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Pilliga West State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 30 November 2020, 4.04pm

Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.00am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 4.04pm.

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Applies from Mon 23 Nov 2020, 5.49pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 5.50pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Nov 2020, 5.52pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until 31 March 2021 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.

Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Aug 2020, 11.04am.

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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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.00am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 4.04pm

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban

A total fire ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total fire ban applies for the entire 24-hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended. Please continue to check this website. To find out where and when total fire bans are currently in effect, please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Affects 12 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 27 Nov 2020, 11.43am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Nov 2020, 12.09pm

Closed areas: Visitor areas closed

All visitor areas in this park including campgrounds, are closed due to severe fire weather. The closed areas include:

  • Salt Caves campground
  • Salt Caves picnic area and Pilliga Tower
  • Sandstone Caves walking track
  • Sculptures in the Scrub walking track

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 23 Nov 2020, 5.49pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 5.50pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Nov 2020, 5.52pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until 31 March 2021 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.

Affects 12 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 28 Oct 2020, 8.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Nov 2020, 1.43pm

Closed areas: No.1 Break Road open to light traffic

No.1 Break Road is open to light vehicle traffic with caution. Please drive vehicles to road conditions and comply with park notices. No.1 Break road is subject to flood damage and conditions may change as a result of heavy rainfall. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011. 

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Aug 2020, 11.04am

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.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

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-west-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

Contact

Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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