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Sturt National Park

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Last reviewed: Tue 13 April 2021, 10.47am

Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 10.47am.

Closed areas: Road closures due to damage from flooding

The following roads in Sturt National Park are closed due to damage from flooding:

  • Middle Road - Closed indefinitely.
  • Jump Up Loop Road - closed indefinitely.
  • Gorge Loop Road - Closed until the end of April.

For more information please contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 0880 913 308.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 9.40am to Tue 20 Apr 2021, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 10.44am.

Closed areas: Campgrounds and accommodation closed due to flooding

The following campgrounds and accommodation are closed due to damage to roads from flooding and Transport NSW road closures:

  • Olive Downs campground
  • Mount Wood campground
  • Mount Wood Homestead
  • Mount Wood Shearers Quarters

For more information please contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 4.04pm.

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.

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Applies from Mon 15 Mar 2021, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 11.43am.

Closed areas: Middle Road closed due to slippery surfaces

Middle road closed due to slippery surfaces due to wet weather.

For more information please contact the Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 9133308

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 2.37pm.

Safety alerts: Sealing of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra

The Roads and Maritime Service has begun sealing the section of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra. Be aware of tankers carting water from dams on Sturt National Park, and expect to see water tankers on the road from Olive Downs out to the Silver City Highway, and on the Jump Up Loop Road south of Mount King. For further information call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 08 8091 3308.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 10.47am

Closed areas: Road closures due to damage from flooding

The following roads in Sturt National Park are closed due to damage from flooding:

  • Middle Road - Closed indefinitely.
  • Jump Up Loop Road - closed indefinitely.
  • Gorge Loop Road - Closed until the end of April.

For more information please contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 0880 913 308.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 9.40am to Tue 20 Apr 2021, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Apr 2021, 10.44am

Closed areas: Campgrounds and accommodation closed due to flooding

The following campgrounds and accommodation are closed due to damage to roads from flooding and Transport NSW road closures:

  • Olive Downs campground
  • Mount Wood campground
  • Mount Wood Homestead
  • Mount Wood Shearers Quarters

For more information please contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 2.26pm

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area closed due to rain

The access roads to Peery Lake picnic area are currently closed due to rain. When Wanaaring Road and Mandalay Road reopen, the picnic area will be accessible again.

For further information please contact the NPWS office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 2.36pm

Safety alerts: Mutawintji National Park - access roads open with caution, via Silver City Highway

Access roads from Broken Hill via Silver City Highway to Mutawintji National Park have opened with caution to 2WD vehicles.  

Access from White Cliffs and also via Waterbag Road are currently closed by the road authorities. 

Please check with road authorities before accessing Mutawintji National Park via those roads. 

This notification will be updated as conditions change.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10.27am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 1.23pm

Closed areas: Split Rock walking track accessible via 4WD only

Access to Split Rock walking track is only via 4WD along Old Coach Road. The creek crossing is very steep and not accessible by 2WD. 

For further information please contact NPWS Broken Hill office on (08) 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 4.04pm

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.

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Applies from Mon 15 Mar 2021, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Middle Road closed due to slippery surfaces

Middle road closed due to slippery surfaces due to wet weather.

For more information please contact the Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 9133308

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 2.37pm

Safety alerts: Sealing of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra

The Roads and Maritime Service has begun sealing the section of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra. Be aware of tankers carting water from dams on Sturt National Park, and expect to see water tankers on the road from Olive Downs out to the Silver City Highway, and on the Jump Up Loop Road south of Mount King. For further information call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 10.02am

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.

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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/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.

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