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Shark Island Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 8 November 2019, 11.06am

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am.

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 6 Dec 2019, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Dec 2019, 11.36pm

Fires - Advice: Jarrah Rd

There is a fire in this park called Jarrah Rd. 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 Thu 17 Oct 2019, 5.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Dec 2019, 11.20pm

Fires - Advice: Carrai Creek

There is a fire in this park called Carrai Creek. 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.

Applies from Thu 17 Oct 2019, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Dec 2019, 8.12pm

Fires - Advice: Carrai East

There is a fire in this park called Carrai East. 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.

Applies from Tue 26 Nov 2019, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Dec 2019, 10.22am

Fires - Advice: Cabbage Tree

There is a fire in this park called Cabbage Tree . 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 Fri 25 Oct 2019, 5.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Dec 2019, 8.34am

Fires - Advice: Stockyard East

There is a fire in this park called Stockyard East. 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.

Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 9.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Dec 2019, 10.10am

Closed areas: Worimi access closure

The Lavis Lane 4WD beach access of Worimi State Conservation Area is closed for sand clearing from Thursday 12 December to Friday 13 December 2019.

Penalties apply for non compliance. For more information contact the Nelson Bay NPWS office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 4 Dec 2019, 3.49pm. Last reviewed: Sat 7 Dec 2019, 1.54am

Fires - Advice: Martins Creek Rd, Paterson

There is a fire in this park called Martins Creek Rd, Paterson. 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 Tue 26 Nov 2019, 9.08am to Mon 20 Apr 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Nov 2019, 9.08am

Closed parks: Wallingat National Park closed due to increased bushfire risk

This park is closed due to the elevated risk of bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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 21 Oct 2019, 10.50am to Mon 30 Dec 2019, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 11.39am

Closed areas: Hickson Street walking track closed

Hickson Street walking track in Glenrock State Conservation Area will be closed for track upgrades from Monday 21 October to Monday 30 December 2019.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office 02 4946 4100.

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Applies from Tue 1 Oct 2019, 12.05pm to Tue 24 Dec 2019, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 11.39am

Other planned events: Fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of foxes in Hunter Wetlands National Park on Ash Island. The baiting program will run from Tuesday 1 October to Tuesday 24 December 2019. It will reduce the impacts of foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park.

There will 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don't touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried Penalties apply for non-compliance. Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in National Parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cars. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jul 2019, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Sep 2019, 3.56pm

Closed areas: Medowie State Conservation Area closed to vehicles

All trails in this park are closed to vehicles due to illegal dumping and arson. Penalties apply for non-compliance. These trails are still open for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Hunter Coast area office on 02 4984 8200.

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Applies from Wed 26 Jun 2019, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2019, 10.43am

Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog control program underway in the Dungog area

NSW National Parks will be using 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for wild dog control as buried baits and capsules in ejector devices. Baits will be laid in Monkerai Nature Reserve and Black Bulga State Conservation Area from Wednesday 10 July. The program will end by Wednesday 24 July 2019.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks, state conservation areas or nature reserves. Neighbours and visitors are reminded that 1080 poison baits and capsules are lethal to domestic pets.

All areas will have 1080 baiting signs at access points to areas where baiting is taking place. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Or, muzzle dogs if they need to work the baiting location during and after the baiting program.

This program is being carried out as part of a broader coordinated control program to reduce the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you would like to be involved in the cooperative program, please call Hunter Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

For further information, please call the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2015, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Jul 2016, 10.14am

Safety alerts: No driving on the dunes, except for the Recreational Vehicle Area

Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).

  • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
  • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.

Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information

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Applies from Fri 24 Jul 2015, 9.46am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.23am

Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:

  • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island

For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Jun 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2019, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Crawford River Road closed - Myall Lakes National Park section

Crawford River Road in Myall Lakes National Park is closed to vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/shark-island-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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