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Pilliga Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

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Applies from Thu 27 Feb 2020, 8.26pm to Fri 26 Feb 2021, 8.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 4.07pm

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 - open Monday 1 June 2020
  • Euglah Rock walking track  - open Monday 1 June 2020
  • Bundabulla circuit walking track
  • Lindsay Rock Tops
  • Eckford lookout walk
  • Mount Kaputar Summit walk. Summit Road and lookout are open.
  • Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk
  • West Kaputar lookout

Barraba track will reopen to vehicles when road conditions and weather allow. The track is open for walkers and cyclists. Do not enter closed areas.

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

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.36pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 2.54pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted and Dawsons Spring cabins closed

Campgrounds and Dawsons Spring Cabins are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. If you would like to stay here after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.17am to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 2.52pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted and Brackens Hut closed

Campgrounds in Coolah Tops National Park are closed until 1 June 2020. If you would like to stay at a campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Tue 26 May 2020, 2.28pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 2.33pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Campgrounds in Warrumbungle National Park are closed until 1 June 2020. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information. 

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.59pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 2.42pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permissible in this national park until 1 June 2020. If you would like to stay at a campground or cabin after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Tue 12 May 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 May 2020, 4.59pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be conducted between Tuesday 12 May 2020 and Saturday 30 May 2020 in:

  • Binnaway Nature Reserve
  • Ukerbarley Aboriginal Area
  • Ukerbarley State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS Baradine area office on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 May 2020, 12.54pm

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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 May 2020, 9.35am

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, 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: Thu 7 May 2020, 9.35am

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 call the NPWS Castlereagh area office, Baradine on 02 6843 4000 or 02 6843 4011.

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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: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 10.47am

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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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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