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Sturt National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 19 September 2020, 8.24am

Applies from Sat 19 Sep 2020, 7.53am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Sep 2020, 8.24am.

Closed areas: Areas closed Due to wet weather

Some parts of this park are closed due to wet weather. The closed areas are:

  • Fort Grey Campground, Olive Downs Campground, Mt Wood Campground
  • All self-guided Drives
  • Mt Wood Homestead, Shearer’s Quarters and Outdoor Pastoral Museum

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880913 308

Affects 13 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.02pm.

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Sturt National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

Affects 17 locations in this park: Show list

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Applies from Sat 19 Sep 2020, 7.53am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Sep 2020, 8.24am

Closed areas: Areas closed Due to wet weather

Some parts of this park are closed due to wet weather. The closed areas are:

  • Fort Grey Campground, Olive Downs Campground, Mt Wood Campground
  • All self-guided Drives
  • Mt Wood Homestead, Shearer’s Quarters and Outdoor Pastoral Museum

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880913 308

Affects 1 park and 13 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 17 Sep 2020, 3.08pm to Wed 23 Sep 2020, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 2.34pm

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area closed due to expected high rainfall

Peery Lake picnic area will be closed from Friday 18 September to Tuesday 22 September due to expected high rainfall. This closure may be extended depending on Shire road conditions. It is anticipated the park will reopen on Wednesday 23 September or when local access roads reopen. For more information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 17 Sep 2020, 3.08pm to Wed 23 Sep 2020, 2.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 12.42pm

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to expected heavy rainfall

Coach and Horses campground will be closed from Friday 18 September to Tuesday 22 September 2020 due to expected high rainfall. This closure may be extended depending on Shire road conditions. It is anticipated the park will reopen on Wednesday 23 September 2020 or when local access roads reopen. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 17 Sep 2020, 2.47pm to Tue 22 Sep 2020, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 11.55am

Closed parks: Mutawintji National Park closed due to expected high rainfall

Mutawintji National Park will be closed from Friday 18 September to Monday 21 September 2020 due to expected high rainfall. It is anticipated the park will reopen on Tuesday 22 September 2020.  This closure may be extended. For more information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.02pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Sturt National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.02pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

Affects 1 park 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/sturt-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Outback NSW region
  • Sturt National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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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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Desert shrubs and red earth in Sturt National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE