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South West Woodland Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Wed 1 February 2023, 4.19pm

Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 4.19pm.

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 Thu 22 Dec 2022, 4.27pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 4.54pm.

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Fire Ban begins in Riverina Area Reserves

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 Thu 2 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 5.09pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Kosciuszko National Park

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 Thu 2 Feb 2023, 12.00am to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 4.19pm

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.

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 3.00pm to Sun 12 Mar 2023, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 12.36pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet conditions

Goobang National Park is closed from 7am Wednesday 1 February 2023 to 3pm Monday 12 March 2023 due to ongoing wet weather and Fire Access Fire Trail upgrades.

This closure includes all walking tracks, fire trails, Greenbah and Wanda Wandong Campground in the park. Please do not enter the park.

This closure will be reassessed monthly and the park will re-open when fire trails have been upgraded and weather permits.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For the most current information please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 4.34pm

Closed areas: Fence Construction - Coornartha Nature Reserve

Area closed for fence construction in Coornartha Nature Reserve. 

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 12.20pm

Closed parks: Tinderry Nature Reserve closed for aerial pest control operation

Tinderry Nature Reserve is closed from 6am, Monday 13 February to 9pm, Friday 24 February 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. This operation is part of an ongoing program for the control of pest animals including deer, pigs and goats.

Warning signs will be placed at access points into the Nature Reserve.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Queanbeyan park office on (02) 6229 7166.

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Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.18am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.50am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following precincts and campgrounds are closed until further notice due to widespread flooding:

Barooga precinct

  • Barooga campgrounds
  • Smithers Beach campgrounds

Cottadidda precinct

  • Quicks Beach campgrounds 
  • Ngawe campgrounds
  • Backhouses campgrounds

Boomanoomana precinct

  • Boomanoomana campgrounds

Mulwala precinct

  • Mulwala campgrounds

Collendina precinct

  • Collendina campgrounds

Corowa precinct

  • Corowa campgrounds

Quat Quatta precinct

  • Quat Quatta East campgrounds

Thornley precinct

  • Thornley campgrounds

Woperana precinct

  • Woperana campgrounds

Many roads in these areas are closed and impassable due to changes in river height. All campgrounds will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 10 Jan 2023, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 11.18am

Closed areas: Borenore KCA - Arch cave closed due to flood impacts

Access to the Arch Cave and Loop Track is closed from 8am 10 January 2023 until further notice due to flood impacts. Flood has damaged the walking brdige and parts of the walking track.

Penalties apply for non compliance.

For more information contact the National Parks office on 6332 7640

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 10.21am

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Post-Winter closures due to wet weather trail conditions (closed until further notice)

The following roads are closed:

  • Goobragandara Powerline Road
  • Geehi Dam / Olsens Road
  • BlackJack Trail
  • Manjar Trail
  • Grassy Flat Trail

The following campgrounds are closed:

  • Dubbo Flat

Detour due to construction works 

  • Kings Cross Road and Tumut Ponds Fire Trail - access only via Snow Ridge Road near Cabramurra. No access from Link Road through Selwyn Snow Resort.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:

  • Kiandra Court House
  • Wolgal Hut
  • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township
  • Selwyn Snow Resort
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is being rebuilt following fire damage, and is currently a construction site. For your safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires. The location is open but there is no hut/building:

  • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickeries Hut and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
    • Warning: 
    • Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up these sites. 
    • Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.

Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but may be subject to short-term closures.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 17 Oct 2022, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Sun 1 Jan 2023, 5.02pm

Closed areas: Drive to conditions

Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads in this reserve, leaving them washed out and/or under water for long periods of time. Vehicles that enter the park may become bogged or need specialist recovery. Please reduce speed, drive to conditions and be aware of your surroundings. 

 

For more information, contact the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.38pm to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 11.03am

Closed areas: Moama 5-Mile precinct boat ramp and car park are open - other areas onsite remain closed

The Moama 5-Mile precinct boat ramp and carpark is now open, other areas remain closed due to the effects of widespread flooding.

The following attractions will remain closed:

  • Dhungala Riverside walk
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Toilets
  • Barbecues

Fencing has been installed to prevent injury, so you may need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Griffith office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Thu 22 Dec 2022, 4.27pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 4.54pm

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Fire Ban begins in Riverina Area Reserves

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 Tue 25 Oct 2022, 11.05am to Sat 4 Mar 2023, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Jan 2023, 1.36pm

Closed parks: Kalyarr National Park is closed due to recent wet weather and flooding .

All precincts of Kalyarr National Park are closed due to wet weather and flooding, this includes the campground in Norwood precinct.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 4.23pm to Sat 4 Mar 2023, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 10.48am

Closed parks: Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Parks and Nature Reserve closed

Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Park and Nature Reserve are closed from Monday 24 October 2022 to Saturday 4th March 2023, due to widespread flooding.

Some precincts have been assessed as safe and reopened, these include;

- Cuba precinct

- Dunoon Lagoon

-Willbriggie

-Willbriggie East.

Campgrounds must be booked prior to camping. This can be done at this website Murrumbidgee Valley campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office, on 02 6966 8100.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Tue 1 Nov 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Jan 2023, 10.10am

Closed parks: Kyalite precinct closed

Kyalite precinct is closed until further notice, including all campgrounds due to flooding.

Remember it is never safe to drive through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit.  Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information please contact the Buronga office on 

03 5021 8900

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Applies from Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.15pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 12.32pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel)

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. or call the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 4.31pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 12.31pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel) - Koonaburra National Park

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. For further information please call the Bathurst Central West Area office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Thu 13 Oct 2022, 4.12pm to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Jan 2023, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Benarca precinct is closed due to flooding

Benarca precinct including all campgrounds will be closed until further notice due to flooding.

Remember it is never safe to drive through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Griffith office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am to Fri 12 May 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 7.49pm

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Saturday 12 November 2022 until Friday 12 May 2023 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve

The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes the following areas:

  • Geehi
  • Maragle
  • Tooma
  • Indi Range
  • Yellow Bog
  • Everards
  • Spring Creek
  • Khancoban

Entry into 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 (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 the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.30am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 9.17am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in Yanga National Park, Yanga State Conservation Area and Murray Valley Regional Park (Kyalite Reserves) 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 on 0350 201764 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 Thu 1 Sep 2022, 10.05am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 9.16am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Thursday 1 September 2022 and Tuesday 28 February 2023, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 2 Sep 2022, 2.13pm to Thu 2 Mar 2023, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Jan 2023, 9.04am

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Koonaburra National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check the road condition report for Cobar Shire and Central Darling Shire.

There is a single access road to Koonaburra National Park, and conditions can change quickly due to the weather. If the council access road is closed, it is not possible to visit the national park.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.54am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 3.10pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, 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 and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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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/south-west-woodland-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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