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Murray-Riverina region

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 25 October 2020, 10.26am

Applies from Fri 23 Oct 2020, 11.01am to Wed 28 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Oct 2020, 10.26am.

Closed parks: Mungo National Park closed due to wet weather

This park is closed due to wet weather, including all campgrounds and roads within the park. This closure is in place until Wednesday 28 October 2020 and may be further extended depending on conditions.  Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 23 Oct 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 28 Oct 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Oct 2020, 9.55am.

Closed areas: Campground closures due to wet weather

Due to wet weather  the following campgrounds will be closed until Wednesday 28 October 2020:

  • Belah campground
  • Main campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. This closure may be further extended, depending on conditions.

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Applies from Fri 23 Oct 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 28 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Oct 2020, 9.36am.

Safety alerts: Access roads affected by wet weather

Significant rainfall has fallen in the Lower Western Area, including Mungo National Park, and will affect access roads to and within the park.

For road condition reports please check Wentworth Shire Council, Balranald Shire Council and Central Darling Shire Council websites.

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Applies from Fri 23 Oct 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 28 Oct 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 25 Oct 2020, 9.29am.

Other planned events: Mungo Walk the Walls of China Discovery Tours cancelled due to wet conditions

Due to the recent wet weather the Mungo Walk the Walls of China Discovery Tours have been cancelled from Friday 23 October 2020 to Tuesday 27 October 2020 (inclusive).

This may be further extended depending on conditions.

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Applies from Fri 23 Oct 2020, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 1.05pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

The campgrounds at Yanga National Park and State Conservation Area are closed due to wet conditions. This closed areas include:

  • Mamanga campground
  • Willows campground
  • Woolpress Bend campground

For more information contact the NPWS Yanga area office on 03 5020 1764 or the NPWS Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 8.07am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 2.32pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves

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

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 12.25pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 12.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 3.56pm.

Closed areas: Store Creek picnic area closed

Store Creek picnic area, walking track and access road of Cocoparra National Park are closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice. The closure is to allow for site protection assessments and rehabilitation work to take place.

Other picnic areas in Cocoparra National Park are open for use. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 1.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.44pm.

Closed areas: Woomargama National Park - eastern end closed

The eastern section of Woomargama National Park is closed. The closure is due to the Green Valley bushfire which has resulted in damage to trails and fallen trees. This closed area includes:

  • All areas east of Tin Mines campground through to Lankeys Creek and Jingelic Road
  • Tin Mines trail east of the campsite
  • Philis trail
  • Cockatoo Creek trail
  • Mandaring trail
  • Mathewsons trail
  • Millers trail and any other trails into the reserves which enter via Lankeys Creek or the River road

Samual Bollard campsites are still open and can be accessed by Tin Mines trail off Tunnel road, Woomargama.

Please do not enter the closed area. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 9.19am to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 9.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 1.05pm.

Closed areas: Temporary closure of Tin Mines Trail 3.5km west of Norths Lookout - Woomargama NP

Tin Mines campground and Tin Mines trail are closed 3km west of Norths lookout through to Lankeys Creek Road due to pavement failure. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6947 7025.

Samuel Bollard campground, Tunnel Road picnic area and Danny's Loop walk remain open.

Signs will be in place around closed areas. Access to Norths lookout is on foot only until the trail is reopened.

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Applies from Thu 8 Oct 2020, 7.00am to Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4.49pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Oct 2020, 10.50am.

Closed areas: Murray Valley - Millewa precinct campground closures

The following campgrounds in the Millewa precinct of Murray Valley National and Regional Park will be closed from Sunday 11 October 2020 until further notice:

  • 1818 Bend campground
  • Cherry Tree campground
  • Douglas campsite
  • East campground
  • Fishermans Bend campground
  • Honeymoon Bend campground
  • Hooked Leaf Wattle campground
  • House Creek campground
  • Kangaroo Bend campground
  • Nestrons campground
  • Nine Panel campground
  • Paradise Beach campground
  • Pinch Gut campground
  • Potts Creek campground
  • Scotts Beach campground
  • St Johns campground
  • Thistle campground
  • Top End Beach campground
  • Walthours campground
  • Wire Fence Landing campground

These campgrounds are inaccessible due to recent flooding events and all access to these campgrounds is not permitted.

For campgrounds that are currently available for bookings, check the list of lesser-known campgrounds in Murray Valley.

For more information please contact the local park office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Thu 8 Oct 2020, 7.00am to Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 9.21am.

Closed areas: Fishermans Bend Road closed

Fishermans Bend Road in Murray Valley National Park, Millewa precinct will be closed from Monday 12 October 2020 until further notice due to flooding events along the Murray River. For safety reasons please obey all road closure signs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Thu 8 Oct 2020, 4.43pm to Fri 11 Dec 2020, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Oct 2020, 9.21am.

Closed areas: Millewa-River Road closed

Millewa-River Road in Murray Valley National Park, Millewa precinct will be closed from Monday 12 October 2020 until further notice due to flooding events along the Murray River. For safety reasons, please obey all road closure signs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Sun 18 Oct 2020, 7.00am to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Oct 2020, 12.20pm.

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park, Deniliquin precinct - no vehicle access

The Deniliquin precinct of Murray Valley Regional Park will be closed to vehicles from 7am, Sunday 18 October until 7am, Saturday 31 October 2020 for road maintenance works.

During this time the following campgrounds will be inaccessible:  

  • Willoughbys Beach
  • Loop campground
  • Memorial campground
  • Water Hole campground
  • Yabby campground 

The precinct will be open for day use activities such as walking and mountain bike riding. However, for safety reasons please obey all road closure signage.

For more information about these closures call the local NPWS office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Oct 2020, 4.18pm.

Closed parks: Reserve closed to visitors including bushwalkers

Yathong Nature Reserve, Nombinnie Nature Reserve, Nombinnie State Conservation Area and Round Hill Nature Reserve are closed to visitors including bushwalkers. The reserves do not contain any visitor facilities and camping is not permitted. All management trails are closed to the public.

Plan a visit to other parks in western NSW instead, including Willandra National Park, Kinchega National Park, Mungo National Park, Mutawintji National Park and Sturt National Park. Please check for alerts relating to these parks before your visit.

For more information, please call the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.08am to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 7.22am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Oct 2020, 9.10am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Riverina area

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

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 19 Oct 2020, 6.00am to Fri 30 Oct 2020, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Oct 2020, 9.08am.

Closed parks: Park closed due to pest control program

This park will be closed to all visitors from Monday 19 October to Friday 30 October 2020 for an aerial pest control operation. This program will target deer, goats, pigs and foxes, and aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals including threatened species.

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 12.48pm to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Sun 4 Oct 2020, 9.08am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

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

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

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Oct 2020, 9.56am.

Closed areas: Yanga National Park office closed - still taking phone calls and emails

Yanga National Park office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Visitors can still access the historic Yanga Homestead precinct between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily. A self-guided tour offering exclusive access inside the homestead is available from Balranald Visitor Information Centre or Balranald Caravan Park. Call the visitor informaiton centre on 1800 444 043 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Aug 2020, 5.41pm.

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail closed

The Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed. It has large areas of damage and requires maintenance to repair. Other options for cycling include the Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS Buronga office.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 10.52am.

Closed areas: Mungo Shearers' Quarters

Mungo Shearers' Quarters are closed until 31 October 2020. NPWS are limiting numbers of guests in the Shearer's Quarters after this time to ensure COVID safe plans are met. Bookings need to be made through the "Book Now" button on the NPWS website. 

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Applies from Fri 7 Aug 2020, 11.25am to Fri 6 Nov 2020, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 9.52am.

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed

The group campground in Willandra National Park is closed due to a drainage issue for the foreseeable future. Willandra campground will remain open.

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

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Applies from Fri 7 Aug 2020, 11.36am to Fri 6 Nov 2020, 11.37am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Sep 2020, 9.52am.

Closed areas: Willandra accommodation closed

On-park accommodation in Willandra National Park is closed from Friday 7 August to Friday 6 November 2020 due to COVID-19. The closed sites are:

  • Willandra Cottage
  • Willandra Men’s Quarters

All main visitor areas will remain open. Willandra campground will remain open.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.08pm to Fri 26 Feb 2021, 12.19pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 9.12am.

Other planned events: Kalyarr National Park - road maintenance works

NPWS will be undertaking road maintenance activities in various parts of Kalyarr National Park over the next 6-month period. This will require road closures and public access restrictions as the maintenance program moves around the park. If you have any enquiries about access to the park during this time, please call the NPWS Griffith office on 02 6966 8100 or the park ranger on 02 6966 8119.

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Applies from Wed 8 Jul 2020, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jul 2020, 10.37am.

Closed areas: Barooga precinct closed

The Barooga precinct in Murray Valley Regional Park is currently closed due to Covid-19. There are border closures in place and limited access to the precinct. Camping is currently not permitted at the following campgrounds:

  • Town Beach 
  • Dunns Beach 
  • Micks Beach, and 
  • 1904 Beach

 Ski Beach day use area is also inaccessible. For more information, contact the local area office on 03 5483 9100.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.00am.

Other planned events: Campground available for booking in Kyalite precinct

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Kyalite (Murray Valley), please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.59am.

Other planned events: Campgrounds available for booking

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Euston Regional Park and Kemendok National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 1.56pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 1.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 7.24am.

Other planned events: Campground bookings - Murrumbidgee Valley National Park and Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Murrumbidgee Valley National Park and Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 1.48pm to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Sun 5 Jul 2020, 6.38am.

Other planned events: Campground bookings - Murray Valley National Park and Murray Valley Regional Park

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Murray Valley National Park and Murray Valley Regional Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Sun 29 Dec 2019, 8.14am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 3.04pm.

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire

Ellerslie Nature Reserve is closed due to safety risk to visitors from fire-affected dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Fri 24 Aug 2018, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Mar 2020, 2.33pm.

Closed areas: Regatta Beach picnic area closed

Regatta Beach picnic area is closed until further notice. For more information, call the NPWS Yanga area office on 03 5020 1764.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
28 October 2020 Closed areas Closed areas due to ground pest operations Details

Applies from Wed 28 Oct 2020, 6.00pm to Thu 29 Oct 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 4.23pm

The Tuppal, Millewa and Gulpa Island precincts in Murray Valley National Park will be closed from 6pm, Wednesday 28 October to 7am, Thursday 29 October 2020 for ground pest control operations. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 03 5483 9100.

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29 October 2020 Closed parks Cocoparra National Park and Nature Reserve closed Details

Applies from Thu 29 Oct 2020, 5.00am to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 10.48am

Cocoparra National Park and Cocopara Nature Reserve are closed from 5am Thursday 29 October to 12pm Saturday 31 October 2020 for an aerial ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Riverina area local park office 02 6966 8100.

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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/regions/murray-riverina/local-alerts

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