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Wongarbon Nature Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 3 December 2022, 7.47am

Applies from Mon 17 Oct 2022, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Dec 2022, 7.47am.

Closed areas: All trails closed due to wet weather

The fire trails in this reserve are closed to all vehicles due to wet conditions. Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads, leaving them washed out and under water. Vehicles that enter the park are likely to become bogged and need specialist recovery. 

Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted.

For more information, contact the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.15pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 12.24pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel)

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. or call the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Thu 27 Oct 2022, 3.00pm to Thu 26 Jan 2023, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 2.47pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet conditions

Goobang National Park is closed due to ongoing wet weather.

This closure includes all walking tracks, campgrounds and fire trails in the park. Please do not enter the park.

This closure will be reassessed weekly and the park will re-open when it is safe to do so.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For the most current information please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Dec 2022, 7.47am

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet weather

The trails in this park are closed, due to wet conditions and the real chance of vehicles getting bogged. Sections of trails are washed out completely or are under water and have been for some time. If you require emergency assistance while in this park, it will be difficult for first responders to reach you.

Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Mon 17 Oct 2022, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Dec 2022, 7.47am

Closed areas: All trails closed due to wet weather

The fire trails in this reserve are closed to all vehicles due to wet conditions. Ongoing wet weather has impacted the roads, leaving them washed out and under water. Vehicles that enter the park are likely to become bogged and need specialist recovery. 

Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted.

For more information, contact the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Mon 14 Nov 2022, 8.21am. Last reviewed: Sat 3 Dec 2022, 7.47am

Closed parks: Park closed due to road closures

This park has been closed due to access road closures from flooding. Information from Warrumbungles Shire will be monitored daily and updated as required. 

 

Walking and cycling activities can still occur within the park, however support vehicles are not permitted.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.56am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 2.41pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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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/wongarbon-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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