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Wadbilliga National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 21 November 2018, 5.02pm

Applies from Wed 21 Nov 2018, 2.01pm to Tue 16 Apr 2019, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 3.03pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting and/or ejector program targeting wild dogs is underway in the following national parks, state conservation area and nature reserve:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Araluen Nature Reserve

Please be aware that 1080 poison is harmful to domestic animals. There will be 1080 warning signs erected at the park's entrances. For further information, please call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

Applies from Fri 19 Oct 2018, 2.31pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 5.02pm.

Other planned events: Woody weed spraying operation

NPWS will be conducting a weed control program along the Kybyean dog fence APZ for woody weeds between Friday 19 October 2018 and Sunday 31 March 2019.  The substance glyphosate will be used and applied through spraying.

For further information, contact the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900.

Applies from Thu 11 Oct 2018, 12.49pm to Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2.16pm.

Other planned events: Wild dog ground baiting program

An ongoing 1080 ground baiting program (baits/CPE ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken and will continue throughout the year. The following parks and reserves affected include:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Majors creek State Conservation Area 
  • Monga State Conservation Area.

 A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserves. For further information please call NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800. 

Applies from Thu 30 Aug 2018, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Sep 2018, 12.02pm.

Closed areas: Wadbilliga National Park partial closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to bushfires. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. All areas are closed, excluding Cascades Campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Wed 13 May 2015, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 10.57am.

Closed areas: Razorback fire trail closed - unsafe conditions

Razorback fire trail in Wadbilliga National Park is closed until further notice. After recent severe weather events, the trail is in extremely poor condition and is unsafe for use by vehicles of any kind. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 11 Dec 2018, 2.54pm to Fri 11 Jan 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Dec 2018, 2.33pm

Safety alerts: Helicopter lifting operations and trackworks

There will be track works involving trucks on Summit trail between Charlotte Pass and Snowy Bridge from Monday 7 January until Friday 11 January 2019. The trail will remain open but if you plan to walk or cycle along the trail during this time, please take care. 

Helicopter lifting operations will take place from Summit trail to Mount Lee from Monday 7 January until Friday 11 January 2019. Helicopters will be carrying sling loads from Summit trail (at Snowy Bridge) to sections of Main Range walk between Mount Carruthers and Mount Northcote.

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Applies from Wed 12 Dec 2018, 4.41pm to Wed 19 Dec 2018, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Dec 2018, 10.35am

Closed areas: Little Thredbo River and China Creek area due to pest control operations

Some areas in Kosciuszko National Park are closed for the entire 24 hour period Tuesday 18 December 2018 due to pest control ground shooting operations. The closed areas are:

  • Little Thredbo River area
  • China Creek area

These areas are at the end of Alpine Lane off Alpine Way at Pender Lea Gap.

This operation is being undertaken to reduce the adverse impacts of feral deer to threatened species and communities at this site. Herbivory and environmental degradation caused by feral deer has been listed as a Key Threatening Process in NSW under the Biodiversity Conservation Act, 2016. Wild horses will not be targeted in this operation.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 12 Dec 2018, 3.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Dec 2018, 3.19pm

Closed areas: Rats Valley fire trail in Yuramie section of South East Forests National Park

Rats Valley Road and fire trail in Yurammie section, South East Forests National Park are closed from Wednesday 12 December 2018 to Wednesday 26 December 2018 due to maintenance works. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 11 Dec 2018, 8.30am to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Dec 2018, 12.53pm

Other planned events: Helicopter lifting operations at Blue Lake lookout and Mount Carruthers

Blue Lake lookout walk to Mount Carruthers will have short term delays from Monday 17 December to Friday 21 December 2018 due to helicopter operations. Walkers will be delayed while materials are being lifted from Blue Lake lookout, but otherwise visitors won't be affected. 

For more information, please contact Tim Greville on 0428 159 336 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 11 Dec 2018, 4.21pm to Tue 18 Dec 2018, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Dec 2018, 5.00pm

Closed areas: Bicentennial national trail, between Geehi and Murray Gates trail, closed

Bicentennial national trail, between Geehi and Murray Gates fire trail, is closed from Tuesday 11 December to Tuesday 18 December 2018. The trail is closed to walkers, mountain bike and horse riders, because large trees are down over the trail. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6076 9373 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 11 Dec 2018, 4.18pm to Tue 18 Dec 2018, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 15 Dec 2018, 2.39pm

Safety alerts: Take care on Main Range Walk - truck traffic

Visitors are asked to take care on the Main Range walk. Trucks will be operating on the walk, between Charlotte Pass and Blue Lake lookout walk, from 8am to 6pm on Wednesday 12 December and Friday 14 December 2018. 

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Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.57pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 ground baiting and ejector program targeting foxes is underway in Eurobodalla National Park, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Bournda National Park and nature reserve, Gulaga National Park, Ben Boyd National Park and South East Forest National Park. The program is ongoing throughout the entire year. Visitors are reminded that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals. There are 1080 warning signs at entrances and exits throughout the reserve areas. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 7 Dec 2018, 2.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Dec 2018, 3.15pm

Closed areas: Vehicle access changes to Burrill Lake and Giriwa and Gari walking tracks

Vehicle access to Burrill Lake and Giriwa and Gari walking tracks in Meroo National Park has changed. The changes are designed to provide better access to picnic areas and safer use of the walking trails. The changes include:

  • The eastern portion of Burrill Lake Drive is closed to vehicles between the highway and the East picnic area. 
  • Lake Road is closed to vehicles where it follows the foreshore of Burrill Lake - that is, from its junction with Burrill Lake Drive West to the eastern junction with Burrill Lake Drive.
  • Vehicle access to Giriwa and Gari walking tracks and picnic areas is via Romney Park Road off the highway, or via Lake Road off Wheelbarrow Road.

The closed sections of road are part of the Giriwa and Gari walking tracks. To ensure public safety, these sections of the tracks will be for use by walkers only, except for management and emergency vehicle access. Visitors can apply for vehicle access for educational, community and other relevant activities by calling the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500.

For more information call the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500, or see the Meroo National Park plan of management.

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Applies from Sun 9 Dec 2018, 2.26pm to Sun 23 Dec 2018, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Dec 2018, 9.26am

Closed areas: 1080 Beach partial closure

Sections of 1080 Beach is closed until Sunday 23 December 2018 due to a pest management operation involving the use of firearms. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 3 Dec 2018, 1.08pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Dec 2018, 2.40pm

Other planned events: Little Sugarloaf Road maintenance works

NPWS will be conducting maintenance roadworks on Little Sugarloaf Road between Wednesday 5 December until Friday 21 December 2018.  

Works will be carried out on Little Sugarloaf Road from the intersection with German Creek Road, east to the national park boundary at Wamban Bridge. If you are visiting the area, please follow the signage and take care to drive according to the conditions. Temporary delays are possible.

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Applies from Sun 2 Dec 2018, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Sat 1 Dec 2018, 11.26am

Closed areas: Brou beach partial closure

Sections of Brou Beach (nearby Brou campground) is closed until Thursday 6 December 2018. This is due to a pest management operation involving the use of firearms. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 28 Nov 2018, 9.33am to Mon 17 Dec 2018, 9.27am. Last reviewed: Sun 16 Dec 2018, 3.26pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track

The Thredbo Valley tracks are closed due to the current wet conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Between Thredbo resort and Ngarigo campground

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 1 Nov 2018, 11.20am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 2.53pm

Fire bans: Shoalhaven 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, 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 Nowra 02 4428 6300 or Ulladulla 02 4454 9500 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find 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 1 Nov 2018, 11.31am to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 2.53pm

Fire bans: Murramarang National Park

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, 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)

Solid fuel fires will be allowed at Pretty Beach campground, Pebbly Beach campground and Depot Beach campground within Murramarang National Park only if:

  • it is not a Total Fire Ban day
  • the fire is for the purpose of cooking
  • the fire is in a permanently constructed fireplace
  • at a site surrounded by ground that is cleared of all combustible materials for a distance of at least two metres all around
  • the fire is completely extinguished before leaving.

As per the RFS guidelines for the use of fire during the Bush Fire Danger Period (1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019).

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. Find 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 21 Nov 2018, 2.01pm to Tue 16 Apr 2019, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 3.03pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting and/or ejector program targeting wild dogs is underway in the following national parks, state conservation area and nature reserve:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Araluen Nature Reserve

Please be aware that 1080 poison is harmful to domestic animals. There will be 1080 warning signs erected at the park's entrances. For further information, please call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 16 Nov 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 10.31am

Other planned events: Road side spraying operation

A road side spraying program will take place in the Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park between Monday 19 November 2018 and Thursday 31 January 2019. The affected areas include:

  • Wog Way
  • Bold Granite Road

The weed spraying is for the control of woody regrowth on batters and verges in the road corridor. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 5.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 10.14am

Other planned events: Woody regrowth spraying operation

A spray program will take place from Monday 19 November to Friday 14 December at Myanba Gorge Day use area, to control tea tree regrowth in the picnic grounds.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 15 Nov 2018, 5.05pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Nov 2018, 5.16pm

Other planned events: weed spraying Nungatta

A weed spraying program will take place in Nungatta section of South East Forests National Park between 16 November 2018 and 1 March 2019. The areas affected include:

  • Nungatta Creek Road
  • Nungatta Road
  • Baelcoola East trail
  • Nungatta Creek 

The weed spraying will aim to control St John's wort, Patterson's curse, purple top verbena, thistles and blackberry. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Mon 5 Nov 2018, 12.28pm to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12.19pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Nov 2018, 3.48pm

Closed areas: Cootapatamba Hut closed

Cootapatamba Hut and its surrounding precinct will be closed to the public from Monday 21 January until Thursday 28 February 2019, inclusive.

The closure is due to essential restoration and reconstruction works on the hut. The hut and surrounds will be a closed construction zone with no public access or entry during this period.

Back country walkers and visitors should be appropriately prepared and equipped, so as to not be reliant on huts. Alternative emergency shelter and refuge within the Main Range area can be found at Seamans Hut and Rawsons Pass. 

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

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Applies from Sun 11 Nov 2018, 9.40am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Nov 2018, 1.15pm

Safety alerts: High altitude tracks – steep snow drifts

There are still many drifts about on the higher altitude parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below:

Main Range walk:

Please expect numerous snow drift crossings, and make sure that:

  • Footwear is waterproof, solid (for stepping into steep snow drifts) and with good grip.
  • You take a map and compass and know how to use them (sections of track are still not obvious under snow).
  • You take extreme caution when walking over Muellers Peak as this drift is very steep.

The Summit trail/ Summit walk:

You will likely only encounter snow drifts at the ~6.5km mark (below Seamans Hut) for a few hundred metres. You might also encounter snow drifts from above Rawson Pass (near Main Range walk junction). Please make sure that:

  • You're wearing good footwear for a more comfortable and safer walk
  • You have some idea of where you're going and/or have a map. The Summit drift presents a small risk of going off track.
  • You take extreme caution when walking The Summit drift, as this drift is very steep as you get onto it.

Kosciuszko walk

  • You will encounter a few drifts before Rawson Pass snow drifts. Please take care when traversing these.
  • Beyond Rawson Pass the Summit drift requires caution as this drift is very steep as you get onto it.

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Applies from Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2.17pm to Wed 13 Feb 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Dec 2018, 9.02am

Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Wednesday 15 August 2018 to Wednesday 13 February 2019. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong East Monaro/Far South Coast and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah wild dog plan areas.

This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Denison
  • Eucumbene
  • Happy Jacks
  • Snowy Plain
  • Kalkite Mountain
  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be happening in the following nature reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Scabby Range
  • Yaouk
  • Paupong
  • Kybeyan
  • Dangelong
  • Merriangaah
  • Quidong 
  • Kybeyan

There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.

Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.

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

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Applies from Fri 9 Nov 2018, 2.16pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Dec 2018, 5.03pm

Other incidents: Thredbo Valley track status

The Thredbo Valley tracks are currently closed to cycling due to wet conditions. The following areas are closed:

  • Between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback Resorts
  • The Lower Thredbo Valley track, out to the 9km point, and return by the same route. Note that there are no other exit options, and the track beyond the 9km point remains a closed construction site.
  • Bullocks track
  • Muzzlewood track

Please report any incidents, obstacles or other feedback to thredbovalleytrack@environment.nsw.gov.au to ensure that they can be responded to promptly.

Track conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the riding season. Any closures due to weather or surface issues will be posted as soon as relevant information becomes available.

Event closures, while yet to be confirmed, are likely to occur:

  • Saturday 9 February and Sunday 10 February 2019
  • Saturday 23 February and Sunday 24 February 2019

More information regarding these closures will be posted once details are confirmed.

Additional track closures for essential upgrade and maintenance works will occur from time to time during non-peak periods. These will be advised as they are programmed.

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Nov 2018, 9.50am to Sun 12 May 2019, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Nov 2018, 10.01am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting program (baits/candid pest ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken and will continue for the next 6 months. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

 For further information please call NPWS Khancoban area office on 02 6076 9373.

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Applies from Fri 19 Oct 2018, 2.31pm to Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 5.02pm

Other planned events: Woody weed spraying operation

NPWS will be conducting a weed control program along the Kybyean dog fence APZ for woody weeds between Friday 19 October 2018 and Sunday 31 March 2019.  The substance glyphosate will be used and applied through spraying.

For further information, contact the NPWS Bombala area office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 4 Oct 2018, 3.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2.17pm

Other planned events: Fox baiting program

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in Eurobodalla National Park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 11 Oct 2018, 12.49pm to Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2.16pm

Other planned events: Wild dog ground baiting program

An ongoing 1080 ground baiting program (baits/CPE ejectors) for wild dogs will be undertaken and will continue throughout the year. The following parks and reserves affected include:

  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Monga National Park
  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Majors creek State Conservation Area 
  • Monga State Conservation Area.

 A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserves. For further information please call NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800. 

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Applies from Wed 3 Oct 2018, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Nov 2018, 10.22am

Closed areas: Bemboka section in South East Forests National Park

Some areas are closed in the Bemboka section of South East Forest National Park due to the Yankee Gap bushfire. The following areas include:

  • Mistake fire trail
  • Tin Hut fire trail
  • Warrigal fire trail
  • Bemboka Peak fire trail
  • Werri Berri fire trail
  • White Rock fire trail
  • Ooranook fire trail
  • Yankees Flat fire trail
  • Numbugga Walls fire trail
  • Brogo fire trail
  • Nelsons Creek fire trail

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000 or NPWS Bombala on 02 6458 5900. Alternatively visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.51pm. Last reviewed: Tue 25 Sep 2018, 2.52pm

Closed areas: Viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail closed

The viewing platform on Durras Lake Discovery trail in Murramarang National Park has been closed due to structural damage to the platform.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Depot Beach campground or the NPWS Ulladulla area office on 02 4454 9500 or 02 4478 6582, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 30 Aug 2018, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Sep 2018, 12.02pm

Closed areas: Wadbilliga National Park partial closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to bushfires. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. All areas are closed, excluding Cascades Campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jul 2018, 8.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jul 2018, 12.34pm

Other planned events: Lobs Hole Ravine Road - roadworks

Minor delays may be experienced for traffic on Lobs Hole Ravine Road due to roadworks. Traffic control will be on-site to advise.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.36pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10.33am

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting program - Budawang National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Budawang National Park. The program will take place from Monday 18 June 2018 and finish on Friday 21 December 2018.

This baiting program is in accordance with the 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

The program will target the following sections of the park:

  • Gulfs trail
  • Webbs trail

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non- target species. Please remember, it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

Signs at track heads in each area will advise the start and completion date of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please call the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2.32pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 2.44pm. Last reviewed: Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10.29am

Other planned events: Wild Dog baiting Program Bimberamala National Park

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH Parks and Wildlife) will be undertaking baiting of wild dogs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits within Bimberamala National Park. The program will take place from Monday 18 June 2018 and finish on Monday 21 of December 2018.

This baiting program is in accordance with 1080 Wild Dog Baiting provisions in the Pesticide Control (1080 Liquid Concentrate and Bait Products) Order 2017.

Precautions will be taken to minimise the risk to pets and other non- target species. Please remember, that it is an offence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to allow domestic animals into national parks and nature reserves or to interfere with the wild dog control program.

Trackhead signage in each area will advise the start and completion date of the baiting program.

For more information on this program, please contact the NPWS Ulladulla office on (02) 4454

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Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 1.29pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Nov 2018, 3.39pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program - Shoalhaven area

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are conducting a fox control program using 1080 baits in a number of reserves within the Shoalhaven area. This  control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened species in particular shorebirds.  All baited areas are signposted. For further information contact NPWS Shoalhaven area office on (02) 4454 9500.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 3.47pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track

Hannels Spur track is navigable but only for highly experienced walkers. Maintenance work has been recently carried out and is ongoing. The track has recently been marked/remarked on the lower sections and cleared on the upper sections.

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Applies from Wed 12 Dec 2018, 3.13pm to Fri 21 Dec 2018, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 Dec 2018, 4.45pm

Other planned events: Rabbit pest control in Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass

Visitors are advised that rabbit pest control operations will occur in Perisher Range Resorts and Charlotte Pass Village. This will occur during late afternoons and evenings between Wednesday 13 December and Friday 21 December 2018. Signs will be in place during the operation and will occur in times and areas of low visitation. Each operation is weather dependent and will stop on weekends, public holidays, NSW public school holidays and public events. The operation involves authorised NPWS officers and contractors using rifles to reduce the rabbit population from damaging the environment. Other options such as baiting will be used when the environmental conditions are suitable. All authorised stakeholders including the NSW Police, RMS and SHL are aware and notified of this operation.

If you have any concerns or question email Tim Scanlon or phone 0418 689 250 or 02 6450 5616. You can also contact Bryce Williams on 0459 895 423 or 02 6450 5538.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Oct 2017, 9.38am

Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study

If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.

Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Oct 2017, 12.10pm

Safety alerts: No wood fires allowed at Middle Beach campground

Due to current dry conditions, wood fires are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired and electrical appliances will be permitted where the appliance:

  • is under the direct control of an adult
  • placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • there is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire should it start adjacent to the appliances.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Aug 2017, 8.27am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Sep 2017, 10.57am

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 Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.50pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and beaches in this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and all visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 13 May 2015, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jun 2017, 10.57am

Closed areas: Razorback fire trail closed - unsafe conditions

Razorback fire trail in Wadbilliga National Park is closed until further notice. After recent severe weather events, the trail is in extremely poor condition and is unsafe for use by vehicles of any kind. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2016, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Dec 2016, 3.16pm

Safety alerts: Disappointment Spur Bridge

Disapppointment Spur bridge over the Munyang (Whites) River is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, due to damage to its foundations during a recent flood event. This means there is no access up Disappointment Spur trail to areas such as the Whites River corridor and Jagungal beyond. Walkers, skiers or mountain bikers can gain alternative access via Schlink Pass (Geehi) trail.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2016, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 3.31pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2016, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track

Bingi Dreaming track traverses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Visitors should be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks) they can be impassable when open. Coila Lake opening is at the southern extent of the Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open prior to setting out; if the opening is impassable you will not be able to access the village of Tuross.

Recent stormy weather has resulted in damage to our beaches - please be careful. There may be temporary closures whilst works are completed. Closures will be signposted onsite; please follow instructions on any signs you see. For more information, contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

 

 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 9.40am

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 Wed 21 Nov 2018, 11.37am to Tue 21 May 2019, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Nov 2018, 12.08pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program - Bemboka section, South East Forests National Park

A 1080 ground baiting and ejector program targeting wild dogs is underway in South East Forests National Park. The program is beginning on or shortly after Wednesday 21 November 2018, and will end on Tuesday 21 May 2019. 1080 poison is harmful to domestic dogs. There will be warning signs about the 1080 baiting at the park's entrances and exits. For further information, please call the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/wadbilliga-national-park/local-alerts

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Cascades Viewing Platform, Wadbilliga National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd Photography/NSW Government