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  1. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog poison baiting program from Tuesday 1 May 2018 until Friday 30 May 2018 in the following parks:
    • Abercrombie River National Park
    • Blue Mountains National Park
    • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Mares Forest National Park
    • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
    • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
    Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals.
    Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on (02) 6336 1972 during business hours.

  2. Safety alerts: Mermaid Pools - not safe for swimming
    The area known as the Mermaid Pools is not safe for swimming. Large waves wash over the area frequently and you may be swept off the rocks. For more information, please contact Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines. 

    Safety alerts: Potential rock falls - Little Bay and Trial Bay
    The granite cliffs surrounding Trial Bay and Little Bay are prone to rock fall. Do not climb cliffs or walk close to cliff edges. For further information please call Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168.

  3. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program - Clarence North
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program from Monday 12 March 2018 until Thursday 31 May 2018.
    All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method.  Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time.  
    For further information please contact the NPWS Clarence area Grafton office on (02) 6641 1500.

  4. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program - Clarence North
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program from Monday 12 March 2018 until Thursday 31 May 2018.
    All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method.  Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time.  
    For further information please contact the NPWS Clarence area Grafton office on (02) 6641 1500.

  5. Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is happening on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land.
    All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from Friday 15 December 2017 through to Saturday 30 June 2018. The baiting will be conducted using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations.
    Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign-posted with the baiting dates and information about the baiting methods being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to see a map of the approximate location of each bait station.
    For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

  6. Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park
    Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.
    Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

    Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Barrington
    There is no vehicle access to the final 5km of Barrington trail, beyond the Junction Pools turn, due to safety issues caused by deteriorating trail conditions. Visitors can still access Junction Pools and Little Murray campgrounds. Visitors can also access Mount Barrington on foot or by bicycle. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300, the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6538 5252. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 24 July 2017. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

  7. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Barrington Tops
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area for the next 6 months starting from 24 July 2017. For further information please contact either the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

  8. Hazard reduction burns: Arthur Kaine SFAZ
    There is a fire in this park called Arthur Kaine SFAZ. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Ben Boyd National Park closed areas
    Parts of this park are closed due to (bushfire/dangerous fire weather conditions/storm/other). This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:
    • Electircity Easement
    • Perimeter track
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: Seismic survey works on Saltwater Road
    Visitors may encounter traffic management operations and possible short delays on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April 2018, due to survey work being completed on Saltwater Road.

    Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control
    Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

  9. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and Chittick
    From Friday 10 November 2017, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 6-month 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve and the 'Chittick' property. For further information please contact the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

  10. Hazard reduction burns: Berowra West HR
    There is a fire in this park called Berowra West HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Hazard reduction burns: Berowra West HR
    There is a fire in this park called Berowra West HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: Hazard reduction burn - Berowra West
    Detours will be in place for some walking tracks within Berowra National Park on Saturday 21 April 2018 due to a hazard reduction burn. The areas affected include:
    • Between Joalah fire trail and Berkeley trail
    • Great North Walk between Berkeley trail and the Berowra Community Centre on Crowley Road, Berowra 
    For walkers heading north:
    • Detour via Lyrebird Gully to Mount Kuringai Station (travel by train) and rejoin the walk at Cowan Station
    For walkers heading south:
    • Catch the train from Cowan to Mount Kuringai Station and rejoin the Great North Walk at Glenview Road entrance, Mount Kuringai
    The walking tracks from Cowan to Berowra Waters will be open.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website or contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on (02) 8448 0400. You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Safety alerts: Restricted access on Quarry trail and Benowie walking track
    Please be aware that access restrictions and track closures are in place along trails that cross land managed by Hornsby Rifle Range as a Range Danger Area. The Hornsby Rifle Range Danger Area is closed to the public. Closures include:
    • An 800 metre section of the Quarry fire trail, between Quarry Road, Dural and Tunks Ridge campground
    • An 800 metre section of Quarry fire trail, 300 metres in from the Stewart Avenue entrance at Hornsby
    • The section of track between Steele Bridge and Fishponds Waterholes (please use the Great North Walk detour through Hornsby Heights or access to Quarry Road, Dural is via Pogsons Link walking track)
    For further information on closures please contact Hornsby Rifle Range on their 24 hour contact number 0417 201 606 or visit the Hornsby Rifle Range websitefor further information. 

  11. Hazard reduction burns: Faulconbridge West
    There is a fire in this park called Faulconbridge West. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog poison baiting program from Tuesday 1 May 2018 until Friday 30 May 2018 in the following parks:
    • Abercrombie River National Park
    • Blue Mountains National Park
    • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Mares Forest National Park
    • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
    • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
    Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals.
    Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on (02) 6336 1972 during business hours.

    Closed areas: Kowmung Mountain hazard reduction burn
    Some areas of this park are closed due to planned hazard reduction burning activities. The closed areas are:
    • Kowmung Mountain
    • Scotts Main Range
    • Tonalli Gap fire trail
    • Mount Armour fire trail
    • Church Creek Caves
    • Tonalli River
    • Kowmung River from Church Creek downstream to Reillys Creek
    For your safety, please do not enter these closed areas.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Hazard reduction burns: Big Plain HR
    There is a fire in this park called Big Plain HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Closed areas due to hazard reduction burning
    Some areas of this park are closed on Wednesday 4 April 2018 due to hazard reduction burning. The closed areas are:
    • Upper Werong Creek fire trail
    • Middle Werong Creek fire trail
    Traffic management control will be in place on the Oberon-Colong Stock route and Jerrong Road on Wednesday 4 April 2018.
    The closure will remain unless it is extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Ingar campground
    Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed to vehicle access from 12pm Saturday 5 August 2017 due to private property building works. The closure is indefinite as it relates to access through the private property. No opening date can be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused. Ingar Road and Ingar campground may still be accessed by walkers and cyclists. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track - between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant 
    Prince Henry Cliff walking track is closed between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant until further notice. This closure is due to a landslide that has completely blocked the track. An alternative track is available via Leura Cascades walking track. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please call the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Partial closure of Batsh camp
    A section of Batsh camp is closed due to the risk of tree branches falling. Further assessment and removal of dangerous branches will take place in the coming weeks. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact NPWS Oberon area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass closed
    National Pass, Wentworth Pass and Roberts Pass have been closed due to a recent rockfall. 
    Visitors can access the base of the Wentworth Falls below the Grand Stairs. Valley of Waters track is open to the base of Empress Falls. Empress Canyon is also open.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change
    Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed
    Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track
    The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  12. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting programs
    NPWS are conducting an ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Bogandyera Nature Reserve from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Tuesday 9 October 2018. The program includes aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
    All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.
    For further information please contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

  13. Closed areas: Rawson Falls walking track
    Rawson Falls walking track is closed due to wind and storm damage. Large trees have fallen across the Rawson Falls walking track,making it  impassable. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Port Macquarie area office on (02) 6588 5555  or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  14. Closed areas: Tweed Range scenic drive closure update
    Tweed Range scenic drive is open from Sheepstation Creek to Bar Mountain. Access to Tweed Range scenic drive is only via Lynches Creek Road from Wiangaree. There is currently no access from the Barkers Vale entrance. All roads, walking tracks and lookouts within the park are open. The affected extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on (02) 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  15. Closed areas: Maitland Bay Heights hazard reduction track closures
    Some areas of this park are closed due to hazard reduction burning. The closed areas are:
    • Maitland Bay walking track
    • Bullimah Spur walking track
    • Maitland Bay Visitor Information Centre.
    This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail
    There is no public access available through private property to Old Wagstaffe trail. Signs indicate where public access is not permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on (02) 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  16. Fires - Advice: Reedy Swamp, Bega
    There is a fire in this park called Reedy Swamp, Bega. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control
    Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

  17. Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control
    Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

  18. Hazard reduction burns: STHR_ALQN_Tinkers Creek HR
    There is a fire in this park called STHR_ALQN_Tinkers Creek HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Closed areas due to hazard reduction burn
    Some areas of this park are closed due to hazard reduction burning operations. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:
    • Pig Hill Summit fire trail
    • Tinkers Creek fire trail
    • Doctors Flat Road (east of Webbs Rdge trail to Mountain Creek Road)
    Access to Pig Hill Summit for hang gliding activities will be restricted on Friday 20 April 2018 and over the weekend.
    Smoke may be visible from surrounding areas, including Canberra, Fairlight, Mulloon and Wee Jasper. Motorists should take care along parts of Mountain Creek Road if smoke affects visibility.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on (02) 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  19. Closed areas: Hazard Reduction Burn - south of Kariong
    Some areas of this park are closed due to hazard reduction burning. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:
    • Bulgandry Art Site Aboriginal Place, including carpark, walking trail and boardwalk
    • Woy Woy Road Fire Trail
    • Kariong Fire Break Trail
    Access will also be restricted to fire personnel and pre-approved, authorised personnel at the following locations:
    • Kariong Scout Camp Trail
    • Rifle Range Fire Trail
    ​​​​​​​Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the Central Coast Area Office on 02 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge maintenance works
    From Tuesday 10 April 2018, NSW Roads and Maritime Services will undertake essential maintenance work on Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge, Old Pacific Highway, for 6 months.
    Users of the Great North Walk may experience temporary delays at this location between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
    For further details about the proposed maintenance work, please refer to the RMS project webpage or contact the NPWS Central Coast area office by email or call (02) 4320 4200.

    Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be running a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Brisbane Water National Park. The baiting will begin on Wednesday 21 March 2018 and finish by Saturday 21 April 2018.
    This program is part of a broader coordinated control program to lessen the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to become involved in the cooperative program, please contact the Greater Sydney Local Land Services on (02) 4355 8203.
    Domestic pets (including dogs) are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and park users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. There will be 1080 baiting signs at access points to the baiting areas. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
    We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations, or muzzle dogs if they're required to work in the baiting location during and after the baiting program.
    For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4320 4200.

  20. Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway
    A 1080 wild dog baiting program will be happening in Saltwater Swamp and Brundee Swamp nature reserves from Friday 23 March to Saturday 30 June 2018. Please take care not to disturb the 1080 baiting stations. 1080 poison is deadly to domestic cats and dogs.

  21. Other planned events: Fox baiting program in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve
    Fox baiting program will commence in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve, north of the Brunswick River between Monday 26 February and Friday 4 May 2018. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be controlling the introduced predator, European Red Fox, using 1080 ground baits and 1080 canid ejectors may also be used during this period if necessary.
    Warning signs will be at main entrance points to the nature reserve where fox baits will be laid. This includes:
    • North Head Road
    • Harry's Hill
    • North wall
    • North Beach (also known as Christmas Beach)
    • Oyster Lease Road
    • Brunswick River picnic area
    Fox control is essential to help protect threatened beach-nesting shorebirds in this reserve during the breeding season. These are the Beach Stone-curlew (Critically Endangered) and the Pied Oystercatcher (Endangered). Dogs are prohibited in national parks and nature reserves. All visitors and pet owners should be aware of the risk of lethal 1080 poisoning to dogs and keep their domestic animals to designated areas. Always avoid bait stations and ejectors.
    For more information about fox control in this nature reserve, contact NPWS Tweed area office on (02) 6670 8600.

  22. Closed areas: Carrington Falls and Carrington Falls picnic area is closed
    Parts of the Carrington Falls precinct in Budderoo National Park are closed for remedial work due to bushfire damage. The following areas will be closed until Monday 30 April 2018:
    • Carrington Falls
    • Carrington Falls loop track
    • Izzards lookout track
    • Thomas Place
    • Stevos track
    This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre (02) 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Falls walk closed
    The Falls walk is closed due to construction work. This closure will be in place until works are completed. However, the Rainforest Loop walk remains open for visitors.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Minnamurra Rainforest Visitor Centre on (02) 4236 0469 or the NPWS Wollongong area office on (02) 4224 4188. Alternatively, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is happening on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land.
    All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from Friday 15 December 2017 through to Saturday 30 June 2018. The baiting will be conducted using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations.
    Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign-posted with the baiting dates and information about the baiting methods being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to see a map of the approximate location of each bait station.
    For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

  23. Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is happening on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land.
    All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from Friday 15 December 2017 through to Saturday 30 June 2018. The baiting will be conducted using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations.
    Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign-posted with the baiting dates and information about the baiting methods being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to see a map of the approximate location of each bait station.
    For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

  24. Safety alerts: Wild pigs - take care
    Pig activity is currently high in Bundjalung National Park. If you see any pigs please call NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service on (02) 6627 0200. If possible, let us know the date, time and where you saw any pigs.
    Please note: Pigs can carry serious diseases, which can spread to humans. Do not touch pigs, soil or water where pigs have been foraging. Do not use water from any creeks in the park.

    Safety alerts: Ilmenite stockpile removal and site rehabilitation
    Visitors to Black Rocks campground should expect to encounter large trucks on The Gap Road. This is part of a major project to remove a sand mining tailings stockpile from the park and restore the area to a natural ecosystem. Park visitors are asked to slow down and exercise caution while driving along The Gap Road. No works associated with this project will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or NSW school holidays. The truck movements are expected to continue until June 2020. For more information or to report any incidents please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

    Closed areas: Pedestrian beach access track closed
    Some areas of this park are temporarily closed due to storm damage until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:
    • Pedestrian access track to beach near Black Rocks near Site 8 in Black Rocks campground
    Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other incidents: Black Rocks campground - aircraft noise
    Attention for campers at Black Rocks regarding periodic aircraft noise over the campground. The Department of Defence has a training area within Bundjalung National Park north of Black Rocks campground. Aircraft may fly over the campground from time to time. Please ring 1300 333 3623 or consult the Department of Defence website for more information.

    Closed areas: Closure Gamma Garra pedestrian bridge
    Gumma Garra pedestrian bridge is closed due to safety issues until further notice. The walking tracks at Gumma Garra will not be accessible until the bridge is repaired. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Black Rocks campground - No 4WD Beach access
    Partial closure. No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground. Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks campground is closed. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks.There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access. No 4WD access north of Black Rocks campground.

  25. Hazard reduction burns: Dinner Creek Enhancement HR
    There is a fire in this park called Dinner Creek Enhancement HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

  26. Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is happening on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land.
    All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from Friday 15 December 2017 through to Saturday 30 June 2018. The baiting will be conducted using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations.
    Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign-posted with the baiting dates and information about the baiting methods being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to see a map of the approximate location of each bait station.
    For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

  27. Safety alerts: Capertee River causeway
    Access to Capertee Homestead, cottage, campground and the western side of Capertee River is via a causeway through Capertee River. 
    This causeway is subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rains falling upstream, making the causeway impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.
    For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  28. Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in cooperation with Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and Forestry Corporation of NSW advises they will be carrying out 1080 poison aerial baiting for fox and wild dog control. The baiting will begin on Thursday 17 May and will be completed by Saturday 30 June 2018.
    Baits containing 1080 poison will be deployed to reduce dog and fox numbers. Baits will be strategically deployed in areas of Cathedral Rock National Park.
    The operation will take place within the following wild dog areas:
    • Jeogla
    • Chandler River
    The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.
    1080 baits pose a high risk to domestic dogs. Keep all domestic dogs under control and away from baiting areas at all times. Signs will be erected at the entrance to areas where baiting is occurring.
    Baiting programs are carried out in conjunction with ongoing ground and aerial baiting, trapping and shooting programs. The baiting aims to protect neighbouring stock from the impact of predation by these species. For more information, phone the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700.

  29. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    NPWS are conducting an ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Tuesday 9 October 2018. The program includes aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
    All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.
    For further information please contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

  30. Other planned events: No access from the eastern side of Cocoparra National Park
    Private property adjoins Cocoparra National Park on the eastern side and therefore no public access is permitted via Pleasant Valley Road. No public vehicle access is permitted along the Eastern Boundary fire trail, this is a management trail only.
    If you are visiting the park, please enter from the western side, via Barrys Scenic Drive or Mount Bingar Road.
    For more information please contact the NPWS Griffith area office on (02) 6966 8100.

  31. Other planned events: No access from the eastern side of Cocoparra National Park
    Private property adjoins Cocoparra National Park on the eastern side and therefore no public access is permitted via Pleasant Valley Road. No public vehicle access is permitted along the Eastern Boundary fire trail, this is a management trail only.
    If you are visiting the park, please enter from the western side, via Barrys Scenic Drive or Mount Bingar Road.
    For more information please contact the NPWS Griffith area office on (02) 6966 8100.

  32. Closed areas: Road closures due to erosion
    Some areas of this park are closed to vehicles due to erosion. Closed areas are:
    • Saltwater trail
    • Honeysuckle trail
    • Link trail (The trail that links the Christmas Bush trail and the Honeysuckle trail)
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  33. Hazard reduction burns: Big Nellie HR
    There is a fire in this park called Big Nellie HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

  34. Hazard reduction burns: Coondella Extension SFAZ 2017 HR
    There is a fire in this park called Coondella Extension SFAZ 2017 HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access
    Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails,NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:
    • Dampier Mountain trail
    • Oulla Creek trail
    • Minuma Range trail
    • Merricumbene trail
    • Mongamula trail
    • Dry Creek trail
    It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

  35. Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area
    Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  36. Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area
    This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

  37. Hazard reduction burns: Dowe Central Valley HR
    There is a fire in this park called Dowe Central Valley HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed parks: Dowe National Park closed due to hazard reduction burning
    A hazard reduction burn will take place on Thursday 12 April 2018 to Friday 13 April 2018 in Dowe National Park. The entire National Park will be closed during the operation while the burn is underway and for approximately two weeks following the burn until the area is assessed as safe.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office on (02) 6843 4000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  38. Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track
    Bingi Dreaming track traverses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Visitors should be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks) they can be impassable when open. Coila Lake opening is at the southern extent of the Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open prior to setting out; if the opening is impassable you will not be able to access the village of Tuross.
    Recent stormy weather has resulted in damage to our beaches - please be careful. There may be temporary closures whilst works are completed. Closures will be signposted onsite; please follow instructions on any signs you see. For more information, contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.
     
     

  39. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program - Clarence North
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program from Monday 12 March 2018 until Thursday 31 May 2018.
    All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method.  Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time.  
    For further information please contact the NPWS Clarence area Grafton office on (02) 6641 1500.

  40. Fires - Advice: Moorebank Av, Holsworthy
    There is a fire in this park called Moorebank Av, Holsworthy. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

  41. Other planned events: Donkey Mountain - fuel stove only area
    Donkey Mountain is a fuel stove only area. This is to reduce wildfires as there is no water on Donkey Mountain to put out campfires. Donkey Mountain is an environmentally sensitive area and the impact of campfires can have long-lasting effects.

  42. Hazard reduction burns: Caleyi Trail HR
    There is a fire in this park called Caleyi Trail HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Unauthorised Track Closure through Grevillea caleyi Habitat
    Caylei trail is closed due to a planned hazard reduction burn in Garigal National Park.
    The Caylei hazard reduction burn is scheduled to start on Saturday 21 April 2018 at 7am. Sections of Garigal east will be closed until further notice.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, contact the Rural Fire Service or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    1080 fox baits (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid in various locations across Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Garigal National Park from Thursday 1 February 2018 to Tuesday 31 July 2018.  The baited areas will contain buried baits or ejector capsules. Do not touch the baits or ejector devices as they are poisonous. 1080 is highly lethal to domestic animals and pet owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks.
    For further information during business hours please contact NPWS Greater Sydney Branch Pest Officer on (02) 9542 0678.

    Closed areas: Casuarina Track closed between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area
    Casuarina track between Boree Road and Davidson picnic area, Forestville is closed due to safety concerns regarding the stairway down to the picnic area. Lyrebird track is the recommended alternative access which connects to the Governor Philip Walk or Ferguson Street. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Flat Rock track - partial closure
    A section of Flat Rock track - from the Killarney Drive entrance to the Downpatrick Street entrance - is currently closed until further notice due to track safety issues where the track passes through private property near Killarney Point:
    • Walkers heading west should exit Flat Rock track at the eastern end of Killarney Drive and use Killarney Drive until you reach Downpatrick Street. Then walk down the street and re-enter Flat Rock track from the Downpatrick Street fire trail.
    • Walkers heading east should exit Flat Rock track at the Downpatrick Street fire trail and use Downpatrick Street, then Killarney Drive until you reach the end of Killarney Drive. Re-enter Flat Rock track from the Killarney Drive entrance.
    For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479.

  43. Fires - Advice: Moorebank Av, Holsworthy
    There is a fire in this park called Moorebank Av, Holsworthy. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: Bone seed removal and weed spraying operation
    Bone seed removal and luwigia spraying with the herbicides metsulfuron-methyl and glyphosate will be undertaken in this park. Signs will be displayed during times of herbicide spraying. For further information on pesticide spraying or general information about the program, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632.

  44. Other planned events: Wild dog control trapping and 1080 program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a wild dog control program from 12 March 2018 until 6 May 2018 in parts of Myall Lakes, Ghin-doo-ee and Wallingat National Parks. The program will involve trapping and the use of 1080 (Sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program is part of a wider cooperative program being conducted in conjunction with Local Land Services, Forestry Corp, Mid Coast Council and the Bulahdelah and District Wild Dog Control Group.
    Domestic animals are highly susceptible to 1080 poison and people are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in nature reserves, national parks or state conservation areas. Pet owners and landholders must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter the baiting locations. Bait locations will be identified through signage place on the main entrance points to these areas. For further information contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 during business hours.

  45. Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control
    Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and beaches in this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and all visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

  46. Closed areas: Belah Shearers Quarters closure
    The Belah Shearers Quarters will be closed from Wednesday 1 November 2017 to Monday 30 April 2018 due to a shortage in water resource. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Bourke area office on (02) 6830 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  47. Other planned events: 1080 baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in cooperation with Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and Forestry Corporation of NSW advises they will be carrying out 1080 poison aerial and ground baiting for fox and wild dog control. The baiting began on Tuesday 13 March and will be completed by Saturday 30 June 2018.
    Baits containing 1080 poison will be deployed to reduce dog and fox numbers. The baits will be strategically deployed in areas of Guy Fawkes River National Park and Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve.
    The operation will take place within the following wild dog areas:
    • Red Range/Pinkett
    • Wongwibinda
    • Hernani
    The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.
    1080 baits pose a high risk to domestic dogs. Keep all domestic dogs under control and away from baiting areas at all times. Signs will be erected at the entrance to areas where baiting is occurring. 
    Baiting programs are carried out in conjunction with ongoing ground and aerial baiting, trapping and shooting programs. The baiting aims to protect neighbouring stock from the impact of predation by these species. For more information, phone the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700.

  48. Other planned events: 1080 baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in cooperation with Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and Forestry Corporation of NSW advises they will be carrying out 1080 poison aerial and ground baiting for fox and wild dog control. The baiting began on Tuesday 13 March and will be completed by Saturday 30 June 2018.
    Baits containing 1080 poison will be deployed to reduce dog and fox numbers. The baits will be strategically deployed in areas of Guy Fawkes River National Park and Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve.
    The operation will take place within the following wild dog areas:
    • Red Range/Pinkett
    • Wongwibinda
    • Hernani
    The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.
    1080 baits pose a high risk to domestic dogs. Keep all domestic dogs under control and away from baiting areas at all times. Signs will be erected at the entrance to areas where baiting is occurring. 
    Baiting programs are carried out in conjunction with ongoing ground and aerial baiting, trapping and shooting programs. The baiting aims to protect neighbouring stock from the impact of predation by these species. For more information, phone the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700.

  49. Other planned events: Bone seed removal and weed spraying operation
    Bone seed removal and luwigia spraying with the herbicides metsulfuron-methyl and glyphosate will be undertaken in this park. Signs will be displayed during times of herbicide spraying. For further information on pesticide spraying or general information about the program, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632.

  50. Closed areas: Rainforest walk to Riverside Park - closed due to fire
    Rainforest walk to Riverside Park is closed due to a fire in Hunter Wetlands National Park. This area will remain closed until a tree assessment is carried out in this area, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway
    A 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted at Tomago and Hexham within Hunter Wetlands National Park. 1080 poison can affect non-target species including cats and dogs. The pubic are advised not to allow their pets to stray into these sections of Hunter Wetlands National Park. Domestic pets are not allowed in Hunter Wetlands National Park, either on a leash or off-leash. The baiting program will finish on 11 September 2017.

  51. Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls
    Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 
    • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
    • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.
    For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.
    View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

  52. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be running a 1080 fox baiting program in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve and the northern portion of Kanangra-Boyd National Park. The baiting is part of an ongoing program which will begin on Wednesday 14 March 2018 and finish by Monday 6 August 2018.
    This program is part of a broader coordinated control program to lessen the impacts of foxes on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to become involved in the cooperative program, please contact the Central Tablelands Local Land Services on (02) 6333 2300.
    Domestic pets (including dogs) are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and park users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. There will be 1080 baiting signs at access points to the baiting areas. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
    We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations, or muzzle dogs if they're required to work in the baiting location during and after the baiting program.
    For further information please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on (02) 6336 1972.
     

  53. Safety alerts: Avoid travelling into Jilliby State Conservation Area during high fire danger
    Visitors are reminded to avoid travelling into remote parks when there is a high fire danger and/or Total Fire Ban due to hot, dry and windy conditions. Watagans National Park and Jilliby State Conservation Area are both remote parks and heavily timbered forests. The roads are narrow, and facility areas such as camping areas, picnic areas, and lookout points are located at the ends of minor roads and trails with no refuge areas. 

    Safety alerts: Yambo Forest Road
    Yambo Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and possible vehicle damage. 4WD access is possible from Dooralong Road through to the Lemon Tree Road intersection. Lemon Tree Road remains closed.

    Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road
    Watagan Forest Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area and the southern section of Wyong State Forest is not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and vehicle damage.  4WD access is available from the Jilliby Road access in the south, north to the Middle Ridge Road Intersection. 

    Closed areas: Middle Ridge Road - fire trail closed
    The fire trail from the Null Road intersection downhill to the private property boundary is steep and eroded. There is no road access across the grazing paddocks to Ravensdale Road in the Ravensdale Valley. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Safety alerts: Red Hill Road
    Red Hill Road in Jilliby State Conservation Area has been affected by recent vehicle and storm damage. It is only accessible by 4WD vehicles between Red Hill Quarry in the north and the intersection of Prestons Ridge Road in the south.

    Closed areas: Maculata fire trail and Daniels Point fire trail
    Maculata fire trail west from Jilliby Road linking to Daniels Point fire trail and Watagan Forest Road are closed due to 4WD damaged roads and trails. There is no through road access across Little Jilliby Jilliby Creek in either direction. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Safety alerts: Road access within Jilliby SCA
    Roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

    Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road
    Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby SCA is closed to vehicles until further notice, due to severe erosion. This closure will remain in place indefinitely. Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  54. 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, hexamite) 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, please contact the local Tumut park office on (02) 6947 7025 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  55. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    NPWS are conducting an ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Jingellic Nature Reserve from Wednesday 4 April 2018 to Tuesday 9 October 2018. The program includes aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
    All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.
    For further information please contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

  56. Closed areas: Carpark and track closures
    Parts of Kamay Botany Bay National Park will be closed on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2018. Helicopter operations will be occurring in the area to transport materials for the construction of the boardwalk. The closed areas are:
    • Half of Cape Solander carpark, south of the whale watching platform
    • Cape Bailey Coast track
    No access is permitted to either of these areas.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, contact the NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  57. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog poison baiting program from Tuesday 1 May 2018 until Friday 30 May 2018 in the following parks:
    • Abercrombie River National Park
    • Blue Mountains National Park
    • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Mares Forest National Park
    • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
    • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
    Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals.
    Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on (02) 6336 1972 during business hours.

    Closed areas: Kowmung Mountain hazard reduction burn
    Some areas of this park are closed due to planned hazard reduction burning activities. The closed areas are:
    • Kowmung Mountain
    • Scotts Main Range
    • Tonalli Gap fire trail
    • Mount Armour fire trail
    • Church Creek Caves
    • Tonalli River
    • Kowmung River from Church Creek downstream to Reillys Creek
    For your safety, please do not enter these closed areas.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Hazard reduction burns: Big Plain HR
    There is a fire in this park called Big Plain HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be running a 1080 fox baiting program in Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve and the northern portion of Kanangra-Boyd National Park. The baiting is part of an ongoing program which will begin on Wednesday 14 March 2018 and finish by Monday 6 August 2018.
    This program is part of a broader coordinated control program to lessen the impacts of foxes on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to become involved in the cooperative program, please contact the Central Tablelands Local Land Services on (02) 6333 2300.
    Domestic pets (including dogs) are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and park users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. There will be 1080 baiting signs at access points to the baiting areas. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
    We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations, or muzzle dogs if they're required to work in the baiting location during and after the baiting program.
    For further information please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on (02) 6336 1972.
     

  58. Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is happening on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land.
    All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from Friday 15 December 2017 through to Saturday 30 June 2018. The baiting will be conducted using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations.
    Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign-posted with the baiting dates and information about the baiting methods being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to see a map of the approximate location of each bait station.
    For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

  59. Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed
    This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on (02) 4572 3100.

  60. Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR Ramsays SFAZ
    There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Ramsays SFAZ. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

  61. Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive
    Emu Lake Drive that connects the Kinchega Woolshed to the Tandou / Old Pooncarie Road is currently closed. Access to the Kinchega Woolshed and Emu Lake campground is possible via Woolshed Drive.For more information, please contact NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Lake Drive partially closed - no access to Cawndilla campground or picnic area
    Cawndilla picnic area and campground are closed and inaccessible due to the current condition of Lake Drive. Morton Boulka picnic area is open and accessible. For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  62. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program - Clarence North
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program from Tuesday 3 April until Wednesday 30 May 2018. All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method. Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time.
    For further information please contact the NPWS Clarence North Area, Grafton office on (02) 6641 1500.

  63. Hazard reduction burns: STHR_MURR_Brayshaws HR
    There is a fire in this park called STHR_MURR_Brayshaws HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Lobs Hole Ravine Road closed
    Lobs Hole Ravine Road is closed due to emergency operations until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7000.

    Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will start on Wednesday 4 April 2018 and run until Tuesday 9 October 2018.
    Programs include aerial baiting, intensive surface baiting, buried baits and canid pest ejectors that contain 1080 poison. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, aimed at minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock. 
    Baiting programs will be conducted in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park including:
    • Major Clews trail
    • Geehi Walls trail
    • Tiger trail
    • Indi trail
    • Galbraiths trail
    • Damms trail
    • Trails in Maragle (Maragle and Maragle 4, Gap Creek trails and Powerline Road)
    • Everards trail
    • Spring Creek trail
    • KNP 5 Road
    • Yellow Bog Road
    • Greg Greg trail
    • Whiskey Flat trail
    • Tooma River trail
    All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NPWS estate.

    For further information, contact the NPWS Khancoban area office on (02) 6076 9373.

    Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track maintenance works
    Track maintenance works are occurring on Section 1 of the Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo Resort and the Old Ranger Station, from Wednesday 4 April 2018. It's expected that works will be completed by Friday 19 May 2018.
    The planned works include track reshaping to improve drainage and flow, surface hardening and sight line improvements.
    Work site signage will be in place. The track will remain open to walkers and mountain bike riders, with controlled access through the work site managed by NPWS staff.
    Some aspects of the works may continue during the school holidays, depending on visitation levels.
    For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5620.

    Other planned events: Kosciuszko National Park track works
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and its contractors will be undertaking maintenance works on Kosciuszko walk and Dead Horse Gap walking track from February until late April 2018.
    The work includes ongoing maintenance of the track surface. The work will affect the beginning of the track's top section, and involve repair of damaged sections along the length of the track. Materials will be flown into place and short delays may be encountered. 
    NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

    Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
    Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.
    This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
    • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
    • Denison 
    • Eucumbene 
    • Happy Jacks 
    • Snowy Plain 
    • Kalkite Mountain 
    • Thredbo Valley 
    • Moonbah 
    • Ingebyra 
    • Paupong 
    • Numbla Vale  
    • Corrowong 
    Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
    There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations. 
    Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
    For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

    Safety alerts: Hannels Spur track
    Hannels Spur track is heavily overgrown and not recommended for walking. Maintenance work is currently being planned for sections of the track.

    Closed areas: Tantangara Dam Causeway closed at Port Phillip trail
    Tantangara Dam Causeway is closed due to water level rising above the causeway. This closure will be in place until the water level drops below the causeway. Access to  Currango Homestead is only via Tantangara Road until the causeway re-opens. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6947 7025 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: Increased activity associated with Snowy 2.0 feasibility study
    If you're planning a trip to northern Kosciuszko National Park, be aware that there will be works associated with the Snowy 2.0 feasibility study drilling program in some areas.
    Public access will not be affected other than at specific drilling and work sites. However, please note that you might encounter extra vehicle and truck movements from time to time. For further information about access to Kosciuszko National Park please contact the NPWS Tumut office on (02) 6947 7000.

    Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.
    Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.
    For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office:
    • Tumut, call (02) 6947 7000
    • Jindabyne, call (02) 6450 5555
    • Khancoban, call (02) 6076 9373.

  64. Hazard reduction burns: Cowan Trail HR
    There is a fire in this park called Cowan Trail HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Fires - Advice: Apple Tree Bay Rd, Mount Colah
    There is a fire in this park called Apple Tree Bay Rd, Mount Colah. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Track closures Mt Kuring-gai
     
    Partial closure – particular tracks or trails (immediate effect)
     
    Some areas of this park are closed due to bushfire. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:
    • Apple Tree Bay walking track
    • Berowra track
    • Mt Kuring-gai track
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact 94728949 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
     

    Closed areas: Closure of unathorised track near Ryland trail
    NPWS will be closing and rehabilitating a section of an unauthorised track near Par 3 golf course in Terrey Hills. The track runs through an important Saving Our Species site, adjacent to Ryland trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
    The unauthorised track runs through very important habitat for the critically endangered greville caylei and Duffys Forest Endangered Ecological Community. As such, NPWS will be working to protect these and other species and asks the public to please avoid using the area.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, call (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Cowan hazard reduction burn
    Some areas of the park in the Duffys Forest/Terrey Hills section are closed due to the Cowan hazard reduction burn from 3pm on Friday 20 April 2018 until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:
    • Cowan trail
    • Cullamine trail
    • Long trail
    • Slades trail
    • Duffys Wharf track
    • Sections of the Perimeter trail
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Rural Fire Service or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Sphinx carpark - earlier closing time
    The Sphinx carpark will be closing at the earlier time of 4pm from Saturday 14 April to Tuesday 24 April 2018 (inclusive). Visitors will need to remove their vehicles from the area before 4pm. An emergency contact number is displayed on-site for after-hours assistance.
    There will be no vehicle access to the Sphinx carpark or Sphinx Memorial after the carpark closing time.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please call Bobbin Head Information Centre on (02) 9472 8949 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    1080 fox baits (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid in various locations across Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Garigal National Park from Thursday 1 February 2018 to Tuesday 31 July 2018.  The baited areas will contain buried baits or ejector capsules. Do not touch the baits or ejector devices as they are poisonous. 1080 is highly lethal to domestic animals and pet owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks.
    For further information during business hours please contact NPWS Greater Sydney Branch Pest Officer on (02) 9542 0678.

    Safety alerts: Brooklyn fire trail vegetation/drainage works
    Brooklyn fire trail is having vegetation and drainage works. Beware of heavy vehicles on the trails.

    Other planned events: Perimeter trail maintenance works
    Trucks will be stockpiling material near the Perimeter trail entrance between 7am and 5pm weekdays during December. The entrance to the trail can be accessed via Booralie Road near the Terrey Hills Animal Hospital. Trail users are advised to use caution when in the area.

  65. Closed areas: Kestrel hazard reduction burn
    Some areas of this park are closed due to hazard reduction burning, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:
    • The precinct south of Morisset Hospital, including Morisset central trail and the Crim ward fire trail
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please call the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Crangan Bay
    The Crangan Bay section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed pending rehabilitation of the former coal chitter fire site. For safety reasons there is no public access to this area until further notice. For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  66. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    1080 fox baits (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid in various locations across Lane Cove National Park from Thursday 1 February 2018 to Tuesday 31 July 2018. The baiting program includes sites at North Head, on the adjacent North Head Sanctuary. This is managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and the Australian Institute of Police Management.
    The baited areas will contain buried baits or ejector capsules. Do not touch the baits or ejector devices as they are poisonous. 1080 is highly lethal to domestic animals and pet owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks.
    For further information during business hours please contact NPWS Lane Cove area office on (02) 8448 0400 or the NPWS Greater Sydney Branch Pest Officer on (02) 9542 0678.

    Closed areas: Sugarloaf car park closed
    Sugarloaf car park is no longer open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience.
    For more information, please contact Valleys Area office on 02 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
     
     

    Closed areas: Lane Cove National Park toilet closures
    From Monday 7 December 2015, some toilets within this park will be closed during the week, opening only on weekends and public holidays. Toilets affected are:
    • Blue Wren and Illoura (Areas 4-5)
    • Carters Creek (Area 9)
    • Scribbly Gums (Area 17)
    • Bakers Flat (Area 28)
    • Haynes Flat (Area 32)
    Please note: this does not apply to bookings- toilets will be opened for any bookings. For more information, please contact the NPWS Valleys Area office on (02) 8448 0400.

  67. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program - Clarence North
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program from Tuesday 3 April until Wednesday 30 May 2018. All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method. Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time.
    For further information please contact the NPWS Clarence North Area, Grafton office on (02) 6641 1500.

  68. 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, hexamite) 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, please contact the NPWS Tumut area office on (02) 6947 7025 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  69. 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, hexamite) 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, please contact the local Tumut park office on (02) 6947 7025 before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  70. Safety alerts: Malabar Headland rifle range operation schedule
    To ensure public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed to the public during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.
    These closures may occur with little or no notice. Check the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service alerts for Malabar Headland National Park before you enter.
    Do not enter the eastern section of the park when red flags are flying above the range or if there are warning signs at the park entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark). These closures also apply to Boora Point walking track.
    Range scheduling information is provided by the NSW Rifle Association (the range authority).
    The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is always closed on Saturdays and every 3rd Sunday of the month. It is also closed on the following dates:
    • Wednesday 25 April 2018, Anzac Day
    • Thursday 26 April 2018
    • Friday 27 April 2018.
    These closures do not apply to Western Escarpment walking track.
    To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, call (02) 9661 4532.
    To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call (02) 9337 5511.
    Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  71. Closed areas: Mann River campground closed
    Mann River campground is closed until further notice. This closure is due to drainage and earthwork maintenance, facility infrastructure upgrades and re-vegetation works. No entry to the site is permitted until the closure period ends. Please check this website for updates. We appreciate your patience while this important work is being undertaken.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  72. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog poison baiting program from Tuesday 1 May 2018 until Friday 30 May 2018 in the following parks:
    • Abercrombie River National Park
    • Blue Mountains National Park
    • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Mares Forest National Park
    • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
    • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
    Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals.
    Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on (02) 6336 1972 during business hours.

  73. Closed areas: Hazard reduction burning operation
    A hazard reduction burn will take place on Wednesday 11 April 2018 to Friday 13 April 2018 in the Bloodwood Road and Marramarra Creek areas of Marramarra National Park. The entire affected area will be closed during the operation while the burn is completed and for approximately two weeks following the burn until the area is assessed as safe. The affected areas include:
    • Smugglers Ridge trail and walking track;
    • Marramarra Ridge and Marramarra Creek trails
    • Coba Ridge trail and walking tracks
    • Marramarra Creek campgrounds
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, contact the NPWS Chatswood area office on (02) 8448 0400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  74. Safety alerts: Blackberry spraying underway
    Weed spraying of blackberries and broom is happening in Marrangaroo National Park between December 2017 and April 2018.  Please don't pick or eat any blackberries within the park.

  75. Closed areas: Partial Closure - Cutters Camp Campground
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be carrying out major changes to Cutters Camp campground over the coming months. The first stage of the upgrade is now complete:
    • Due to the upgrade works, there will be no gas barbecues provided. Minimal wood barbecues will be available in the lower campground and picnic area only. Please bring your own gas cooker or firewood.  
    • Cutters hut shelter will be closed from Thursday 2 November 2017 until further notice. No entry to the hut is permitted while it is closed. 
    As upgrade works continue through the coming months, further closures may occur. These will be posted as soon as possible.
    We appreciate your patience while this important work is being done.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Tweed-Byron area office on (02) 6670 8600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  76. Closed areas: Burrill Lake culture heritage walk changes
    Some areas around Burrill Lake in Meroo National Park will be closed in 2018. The closures are due to construction and works to improve visitor facilities and recreational opportunities. A new Aboriginal walking trail will be constructed which will use some sections of Burrill Lake Drive. To ensure public safety, these sections of the trail will be closed to public vehicles in 2018 and will be for use by walkers only.
    The closed areas include:
    • Picnic areas around Burrill Lake
    • Sections of Burrill Lake Road
    • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Interpretive walking trail that follows the Burrill Lake foreshore
    The closed roads will be retained for management and emergency vehicle access. There will be further changes to public vehicle access in the future. For more information, please contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500 or see the Meroo National Park plan of management.

  77. Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
    Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.
    This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
    • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
    • Denison
    • Eucumbene
    • Happy Jacks
    • Snowy Plain
    • Kalkite Mountain
    • Thredbo Valley
    • Moonbah
    • Ingebyra
    • Paupong
    • Numbla Vale
    • Corrowong
    Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
    There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.
    Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
    For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

  78. Fires - Advice: Reedy Swamp, Bega
    There is a fire in this park called Reedy Swamp, Bega. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Safety alerts: No wood fires allowed at Middle Beach campground
    Due to current dry conditions, wood fires are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.
    The use of gas-fired and electrical appliances will be permitted where the appliance:
    • is under the direct control of an adult
    • placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
    • there is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire should it start adjacent to the appliances.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway
    Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

  79. Other incidents: Campground closed due to major water supply disruption
    Gambells Rest campground and picnic area are closed due to a major water supply disruption. Work is planned to be completed by Friday 27 April 2018. There is no access to Gambells Rest while work is underway.
    For further information please call Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on (02) 4887 7270.

    Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR - Bulls Point Gully LMZ
    There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR - Bulls Point Gully LMZ. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track, carpark and access road closed
    Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track, carpark and access road will be temporarily closed from Monday 12 March to Tuesday 24 April 2018. The closure has been extended due to wet weather delaying the completion of works. The works include repairs to elevated platform walkways located near the summit of the mountain.
    Unfortunately, the closure includes the Easter long weekend and first week of the NSW school holidays. However, the mountain may re-open for the second half of the school holidays during late April. If the track re-opens earlier, this alert will be updated. This closure is weather dependent and may be extended, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Safety alerts: 1080 disposal NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot
    NSW National Parks conduct numerous 1080 fox and wild dog baiting programs across various local national parks within the Illawarra Highlands area. Any untaken baits from these programs are collected and buried at a nominated burial pit within the Fitzroy Falls depot in Morton National Park. All bait material buried in the disposal pit are buried under at least 50cm of soil. This burial pit will continue to have 1080 bait material in it from today through to Saturday 30 June 2018.
    Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not enter the Fitzroy Falls depot. 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and cats.
    For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands area office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

    Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo areas for the protection of the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. The baiting is happening on various private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land.
    All properties with 1080 baiting under this program are permanently baited throughout the year. These properties will have poison on them from Friday 15 December 2017 through to Saturday 30 June 2018. The baiting will be conducted using both 1080 buried baits and 1080 (above ground) ejector devices at the bait station locations.
    Do not touch any bait or ejector devices. All properties being baited are sign-posted with the baiting dates and information about the baiting methods being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander, because dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to see a map of the approximate location of each bait station.
    For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

    Closed areas: Upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track temporarily closed
    The upper section of Bundanoon Creek walking track, between Fairy Bower walking track and Tooths lookout walking track is temporarily closed due to potential land slip concerns. Visitors can access Bundanoon Creek via Tooths lookout walking track and lower Bundanoon Creek walking track.  
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited
    All access is closed permanently from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookout and picnic area down to the base of the Belmore falls due to safety risks. Access is also closed from the causeway to the top of the falls. These access points are prohibited to visitors and penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Fitzroy Falls office on (02) 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail is closed
    The Tianjara fire trail is closed due to environmental damage. The trail is currently impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Ulladulla on (02) 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
    NPWS will be conducting a wild dog control program from October 2017 to October 2018 for wild dogs. The program will include trapping and the use of 1080  (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program will be undertaken in the Sassafras-Tolwong-Touga area of Morton National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch traps or baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300 during business hours.

  80. Closed parks: Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area closure
    All areas of this park except for the summit of Mount Canobolas are closed due to the effects of bushfire. The park experienced a major bushfire in February 2018 and there is a danger of falling trees and branches over the coming months. In addition a large amount of walking track infrastructure has been damaged. It will take some time to improve visitor safety and repair walking track infrastructure.  While visitors are welcome at the summit of Mount Canobolas, they are reminded not to enter burnt areas of the park including the walking tracks.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on (02) 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  81. Closed areas: Mt Clunie Road closed until further notice
    Mt Clunie road is closed until further notice due to a collapsed bridge. There is a locked gate and access is restricted.

    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on (02) 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
     
     
     

  82. Safety alerts: Fire-affected trees in burnt areas - stay on formed walking tracks
    The recent Bobbiwaa Creek fire in Mount Kaputar National Park has burnt around 3000 hectares of the national park.
    Please be aware that the burnt areas will pose a safety risk to visitors from falling trees and branches over next few months. If you're visiting, stay on formed walking tracks and avoid walking off track through burnt areas.

  83. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program - Clarence North
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program from Monday 12 March 2018 until Thursday 31 May 2018.
    All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method.  Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time.  
    For further information please contact the NPWS Clarence area Grafton office on (02) 6641 1500.

  84. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program - Clarence North
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program from Monday 12 March 2018 until Thursday 31 May 2018.
    All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method.  Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time.  
    For further information please contact the NPWS Clarence area Grafton office on (02) 6641 1500.

  85. Closed areas: Partial road closures – Mount Royal and Cassells Roads
    Some areas of this park are closed due to road damage following recent weather conditions . Closed areas are:
    • Mount Royal Road beyond Mt Royal - the road is gated at this point.
    • Cassells Road between Fal Brook Bridge and Keegans track.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Bulga office on (02) 6574 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  86. Fires - Advice: Reedy Swamp, Bega
    There is a fire in this park called Reedy Swamp, Bega. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

  87. Other planned events: Wild dog control trapping and 1080 program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a wild dog control program from 12 March 2018 until 6 May 2018 in parts of Myall Lakes, Ghin-doo-ee and Wallingat National Parks. The program will involve trapping and the use of 1080 (Sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program is part of a wider cooperative program being conducted in conjunction with Local Land Services, Forestry Corp, Mid Coast Council and the Bulahdelah and District Wild Dog Control Group.
    Domestic animals are highly susceptible to 1080 poison and people are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in nature reserves, national parks or state conservation areas. Pet owners and landholders must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter the baiting locations. Bait locations will be identified through signage place on the main entrance points to these areas. For further information contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 during business hours.

    Safety alerts: Damaged road bridge along Knob Road
    There is a damaged bridge along Knob Road within Myall Lakes National Park. Motorists using this road will need to take extreme caution and obey all warning signage. For further information please contact the Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

    Closed areas: Crawford River Road - Myall Lakes National Park section
    Crawford River Road within Myall Lakes National Park is closed to motor vehicles until further notice due to a collapsed timber bridge which is impassable to vehicles. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  88. Hazard reduction burns: High Range HR
    There is a fire in this park called High Range HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

  89. Other incidents: Gas BBQs not operational
    The gas fueled BBQs are no longer operational at Minyon Falls picnic area and Minyon grass picnic area. The gas bottles in both locations have been stolen and facilities vandalised. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has consistently replaced gas bottles and secured the gas bottle lock up facilities. We apologies for any inconvenience and recommend visitors to bring their own portable gas BBQ equipment for the medium term. NPWS is seeking alternative options for the 70 litre gas bottles, which have continuously been stolen over the past three years. For further information please contact the Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

    Closed areas: Peates Mountain Road closed
    Peates Mountain Road is closed at Rummery Park campground. There is no vehicle access to Gibbergunyah Range Road via Peates Mountain Road. The walking track to Peates Mountain remains open. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  90. Hazard reduction burns: MIDW-Matakana Railway (South) East-SFAZ-Nombinnie
    There is a fire in this park called MIDW-Matakana Railway (South) East-SFAZ-Nombinnie. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

  91. Hazard reduction burns: MIDW-Marooba South HR-SFAZ-Nombinnie SCA
    There is a fire in this park called MIDW-Marooba South HR-SFAZ-Nombinnie SCA. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Hazard reduction burns: MIDW-Matakana Railway (North) West-SFAZ-Nombinnie
    There is a fire in this park called MIDW-Matakana Railway (North) West-SFAZ-Nombinnie. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

  92. Other planned events: Oolambeyan fox baiting program
    An ongoing fox control program is underway on Oolambeyan National Park for the conservation of the critically endangered plains-wanderer.
    Ground baiting and canid pest ejectors are active on park. Domestic pets are not permitted on Oolambeyan National Park. 
    For further information about this pest management program please contact the Griffith office on 02 69 66 8100  

  93. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be running a 1080 wild dog baiting program over 6 months in Palm Grove Nature Reserve. The baiting will begin on Monday 23 April 2018 and finish by Monday 22 October 2018.
    This program is part of a broader coordinated control program to lessen the impacts of wild dogs on stock and wildlife. If you'd like to become involved in the cooperative program, please contact the Greater Sydney Local Land Services on (02) 4355 8203.
    Domestic pets (including dogs) are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Neighbours and park users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. There will be 1080 baiting signs at access points to the baiting areas. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
    We suggest that working dogs be restrained to ensure that they don't enter the baiting location during poisoning operations. Alternatively, muzzle dogs if they're required to work near the baiting location during and after the baiting program.
    For further information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office on (02) 4320 4200.

  94. Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban
    There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in the park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

  95. Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
    Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.
    This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
    • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene 
    • Denison 
    • Eucumbene 
    • Happy Jacks 
    • Snowy Plain 
    • Kalkite Mountain 
    • Thredbo Valley 
    • Moonbah 
    • Ingebyra 
    • Paupong 
    • Numbla Vale  
    • Corrowong 
    Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
    There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations. 
    Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
    For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

  96. Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog and fox baiting programs from Monday 12 March to Wednesday 15 August 2018. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these pests on neighbouring stock.
    Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Snowy Plain, Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangah Wild Dog Plan Areas.
    This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
    • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene
    • Denison
    • Eucumbene
    • Happy Jacks
    • Snowy Plain
    • Kalkite Mountain
    • Thredbo Valley
    • Moonbah
    • Ingebyra
    • Paupong
    • Numbla Vale
    • Corrowong
    Baiting programs will also be happening in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
    There will be signs around the baited areas to alert the public about the 1080 baiting in these locations.
    Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted on NSW national parks, reserves and state conservation areas.
    For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

  97. Safety alerts: Limited access to Peacock Creek campground
    The access roads through Richmond Range State Forest to Richmond Range National Park are currently in very poor condition because of overgrowth and roadway erosion. Therefore, access to Peacock Creek campground from Sextonville Road, Iron Pot Creek Road and Peacock Creek Road is unsuitable for 2WD and 4WD vehicles. Visitors can access Peacock Creek campground from Bruxner Highway along Richmond Range Road and Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive. 
    For further information please contact the NPWS Kyogle office on (02) 6632 0000.

  98. Fires - Advice: Hazard Reduction Burn Rocky Glen
    There is a fire in this park called Hazard Reduction Burn Rocky Glen . Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed parks: Rocky Glen National Park closed due to hazard reduction burning
    A hazard reduction burn will take place from Tuesday 17 April 2018 to Thursday 19 April 2018 in Dowe National Park. The entire national park will be closed during the operation while the burn is underway and for approximately two weeks following the burn until the area is assessed as safe.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office on (02) 6843 4000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  99. Hazard reduction burns: CWST-Round Hill Rd-SFAZ-Round Hill NR
    There is a fire in this park called CWST-Round Hill Rd-SFAZ-Round Hill NR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Hazard reduction burns: MIDW-Quarry Fire Trail HR-LMZ-Roundhill NR
    There is a fire in this park called MIDW-Quarry Fire Trail HR-LMZ-Roundhill NR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

  100. Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - moderate risk
    • Its unsafe to visit Figure Eight Pools now
    • Waves are likely to wash across the rock platform
    • It’s difficult to see the pools in these conditions

    Other planned events: Waterfall Oval helicopter operations
    Helicopter operations will take place on Wednesday 30 May 2018, from 8.30am to 3.30pm at Waterfall Oval. Uloola walking track and vehicle trail will be affected by these operations.
    For safety, walkers should stay well clear of these operations. Short delays may be experienced and walkers should follow directions of staff on the ground.
    For more information, contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: Weed spraying operation
    Senegal tea and luwigia weed spraying with herbicides metsulfuron-methyl and glyphosate will be undertaken on the Hacking River in Audley, NSW, the operation will take place upstream of Audley Weir to Jersey Springs. Signs will be displayed during times of herbicide application. For further information on pesticide applications or general information about the program, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632.

    Closed areas: Change in access to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon
    NPWS is upgrading the track to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon. The works are part of a broader upgrade of the Coast track from Bundeena to Garie Beach. The track upgrade will be happening between September 2017 and May 2018. Access to the beach and lagoon during this time will be via a pontoon across the lagoon. Local Track closures will be in place where works are being undertaken.
    For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648.

    Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather
    Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

  101. Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway
    A 1080 wild dog baiting program will be happening in Saltwater Swamp and Brundee Swamp nature reserves from Friday 23 March to Saturday 30 June 2018. Please take care not to disturb the 1080 baiting stations. 1080 poison is deadly to domestic cats and dogs.

  102. Hazard reduction burns: STHR_MURR_Brayshaws HR
    There is a fire in this park called STHR_MURR_Brayshaws HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

  103. Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control
    Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

  104. Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban
    There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in the park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

  105. Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf Range Road
    Parts of Sugarloaf Range Road are closed from Monday 12 March 2018 until Thursday 29 March 2018. The closure is due to maintenance and remains in place unless otherwise extended or removed. 
    The closure starts from the intersection of Mount Sugarloaf Road and continues to Wakefield Forest Road. 
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100) or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed to the public
    Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety because they are subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.
    The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.
    Visitors to the park are asked to be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in this in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. They included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. Further details can be found on the Office of Environment and Heritage website.
    If you are planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, contact the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

  106. Other planned events: Fort Denison changes to cafe and restaurant services
    From Monday 26 June 2017 there will be no food and beverage services on Fort Denison due to the conclusion of the existing Fort Denison cafe and restaurant lease. A selection process is currently underway to determine a new operator for the venue, but it is expected that it will remain closed until 2019.
    Fort Denison tours will continue as normal during this period. Drinking water and toilet facilities are available and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. 

    Closed areas: Clark Island closed
    Clark Island will be closed due to a public event from Friday 9 November to Sunday 11 November 2018, between 10am and 8pm daily.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Rodd Island closure
    Rodd Island is closed to the general public on Saturday 6 October 2018. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Rodd Island closure
    Rodd Island is closed to the general public on Friday 14 December 2018 from 8am to 8pm. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Rodd Island closure
    Rodd Island is closed to the general public on Thursday 6 December 2018. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Shark Island closure
    Shark Island is closed to the general public on Saturday 24 February between 8am and 8pm. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Clark Island closure
    Clark Island will be closed to the general public on Saturday 6 October 2018 between 8am and 8pm. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    1080 fox baits (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid in various locations across Sydney Harbour National Park from Thursday 1 February 2018 to Tuesday 31 July 2018. The baiting program includes sites at North Head, on the adjacent North Head Sanctuary. This is managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and the Australian Institute of Police Management.
    The baited areas will contain buried baits or ejector capsules. Do not touch the baits or ejector devices as they are poisonous. 1080 is highly lethal to domestic animals and pet owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks.
    For further information during business hours please contact NPWS Mosman area office on (02) 8968 6300 or the NPWS Greater Sydney Branch Pest Officer on (02) 9542 0678.

    Closed areas: Bradleys Head - New Year's Eve closure for vehicles and pedestrians
    Bradleys Head is closed to vehicles and pedestrians during the New Year's Eve period. The dates and times include:
    • Closed to vehicles from Thursday 28 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018
    • Closed to pedestrians from Sunday 31 December 2017  to Monday 1 January 2018. 
    For further information please contact the NPWS Middle Head area office on (02) 8968 6300.

    Closed areas: Fairfax lookout partial closure
    Parts of the western, southern and eastern lookouts along Fairfax walking track have been closed due to cliff instability. The temporary closure is for the safety of the public, and fencing and signage have been installed advising of the closures. These closures will remain in place until works are undertaken to make the area safe. Fairfax walking track and carparks are open.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Sydney Harbour area office on (02) 9337 5511 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Collins Flat closed
    Collins Flat Beach is currently unavailable for venue hire. This is due to the impact of high visitation on the critical penguin habitat at this location. This closure will be reviewed at the end of the breeding season in February 2018. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
    For more information, please contact the NPWS Mosman area office on (02) 9960 6266 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Steele Point Cottage closure
    Steele Point Cottage, situated within the grounds of Nielsen Park, is no longer available for short-term holiday accommodation.

    Other incidents: Sydney Harbour National Park accommodation
    Constables, Green Point and Steele Point Cottages are no longer available for accomodation bookings. New options are being considered for the conservation, management and use of these buildings.

  107. Closed areas: Bugaldie hazard reduction burn
    Parts of Timmallallie National Park will be closed from Monday 23 April until Wednesday 25 of April, due to a hazard reduction burning operation. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are in the south western section of Timmallallie National Park. They include:
    • Rocky Crossing Road
    • Pattons Road
    • Enright Road
    • Brogla Road
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, contact Castlereagh area NPWS Baradine area office on (02) 6843 4000. Alternatively, contact the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on (02) 6843 4011 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  108. Closed areas: Fingal Island Spit - Closure
    Some areas of this park are closed due to weather and storm conditions. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed area is:
    • Fingal Island Spit - No pedestrian or vehicle access between mainland and Fingal Island
    For more information, please phone the NPWS Hunter coast area office on (02) 4984 8205 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  109. Closed areas: Coxs Road and Toonumbar Forest Drive closed
    Some areas of this park are closed due to recent storm damage. The closed areas are:
    • Coxs Road
    • Toonumbar Forest Drive
    • Sherwood lookout
    • Murray Scrub lookout
    Ironpot Creek campground and Murray Scrub walking track remain open. 
    These closures are weather dependent and may be extended. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on (02) 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  110. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway
    A 1080 fox baiting program is underway at Towra Point Nature Reserve. 1080 poison can affect non-target species (for example, dogs and cats). The program will finish on Saturday 31 March 2018.

  111. Hazard reduction burns: Chain of Ponds HR
    There is a fire in this park called Chain of Ponds HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

  112. Closed areas: Razorback fire trail closed - unsafe conditions
    Razorback fire trail in Wadbilliga National Park is closed until further notice. After recent severe weather events, the trail is in extremely poor condition and is unsafe for use by vehicles of any kind. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  113. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program in Wallabadah Nature Reserve
    From Wednesday 6 December 2017, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting a 6-month 1080 baiting program for wild dogs in Wallabadah Nature Reserve. For further information please contact the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128.

  114. Other planned events: Wild dog control trapping and 1080 program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a wild dog control program from 12 March 2018 until 6 May 2018 in parts of Myall Lakes, Ghin-doo-ee and Wallingat National Parks. The program will involve trapping and the use of 1080 (Sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. The program is part of a wider cooperative program being conducted in conjunction with Local Land Services, Forestry Corp, Mid Coast Council and the Bulahdelah and District Wild Dog Control Group.
    Domestic animals are highly susceptible to 1080 poison and people are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in nature reserves, national parks or state conservation areas. Pet owners and landholders must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter the baiting locations. Bait locations will be identified through signage place on the main entrance points to these areas. For further information contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 during business hours.

    Closed areas: Barbecue out of order Sugar Creek picnic area
    The barbecue at Sugar Creek picnic area is out of service. For more information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  115. Closed areas: Road closure
    Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.
    • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
    • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  116. Safety alerts: Avoid travelling into Watagans National Park during high fire danger
    Visitors are reminded to avoid travelling into remote parks when there is a high fire danger and Total Fire ban due to hot, dry and windy conditions. Watagans National Park and Jilliby State Conservation Area are both remote parks and heavily timbered forests. The roads are narrow, and facility areas such as camping areas, picnic areas, and lookout points are located at the ends of minor roads and trails with no refuge areas.

    Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road
    Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to conditions, once maintenance work is completed. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Safety alerts: Access to park during inclement weather
    Roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WDs should be used at all other times. Gates and roads may be temporarily closed to prevent damage when wet. Please contact the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on (02) 4972 9000 for more information.

  117. Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox program
    1080 poison baiting program will commence in Werakata National Park and Werakata State Conservation Area from Sunday 15 April 2018 to Thursday 14 June 2018. All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Neighbours and park users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. Domestic dogs are not permitted in National Parks or Reserves. For more information contact NPWS Newcastle area office (02) 4946 4100.

  118. Safety alerts: 1080 wild dog and fox program
    1080 poison baiting program will commence in Werakata National Park and Werakata State Conservation Area from Sunday 15 April 2018 to Thursday 14 June 2018. All baited locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area. Neighbours and park users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. Domestic dogs are not permitted in National Parks or Reserves. For more information contact NPWS Newcastle area office (02) 4946 4100.

  119. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog poison baiting program from Tuesday 1 May 2018 until Friday 30 May 2018 in the following parks:
    • Abercrombie River National Park
    • Blue Mountains National Park
    • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Mares Forest National Park
    • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
    • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
    Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals.
    Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on (02) 6336 1972 during business hours.

  120. Closed areas: Banda Banda Road and Banda Banda Forest loop walk closed
    Some areas of this park are closed due to storm damage. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:
    • Banda Banda Road - closed due to tree fall and land slip 
    • Banda Banda Forest loop walk - closed due to tree fall
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Macleay area office on (02) 6561 6700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  121. Hazard reduction burns: Gulf Stream HRB
    There is a fire in this park called Gulf Stream HRB. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

  122. Fires - Advice: Myrtle Creek
    There is a fire in this park called Myrtle Creek. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Firefly Canyon
    Firefly Canyon is closed due to fire damage and risk of falling trees. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please call the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Fires - Advice: Gibbs Creek
    There is a fire in this park called Gibbs Creek. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Fires - Advice: Kandos State Forest
    There is a fire in this park called Kandos State Forest. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook camp area closed
    Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground and picnic area is closed for management purposes. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Pipeline track
    The Pipeline track between Glen Davis and Newnes is closed until further notice. There is no access across private property at Glen Davis, and trespassing is prohibited. For more information please call NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open 7 days a week, or NPWS Mudgee on (02) 6370 9000, Monday to Friday, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  123. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) wild dog poison baiting program from Tuesday 1 May 2018 until Friday 30 May 2018 in the following parks:
    • Abercrombie River National Park
    • Blue Mountains National Park
    • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
    • Mares Forest National Park
    • Wiarborough Nature Reserve
    • Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
    Warning signs will be displayed to notify the public about this program. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals.
    Neighbours and visitors are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Visitors should not handle or disturb any baits.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on (02) 6336 1972 during business hours.

  124. Closed parks: Woodsreef State Conservation Area closed
    This park is closed until further notice due to potential health risks from possible asbestos contamination. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Glen Innes area office on(02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks website safety page for park safety guidelines.

  125. Closed areas: Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) 4WD access and beachfront closure
    Some areas of this park are closed due to large and powerful surf conditions and large sections of the beach being impassible due to tidal movements. The closed areas are:
    • Gan Gan 4WD access track
    • Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) beachfront 
    This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on (02) 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Safety alerts: No driving on the dunes, except for the Recreational Vehicle Area
    Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).
    • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
    • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.
    Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information

    Closed areas: Camping at Stockton Beach closed
    Camping at Stockton Beach remains closed until further notice - Stockton Bight Camping remains closed while the area continues to recover, following severe winter storms.The beach is still open for people to visit, and there are a large variety of commercial tours available daily. For more information visit www.worimiconservationlands.com or call NPWS at Nelson Bay on (02) 4984 8200. For information on alternative accommodation options call the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre on 1800 808 900.

  126. Closed areas: Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) 4WD access and beachfront closure
    Some areas of this park are closed due to large and powerful surf conditions and large sections of the beach being impassible due to tidal movements. The closed areas are:
    • Gan Gan 4WD access track
    • Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) beachfront 
    This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on (02) 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Safety alerts: No driving on the dunes, except for the Recreational Vehicle Area
    Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).
    • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
    • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.
    Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information

    Closed areas: Camping at Stockton Beach closed
    Camping at Stockton Beach remains closed until further notice - Stockton Bight Camping remains closed while the area continues to recover, following severe winter storms.The beach is still open for people to visit, and there are a large variety of commercial tours available daily. For more information visit www.worimiconservationlands.com or call NPWS at Nelson Bay on (02) 4984 8200. For information on alternative accommodation options call the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre on 1800 808 900.

  127. Closed areas: Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) 4WD access and beachfront closure
    Some areas of this park are closed due to large and powerful surf conditions and large sections of the beach being impassible due to tidal movements. The closed areas are:
    • Gan Gan 4WD access track
    • Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach) beachfront 
    This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Nelson Bay area office on (02) 4984 8200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Safety alerts: No driving on the dunes, except for the Recreational Vehicle Area
    Drive only on the waterfront, or in the Recreational Vehicle Area (RVA).
    • All dunes between the Lavis Lane and Anna Bay accesses are closed to driving.
    • The RVA, which is located south of the Lavis Lane access, is open for dune driving.
    Tide warning: At high tide, sections of the beach may be impassable, plan your trip to travel at low tide. If the beach front is too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass around the dunes. It is recommended you do not drive on the beach 2 hours before and after high tide. Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for further information

    Closed areas: Camping at Stockton Beach closed
    Camping at Stockton Beach remains closed until further notice - Stockton Bight Camping remains closed while the area continues to recover, following severe winter storms.The beach is still open for people to visit, and there are a large variety of commercial tours available daily. For more information visit www.worimiconservationlands.com or call NPWS at Nelson Bay on (02) 4984 8200. For information on alternative accommodation options call the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre on 1800 808 900.

  128. Closed areas: South Yabbra Road
    South Yabbra road is closed for road maintenance until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on (02) 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  129. Closed areas: Kowmung Mountain hazard reduction burn
    Some areas of this park are closed due to planned hazard reduction burning activities. The closed areas are:
    • Kowmung Mountain
    • Scotts Main Range
    • Tonalli Gap fire trail
    • Mount Armour fire trail
    • Church Creek Caves
    • Tonalli River
    • Kowmung River from Church Creek downstream to Reillys Creek
    For your safety, please do not enter these closed areas.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on (02) 6336 1972 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  130. Closed areas: Vehicle access to Wooli Beach
    Some areas of this park are closed due to the accumulation of soft sand making Wooli Beach unusable for vehicles. 
    Several vehicles in recent times have been stranded and required assistance.  This closure agreement involves Clarence Valley Council, Wooli/Yuraygir SES and NPWS. 
    Vehicles ignoring warnings may be subject to infringements. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:
    • NPWS Beach access Northeast of Wooli township
    • NPWS Beach access to Wooli Beach from Diggers Camp Road

    Other incidents: Sandon River boat crossing unavailable
    The self-service Sandon River boat crossing is currently unavailable due to boat servicing requirements. If you're planning on using Yuraygir Coastal walk, please make your own arrangements to cross the Sandon River. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience.

    Other planned events: 1080 fox control baiting program
    National Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting an ongoing fox control program using 1080 baiting in coastal areas of Yuraygir National Park. This feral animal control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened shorebird species. All baited areas are signposted. For further information contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500. 

    Other planned events: Yuraygir Coastal walk river crossing contacts
    Yuraygir Coastal Walk river crossing contact details have changed.  The current details are as follows:
    • The Wooli river crossing call 0439 409 909 
    • The Sandon river crossing call 0266411500
    • The Corindi/Red Rock river crossing call (02) 6649 2730.  
    For further information please contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

    Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed
    Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.