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South West Woodland Nature Reserve

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Applies from Fri 21 Jun 2024, 6.35pm to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 6.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 6.38pm

Closed areas: Mount Nangar Lookout Closed

As of Thursday 6 June 2024, vehicle access to Mount Nangar lookout will remain closed due to unsafe trail conditions.

 

Vehicles will be able to access Terarra Creek Camping and Picnic Area and Dripping Rock.

 

All walking tracks or walking along fire trails within the park are still permitted.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 3.43pm to Mon 24 Jun 2024, 6.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 3.15pm

Safety alerts: Island Bend Campground

There will be tree safety works undertaken at Island Bend Campground starting Thursday 20 June 2024 and continuing until Tuesday 25 June 2024. Works will not occur over the weekend. Island Bend Campground will remain open during this time. Please follow any signage and staff directions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Mon 3 Jun 2024, 9.18am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.32am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 10.05am

Closed areas: Woperana campgrounds closed for road maintenance

The Woperana precinct of Murray Valley National Park will be closed until 30 June while access roads are being upgraded. This closure includes all campgrounds.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 7 Jul 2021, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 12.22pm

Closed areas: Jacks Creek lookout is closed

Lookouts are closed on Jacks Creek walking track.

Lookouts are closed due to dangerous cliff edges. Please stay on the formed walking track and obey all signs and barricades. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Griffith NPWS office on (02) 6966 8100.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jun 2024, 8.52am to Wed 26 Jun 2024, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 10.47am

Safety alerts: Lower Thredbo Valley Track- Tree works

There will be tree safety works undertaken on the Lower Thredbo Valley Track, between Bullocks Flat and Gaden Trout Hatchery starting Thursday 20 June 2024. The Lower Thredbo Valley Track will remain open to walkers. Please follow any signage and staff direction. 

 

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 9.00am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 12.12pm

Closed areas: Area impacted by trail maintenance works: 18/06/2024 - 28/06/2024

Genges Trail is undergoing trail maintenance works between 18 June 2024 - 28 June 2024.

The trail remains open, however please exercise caution around machinery, drive or ride to conditions and take direction from NPWS staff on site for your safety.

 

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

 

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2024, 8.00am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 10.25am

Closed parks: Park closed for a ground pest control operation.

Cocopara Nature Reserve is closed from 8am, Tuesday 18 June to 4.00pm, Friday 28 June 2024 for a ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Sun 16 Jun 2024, 12.00pm to Sat 29 Jun 2024, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 16 Jun 2024, 8.04am

Closed areas: Narrandera Precinct - Campgrounds CLOSED

The Department of Planning and Environment will be conducting a Koala Monitoring Program within the following Narrandera precinct campgrounds, the Koala picnic area and the Koala walking track.

Campgrounds will remain CLOSED from 16th June until the 28th June 2024.

Signage will be in place on site and gates will be CLOSED. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Griffith Office on 6966 8100.

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Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 5.12pm to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 5.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 5.28pm

Safety alerts: Guthega Road - changed speed limit due to road works

The speed limit on Guthega Road has been reduced to 60km for the entirety of the road. This is due to road works taking place from 8 April to 31 October 2024, and an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements.

Please abide by all traffic control signage and observe all directions from NPWS staff and contractors.

Your destination is still accessible. To assist in planning your journey safely, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to conditions.

For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2024, 8.23am to Wed 3 Jul 2024, 8.24am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10.06am

Other planned events: Research program - Low level helicopter activity

NPWS will be undertaking some important feral cat research at Yathong NR using a helicopter.

The helicopter will be working at low level along the Northern and Western Boundary line staying on park at all times.

The NPWS helicopter will be working in this location on a one day non-toxic bait trial.

If you would like more information, please contact the NPWS Central West Area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640. 

 

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Applies from Tue 4 Jun 2024, 11.24am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 11.25am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 6.31pm

Safety alerts: Road works - caution advised

Work is being carried out on the fire trails across Beni State Conservation Area until Sunday 30 June 2024. The work involves heavy plant and equipment which will be operating on the fire trails and near the picnic area. Please drive with caution and do not go past road closed signage or hazard tape. 

The Two Dams walking track is closed while work is undertaken at the site. Please avoid this area while work continues. 

For further information, please contact the Dubbo Office on 02 6841 7100. 

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Applies from Thu 13 Jun 2024, 8.45am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 8.46am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2024, 9.07am

Closed areas: Areas closed for trail maintenance: 14/06/24 - 28/06/2024

Baldy Range Trail is closed for maintenance works 14 June 2024 - 28 June 2024 from the intersection of Dingi Dingi Ridge Trail to Doctors Flat Road.

 

During this period, access to Lowells Flat and McIntyres campgrounds is via Dingi Dingi Ridge trail off Two Sticks Road.

 

Other Closures:

  • Webbs Ridge Trail between Gentle Annie Trail and Waterfall Trail
  • Powerline Trail

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

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Applies from Wed 29 May 2024, 12.00am to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2024, 8.45am

Closed areas: Areas closed for trail maintenance: 29/05/24 - 28/06/2024

Some parts of this park are closed from Wednesday 29 May to Friday 28 June.  The closed areas are:

  • Webbs Ridge Trail from Gentle Annie Trail to Waterfall Trail
  • Powerline Trail  

Flea Creek Campground is accessible via Gentle Annie Trail.

Lowells Flat and McIntyres Campgrounds are accessible via Two Sticks Road/Dingi Dingi Ridge Trail/Waterfall Trail.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Queanbeyan NPWS office 02 62297166. 

 

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 1.34pm to Mon 30 Sep 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 3.22pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds CLOSED

The following campgrounds will be CLOSED until further notice, due to flood damage. 

If you are unsure of where these campgrounds are, please refer to the campground maps provided when booking online. 

  • Benerembah - All campgrounds 
  • Cuba South - All campgrounds 
  • MIA 1 - Catfish Corner (eroded bank)
  • Uri - All campgrounds 
  • Dunnoon Lagoon (Little Platypus Beach) 
     

Flood damage includes, eroded river banks, washouts and sinkholes making it hard to access the campgrounds and unsafe to camp.

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe. Penalties apply for non-compliance

 

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Applies from Fri 31 May 2024, 12.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Jun 2024, 11.26am

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closure

The entire Thredbo Valley Track from Thredbo Village to Gaden Trout Hatchery is closed to all cyclists from 5th of June 2024 to the 7th of October 2024.

Maintenance works are underway between Thredbo Resort and Ngarigo Campground. As such, this section is closed to all visitors.

Walkers are still permitted on the track from Ngarigo Campground to Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Tue 4 Jun 2024, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 5.15pm

Other planned events: Tree risk assessment works at Island Bend

A contractor will be conducting removal of tree hazards at Island Bend campground this week. Please be aware that there will be trucks and workers in the area.

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Applies from Tue 4 Jun 2024, 8.05am to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jun 2024, 5.11pm

Closed areas: Behrs Flat campground, Old Geehi campground, Geehi Walls trail and Major Clews trail closed

The following areas are closed for winter from Wednesday 5 June to Friday 4 October 2024:

  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi campground
  • Geehi Walls trail
  • Major Clews trail

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 4.16pm to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 4.16pm. Last reviewed: Sun 9 Jun 2024, 10.45am

Closed areas: Winter Road Closures For Kosciuszko National Park

Some roads and trails in this park are closed to public vehicle use for the winter period. The closed road and trail areas are:

  • Kosciuszko Road, between Perisher Valley and Charlotte Pass - CLOSED
  • KNP5 - Khancoban to Cabramurra Road - CLOSED
  • Kings Cross Road, between Mt Selwyn and Cabramurra - CLOSED
  • Black Jack Trail - CLOSED
  • Manjar Trail - CLOSED
  • Grassy Flats Trail - CLOSED
  • Murray Gates Trail - CLOSED

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Chains must be carried in Kosciuszko National Park in winter (4WDs exempt).

All motorists should be prepared and equipped for sudden changes in road and weather conditions in Alpine areas.

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Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2024, 9.08am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jun 2024, 12.42pm

Other planned events: Merambego Trail Roadworks

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking essential fire trail maintenance works on Merambego Trail, throughout April, May and June 2024. The trail will be closed to visitors. 

Please obey all directions from NPWS staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For any further queries, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

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Applies from Thu 2 Feb 2023, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jun 2024, 11.34am

Safety alerts: Reduce speed and 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. While they have dried out, access trails can still have rough surfaces and require maintenance. Please reduce speed, drive to conditions, and be aware of your surroundings. Heavy plant may be working in the area and care should be taken if you come across them. 

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

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Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 3.39pm to Wed 4 Sep 2024, 2.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Jun 2024, 2.22pm

Other planned events: Notification of Ongoing 1080 Baiting - Wild Dogs/Foxes

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing from March 4th, 2024 until September 4th, 2024 in the following areas:

  • Brindabella National Park
  • Bimberi Nature Reserve

All 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 NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Thu 30 May 2024, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 3.04pm

Closed parks: Closed park for trail maintenance works

Ingalba Nature Reserve, near Temora township is closed until further notice due to trail upgrade works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 12 Apr 2024, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Transmission Track closed due to post-bushfire damage

The Transmission Track, Talbingo is closed due to post-bushfire damage. The track is closed and is not suitable for vehicle access due to erosion issues. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut NPWS office (02) 6947 7087.

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Applies from Sun 17 Mar 2024, 6.17pm to Tue 17 Sep 2024, 6.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 May 2024, 8.49am

Other planned events: Ongoing Poison 1080 ground baiting program - controlling fox impacts for Biosecurity values.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ground baiting program using Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will be ongoing between 17 March 2024 and 17 September 2024 along management trails in Tollingo Nature Reserve and Woggoon Nature Reserve.

Readily identifiable 1080 poison signs have been positioned at trail entry points or trail junctions throughout the reserve.

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 should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Sat 25 May 2024, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 9.49pm

Closed areas: CLOSED - Reed Beds Bird Hide Boardwalk Restoration Works

The Reed Beds Bird Hide Boardwalk will be closed for maintenance from Tuesday the 28th May for up to 4 weeks.

For further information please contact the NPWS Riverina office during business hours 9:00am - 4:30pm on (03) 5483 9100.

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 11.57am to Thu 31 Oct 2024, 1.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 May 2024, 8.34am

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed for winter

Rawson Pass toilet will be closed from Friday 3 May 2024 to the end of winter. Seamans Hut toilet will remain open all winter.

You are encouraged to carry out your human waste when toilets are not available on the Main Range. Please refer to these resources for more information:

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 4.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 12.04pm

Safety alerts: Bridge Closed - Millewa River Road

Millewa River Road is CLOSED from the entrance at Millewa Road intersection to Clay Island Road intersection due to "Black & White" Bridge being unsafe for vehicles.

A detour is in place to direct traffic along Fisherman's Bend road to the east for access to the Murray Valley National Park and the Murray River.

Please follow signage as penalties do apply.

 

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Applies from Tue 7 May 2024, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 May 2024, 9.15am

Other planned events: Tom Groggin campground - upgrade works

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and contractors will be undertaking upgrade works at Tom Groggin campground throughout May and June 2024. These works will include additions to campground facilities and rehabilitation planting.

For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.00am to Tue 13 Aug 2024, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 11 May 2024, 12.04pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program in Oolambeyan NP

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from 14 February 2024 to 13 August 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral foxes.

The program will take place in Oolambeyan National Park.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of foxes on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Griffith NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6966 8100.

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Applies from Wed 24 Apr 2024, 2.48pm to Fri 28 Jun 2024, 2.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 10.46am

Closed areas: Moama 5 Mile - Area Closed due to works at boat ramp and adjacent tiers

The 5-Mile, while works take place during repair of the tiered areas caused by the recent floods, will be partially closed. These works will take place over an 8 week period.

An area at the top of the tiers at carpark level, including the lower Bbq area will have an exclusion fence set up to minimise damage to vehicles, boats and injury to visitors. This excluded area may temporarily involve the closure of access to the boat ramp, which will otherwise remain open.

The rest of the Visitor area will remain open. All the toilets, the carpark, access to the mountain bike trails and the Riverside walk to the Dungula lookout will still be available for public use.

The works are expected to begin on the 1st May and be finished by the end of June 2024.

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Applies from Fri 3 Nov 2023, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Sat 11 May 2024, 12.03pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Whymoul - campgrounds closed

As a safety precaution the Whymoul precinct campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park are closed due to recent wet weather and flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. 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 more information, contact the Griffith park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2024, 11.39am to Fri 26 Jul 2024, 12.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2024, 9.25am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Avisford Nature Reserve (NR), Capertee National Park (NP) and managed Crown Land, Dapper NR, Durridgere State Conservation Area (SCA), Goodiman SCA, Goulburn River NP, Mugii Murum-ban SCA, Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve (NR), Yarrobil NP.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Mudgee NPWS area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Thu 4 Apr 2024, 7.00am to Fri 4 Oct 2024, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 8.28am

Closed areas: Sections of Kosciuszko National Park closed for feral animal control

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial shooting operations in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Horses, deer, pigs and other feral animals will be targeted. The operations require the closure of the area of KNP north of the Snowy Mountains Highway and east of the Goobarragandra Powerline Road to the KNP boundary between Thursday 4 April 2024 and Friday 4 October 2024 inclusive (this includes the usual winter closure period from 10 June to 4 October, 2024).

All tracks, trails, campgrounds, huts, picnic areas and accommodation nodes within the closure area will be closed during this period, including:

  • Bullocks Hill campground 
  • Cooinbil Hut campground 
  • Cooinbil Hut Horse Camp 
  • Ghost Gully campground 
  • Long Plain Hut campground 
  • Magpie Flat campground 
  • Old Snowy campground 
  • Perkins Flat campground 
  • Rocky Plain campground 
  • Wares Yards campground 
  • Blue Waterholes campground 
  • Cooleman Mountain campground 
  • Long Plain Hut Horse Camp 
  • Broken Cart campground 
  • Dubbo Flats campground 
  • Currango Homestead precinct
  • Clarke Gorge walking track
  • Nichols Gorge walking track
  • Australian Alps Walking Track North of the Snowy Mountains Highway to the KNP boundary
  • National Trail North of the Snowy Mountains Highway to the KNP boundary
  • Hume Hovell Walking Track from the KNP park boundary to the park boundary at Thomas Boyd track head

A map of the closure area is available at: 

Map of northern Kosciuszko National Park closure area April to October 2024 (nsw.gov.au)

Closure notices will be placed at relevant access points in KNP, penalties apply for non-compliance.

For inquiries on the management of wild horses please email the wild horse team.

We appreciate your patience while this important work is being carried out. If you would like any further information about closed areas, please email or call NPWS on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Mon 30 Oct 2023, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 9.48pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Moira South Campgrounds CLOSED

Some Moira South Campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park have been closed to camping. Areas closed have been sign-posted. Alternative Campgrounds are available nearby.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 11.59am to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 31 May 2024, 8.44pm

Closed parks: Willandra National Park Closed

Willandra National Park will be CLOSED until further notice, whilst staff undertake damage assessments and repair works.

 

In the interest of visitor safety, we will need to keep the park CLOSED until repairs have been completed and the park is deemed safe to re-open.

 

This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 22 Mar 2024, 2.13pm to Sun 22 Sep 2024, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 11.55am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 22 March 2024 until Sunday 22 September 2024 in Kosciuszko National Park.

The program will be conducted in the northern precinct of the park, which includes the following areas:

  • Goobarragandra
  • Blowering foreshores
  • Big Talbingo/ Buddong

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 Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 12.00am to Fri 1 Nov 2024, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Apr 2024, 3.17pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from 1st May 2024 to 1st November 2024 . The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals including wild dogs and foxes.

The program will take place in Kosciuszko National Park and Clarkes Hill, Bogandyera and Jingellic Nature Reserves.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Khancoban NPWS area office for more information on 02 60708400.

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Applies from Tue 16 Apr 2024, 12.43pm to Fri 29 Nov 2024, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Apr 2024, 12.49pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - The Rock NR - Kengal Aboriginal Place

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)

There are Gas BBQs provided at the Rock NR.

For more information, contact Tumut NPWS on (02) 6947 7000.

or
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 29 Feb 2024, 7.25pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 7.27pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Jun 2024, 4.51pm

Other planned events: NOTICE OF 1080 BAITING Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program which will include the placement of ground baits and the use of Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 March 2024 to 31 August 2024 within Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and property 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 reserve or baiting location.

In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call Ranger Jack Fry at the NPWS Central West Area Office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640 or email: npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Thu 29 Feb 2024, 7.18pm to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 7.21pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jun 2024, 9.13am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing ground baiting to control foxes using Poison 1080.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Friday 1st March 2024 to Friday 31st August 2024.

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

For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or send an email. npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 8.07am to Fri 31 Jan 2025, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2024, 11.12am

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, Scabby Range and Yaouk Nature Reserves within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2024 and 31 January 2025, 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 Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.00pm to Fri 9 Aug 2024, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jun 2024, 3.35pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 9 February 2024 and Friday 9 August 2024. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Fri 19 Jan 2024, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Apr 2024, 12.15pm

Closed areas: No parking at Porcupine track/Snowies Alpine walk track head

Sections of Porcupine Road are closed for construction works until June 2024 with access for locals and pedestrians only. There is no parking at the track head of Porcupine track and the Snowies Alpine walk for the duration of this closure. Walkers will need to park in Perisher Valley carpark and walk to the track head from there.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jan 2024, 9.36am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 12.12pm

Safety alerts: Toupna Crossing Road - Murphy's Crossing Bridge OUT - Millewa precinct - Murray Valley National Park

The bridge at Murphy's Crossing on Toupna Crossing Rd in the Millewa precinct is CLOSED. There is a detour in place, please obey signage.

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2023, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Sun 14 Apr 2024, 12.16pm

Safety alerts: Powerline out of service in Jagungal Wilderness Area

Happy Jacks Plain and sections of the Jagungal Wilderness Area are affected by powerline damage. The 11kva powerline that runs through these areas was damaged during the 2019/2020 fires with burnt poles and downed powerlines. It is out of service and will be removed from the park. Please keep a safe distance from any broken wires on the ground and broken stay wires from power poles. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office. 

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jun 2024, 9.48pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin Campgrounds

The following areas are still closed due to previous flood impacts in areas:

 

* Kira / Leaves Campground

* Pana / Ring-tailed Possum Campground

* Deniliquin mountain bike trails

 

Willoughby's Beach Campground remains OPEN.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Wed 23 Aug 2023, 1.45pm to Mon 30 Jun 2025, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 May 2024, 9.19am

Safety alerts: Potential for Unexploded Ordinances in Livingstone National Park

There is a Substantial risk of unexploded ordinances (UXO) within Livingstone National Park.

There is signage erected at all entrances to the risk area.

If you are driving, bushwalking or mountain biking in the area, you must keep to the formed trails within the UXO risk area. No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am. Last reviewed: Mon 27 May 2024, 9.00am

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently until further notice for Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:

  • Areas of Tantangara Reservoir adjacent to the Snowy 2.0 construction site.
  • Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp, adjacent to the Tantangara Dam wall.
  • For up-to-date timings on controlled blasts please see notifications on the Future Generation website.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Nov 2023, 6.17am

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park closed sites

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

Road/trail closures

The following roads and trails are closed until further notice:

  • Geehi Dam/Olsens Road
  • Grassy Flat trail

Fire-affected areas

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

  • Wolgal and Pattinson's Huts

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires

These locations remain open, but the following huts or buildings have been lost:

  • Bradley/O'Brien's Hut, Brooks Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harvey's Hut (under repair), Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickery's Hut (under repair), 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.

Snowy 2.0 works affecting access to Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam

  • 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 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am to Mon 1 Feb 2027, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 11.05am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

The following areas are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2027, unless the closure is extended or removed:

  • Lobs Hole Ravine Road 4WD trail
  • Wallace Creek lookout
  • Lobs Hole Ravine campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 30 Mar 2025, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Apr 2024, 12.03pm

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

There is an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut) and Link and Tantangara Roads within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years and involves the use of specialised heavy vehicle combinations for transporting materials associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region.

There will also be ongoing maintenance and upgrades to roads in the area as part of the project, particularly along Link and Tantangara Roads. 

To assist in planning your journey safely, please check for alerts on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website. 

For more information, call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 17 May 2023, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jun 2024, 8.55am

Closed areas: Bullocks Hut closed

Several buildings in the Bullocks Hut complex are closed until further notice for restoration works. Please do not enter the construction sites.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jun 2024, 9.12am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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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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