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Thredbo-Perisher area

Kosciuszko National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 18 February 2020, 6.20pm

Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 11.04am.

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure

Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened, but areas which have been burnt or have ongoing fire suppression operations remain closed.

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park are now open:

  • All backcountry areas south of Mount Jagungal which have not been impacted by fire are open to the public
  • Kosciuszko Road - Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass
  • Guthega Road - Kosciuszko Road to Guthega Village
  • Charlotte Pass, Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, Diggers Creek, Wilsons Valley, Sawpit Creek and Waste Point. Visitors need to check whether resort facilities and hospitality venues are open for business
  • Alpine Way (visitors should visit Live Traffic NSW to confirm status before travel)
  • Thredbo Village and Thredbo resort lease area
  • Thredbo Valley track – Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery 
  • Ngarigo, Thredbo Diggings and Island Bend campgrounds - for day use and overnight camping
  • Snowy Mountains Highway. Visitors must stay within the road corridor and be aware of hazards such as damaged buildings and burnt trees
  • Blowering campgrounds - Log Bridge, The Pines, Humes Crossing and Yachting Point
  • All walks on the Main Range, including to Mount Kosciuszko and surrounding the alpine resort areas
  • Barry Way – open to the Victorian border. Lower Snowy picnic and campgrounds are open and include Jacobs River, Halfway Flat, No Name, Pinch River, Jacks Lookout and Running Waters
  • Schlink Pass trail and associated huts (Horse Camp Hut, White River Hut, Schlink Hut, Valentine Hut)
  • Mount Jagungal. Access to this area must be from Guthega Power Station or Guthega. There is no access from Round Mountain, Tooma Dam or Snowy Plain. O’Keefes and Dershkos huts are accessible but areas further north remain closed
  • Rainbow Lake walk – Kosciuszko Road to Rainbow Lake
  • Rennix walk – Kosciuszko Road return
  • Waterfall walk – from Sawpit Creek
  • Pallaibo walk – from Thredbo River picnic area and Sawpit Creek

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

  • All areas which have been burnt by the recent fires remain closed due to the risk of dangerous trees falling, and ongoing fire fighting operations.
  • All campgrounds between Thredbo and Khancoban
  • All areas north of Snowy Mountains Highway:
    • Yarrangobilly Caves. Accommodation is available to be booked for check-in from Wednesday 1 July 2020. The anticipated opening for day visitation is the 2020 NSW Easter School Holidays.
    • Long Plain Road
    • Long Plain Hut campground and Blue Waterholes campground
    • Yolde campground and Jounama Creek campground
  • The following public roads (for latest updates visit Live Traffic NSW):
    • KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road)
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Goats Ridge Road and Elliot Way
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is temporarily closed.

RFS and NPWS will continue to assess bushfire risk and progress opening further areas of Kosciuszko National Park when it is safe.

Beware of changing conditions

  • All roads, resorts and other areas may close suddenly in response to changing bushfire risk
  • You should monitor advice from NSW Rural Fire Service and other emergency services frequently, regardless of whether you are inside or outside of Kosciuszko National Park

Current fire situation

  • Large fires have impacted the northern part of Kosciuszko National Park around Kiandra, Tantangara, Adaminaby and Eucumbene Cove
  • There are still fires in Kosciuszko National Park around Mt Youngal (In the vicinity of Geehi) and Cooleman Plain in Northern Kosciuszko
  • Other fires exist to the west of Kosciuszko National Park in Victoria
  • Lightning and ember attacks may result in additional fires

Stay up-to-date with the current fire situation in your area by: visiting the Rural Fire Service website, viewing the Fires Near Me website or app, listening to your local radio station, or calling NSW RFS Bushfire Information Line on 1800 679 737.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 6.20pm.

Fires - Advice: Green Valley, Talmalmo

There is a fire in this park called Green Valley, Talmalmo. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Tue 31 Dec 2019, 6.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.16pm.

Fires - Advice: Bondi

There is a fire in this park called Bondi. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Tue 4 Feb 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.14pm.

Fires - Advice: Scabby Range

There is a fire in this park called Scabby Range. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Mon 27 Jan 2020, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 3.23pm.

Fires - Advice: Orroral Fire

There is a fire in this park called Orroral Fire. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Tue 4 Feb 2020, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 1.56pm.

Fires - Advice: Rolling Ground

There is a fire in this park called Rolling Ground. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Sun 16 Feb 2020, 1.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 3.33pm.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closure due to weather conditions

Thredbo Valley track and Muzzlewood track are closed between Thredbo Resort and Bullocks Flat due to wet track conditions. These tracks will remain closed until conditions are assessed as suitable for reopening. Thredbo Valley track between Bullocks Flat and Gaden Trout Hatchery remains open for use.

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

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Applies from Mon 17 Feb 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 9.06am.

Other planned events: Track diversions - Bullocks Flat precinct

Track diversions will be in place in and around the Bullocks Hut precinct and Skitube area while major track upgrade works are undertaken.

Tracks will remain open with diversions in place around construction zones to maintain access to Skitube, Lake Crackenback and Gaden Trout Hatchery. The affected tracks are:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat
  • Bullocks walking track
  • Muzzlewood track

Be cautious when walking and riding in and around these areas due to construction activity. The works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be construction and other maintenance vehicles in the area.

This construction project plans to upgrade the existing track from Skitube carpark D to the Bullocks Hut precinct to a low mobility path, and upgrade the existing toilet to a disabled-compliant facility.

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

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Applies from Wed 5 Feb 2020, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Feb 2020, 8.33am.

Other planned events: Guthega to Illawong - helicopter operations

Helicopter lifting operations are planned from around 10am onwards on Thursday 6 February between Guthega carpark and Illawong. There are no closures, however vehicles accessing Guthega may be delayed for 5-10 minutes as helicopters land and take off.

Illawong Walk remains open, however walkers may be asked to wait for 5-10 minutes if the helicopter is unloading at the Illawong end.

Please follow all directions from the contractor and NPWS staff.

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Applies from Thu 24 Oct 2019, 9.00am to Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8.42am.

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repair

Major Clews Cottage is closed for repair until Friday 27 March 2020. The closure does not affect access to Major Clews trail or Geehi Walls trail. For more further details, contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6076 9373.

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Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 11.57am to Sat 29 Feb 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 11.14am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Southern Ranges

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 Sat 8 Feb 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jan 2020, 1.32pm.

Other planned events: Take care on Summit Road and near Seamans Hut

Be cautious when driving on Summit Road and visiting Seaman's Hut due to construction activity. These works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be extra trucks and other maintenance vehicles in the area. The construction project planned is a new toilet next to Seaman's Hut.

Summit walk and Seaman's Hut remain open. For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jan 2020, 1.25pm.

Other planned events: Walking track works Charlotte Pass to Guthega

Expect short delays on Illawong walk and a short section of the Main Range walk from Friday 31 January to the end of May 2020. New track works will be underway adjacent to the existing tracks (New track between Charlotte Pass and Illawong Bridge). Trucks and and helicopters will be operating in the area and may result in some short delays. Follow the directions of  any signs and NPWS or contract staff.

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

Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8.50am.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 exploratory works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • 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.

Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12.00am to Tue 12 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.57pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of wild dogs and foxes in Kosciuszko National Park, Jingellic Nature Reserve, Bogandyera Nature Reserve and Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve.

This baiting program will run from Tuesday 12 November 2019 to Tuesday 12 May 2020. It will reduce the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park and neighbouring stock.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact Khancoban NPWS office on: 02 6070 8400 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

Applies from Wed 18 Sep 2019, 3.02pm to Sun 22 Mar 2020, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Sep 2019, 4.02pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog pest control program underway

NSW National Parks is doing a 1080 wild dog pest control program using baits and canid pest ejectors between Monday 23 September 2019 and Sunday 22 March 2020.

This program is happening in Kosciuszko National Park in the Yaouk/Adaminaby area, from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene. It is also being done in Scabby Range and Yaouk nature reserves.

There will be signs up around all the baiting areas. Pets and working dogs could be affected by 1080 poison, and must not enter the baited areas. For further information call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2.59pm.

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 

Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in you travel plans.

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

Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2.40pm.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
29 February 2020 Other planned events Thredbo Valley track closed for events Details

Applies from Sat 29 Feb 2020, 12.00am to Sun 1 Mar 2020, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Nov 2019, 5.15pm

Thredbo Valley track and surrounding areas will be closed and / or inaccessible on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March 2020.

On Saturday 29 February 2020, 6am to 3pm, the following tracks will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback
  • Muzzlewood track

Therefore, there will be no access from Bullocks Walking track to Bullocks Flat. There will also be no access to the lower Thredbo Valley track via the Skitube Railway Bridge. Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo and Thredbo Diggings campground will remain open.

On Sunday 1 March 2020, 6am to 3pm, the following areas will be closed:

  • Thredbo Valley track, including the lower Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Muzzlewood track
  • Bullocks Walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5620 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.48pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park remain closed due to the bushfire and/or flood damage and associated hazards:

Katoomba area

  • Kings Tableland Road from Queen Victoria Hospital to McMahons Point including Andersons fire trail and cycle route
  • Wentworth Pass, National Pass and Valley of Waters tracks where floods have damaged creek crossings.
  • Dardanelles Pass where landslides have destroyed the track
  • Prince Henry (between Solitary Restaurant and Tarpeian Rock) and Leura Cascades track due to landslides and flood damage.
  • Kedumba and Ruined Castle camping areas
  • Ruined Castle, Golden Stairs, Tarros Ladders, or Mount Solitary routes
  • Rock climbing areas around the Grose and Narrowneck (all burnt sites including Bowens Creek, Bell Super-crag and Diamond Falls)
  • The Six Foot Track remains closed between Guyvers Bridge to the Jenolan Caves (including Cox’s River, Alum River and Black Range campgrounds) due to dangerous conditions caused by the recent rainfall event that has exacerbated the recent bushfire impacts causing land slips, track erosion and tree fall.
    Crown Lands contractors are busy working towards opening the currently closed sections of track before the end of the February.
  • Wild Dog Mountains routes (including Kanangra to Katoomba, Breakfast Creek, Mobbs Swamp, Katoomba to Mittagong, Coxs River, Yellow Pup Spur)

Blackheath area

  • Grand Canyon
  • Access roads and lookouts around the Grose Valley (including Mount Hay, Victoria Falls, Hat Hill Road (Perry's) and Point Pilcher.
  • Access tracks into and around the Grose Valley (including Perrys, Mount Banks, Mount Hay, Flat Top, Pierces Pass (Hungerfords), Lockleys Pylon, Victoria Falls and Rodriguez Pass.
  • Perrys, Green Gully (Dunphy's), Acacia Flat camping areas.
  • Walking tracks around Blackheath (including Walls Cave, Grand Canyon, Hanging Rock/Burramoko, Popes Glen, Cliff Top, Rodriguez Pass, Bridal Veil Falls, Braeside walk, Pulpit Rock, and Western Rim)

Glenbrook area

  • Glenbrook precinct, including Euroka, Mount Portal, Jelly Bean, Blue Pool, Woodford-Oaks fire trail, Nepean lookout and fire trail, Redhands Cave and fire trail

Mount Wilson

  • Canyons around Mount Wilson, Bells Line of Road and Grose Valley (including all Wollongambe, Serendipity, all Bell Creek, all DuFaurs, all Bowens Creek, Claustral, Yileen, Birrabang, Dalpura, Hat Hill, Pilcher, Katoomba Creek, Fortress and Butterbox (Mount Hay).

Lower Grose area

  • Vale of Avoca lookouts, walking tracks and routes.
  • Burralow campground and surrounding area.

 

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are now open:

Katoomba area

  • Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls lookouts and cliff top walking tracks (where not impacted by other closures)
  • Nellies Glen and Devils Hole
  • The Six Foot Track is currently open between the Explorer’s Tree at Katoomba and Guyvers Bridge (just west of Megalong Road).
  • Conservation Hut cafe
  • Kedumba Valley Road to Sublime Point trail (and Sublime Point Trail)
  • Narrow Neck cycle route and fire trail (no walking tracks or descents open)
  • Empress
  • Murphy's and Ingar Camping Areas - walk in access only
  • Climbing and abseiling areas: Narrowneck, Malatia Point and Wall exiting east. Narrowneck unburnt areas.
  • Faulconbridge Point
  • Blue Gum swamp

Blackheath area

  • Govetts Leap lookout and the Blue Mountains Heritage Information Centre, Fairfax track, Evans lookout, Braeside fire trail (not walk), Walls Cave
  • Bells Line lookouts and roads (including Mount Banks and Pierces Pass Roads, Banks Walls cycle and lookout, Walls lookout and Rigby Hill lookout and walk).

 

NPWS will be progressing assessments, treating sites for tree hazards and undertaking minor repairs on damaged infrastructure over the next few months. Some tracks and sites may remain closed for longer periods where major infrastructure needs replacing.

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

Applies from Sun 19 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 11.04am

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure

Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened, but areas which have been burnt or have ongoing fire suppression operations remain closed.

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park are now open:

  • All backcountry areas south of Mount Jagungal which have not been impacted by fire are open to the public
  • Kosciuszko Road - Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass
  • Guthega Road - Kosciuszko Road to Guthega Village
  • Charlotte Pass, Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, Diggers Creek, Wilsons Valley, Sawpit Creek and Waste Point. Visitors need to check whether resort facilities and hospitality venues are open for business
  • Alpine Way (visitors should visit Live Traffic NSW to confirm status before travel)
  • Thredbo Village and Thredbo resort lease area
  • Thredbo Valley track – Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery 
  • Ngarigo, Thredbo Diggings and Island Bend campgrounds - for day use and overnight camping
  • Snowy Mountains Highway. Visitors must stay within the road corridor and be aware of hazards such as damaged buildings and burnt trees
  • Blowering campgrounds - Log Bridge, The Pines, Humes Crossing and Yachting Point
  • All walks on the Main Range, including to Mount Kosciuszko and surrounding the alpine resort areas
  • Barry Way – open to the Victorian border. Lower Snowy picnic and campgrounds are open and include Jacobs River, Halfway Flat, No Name, Pinch River, Jacks Lookout and Running Waters
  • Schlink Pass trail and associated huts (Horse Camp Hut, White River Hut, Schlink Hut, Valentine Hut)
  • Mount Jagungal. Access to this area must be from Guthega Power Station or Guthega. There is no access from Round Mountain, Tooma Dam or Snowy Plain. O’Keefes and Dershkos huts are accessible but areas further north remain closed
  • Rainbow Lake walk – Kosciuszko Road to Rainbow Lake
  • Rennix walk – Kosciuszko Road return
  • Waterfall walk – from Sawpit Creek
  • Pallaibo walk – from Thredbo River picnic area and Sawpit Creek

The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:

  • All areas which have been burnt by the recent fires remain closed due to the risk of dangerous trees falling, and ongoing fire fighting operations.
  • All campgrounds between Thredbo and Khancoban
  • All areas north of Snowy Mountains Highway:
    • Yarrangobilly Caves. Accommodation is available to be booked for check-in from Wednesday 1 July 2020. The anticipated opening for day visitation is the 2020 NSW Easter School Holidays.
    • Long Plain Road
    • Long Plain Hut campground and Blue Waterholes campground
    • Yolde campground and Jounama Creek campground
  • The following public roads (for latest updates visit Live Traffic NSW):
    • KNP5 (Khancoban to Cabramurra Road)
    • Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge Road
    • Goats Ridge Road and Elliot Way
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is temporarily closed.

RFS and NPWS will continue to assess bushfire risk and progress opening further areas of Kosciuszko National Park when it is safe.

Beware of changing conditions

  • All roads, resorts and other areas may close suddenly in response to changing bushfire risk
  • You should monitor advice from NSW Rural Fire Service and other emergency services frequently, regardless of whether you are inside or outside of Kosciuszko National Park

Current fire situation

  • Large fires have impacted the northern part of Kosciuszko National Park around Kiandra, Tantangara, Adaminaby and Eucumbene Cove
  • There are still fires in Kosciuszko National Park around Mt Youngal (In the vicinity of Geehi) and Cooleman Plain in Northern Kosciuszko
  • Other fires exist to the west of Kosciuszko National Park in Victoria
  • Lightning and ember attacks may result in additional fires

Stay up-to-date with the current fire situation in your area by: visiting the Rural Fire Service website, viewing the Fires Near Me website or app, listening to your local radio station, or calling NSW RFS Bushfire Information Line on 1800 679 737.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Sun 5 Jan 2020, 10.56am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 7.36pm

Fires - Advice: Rockton

There is a fire in this park called Rockton. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 31 Dec 2019, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 7.08pm

Fires - Advice: Border Fire

There is a fire in this park called Border Fire. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 5.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 6.20pm

Fires - Advice: Green Valley, Talmalmo

There is a fire in this park called Green Valley, Talmalmo. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.53pm

Fires - Advice: Good Good Fire

There is a fire in this park called Good Good Fire . Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 5 parks and 3 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 7.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.26pm

Fires - Advice: Big Jack Mountain

There is a fire in this park called Big Jack Mountain. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jan 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.22pm

Fires - Advice: Kydra Complex

There is a fire in this park called Kydra Complex. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 3 Feb 2020, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.21pm

Fires - Advice: Calabash

There is a fire in this park called Calabash. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.20pm

Fires - Advice: Creewah Rd, Glen Allen

There is a fire in this park called Creewah Rd, Glen Allen. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 31 Dec 2019, 6.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.16pm

Fires - Advice: Bondi

There is a fire in this park called Bondi. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 4 Feb 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.14pm

Fires - Advice: Scabby Range

There is a fire in this park called Scabby Range. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 27 Jan 2020, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 3.23pm

Fires - Advice: Orroral Fire

There is a fire in this park called Orroral Fire. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 4 Feb 2020, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 1.56pm

Fires - Advice: Rolling Ground

There is a fire in this park called Rolling Ground. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.39pm to Sun 5 Apr 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 12.49pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfires

This park is closed due to active bushfires in the area. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Thu 2 Jan 2020, 1.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 11.51am

Fires - Advice: Jinden

There is a fire in this park called Jinden. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 4 Feb 2020, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 10.21am

Fires - Advice: East Rd, Bullatale

There is a fire in this park called East Rd, Bullatale. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 26 Jan 2020, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 6.01pm

Fires - Advice: Postmans Trail

There is a fire in this park called Postmans Trail. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 16 Feb 2020, 1.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 3.33pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closure due to weather conditions

Thredbo Valley track and Muzzlewood track are closed between Thredbo Resort and Bullocks Flat due to wet track conditions. These tracks will remain closed until conditions are assessed as suitable for reopening. Thredbo Valley track between Bullocks Flat and Gaden Trout Hatchery remains open for use.

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

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Applies from Sat 8 Feb 2020, 5.45pm to Sun 1 Mar 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 9.52am

Closed areas: Hobart Beach campground

Hobart beach camground is closed due to bushfire and flood hazards. The campground will reopen on Monday 2 March 2020. Do not enter this campground. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 27 Dec 2019, 9.33pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Feb 2020, 9.47am

Fires - Advice: Badja Forest Rd, Countegany

There is a fire in this park called Badja Forest Rd, Countegany. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 7.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 10.02am

Closed areas: Hazardous conditions and aerial pest control operation

The southern section of Ben Boyd National Park (Green Cape Area) is closed due to bushfire damage and hazardous conditions. Large fires have impacted the southern section of the park including all visitor attractions, access roads, walking trails, lookout points, picnic areas and campgrounds. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as a result of the fire event.

The following areas are estimated to reopen on Thursday 19 March 2020:

  • Green Cape precinct and accommodation
  • Disaster Bay lookout
  • Bittangabee Bay and campground
  • Saltwater campground

All other visitor attractions and walking trails will remain closed for a number of months. The Northern Pambula - Haycock section of Ben Boyd National Park, located between Merimbula and Eden, is open. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 4.57pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires and aerial pest control operations

This park is closed due to bushfire damage. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as a result of the fire event over the coming weeks. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 9.10am

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions due to flood debris on beaches

Coastal areas and beaches are impacted by flood damage. Dangerous debris is floating in the ocean and being washed up onto the beach. All beaches are impacted including Shelly Beach at Moruya Heads. 

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Applies from Thu 13 Feb 2020, 4.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 9.59am

Closed areas: Northern section of park - bushfire affected

The northern section of this park is closed as trees and surrounding areas have been affected by fire. This section is north of Captains Flat Road and Mulloon Creek campground. Do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 13 Feb 2020, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Brou Lake area and campground closed due to bushfire damage

The Brou area, including Brou Lake campground, Brou Lake and associated picnic areas, walking tracks and roads, remain closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter this section of the park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 17 Feb 2020, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 9.06am

Other planned events: Track diversions - Bullocks Flat precinct

Track diversions will be in place in and around the Bullocks Hut precinct and Skitube area while major track upgrade works are undertaken.

Tracks will remain open with diversions in place around construction zones to maintain access to Skitube, Lake Crackenback and Gaden Trout Hatchery. The affected tracks are:

  • Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat
  • Bullocks walking track
  • Muzzlewood track

Be cautious when walking and riding in and around these areas due to construction activity. The works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be construction and other maintenance vehicles in the area.

This construction project plans to upgrade the existing track from Skitube carpark D to the Bullocks Hut precinct to a low mobility path, and upgrade the existing toilet to a disabled-compliant facility.

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

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Applies from Wed 12 Feb 2020, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 8.58am

Closed parks: Park closed - aerial pest control operations

Bungonia National Park and State Conservation Area is closed from 9am, Wednesday 12 February to midnight Wednesday 11 March 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. This closure may be extended. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.50pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Feb 2020, 2.59pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfires and aerial pest control operations

This park is closed due to active bushfires in the area. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as part of the bushfire response. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 11.16pm to Tue 18 Feb 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 8.39am

Closed parks: Mimosa Rocks National Park closed

This park is closed due to the impact of bushfires and recent flooding in the area:

  • Day visitation will reopen on Wednesday 19 February 2020
  • Campgrounds will reopen on Friday 21 February 2020

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 2.46pm

Safety alerts: Rain and flooding

Heavy rains have damaged many tracks and roads in the park and rain is expected to continue. Canyons and creek crossings are flooded. The soil water table is saturated. Therefore water levels could rise to dangerous levels at short notice. Some crossings are already impassable due to flood debris and infrastructure damage. Natural surface roads could be slippery or impassable. Landslips, treefall and rockfall are more likely in these conditions.

Visitors are advised to plan accordingly and avoid flooded or unstable areas. Visitors may have to navigate muddy conditions, unclear paths, fallen trees, flood debris and washouts. Visitors should not cross creeks or rivers when they are flooded or water is over stepping stones.

Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 11.15am to Tue 21 Apr 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 9.06am

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between Thursday 21 October 2019 and Wednesday 21 October 2020 in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Penalties apply for non-compliance. 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 Highlands office on 024887 8244.

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Applies from Wed 5 Feb 2020, 4.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Feb 2020, 8.33am

Other planned events: Guthega to Illawong - helicopter operations

Helicopter lifting operations are planned from around 10am onwards on Thursday 6 February between Guthega carpark and Illawong. There are no closures, however vehicles accessing Guthega may be delayed for 5-10 minutes as helicopters land and take off.

Illawong Walk remains open, however walkers may be asked to wait for 5-10 minutes if the helicopter is unloading at the Illawong end.

Please follow all directions from the contractor and NPWS staff.

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Applies from Thu 24 Oct 2019, 9.00am to Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8.42am

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repair

Major Clews Cottage is closed for repair until Friday 27 March 2020. The closure does not affect access to Major Clews trail or Geehi Walls trail. For more further details, contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6076 9373.

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Applies from Tue 10 Dec 2019, 11.57am to Sat 29 Feb 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 11.14am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Southern Ranges

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 Sat 8 Feb 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jan 2020, 1.32pm

Other planned events: Take care on Summit Road and near Seamans Hut

Be cautious when driving on Summit Road and visiting Seaman's Hut due to construction activity. These works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be extra trucks and other maintenance vehicles in the area. The construction project planned is a new toilet next to Seaman's Hut.

Summit walk and Seaman's Hut remain open. For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jan 2020, 1.25pm

Other planned events: Walking track works Charlotte Pass to Guthega

Expect short delays on Illawong walk and a short section of the Main Range walk from Friday 31 January to the end of May 2020. New track works will be underway adjacent to the existing tracks (New track between Charlotte Pass and Illawong Bridge). Trucks and and helicopters will be operating in the area and may result in some short delays. Follow the directions of  any signs and NPWS or contract staff.

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

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.45pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 6.21pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 11.38am

Closed parks: Park closed - hazardous conditions and aerial pest control operation

This park is closed due to active bushfires in the area. Large fires have impacted and continue to be a risk to this park including Rockton, Border, Big Jack Mountain, Postmans trail and Bondi Fires. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as a result of the fire event.

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Feb 2020, 11.54am

Closed areas: Morton National Park closed - bushfires and aerial pest control operation

Most of this park is closed due to bushfires and aerial pest control programs. Do not enter closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. The following areas are now open:

  • Belmore Falls
  • Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre including the East and West Rim walking tracks
  • Main Falls lookout

For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 1.26pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to fire and/or flood damage

This park is closed due to fire and/or flood damage. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NPWS office.

Please note that Gunguddy campground (Dunns Swamp) is now open.

Six Foot track is:

  • Open: between the Explorers Tree at Katoomba and Guyvers Bridge (just west of Megalong Road).
  • Closed: between Guyvers Bridge to the Jenolan Caves (including Cox’s River, Alum River and Black Range campgrounds). This is due to the dangerous conditions caused by the recent rainfall event and bushfire impacts causing land slips, track erosion and tree fall. Crown Lands contractors are busy working towards opening the closed sections of track before the end of the February.

Applies from Wed 15 Jan 2020, 9.55am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jan 2020, 3.24pm

Closed parks: Closed parks due to bushfire danger

Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve are closed from 15 January 2020 until 29 February 2020 due to increased fire danger. The closed areas include:

  • Flea Creek campground
  • McIntyres Hut campground
  • Lowells Flat campground
  • Coree Camp campground
  • Pryors Hut
  • Mt Aggie walking track

Do not enter closed areas in Brindabella National Park or Bimberi Nature Reserve.

Current situation:

  • Large fires have impacted the northern part of Kosciuszko National Park, adjacent to the Brindabella Range, in recent days. 
  • There are still uncontained fires in the region around Cooleman and the Bimberi Wilderness
  • Lightning and ember attacks may result in additional fires
  • It's unlikely that these fires will be contained in the coming days

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. Stay up to date on bushfires in your area  by calling your local NPWS office and listening to your local radio station Visit the Rural Fire Service website or contact the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737 for more details.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.27am

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Jinden bushfire. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. Visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Feb 2020, 8.50am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 exploratory works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • 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 Sat 28 Dec 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 9.08am

Fires - Advice: Tuross Falls Rd, Countegany

There is a fire in this park called Tuross Falls Rd, Countegany. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 9 Sep 2019, 12.16pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5.26pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020. 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Applies from Mon 14 Oct 2019, 9.42am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Dec 2019, 3.19pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.44am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jan 2020, 12.59pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Mill Creek and Ten Mile Hollow campgrounds are exempt.

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Applies from Sun 28 Oct 2018, 12.51pm to Fri 28 Feb 2020, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Dec 2019, 9.55am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire ban is in place for Jindalee National Park, Livingstone National Park, Murrumbidgee Valley National Park - Berry Jerry, and The Rock Nature Reserve. It remains 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. 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 12 Nov 2019, 12.00am to Tue 12 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.57pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of wild dogs and foxes in Kosciuszko National Park, Jingellic Nature Reserve, Bogandyera Nature Reserve and Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve.

This baiting program will run from Tuesday 12 November 2019 to Tuesday 12 May 2020. It will reduce the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park and neighbouring stock.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact Khancoban NPWS office on: 02 6070 8400 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

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Applies from Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2.25pm to Fri 1 May 2020, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Oct 2019, 3.22pm

Safety alerts: Heavy trucks on Tin Mines trail

B-double logging trucks will be using a section of Tin Mines trail between Ferndale Pine Plantation and Tunnel Road. This is to access Tunnel Road, through to the Hume Highway. Logging trucks will run Monday to Friday during daylight hours from Monday 21 October 2019 for up to six months. No trucks will operate during weekends and public holidays. Park visitors should follow the directions of road signage, take care and drive safely.

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

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Applies from Sat 5 Oct 2019, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Nov 2019, 4.03pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 12 Sep 2019, 2.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.07am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 26 Sep 2019, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8.06am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park, excluding the following serviced camping and accommodation areas:

  • Depot Beach campground 
  • Pebbly Beach campground
  • Pretty Beach campground
  • Yellow Rock Beach House

The park fire ban remains in effect for all other areas 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 1 Oct 2019, 10.41am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Oct 2019, 12.42pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 1 Oct 2019, 1.32pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Sep 2019, 1.42pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 Wed 18 Sep 2019, 3.02pm to Sun 22 Mar 2020, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Sep 2019, 4.02pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog pest control program underway

NSW National Parks is doing a 1080 wild dog pest control program using baits and canid pest ejectors between Monday 23 September 2019 and Sunday 22 March 2020.

This program is happening in Kosciuszko National Park in the Yaouk/Adaminaby area, from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene. It is also being done in Scabby Range and Yaouk nature reserves.

There will be signs up around all the baiting areas. Pets and working dogs could be affected by 1080 poison, and must not enter the baited areas. For further information call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2.59pm

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 

Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in you travel plans.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 2.40pm

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:

  • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
  • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
  • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.27pm to Tue 21 Apr 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Feb 2020, 12.43pm

Other planned events: 1080 bait disposal pit

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS estate within the Fitzroy Falls area.

Burial of used baits and products will occur from Thursday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 21 October 2020. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways, in accordance with Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.

There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to disposal pit site.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.

For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244 or email npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10.00am

Closed areas: Park closed due to bushfire damage

Murramarang National Park has been impacted by the recent fires. While the park remains closed, the following areas, including access roads are open:

  • NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Holiday Park
  • Depot Beach campground and cabins
  • Pretty Beach campground and cabins
  • Yellow Rock cabin

All other roads, trails and walking tracks in the park remain closed. Please do not enter the closed areas of this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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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/thredbo-perisher-area/local-alerts

Contact

  • in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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    • Perisher Valley office
      02 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter (June to October long weekends): Daily 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm. Rest of year: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm weekdays, all day Saturday and Sunday.
    • 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Emergency services

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Winter snow and snow gums in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer