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Murray-Riverina region

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 8 February 2023, 5.05pm

Applies from Mon 5 Sep 2022, 11.07am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 11.07am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 3.00pm.

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin precinct Campground closures

Due to high rainfall and flooding, Deniliquin precinct, including the mountain bike trails, Kolety Walks and all the campgrounds such as Willoughby's Beach will be closed until further notice.

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 local park office.

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Applies from Mon 6 Feb 2023, 8.40am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 2.07pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control operation

Some areas within Murray Valley National and Regional park will be closed from 5pm, Friday 24 February to 6pm, Monday 6 March 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas include:

  • Edward River campgrounds
  • Swifts Creek campgrounds
  • Millewa precinct, including all campgrounds
  • Moira precinct, including all campgrounds
  • Gulpa Island precinct, including all campgrounds
  • Thornley precinct, including all campgrounds

This program will target deer and aims to reduce the significant impact that they have on native plants and animals, including threatened species. Other pest animals including pigs, foxes and goats will be targeted if observed throughout the operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Riverina Area office on (02) 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 6 Sep 2022, 2.16pm to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 2.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 9.14am.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas will remain closed due to widespread flooding:

Gulpa Island precinct:

  • All campgrounds including Edward River campgrounds
  • Gulpa Island drive
  • Gulpa Creek walk

Millewa precinct:

  • All campgrounds

Moira precinct:

  • Swifts Creek campground and Day Use Area
  • Campgrounds: Alegboia, Bridge, Circular Landing, Ferry Road, Hollows, Lakes & Red Gum campgrounds

 

All available campgrounds are now open for bookings via Murray Valley campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

 

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 local park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.26pm to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Feb 2023, 3.35pm.

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires. Do not travel on closed Council roads.

There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Thu 30 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Feb 2023, 3.35pm.

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice.

This closure remains in place while site protection works are completed on the Mungo Self-guided Drive Tour road.

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

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Thu 30 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Feb 2023, 3.34pm.

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive part closure

Sections of the Mungo self-guided drive tour road remain closed. No access is permitted beyond Red Top lookout.

Road works have commenced to undertake cultural site protection and improvements to the road surface. 

These works will take some time to complete.

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

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Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 2.54pm.

Closed areas: Willows Campground Closed

The Willows Picnic Area & Campground will be closed for approximately three weeks from Monday 6th February while works are undertaken to upgrade the access road.

For more information contact the park office on 0350 201764.

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Applies from Wed 8 Feb 2023, 9.00am to Fri 24 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 2.12pm.

Closed areas: Walls Day Use Area Toilet Closed

The Walls day use area toilet is closed for an upgrade from Wednesday 8 February 2023 until Friday 24 February 2023. Alternate toilets are available at Mungo Visitors Centre and Mungo Lookout.

For more information, contact local office.

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Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 11.00am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 11.05am.

Safety alerts: Murray River - minor flooding

Most access roads in this park are affected by flooding from the Murray River. Roads may be slippery with uneven surfaces when exposed by receding flood water.

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 most areas in this park.

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 NPWS Buronga office on 03 5021 8900.

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 2.52pm.

Closed areas: Visitor attractions closed due to flooding

The following day-use areas are closed until further notice due to impacts of flooding:

  • Regatta Beach Picnic Area
  • Yanga Woolshed picnic area 

Some campgrounds are also impacted, check website before travel to avoid disappointment. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Yanga area office on 03 5020 1826.

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 11.59am to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 7.14pm.

Closed parks: Willandra National Park closed – flooding

Willandra National Park is closed from Monday 24 October 2022 until further notice due to flooding and damage to the Willandra Creek crossing. This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Unsealed roads within Carrathool Shire are dry weather roads only. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

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

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Applies from Wed 18 Jan 2023, 11.53am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 12.03pm.

Closed areas: Woolpack and Red Trail closed due to trail maintenance

Woolpack and Red Trails in Burrinjuck Nature Reserve are closed to both vehicles and walkers until 28 February, 2023, due to trail upgrade works.

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

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Applies from Wed 18 Jan 2023, 11.39am to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 12.02pm.

Closed areas: Childowla Fire Trail closed due to trail maintenance

Childowla Fire Trail in Burrinjuck Nature Reserve is closed to both vehicles and walkers until 30 April 2023, due to trail upgrade works .

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

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Applies from Thu 1 Sep 2022, 9.16am to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 9.16am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 10.58am.

Safety alerts: Safety risk of unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Livingstone National Park

You must keep to marked trails, walking tracks and roads when visiting Livingstone National Park.

This is because of the safety risk around unexploded ordinances (UXO) within the park. There are signs on the ground at all entrances to the risk area.

No camping or digging of any kind is permitted within the risk area.

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

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Applies from Tue 16 Aug 2022, 10.18am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 6.52pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following precincts and campgrounds are closed until further notice due to widespread flooding:

Barooga precinct

  • Barooga campgrounds
  • Smithers Beach campgrounds

Cottadidda precinct

  • Quicks Beach campgrounds 
  • Ngawe campgrounds
  • Backhouses campgrounds

Boomanoomana precinct

  • Boomanoomana campgrounds

Mulwala precinct

  • Mulwala campgrounds

Collendina precinct

  • Collendina campgrounds

Corowa precinct

  • Corowa campgrounds

Quat Quatta precinct

  • Quat Quatta East campgrounds

Thornley precinct

  • Thornley campgrounds

Woperana precinct

  • Woperana campgrounds

Many roads in these areas are closed and impassable due to changes in river height. All campgrounds will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Mon 29 Aug 2022, 8.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 9.58am.

Other planned events: Visitor facility upgrades

The following visitor attractions will undergo upgrades over the coming months but will remain open:

  • Main campground
  • Walls carpark
  • Walls carpark amenities
  • Walls boardwalk access
  • Mungo Visitor Centre

Please follow all signage and directions from NPWS staff. Any closures to an attraction will be posted on this NPWS alerts page.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.43am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 9.57am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in Mungo National Park and remains in place from midnight Monday 10 October 2022 to midnight Friday 31 March 2023. 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 Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.33pm to Wed 1 Mar 2023, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 5.05pm.

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed

Willandra National Park is due to flooding, it will be open from 1st march 2023

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Fri 14 Oct 2022, 3.38pm to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 1.05pm.

Closed areas: Moama 5-Mile precinct boat ramp and car park are open - other areas onsite remain closed

The Moama 5-Mile precinct boat ramp and carpark is now open, other areas remain closed due to the effects of widespread flooding.

The following attractions will remain closed:

  • Dhungala Riverside walk
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Toilets
  • Barbecues

Fencing has been installed to prevent injury, so you may need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Griffith office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Thu 22 Dec 2022, 4.27pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 4.54pm.

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Fire Ban begins in Riverina Area Reserves

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 10 Oct 2022, 10.57am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 9.29am.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Euston Regional Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect from midnight 10 October 2022 to midnight 31 March 2023. 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 10 Oct 2022, 10.54am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 9.29am.

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Kemendok National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect from midnight 10 October 2022 to midnight 31 March 2023. 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 25 Oct 2022, 11.05am to Sat 4 Mar 2023, 11.06am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Jan 2023, 1.36pm.

Closed parks: Kalyarr National Park is closed due to recent wet weather and flooding .

All precincts of Kalyarr National Park are closed due to wet weather and flooding, this includes the campground in Norwood precinct.

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

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

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Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 4.23pm to Sat 4 Mar 2023, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 2.56pm.

Closed parks: Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Parks and Nature Reserve closed

Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Park and Nature Reserve are closed from Monday 24 October 2022 to Saturday 4th March 2023, due to widespread flooding.

Some precincts have been assessed as safe and reopened, these include;

- Cuba precinct

- Dunoon Lagoon

-Willbriggie

-Willbriggie East.

Campgrounds must be booked prior to camping. This can be done at this website Murrumbidgee Valley campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office, on 02 6966 8100.

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

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Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 10.28am to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 1.05pm.

Closed areas: Closed due to flooding Whymoul, Noorong, Wetuppa precincts of Murray Valley National Park

The Whymoul, Noorong and Wetuppa precincts of the Murray Valley National Park are closed due to flooding, this includes all campground areas.

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 Griffith park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 1 Nov 2022, 3.48pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 2.44pm.

Closed parks: Kyalite precinct closed

Kyalite precinct is closed until further notice, including all campgrounds due to flooding.

Remember it is never safe to drive through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit.  Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information please contact the Buronga office on 

03 5021 8900

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Applies from Thu 13 Oct 2022, 4.12pm to Mon 6 Mar 2023, 4.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Feb 2023, 10.31am.

Closed areas: Benarca precinct is closed due to flooding

Benarca precinct including all campgrounds will be closed until further notice due to flooding.

Remember it is never safe to drive through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the Griffith office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.30am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 9.17am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in Yanga National Park, Yanga State Conservation Area and Murray Valley Regional Park (Kyalite 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 on 0350 201764 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 Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 2.53pm.

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds closed due to flooding

Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds are closed due to impacts of flooding. The campgrounds are slowly drying out and will reopen once staff have addressed damage to roads and infrastructure. Woolpress Bend will remain closed until the end of May at this stage due to major damage to access roads.

For more information, contact the local park office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 2.53pm.

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 information centre on 1800 444 043 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 9.25am.

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 7 Jul 2021, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 9.34am.

Closed areas: Lookouts closed on Jacks Creek walking track

Lookouts along the Jacks Creek walking track are closed indefinitely due to dangerous cliff edges.

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

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
23 February 2023 Safety alerts Bitumen Road maintenance works Details

Applies from Thu 23 Feb 2023, 7.00am to Fri 24 Feb 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Feb 2023, 10.33am

Contractors will be undertaking road resurfacing on Bitumen Road, Mungo National Park from Thursday 23 February to Friday 24 February 2023. Please follow the direction of the road crew and signage, and use caution when driving.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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8 May 2023 Closed areas Areas closed for aerial pest control operations Details

Applies from Mon 8 May 2023, 8.52am to Fri 2 Jun 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 6.52pm

Some areas within Murray Valley National and Regional park will be closed from 5pm, Friday 26 May to 6pm, Friday 3 June 2023 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas include:

  • Edward River campgrounds
  • Swifts Creek campgrounds
  • Millewa precinct, including all campgrounds
  • Moira precinct, including all campgrounds
  • Gulpa Island precinct, including all campgrounds
  • Thornley precinct, including all campgrounds

This program will target deer and aims to reduce the significant impact that they have on native plants and animals, including threatened species. Other pest animals including pigs, foxes and goats will be targeted if observed throughout the operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Riverina Area office on (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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