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Yaouk Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.03pm

Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 1.35pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 1.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.03pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Scabby Range Nature Reserve and Yaouk Nature Reserve, from 16 May 2022 to 27 May 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Tumut NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6947 7000.

Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 10.30am.

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 fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 11th April and Saturday 10th September 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • 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 reserve. 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 NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 4.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 10.31am.

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 fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 March 2022 and Wednesday 31 August  2022 in the following parks and reserves:

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. 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 NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 23 May 2022, 10.48am to Thu 23 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 May 2022, 12.18pm

Other planned events: Thredbo River picnic area - toilet and picnic shelter closed

The toilets and picnic shelter at Thredbo River picnic area will be temporarily closed between Monday 23 May until approx. Friday 24 June 2022 while upgrade works occur within the picnic area. Please check this web page for any updates, or contact the Jindabyne NPWS Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 3.15pm to Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 5.08pm

Closed areas: Bemboka River Road closed

Bemboka River Road is closed between Fastigata Road and Fraxinoides Road from Thursday 19 May to Thursday 2 June 2022 due to wet conditions.

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

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Applies from Thu 19 May 2022, 2.59pm to Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 5.06pm

Closed areas: Fastigata Road closed

Fastigata Road is closed between the National Park Boundary and Nitens Road from Thursday 19 May to Thursday 2 June 2022 due to wet conditions.

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

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Applies from Tue 8 Mar 2022, 10.34am to Tue 14 Jun 2022, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Thu 19 May 2022, 10.06am

Other planned events: Toilets closed for construction

The toilets at Three Mile Dam campground western peninsular will be closed for construction from Monday 21 March to Tuesday 14 June 2022.

If you require access to toilet facilities while camping during this time, please use the toilets on the eastern side of the dam or on Link Road. 

For more information, contact Tumut NPWS office 02 6947 7000. 

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 8.57am to Tue 31 May 2022, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 11.14am

Closed areas: Behrs Flat - Rabbit control program

Behrs Flat campground will be closed from 10am, Monday 16 May 2022 until 11pm, Tuesday 31 May 2022 for a rabbit control program involving fumigation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please adhere to all safety signage and instructions. For more information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on 02 6070 8400.

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Applies from Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 11.08am

Closed areas: Road closures due to trail conditions

Due to the ongoing wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, a number of fire trails in the northern precinct of Tallaganda National Park and State Conservation Area are closed. These include:

  • Butmaroo fire trail
  • North Black Range fire trail
  • Bombay fire trail
  • Jinglemoney fire trail (between Bald Hill and Palerang fire trails)

Trail conditions have become unsafe for vehicle access and repairs will be prioritised as conditions dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 1.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 5.13pm

Safety alerts: Thredbo Valley Track open

The Thredbo Valley Track is open for use.

Signage upgrades are currently underway between Thredbo and Bullocks Flat, so minor delays may be experienced. Please follow any instructions from staff and contractors.

For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 4.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.37pm

Other planned events: Prickly Pear weed spraying works

A weed spraying program will take place between Monday 23 May 2022 and Friday 10 June 2022 to control prickly pear in the eastern Coolangubra section of the park.

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

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 4.12pm to Mon 17 Oct 2022, 10.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.22pm

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 and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 16 May to Friday 17 October 2022.

The baited parks and reserves include:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at the entry to 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 Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 1.39pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 1.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 2.00pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve, Bogandyera Nature Reserve and Jingellic Nature Reserve, from 16 May 2022 to 27 May 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Tumut NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 1.24pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 1.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 2.00pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Bimberi National Park, Brindabella National Park and Black Andrew Nature Reserve, from 16 May 2022 to 27 May 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Tumut NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 1.35pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 1.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 May 2022, 1.03pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Scabby Range Nature Reserve and Yaouk Nature Reserve, from 16 May 2022 to 27 May 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Tumut NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6947 7000.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 1.30pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 1.41pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Kosciuszko National Park, from 16 May 2022 date month year to 27 May 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

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

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 1.17pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 1.22pm

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Kosciuszko National Park, from 16 May 2022 date month year to 27 May 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

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

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Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 10.00am to Sat 12 Nov 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 May 2022, 4.32pm

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 Thursday 12 May 2022 until Saturday 12 November 2022 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 the following areas:

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

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 Thu 5 May 2022, 11.55am to Thu 26 May 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 4.35pm

Closed parks: Park closed for 1080 aerial baiting program

This park is closed for an aerial 1080 baiting program from Monday 16 May to Thursday 19 May 2022.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Tallganda National Park & State Conservation Area and Gourock National Park. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock. Signs will be placed at the entries to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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 more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.29am to Thu 1 Jun 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 1.33pm

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure

Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently from Sunday 1 May 2022 until further notice, whilst the Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts are conducted. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:

  • Portions of Tantangara Reservoir, adjacent to the Snowy 2.0 construction site.
  • Tantangara Reservoir boat ramp, adjacent to the Tantangara Dam wall.
  • For up-to-date timings on controlled blasts please see up-to-date notifications on the Future Generation website.

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

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 9.45am to Mon 30 May 2022, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.33pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from from Monday 16 May 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egans Peak Nature Reserve
  • Monga National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tarlo River National Park and
  • Wadbilliga National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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 more information, please contact the NPWS Merimula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Apr 2022, 1.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 3.04pm

Closed areas: NSW National Parks section of Packers Swamp Road closed

The NSW National Parks section of Packers Swamp Road is closed to the public due to recent rain events that have caused hazardous road conditions.

Access to Nunnock Swamp and Alexanders Hut is via Creewah Road.

For further information please contact NPWS Merimbula on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 6.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 12.27pm

Safety alerts: Araluen Road closures affecting access to Deua River campgrounds

Due to repeated and major landslides along Araluen Road caused by prolonged rainfall events, the following campgrounds are currently closed because they are inaccessible from both the western and eastern approaches: 

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

Eurobodalla Shire Council has a lengthy schedule of works relating to remediation works for Araluen Road. These are forecast to be ongoing until at least mid-June 2022. For more information and updates regarding the Araluen Road closures, please visit the Eurobodalla Shire Council website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.32pm

Closed areas: Wyanbene and Berlang campgrounds closed due to ongoing wet weather conditions

Due to recent and repeated heavy rain events and subsequent areas of flooding, Berlang and Wyanbene campgrounds have been closed until further notice for the following reasons: 

  • Wyanbene campground is inaccessible due to high river levels
  • The grounds at Berlang campground are saturated, posing a significant risk of tree fall

The accessibility and safety issues will be reassessed by NPWS staff frequently, in conjunction with the weather conditions. The campgrounds will be reopened once assessed to be safe. 

Please do not enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 1 Apr 2022, 10.38am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 8.58am

Other planned events: Herbicide program - Brown Mountain

From Wednesday 4 May until Friday 6 May 2022, herbicide is being applied to control Crofton weed in the Brown Mountain section of South East Forests National Park.

Qualified contractors will be conducting this program to control invasive weeds in this area.

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 10.07am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Apr 2022, 11.42am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood damage

Leatherbarrel Creek campground is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. 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 more information, contact the Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 May 2022, 2.19pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire recovery works

The following areas are closed until further notice due to bushfire recovery works:

  • Bendethera Caves walking track and cave access - all track markers were destroyed by fire. It's dangerous to walk off designated tracks in Karst areas. Please do not enter this area.
  • Mongamula East fire trail
  • Oulla Creek fire trail 

Please follow the directions on closure signs and do not enter 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 Thu 14 Apr 2022, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Apr 2022, 2.32pm

Safety alerts: Wog Way temporary closure

Wog Way is closed from Kanoonah Road in the north through to the park boundary in the south. Above average rainfall in March and April has caused deterioration of the road surface with a section becoming very boggy and unsuitable for vehicles. Coolangubra Forest Way provides alternative access for park visitors travelling to Waratah Campground or Pheasants Peak from Imlay Road. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 6 Apr 2022, 3.52pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 12.23pm

Closed areas: Wadbilliga Road and Lake Creek campground closed due to impacts from ongoing weather events.

The following areas are closed from Wednesday 6th April 2022 until further notice due to impacts from severe weather events and widespread flooding:

  • Wadbilliga Road
  • Lake Creek campground

Many creek crossings are impassable, and road conditions are slippery and unstable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions. Please follow Park signage and staff directives and do not attempt to enter these areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Apr 2022, 9.29am

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed or may have other restrictions until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to the 2019/2020 bushfires.

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
    • Pattinson's Hut and Matthew's Cottage
  • Cabramurra township. Snowy Hydro's operational town suffered significant fire damage and for safety reasons is currently 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.

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires.  The location is open but there is no hut/building:

  • 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, Vickeries Hut and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
  • Warning: 
    • Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up site. 
    • Please do not disturb site or remove artefacts. 

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

  • Cabramurra
    • Kings Cross Road from the Kings Cross Road and Link Road intersection to Selwyn Resort (closed to facilitate the Selwyn Resort rebuilding works).
  • 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 Reservoir 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 Snowy campground will remain open, with access via Port Phillip or Tantangara Road.

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 Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Apr 2022, 3.45pm

Safety alerts: Newline Road temporary closure

Newline Road is closed from Tantawangalo Mountain Road to Dragon Swamp Road to through traffic.

Some sections of the road are boggy and unsuitable for vehicles due to rainfall.

Creewah Road, east of Cathcart township, provides alternative access for park visitors travelling to Nunnock Swamp or Alexanders Hut. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 10.30am

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 fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 11th April and Saturday 10th September 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • 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 reserve. 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 NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Tue 1 Mar 2022, 4.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Apr 2022, 10.31am

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 fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 1 March 2022 and Wednesday 31 August  2022 in the following parks and reserves:

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

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. 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 NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Apr 2022, 9.38am

Closed areas: Middle Mountain Road closed

Middle Mountain Road is closed until further notice for repairs.

Middle Mountain Road is the first section of the westerly approach into Bendethera Valley via Cooma Road.

Access to Bendethera campground is via Little Sugarloaf Rd and Bendethera fire trail (from the east).

Please follow all safety signage and directions from staff and authorised contractors.

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

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 3.22pm to Wed 22 Mar 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Mar 2022, 12.01pm

Closed areas: Tuross Falls walking track closed

Tuross Falls walking track is closed. Planning and works are underway to replace damaged infrastructure. 

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Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Mar 2022, 5.09pm

Closed areas: Kanoonah Road (north) closed due to landslip

Kanoonah Road in Coolangubra section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Myanba Falls Road through to the northern park boundary due to a major landslip following recent heavy rainfall.

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

 

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Applies from Tue 22 Mar 2022, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Mar 2022, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Doughy Trail bridge closed

Doughy Trail bridge is closed until further notice due to significant safety concerns.

Do not attempt to use the bridge. Please follow safety signage and directions from staff.

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 2.23pm to Fri 4 Nov 2022, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 5.30pm

Safety alerts: Caving systems closed due to COVID-19 restrictions

All caving systems in this park are currently closed to access due to COVID-19 safety requirements. This includes the Bendethera, Wyanbene and Marble Arch caves.

These unique environments are mostly enclosed spaces with minimal airflow and high levels of humidity. By their nature, the important task of cleaning and sanitising related infrastructure can't be guaranteed to COVID-safe standards. Recreational caving in 'wild caves' inhibits social distancing and the standard precautions recommended to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For these reasons, NPWS has developed a strategy for the reopening of caves which is based on an assessment of risk.

Options for allowing access to wild caves by speleological groups operating 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. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For any further queries call the local office on 02 4476 0800, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or the Parks Info Line on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Mon 14 Mar 2022, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Mar 2022, 5.08pm

Closed areas: Cattlemans track closed due to flood damage

Cattlemans track in the Tantawangalo section of South East Forests National Park is closed from Alexander's Hut through to Tantawangalo Creek at Postman's Camp due to severe road damage from recent heavy rainfall. 

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

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Applies from Wed 9 Mar 2022, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Mar 2022, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Mitchells Creek trail closed

Mitchells Creek trail in South East Forest National Park is closed until Wednesday 9 March 2022 until further notice. The closure is to enable trail maintenance works, to repair damage to the trail due to heavy rainfall.

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

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Applies from Mon 7 Mar 2022, 10.06am to Sat 1 Oct 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Mar 2022, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Manjar fire trail closed

Manjar fire trail in Kosciuszko National Park is closed and will reopen on Saturday 1 October 2022. The closure is due to ongoing make safe works.

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

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 9.37am to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 5.15pm

Safety alerts: River crossing to access Big Hole walking track - extreme caution advised

Access to The Big Hole walking track requires a river crossing of the Shoalhaven River. 

During periods of rain, water levels of the river crossing may become too deep and fast flowing to pass, and extreme caution is advised. Visitors should not attempt crossing the river during major weather events or during prolonged periods of rain, when river levels can rise rapidly.

NPWS advises walkers to plan ahead and check the river levels in real time at NSW Office of Water - Real Time Water Data (waternsw.com.au) before setting out.

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Applies from Thu 24 Feb 2022, 9.05am to Wed 8 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Feb 2022, 5.16pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between 9 February 2022 until 8 February 2023. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

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

  • Thredbo Valley
  • Moonbah
  • Ingebyra
  • Paupong
  • Numbla Vale
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in 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 Mon 14 Feb 2022, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Feb 2022, 5.23pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

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 dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing until Tuesday 20 September 2022 in the following areas:

  • Tallaganda National Park
  • Tallaganda State Conservation Area
  • Gourock National Park

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.

For further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Sat 5 Feb 2022, 4.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 7 Feb 2022, 1.01pm

Other planned events: Roadworks - Tom Groggin

Resurfacing of the Tom Groggin campground/Alpine National Park access road will be happening throughout February 2022. Visitors should be aware of heavy truck movements and machinery undertaking roadworks activities.

Access to the Murrray River and Alpine National Park will still be available. Visitors should expect some delays.

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

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Applies from Tue 1 Feb 2022, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Feb 2022, 5.01pm

Other planned events: Herbicide application Tom Groggin

Herbicide application for the treatment of blackberry and St John's Wort is currently being undertaken within the following locations:

  • Tom Groggin campground
  • Tom Groggin Horse campground
  • The Bicentennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Grassy Flat Trail)
  • Rileys Flat

Please obey all signage and warnings related to herbicide application.

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

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Applies from Mon 31 Jan 2022, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 Jan 2022, 1.53pm

Safety alerts: Barry Way road damage

There has been damage to the road surface of the Barry Way due to widespread weather events. Please drive with caution when accessing the Lower Snowy Drive. 

For further information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600. 

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11.53am

Safety alerts: Bicentennial National Track - be aware of track conditions

Bicententennial National Trail (Tom Groggin to Murray Gates) has changed track conditions due to the impact from severe weather events.

Please take care and be aware of hazards when walking, horseriding or cycling in Kosciuszko National Park.

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

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.48pm

Safety alerts: Alpine Way - partial road closure

Alpine way is currently partially closed approx. 3km west of Leather Barrel Creek, due to a rock fall.

Transport for NSW has assessed the hazard, and cordoned-off a short area of road shoulder, reducing the width of road available.

Please take care and drive or ride safely, and watch for oncoming vehicles. Two-way traffic may be restricted at the hazard location.

For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5600.

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Applies from Mon 20 Dec 2021, 10.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Dec 2021, 4.44pm

Safety alerts: Damage to road surface at Ngarigo campground

There has been damage to the road surface at Ngarigo campground due to widespread flooding. Please drive with caution when accessing the campground.

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

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Applies from Tue 28 Dec 2021, 4.41pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Dec 2021, 11.30am

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 Saturday 1 January to Thursday 30 June 2022.

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) 
  • Ben Boyd 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 Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.01pm to Sun 1 Jan 2023, 12.54pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 7.42am

Other planned events: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks

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

There will also be ongoing maintenance and upgrades to roads in the area as part of the project, particularly along Link and Tantangara Roads. 

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

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

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 3.30pm

Safety alerts: Trailer access prohibited on some fire trails

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 the park. However, inappropriate use of signposted trails by 4WDs towing trailers is continuing, and is causing ongoing damage. Therefore, 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 benefit everyone by reducing:

  • the safety risk to yourself and others
  • damage to the park environment and your assets
  • park maintenance costs. 

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 Thu 1 Oct 2020, 5.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Dec 2021, 12.28pm

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 Mon 8 Nov 2021, 5.05pm to Mon 30 May 2022, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 9.14am

Closed areas: Spencers Creek rest area closed

Spencers Creek Rest Area and carpark on Kosciuszko Road will be closed from Monday 8 November 2021 to Monday 30 May 2022 due to construction works in Kosciuszko National Park.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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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 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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