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Somerton National Park

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Last reviewed: Wed 2 December 2020, 5.06pm

Applies from Mon 23 Nov 2020, 5.49pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 5.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Dec 2020, 5.06pm.

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.

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Applies from Mon 23 Nov 2020, 5.49pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 5.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Dec 2020, 5.06pm

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.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Nov 2020, 8.46am

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

Affects 3 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 18 Sep 2020, 8.48am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.37pm

Closed areas: Boonalla Cave Road and walking track closed

The following parts of this park are closed from Wednesday 17 September 2020 until further notice to protect eastern cave bats while they are breeding:

  • Boonalla Cave Road
  • Boonalla Cave carpark and walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS Coonabarabran office on 02 6842 1311.

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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/somerton-national-park/local-alerts

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

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