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Sturt National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 3 June 2021, 11.23am

Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Jun 2021, 11.23am.

Closed areas: Road closed due to flood damage

The western section of Middle Road between Toona Gate Road and Cameron Corner Road is closed indefinitely due to flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 12.10pm.

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 Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 12.11pm.

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.

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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 18 Jun 2021, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jun 2021, 2.27pm

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area closed due to rain

Peery Lake picnic area is currently closed because the access road from Wilcannia to Wanaaring Road is closed due to rain. The picnic area will be accessible again when the Central Darling Shire re-opens the road.  

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

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jun 2021, 1.58pm

Closed areas: Campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed indefinitely due to flooding of the Darling River.

Campsites are not available for booking until the river floodwaters subside and the campground is accessible again. 

For further information please contact the Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Jun 2021, 11.23am

Closed areas: Road closed due to flood damage

The western section of Middle Road between Toona Gate Road and Cameron Corner Road is closed indefinitely due to flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 9.10pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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 Tue 11 May 2021, 10.29am to Mon 19 Jul 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 3.47pm

Closed parks: Closed for major road works

Mutawintji National Park will be closed from Monday 24 May until Monday 19 July 2021 for major road works to repair flood damaged roads.  

The Homestead Creek campground will not be available for booking during this time and the Mutawintji National Parks Historic Site tours will not be operating.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further 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 31 May 2021, 12.10pm

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 Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 12.11pm

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 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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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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Emergency services

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