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Wadbilliga National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 13 September 2021, 4.35pm

Applies from Tue 21 Sep 2021, 12.21pm to Fri 15 Oct 2021, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 4.35pm.

Other planned events: Weed control program

NPWS will be conducting a weed control program along the Kybyean Dog Fence APZ between Tuesday 21 September and Friday 15 October 2021. The program will use Metsulfuron, which will be applied using hand-held spray guns connected to a vehicle-mounted spray unit.

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

Applies from Sun 15 Aug 2021, 4.00pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 6.21pm.

Closed areas: Closed due to stay at home restrictions

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours, and high-visitation areas are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find our more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 1.46pm to Sat 16 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Aug 2021, 10.41am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 16 April to Saturday 16 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jun 2021, 2.39pm.

Closed parks: Wadbilliga National Park closed

This park is closed due to significant bushfire and subsequent flood damage, particularly relating to bridge infrastructure. The closed areas include:

  • Lake Creek campground
  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track
  • Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area
  • Wadbilliga Road

Repair and assessment works are ongoing for bridge replacements. NPWS will be reviewing the closures as work progresses, however it is likely that most areas will remain closed to the end of December 2021. 

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 24 Sep 2021, 4.19pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 5.27pm

Other planned events: Planned Roadworks - Middle Mountain Road closure

Middle Mountain Road will be closed on Tuesday 28 September due to essential maintenance roadworks.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 4.20pm

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to recent bushfires.

Some NPWS campgrounds and accommodation will need to remain closed. If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground that is open you'll need to make a booking first. This applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously. If you can't find your preferred Kosciuszko National Park campground on a webpage, check this list of lesser-known campgrounds in Kosciuszko National Park and make your booking from there. If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.

Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:

  • Areas within the park:
    • Selwyn Snow Resort 
    • Kiandra Court House
    • Wolgal Hut
    • Buddong Falls
    • Bradley/O'Briens Hut, Brooks Hut, Delaneys Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harveys Hut, Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Sawyers Hut and Vickeries Hut.
  • Cabramurra Township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and, for safety reasons, is temporarily closed.
  • Selwyn Snow Resort is being rebuilt following fire damage, and is currently a construction site. For your safety, public access to this area is strictly prohibited and all signage in this area must be followed.

The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed due to fire damage:

  • Alpine Way area:
    • Murray Gates trail
    • Grassy Flat trail
    • The Bicentennial National Trail - Geehi to Tom Groggin
  • Cabramurra area (currently closed until fire damage repair works completed):
    • Tumut Ponds trail
    • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort
    • Elliott Way (slip rectification works underway) - see below for opening dates.
    • Khancoban to Cabramurra Road currently closed due to minor rock falls. Planned opening from midday Friday 1 October 2021.
  • Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam access - Snowy 2.0 works:
    • Tantangara Road may be subject to short closures between Snowy Mountains Highway and the gate below Tantangara Reservoir Wall for maintenance and upgrade works. These closures are required to allow for upgrades to Tantangara Road as part of the Snowy 2.0 project. The schedule of closures is subject to design, and construction programs are yet to be finalised. Please check for alert updates a week before you travel.
    • Wares Yards campground will remain open during roadworks
    • Access to the southern end of Tantangara via Quarry trail will be closed to the public
    • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open but may be subject to short term closures
    • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.
    • Access to Currango and Old Camp will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.
  • Elliott Way
    • Open from midday Friday 1 October 2021 - Boundary Road (National Park entry) to O'Hares Campground.
    • O'Hare's Campground to Link Road intersection remains closed with full road opening planned by mid-October 2021.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert.

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Applies from Fri 24 Sep 2021, 2.00pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 4.06pm

Closed areas: Alexanders Hut campground closed

Alexanders Hut campground is closed for general maintenance. For further information please contact NPWS Bombala on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Sun 15 Aug 2021, 3.49pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 1.57pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours, and high-visitation areas are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Mon 13 Sep 2021, 10.00am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 5.29am

Closed areas: Keebles Hut closed for works

The Keebles Hut is closed for works from Monday 13 September to Friday 1 October 2021. Please do not enter.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Wed 22 Sep 2021, 7.00am to Mon 4 Oct 2021, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Sep 2021, 1.50pm

Closed areas: Waterfall Walk closed for maintenance

The Waterfall Walk in Kosciuszko National Park is closed from Wednesday 22 September to Monday 4 October 2021 for maintenance works.

Please follow all signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 24 Sep 2021, 10.56am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.14am

Closed areas: Pallaibo walking track - section closed

The lower section of Pallaibo walk is closed between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area. This is so platform construction work associated with the extension of the Thredbo Valley track can happen. Signs have been installed to direct walkers on Pallaibo walk to leave the walk at Gaden Trout Hatchery.

Visitors can access the open section of the Pallaibo walk in the following places:

  • Sawpit Creek picnic area on Kosciuszko Road
  • Gaden Trout Hatchery on Gaden Road

The following areas are closed to the public:

  • Lower Pallaibo walk, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area
  • Thredbo Valley track, between Gaden Trout Hatchery and Thredbo River picnic area

The following areas remain open to the public:

  • Upper Pallaibo walk, between Sawpit Creek picnic area and Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Thredbo River picnic area

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 3.15pm to Mon 11 Oct 2021, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 3.49pm

Other planned events: Snow Season 2021 – Kosciuszko National Park

Activities on offer

Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) remains open to those who can legally access KNP under the Public Health Orders. Check with resorts and commercial venues for updates. Some NSW snow resorts have recommenced ski lift operations after the stay-at-home orders were lifted in the Snowy Monaro LGA on Thursday 16 September 2021.

COVID-19 public advice

  • All visitors must observe and follow all Public Health Orders and COVID-19 rules.
  • If the quantity or actions of visitors in an area of Kosciuszko National Park make it difficult to maintain physical distance and comply with current Public Health Orders, visitors must leave the area immediately.
  • NPWS will monitor the situation with COVID-19 and may need to implement changes or restrictions if the situation or Public Health Orders change during the 2021 snow season.
  • Plan ahead and check with resorts and other venues about COVID-19 restrictions and any venue capacity or booking requirements.

Staying safe

  • Be responsible for your safety. Stay well clear of roads, maintain physical distance, comply with Public Health Orders, park safely and in accordance with road safety signage.
  • Be aware of increased heavy vehicle movements associated with Snowy 2.0 on Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road. Exercise caution.
  • If parking outside of designated carparks, make sure the area is safe, with ample sight distances in both directions.
  • Tobogganing immediately adjacent to roadsides or near resort infrastructure can be dangerous.
  • Backcountry activities should only be undertaken by those who have the appropriate equipment and skills. Carry a Personal Locator Beacon. NPWS recommends being safely guided by a licensed tour operator. Refer to the NPWS website for alpine safety information.

Park access and carparking

  • All public carparks throughout Kosciuszko National Park are operating as per previous snow seasons. Parking spaces cannot be reserved, regardless of the activity you will undertake.
  • As always, temporary road closures or traffic restrictions may be implemented to manage safety on roads. Plan ahead and keep abreast of relevant alerts on ski resort website pages and at Live Traffic NSW.
  • Due to limited coach and bus parking, groups wishing to visit the resorts should contact resort operators to make a booking.

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Applies from Thu 16 Sep 2021, 12.46pm to Fri 8 Oct 2021, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Sep 2021, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Yarrangobilly Caves visitor access

The following areas are open to the public:

  • Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
  • South Glory Cave (self-guided)
  • Yarrangobilly Caves Thermal Pool walk
  • Yarrangobilly Caves River walk
  • Castle Cave walk
  • Bluff lookout walk
  • The picnic area, barbecue area, toilets and amenities

All accommodation is now open.

The following areas are closed to the public until further notice:

  • Castle Cave
  • Harrie Wood Cave
  • Jillabenan Cave
  • Jersey Cave
  • North Glory Cave

For further information and daily updates, email or call 02 6454 9597.

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Applies from Tue 21 Sep 2021, 12.21pm to Fri 15 Oct 2021, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 4.35pm

Other planned events: Weed control program

NPWS will be conducting a weed control program along the Kybyean Dog Fence APZ between Tuesday 21 September and Friday 15 October 2021. The program will use Metsulfuron, which will be applied using hand-held spray guns connected to a vehicle-mounted spray unit.

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

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Applies from Sun 1 Aug 2021, 10.45am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 4.06pm

Closed parks: Montague Island Nature Reserve closed

This reserve is closed until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find our more on our COVID-19 update webpage. There is no public access to the reserve at any time.

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Applies from Fri 10 Sep 2021, 3.37pm to Mon 11 Oct 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 2.58pm

Closed areas: Geehi Flats picnic area and campgrounds closed

Geehi Flats picnic area and campgrounds are closed for ongoing dangerous tree works. The closed areas are:

  • Geehi Flats picnic area
  • Geehi campground
  • Behrs Flat campground
  • Old Geehi campground
  • Scammels lookout
  • National trail - section that runs through the Geehi campgrounds

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Khancoban NPWS office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Sun 15 Aug 2021, 4.00pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 6.29pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to COVID-19

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours, and high-visitation areas are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Mon 16 Aug 2021, 10.05am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 6.25pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours, and high-visitation areas are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Sun 15 Aug 2021, 4.00pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 6.21pm

Closed areas: Closed due to stay at home restrictions

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours, and high-visitation areas are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find our more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Mon 16 Aug 2021, 3.08pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 3.37pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours, and high-visitation areas are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Sep 2021, 3.36pm

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park

There is an increase in heavy vehicle and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut), Link Road and Tantangara Road within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years and involves the use of specialised heavy vehicle combinations for transport of materials used in associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region. 

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

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

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Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 10.48am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Sep 2021, 3.23pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for track upgrade

The Durras Lake Discovery trail is closed from Tuesday 7 September to Tuesday 30 November 2021 while the walking track is being upgraded.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 7 Sep 2021, 8.13am to Mon 4 Oct 2021, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Sep 2021, 10.01am

Other planned events: Notice of aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison, for the control wild dogs and foxes. This program will be conducted in northern Kosciuszko National Park (Lake Eucumbene to Lone Pine Trail), along with Yaouk and Scabby Range Nature Reserves between Monday 13 September and Friday 17 September 2021.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call Tumut Office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 27 Aug 2021, 1.43pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 1.45pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Aug 2021, 2.50pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021 .

The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Narrawallee Nature Reserve
  • Conjola National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Nowra area office on 02 4428 6300. 

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Applies from Wed 25 Aug 2021, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.56pm

Safety alerts: Drive with caution on Green Cape Road

Green Cape Road is slippery in sections after the recent rain event. Please follow safety signage and drive with caution.

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Applies from Wed 25 Aug 2021, 10.18am to Sat 2 Oct 2021, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.48pm

Other planned events: Notice of aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using wild dog baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison, for the control wild dogs and foxes. This program will be conducted in Kosciuszko National Park (Byadbo Wildnerness area), along with Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves on the following dates:

  • Helicopter: between 13 and 17 September 2021
  • Fixed wing aeroplane: between 20 September and 1 October 2021  

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call Jindabyne Office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Wed 25 Aug 2021, 4.37pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Aug 2021, 12.08pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

Between Wednesday 25 August and Thursday 30 September 2021, NPWS will conducting 1080 pest baiting programs in targeted areas of northern Kosciuszko National Park. The programs use meat baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes, and carrots containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of rabbits.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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 NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jan 2021, 8.40am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Sep 2021, 5.28am

Closed areas: Geehi Hut closed for pest treatment and repair

Geehi Hut is closed for termite control and repair. Please do not enter the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 1.46pm to Sat 16 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Aug 2021, 10.41am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 16 April to Saturday 16 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9.17am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Aug 2021, 3.34pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 23 August 2021 and Sunday 20 February 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • The north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park (within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area)
  • Yaouk Nature Reserve
  • Scabby Range Nature Reserve

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

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

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Applies from Fri 6 Aug 2021, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Aug 2021, 12.02pm

Closed areas: Wyanbene Caves closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

Wyanbene Caves in Deua National Park are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

  • These caves are unique, enclosed places with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. They contain multiple surfaces where dust and other airborne matter can easily settle. This makes the cleaning and sanitisation of infrastructure difficult.
  • The close physical interactions required for recreational caving in 'wild caves' mean that the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission can't be applied.
  • NPWS will reopen Wyanbene Caves when a risk assessment deems it safe. Options for allowing access to wild caves under a COVID Safety Plan are also being assessed.
  • Approval for access to caves for critical maintenance and/or research purposes is considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Speleological groups and other registered organisations operating under a COVID Safety Plan may apply for conditional entry via email.

For more information, please contact the local office on 02 4476 0800 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Applies from Wed 11 Aug 2021, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Aug 2021, 2.13pm

Other planned events: Notice of road works

Roadworks will occur in the Genoa and Waalimma areas from Monday 2 August to Friday 27 August 2021. Heavy machinery will be operating on various roads, including:

  • Nungatta Creek Road
  • Poole Road
  • Waalimma Road
  • Wongarabell Road

Please drive safely and follow signage and directions from NPWS staff and contractors.

For more information, contact the local Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Fri 6 Aug 2021, 12.00pm to Sun 6 Feb 2022, 1.04pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 10.57am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 7 August 2021 until 6 February 2022. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park;

  • 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 undertaken in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 5.42pm to Mon 15 Nov 2021, 5.43pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 4.03pm

Safety alerts: Rising river alert Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam

Planned environmental flow releases from Jindabyne Dam into the Snowy River will occur in August and September 2021, with several high flow events scheduled.

Please be aware waterways can rise quickly and without warning. Conditions in and along the river could be dangerous. Please stay away from areas where flows are high and banks may be unstable.

A number of campgrounds and picnic areas are located close to the river and access may be impacted during high flows. Information on daily planned water releases can be found on the Snowy Hydro website.

For further information, please contact the Jindabyne Office on 02 6450 5555.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 12.56pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Sep 2021, 8.24am

Safety alerts: Rising river alert Upper Murrumbidgee River

Planned environmental flow releases from Tantangara Dam into the Murrumbidgee River will occur in August and September 2021, with several high flow events scheduled.

Please be aware waterways can rise quickly and without warning. Conditions in and along the river could be dangerous. Please stay away from areas where flows are high and banks may be unstable.

The Bicentennial National Trail and a number of other trails cross the river. Access may be impacted during high flows. Information on daily planned water releases can be found on the Snowy Hydro website.

For further information, please contact Tumut Office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 8.34am

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project

Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Gates will be installed at the following locations:

  • Bournda National Park Visitor Precinct
  • North Tura Visitor Precinct
  • Turingal Head Visitor Precinct
  • White Rock Visitor Precinct
  • Portion 94 track Visitor Precinct

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 8.33am

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project

Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Gates will be installed at the following locations:

  • Goodenia Rainforest
  • Yellow Pinch Dam

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 8.33am

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project

Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Gates will be installed at the following locations:

  • Boyd’s Tower
  • Mowarry Point fire trail
  • Saltwater Creek at Saltwater Creek Road and Duckhole Road junction
  • Greencape Lighthouse Visitor Precinct - Green Cape Road
  • Davidson Whaling Station
  • Haycock Point - Haycock Road and Princes Highway junction
  • North Head - Ben Boyd North National Park at Princes Highway junction

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Aug 2021, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds inaccessible via Araluen Road

The following campgrounds are closed and inaccessible from both Braidwood and Moruya, due to major landslips on Araluen Road:

  • Deua River campground
  • Bakers Flat campground
  • Dry Creek campground

These campgrounds will remain closed until Araluen Road is restored. Vehicle access into and out of Deua National Park via Araluen Road is also not possible until further notice.

For further information about the restoration of Araluen Road, email or call the Eurobodalla Council on 02 4474 1000, or visit the Council website.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 3.10pm to Thu 4 Nov 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Jul 2021, 11.35am

Closed areas: Depot Beach campground closed

Depot Beach campground is closed for upgrades and will re-open Friday 5 November 2021.

The cabins remain open for bookings. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Sat 12 Jun 2021, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Jul 2021, 12.26pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed - Lower Alpine Way

The following areas are closed until further notice due to significant storm damage and potential tree risk to visitors:

  • Bicentennial National trail (BNT) - Tom Groggin to Geehi
  • Geehi Horse campground

Signs will be in place around closed areas. 

Please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 13 Jul 2021, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 4.08pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control operation

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing between Thursday 15 July and Thursday 30 September 2021 in Bimberamala National Park along trails within the reserve.

All baiting areas will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call NPWS Shoalhaven Area on 02 4454 9500.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12.59pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 8.57am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section)

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jun 2021, 9.22am to Sat 4 Dec 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 8.56am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 4 June 2021 to Saturday 4 December 2021 .

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000. 

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 1.09pm to Sat 1 Jan 2022, 1.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 9.37am

Closed parks: Park closed for bushfire recovery

Biamanga National Park is closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works until at least January 2022.

Do not enter these areas.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Thu 24 Jun 2021, 12.44pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jul 2021, 12.50pm

Closed areas: Hannels Spur walking track closed

Hannels Spur walking track is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees and storm damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

 

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 10.02am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Roads closures during winter

The following roads will be closed for winter, re-opening Friday 1 October 2021:

  • Geehi Walls Fire trail
  • Major Clews Fire 
  • Geehi Dam Road
  • Cabramurra Road

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Khancoban NPWS office 02 6070 8400

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Applies from Wed 23 Jun 2021, 4.00pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 4.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 9.47am

Closed areas: Camping area and walking track closed

The Island Bend fire trail is closed to the border of Kosciusko National Park due to wet weather damage.

The Gungarlin River campground is also closed due to this closure. There is no access to the campground. Please check back for updates on when these areas will be re-opened.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

 

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Applies from Sat 30 Jan 2021, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 3.23pm

Safety alerts: Safety advice for driving in wet weather

Roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park may become wet and slippery following rainfall or thunderstorms. Some sections of these roads may become temporarily impassable to 2WD vehicles without warning, due to rain, thunderstorms, recent roadworks or vehicle damage. Access will be affected until conditions improve.

Roads that may be affected include:

  • Aragannu Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Bithry Inlet Road
  • Nelson Lake Road
  • All other dirt roads within the park

It is important to plan your trip. Some recommended steps to take before visiting the park are:

  • Always check the NSW National Parks alerts page for up-to-date information on closed parks and safety alerts
  • Check the weather forecast before setting out and during your visit/stay. Consider altering or delay your trip if weather conditions change.
  • Tell family or friends where you are going and when you expect to return and let them know you have returned.
  • Know your vehicle limits before you travel. Consider getting NRMA roadside assistance before you go or call 13 11 22.
  • Take enough supplies for your visit/stay and take extra supplies to cover unexpected delays. This includes a first aid kit, warm clothing/blankets, food, water and medications.
  • Download apps: The Emergency Plus app will help you contact emergency services. Use the Fires Near Me app to check for bushfires in NSW before you go and during your trip, especially in summer. Please note these apps only work when you have mobile reception.

If conditions deteriorate, park roads (including those to visitor areas and campgrounds) may be closed to traffic at short notice.

For further 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 Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jun 2021, 2.31pm

Closed areas: Butmaroo firetrail closed

The Butmaroo Firetrail in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area is closed due to unsafe trail conditions. The trail will remain closed until repair work can be undertaken on the Mulloon Creek crossing and trail surface.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jul 2021, 12.50pm

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed to bikes

Thredbo Valley track is currently closed to bike riding due to wet weather, track works and hazardous conditions.

Sections of track open for walkers include:

  • Thredbo to Bridge 1
  • The Diggings to Bullocks Flat
  • Bullocks Flat to Gaden
  • Muzzlewood Loop
  • Bullocks Walking Track

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 Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jun 2021, 2.39pm

Closed parks: Wadbilliga National Park closed

This park is closed due to significant bushfire and subsequent flood damage, particularly relating to bridge infrastructure. The closed areas include:

  • Lake Creek campground
  • Cascades campground
  • Cascades walking track and viewing platform
  • Tuross Falls walking track
  • Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area
  • Wadbilliga Road

Repair and assessment works are ongoing for bridge replacements. NPWS will be reviewing the closures as work progresses, however it is likely that most areas will remain closed to the end of December 2021. 

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jul 2021, 12.51pm

Safety alerts: Hazardous conditions on high altitude walks

Please note high altitude walks (above 1900m) are still covered in snow and conditions may be hazardous. More snow is forecast so please be aware of these conditions. Please note the following information when visiting these areas:

  • Refer to our Alpine Safety page
  • Complete a trip intention form 
  • Be prepared: Low visibility, extreme winds, heavy snowfalls can all occur without warning. Please wear and carry appropriate clothing, carry navigation equipment and be prepared for extreme condition. Track surfaces and signs may not be visible.
  • Travel with care: Choose your routes carefully. Steep and icy terrain and thin snow and ice cover over rivers and lakes can make travel very dangerous. 

There is still continuous snow cover on the higher parts of the main range. Please note the following information when walking in the areas listed below: 

Main Range Walk: Please expect numerous snow 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).
  • Take care and asses carefully before crossing the Snowy River. The river might be higher than expected and the stepping rocks slippery/icy. 

Summit trail/Summit walk: You will likely only encounter snow drifts along this walk.  Please note:

  • Make sure you're wearing good waterproof footwear for a more comfortable and safer walking
  • Snow along the walk presents a risk of going off track
  • You take extreme caution when walking across snow.

For more information, please call Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Sat 11 Apr 2020, 10.56am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 2.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 3.34pm

Closed parks: Clyde River National Park closed

Clyde River National Park is closed until further notice due to fire damage and hazardous conditions. Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Tue 18 May 2021, 8.35am to Sat 16 Oct 2021, 8.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 12.18pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Thursday 21 May to Saturday 16 October 2021. There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 5.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jul 2021, 12.51pm

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed

Rawson Pass toilet has been closed for winter.

Please carry out your waste or use the closest toilets at Seamans Hut, Charlotte Pass or Thredbo.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 6.02pm

Safety alerts: Fire ban Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is 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 next to the appliances.
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban

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 12 May 2021, 10.00am to Fri 12 Nov 2021, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 4.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Wednesday 12 May 2021 until Friday 12 November 2021 in the following parks:

  • Bogandyera Nature Reserve
  • Jingellic Nature Reserve
  • Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve

The program will also be conducted in the southern precinct of Kosiuszko National Park, which includes:

  • Geehi area
  • Maragle area
  • Tooma area
  • Indi Range area
  • Yellow Bog area
  • Everards area
  • Spring Creek area
  • Khancoban area

Aerial baiting will occur on the following dates:

  • 5th May 2021 to 7th May 2021 - Kosciuszko National Park
  • 12 May 2021 to 14th May 2021 - Bogandyera Nature Reserve, Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve, Jingellic Nature Reserve and Kosciuszko National Park

Should the weather postpone this operation, it will be undertaken on a suitable day soon after. Entry into baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.38pm to Tue 19 Oct 2021, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 10.47am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 19 April to Tuesday 19 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Bungonia National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area
  • Conjola National Park
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Sun 4 Apr 2021, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 11.21am

Safety alerts: Rain damage to Packers Swamp Road

Packers Swamp Road, south from the Snowy Mountain Highway to the entry to Nunnock Campground, is only accessible to 4WD vehicles. The road is not suitable for 2WD vehicles.

Trail condition has deteriorated due to rainfall in March 2021. Please take care and drive safely.

For more information contact the local NPWS office.  

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Applies from Wed 12 Aug 2020, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 10.04am

Closed areas: Jemisons Point track partial closure

Parts of Jemisons Point track are currently closed to avoid further damage following rain. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 10.04am

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses 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. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

For more information call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5.16pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas in Deua National Park are closed:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access is closed due to significant fire damage. All track markers were destroyed by fire and are yet to be replaced. It is dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail
  • Hanging Mountain lookout

These areas are closed due to substantial bushfire recovery works. Please keep out of the closure signs and any cordoned off areas. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For any further information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 25 Feb 2019, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 9.52am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works

Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0  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 Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 12.34pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works

Many areas in Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Penance Grove boardwalk
  • The Corn trail  
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 17 Feb 2021, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Feb 2021, 4.15pm

Closed areas: Wog Way closure

Wog Way in South East Forest National Park is closed. Access to Waratah Gully campground is open. Campground access is only via the northern end of Wog Way. 

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Applies from Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 12.54pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damange

Some areas in this park remain closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter closed sections of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 2.59pm

Closed areas: Hergartys Bay campground closed

Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.

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Applies from Mon 18 May 2020, 12.56pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Feb 2021, 10.52am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to hazardous conditions and bushfire damage

Meroo Head campground is closed to camping due to bushfire damage and hazardous conditions, but is open for day use.

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

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Applies from Sun 4 Oct 2020, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Oct 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Detour via Waratah Road South

Waratah Road North in South East Forests National Park is closed due to planned bridge works. You can still access Pheasants Peak track head via Waratah Road South off Coolangubra Forest Way. Detour signs are in place around the closed section of Waratah Road North. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Sep 2021, 8.23am

Closed areas: Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut)

Tantangara Mountain Hut (Harveys Hut) is closed for visitor use due to fire damage.

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Applies from Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10.06am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Oct 2020, 1.58pm

Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track - difficult to follow

Hannels Spur track is difficult to follow and only suitable for experienced walkers. The track has been cleared but marking has not bee completed. Maintenance work is ongoing. For winter periods most of the higher altitude sections will be covered in snow.

For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

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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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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/wadbilliga-national-park/local-alerts

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