024, subject to construction timeframes.

There is temporary amenities available for guest use at Camp Blackman 3 during this period. 

Camp Blackman 2 and 3 remain open.

 

For more information, contact the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre (02) 6825 4364.

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Applies from Fri 1 Sep 2023, 6.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 9.53am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial and ground baiting program

Please be advised the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial and ongoing ground baiting program in Mount Kaputar National Park from Friday 1 September 2023 to Sunday 31 March 2024. 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, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location.

Domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 contact the NPWS Barwon Area office on (02) 6792 7300.

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Applies from Tue 13 Jun 2023, 9.58am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Feb 2024, 9.48am

Closed areas: Coolah Tops National Park areas closed

The following areas are currently closed:

  • Grass Trees walking track entrance via the Barracks campground is closed due to track damage. Grass Trees walking track is accessible via The Pinnacle Road.
  • Snow Gums walking track is closed because of severe storm damage to the track. 

 

Forest Road between Coolah Creek Road and the entrance of Coolah Tops National Park has been damaged by heavy rain, particularly the steeper slopes, however the Park is still accessible. Forest Road is managed and maintained by Warrumbungle Shire Council. Please refer any inquiries concerning this road directly to the Council.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Castlereagh Area office on 02 6843 4000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.44pm to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 6.04pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) carries out continuous ground 1080 baiting in Warrumbungle National Park for the control of foxes. Meat baits and canid pest ejectors (CPE's) containing 1080 sodium fluoroacetate poison are laid in the Park north of Timor Road/John Renshaw Parkway. In addition to this, an aerial 1080 baiting program is also carried out every six weeks to reach inaccessible areas also north of Timor Road/John Renshaw Parkway.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 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.

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

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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-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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