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  1. Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services will conclude its 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Wollemi National Park on Friday 14 July 2017 and will remove all baits. Signage will stay up in the baiting area after this removal for a 4 week period. 
     
    The 1080 wild dog and fox ejector program in Manobalai Nature Reserve will continue until Thursday 31 August 2017.
     
    The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:
    • Wollemi National Park (Martindale, Kings Creek, Hungerford, Baerami and Widden areas)
    • Manobalai Nature Reserve.
     
    1080 can be lethal to domestic pets if ingested and domestic pets are not permitted in national parks and nature reserves. We suggest neighbouring properties should tie their dogs up or muzzle them while mustering for the duration of the programs and a 4 week period afterwards. For more information please call the NPWS Upper Hunter area office on (02) 6574 5555.

  2. Hazard reduction burns: North Gwydir LMZ
    There is a fire in this park called North Gwydir 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Other planned events: 1080 Fox Baiting
    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (within the Office of Environment and Heritage) are conducting a 1080 fox baiting program in these reserves for the protection of  numerous threatened species. 

    All baited areas within these reserves are permanently baited throughout the year. Thus these reserves will have poison on them from today right through to 31 December 2017. This baiting will be conducting 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 baited areas are sign posted with the baiting dates and an indication of which baiting methods are being used. Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning and dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted on National Park estates at any time. 

    For further information: please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands Area Office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

  5. Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails on Barrington Tops
    4WD trails on Barrington Tops will be closed to all vehicles from 1 June 2017 to 1 October 2017 for annual seasonal closure. The closed trails are:
    • Barrington trail (south and north)
    • Paddys Ridge trail
    • Butchers Swamp trail
    • Bullock Brush trail
    • Tugalow trail
    • Thunderbolts trail
    Trail closures mean there is no vehicle access to the following campgrounds during this period:
    • Little Murray
    • Junction Pools
    • Gummi Falls
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

    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.

    Other incidents: Camp fees cannot be paid onsite temporarily
    Due to recent infrastructure damage, camping fees cannot be paid on site at Polblue and Horse Swamp campgrounds. For further information please contact the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128, located at Hayes Street Scone. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your co-operation and patience.

  6. Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails on Barrington Tops
    4WD trails on Barrington Tops will be closed to all vehicles from 1 June 2017 to 1 October 2017 for annual seasonal closure. The closed trails are:
    • Barrington trail (south and north)
    • Paddys Ridge trail
    • Butchers Swamp trail
    • Bullock Brush trail
    • Tugalow trail
    • Thunderbolts trail
    Trail closures mean there is no vehicle access to the following campgrounds during this period:
    • Little Murray
    • Junction Pools
    • Gummi Falls
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

    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.

    Other incidents: Camp fees cannot be paid onsite temporarily
    Due to recent infrastructure damage, camping fees cannot be paid on site at Polblue and Horse Swamp campgrounds. For further information please contact the NPWS Scone area office on (02) 6545 1128, located at Hayes Street Scone. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your co-operation and patience.

  7. Closed areas: Boyds Tower viewing platform closed
    The viewing platform and access trail at Boyds Tower in Ben Boyd National Park (45 mins drive south of Eden) has been closed because it is unsafe. The walking track and other viewing platform to Boyds Tower remains open. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5001 or visit the NSW National Parks 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.

  8. Other planned events: RFS hazard reduction burn - Great North Walk
    The Great North Walk is closed between Cowan Station and Berowra because of hazard reduction burning activities on Sunday 20 and Monday 21 August 2017.
    • Berkeley trail: Walkers heading north should take Berkeley trail east to Berowra Station and catch the train to Cowan Station to rejoin the track.
    • Cowan Station: Walkers heading south must catch the train from Cowan Station to Berowra Station to rejoin the track via Berkeley trail.
    For further information please phone the Rural Fire Service on 1800 679 737 or visit the RFS website

  9. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from Wednesday 24 May to Friday 10 November 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across Bimberamala National Park. We advise not to touch the baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected because the 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves.
    For further information during business hours contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

  10. Fires - Advice: Bald Rock Fire
    There is a fire in this park called Bald Rock Fire. 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.

  11. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Columbey National Park, Black Bulga State Conservation Area and Monkerai Nature Reserve from Monday 19 June 2017 as part of a wider cooperative program with Local Land Services and adjoining landholders.

  12. Closed areas: Burralow campground
    Burralow campground, Pattersons Range and Burralow fire trails will be closed from Friday 18 August 2017 until Tuesday 22 August 2017 due to hazard reduction burning. 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 Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program - Greens Road fire trail
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for wild dogs along the Greens Road fire trail precinct, Warrimoo, from Sunday 27 August to Wednesday 27 September 2017.
    It's essential that local residents restrain their domestic pets and ensure that they are not permitted to roam in the area. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. There will be signs advising of the baiting program at entrances to the national park where the baits are located.
    For further information call the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 3100.

    Hazard reduction burns: Ripple Creek
    There is a fire in this park called Ripple 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.

    Hazard reduction burns: Ripple Creek HR
    There is a fire in this park called Ripple 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: Ingar campground
    Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed from 12pm on Saturday 5  August 2017 due to private property building works. This closure is indefinite and date of reopening is to be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.  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: 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.

    Other planned events: 1080 wild pig baiting program
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a 1080 wild pig baiting program in Blue Mountains National Park. The program will commence from Friday 9 June 2017 and finish Thursday 31 August 2017. The 1080 poison will be laid within Blue Mountains National Park. The areas include:
    • Jamison Valley
    • Kedumba Valley
    • Cedar Creek
    • Breakfast Creek
    • Wild Dog ranges.
    A reminder that 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves. Domestic animals should be restrained for the duration of the program. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at entrances in and out of the reserves where bating are being placed. Pets are prohibited at all times in National Parks under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 and regulations. For further information contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

    Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walk - section closed
    A section of Prince Henry Cliff Walk will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 23 May 2017 for walking track upgrade works. The details are as follows:
    • 300m of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk track between Katoomba Cascades and Reid Plateau will be closed
    • There will be detours via Cliff Drive. These will be clearly signposted.
    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 Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Weeping Rock circuit closed
    Weeping Rock circuit is currently closed due to stairway damage. Detours are in place. To access Weeping Rock base, please use Wentworth Falls track. 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: 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.

  13. Safety alerts: Men's toilet closed
    The men's toilet at Bomaderry Creek Regional Park is closed due to vandalism. The Women's toilet is still open.

  14. Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for dogs and foxes in Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve and Merriangaah Nature Reserve. The program will commence on or shortly after 26 April 2017 and conclude on 30  September 2017. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic dogs. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserve. For further inforamtion, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Closed areas: Games Bay fire trail
    Games Bay fire trail is closed due to hazard reduction operations. 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 Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Closed areas: Pabral Road closure
    Pabral Road will be closed for the winter period due to wet and slippery conditions, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. This closure will affect access to Brindabella National Park from the NSW border to Coree Summit trail. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on (02) 6229 7166 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  20. Hazard reduction burns: NPWS The Bays
    There is a fire in this park called NPWS The Bays. 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: The Bays hazard reduction burning operation
    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. The closed areas are:
    • Great North walk - Section between the intersection with Rifle Range fire trail and Rocky Ponds fire trail
    • Tunnel fire trail
    • Mullet Creek fire trail
    • Bulls Hill fire trail
    • Mount Wondabyne Trig fire trail
    • Section of Tommos loop
    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.

    Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the following national parks:
    • Dharug National Park
    • Popran National Park
    • Yengo National Park
    • Brisbane Water National Park
    • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Palm Grove Nature Reserve
    This will occur in a continuous and ongoing manner from 29 April 2017 to 31 October 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information please contact the NPWS Gosford area office on (02) 43204200 during business hours.

  21. Other planned events: Shorebird protection program - shorebird monitoring and fox and wild dog pest control program
    As part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan, the North Coast branch of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will begin a 1080 fox-baiting and ejector program on Monday 3 July 2017. This will affect all neighbours and visitors to Richmond River Nature Reserve, Broadwater National Park and Bundjalung National Park.
    Baits and ejectors will be used until Friday 15 December 2017. Where wild dogs are detected during these programs, they will also be controlled. Signs will be located at entrances to reserves where baits for foxes and wild dogs have been laid.
    These programs are priority initiatives of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan, to protect breeding threatened shorebirds. 
    Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. Please be aware of these control programs, and keep domestic pets to designated pet exercise areas and avoid bait stations and/or ejectors at all times.
    For more information please call the local NPWS area office on (02) 6627 0200.

  22. Other planned events: Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north) fox baiting program
    National Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting 1080 fox baiting program in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north)  from Tuesday 4 July to Friday 15 July 2017. Baits and pest ejectors will be laid to control foxes and wild dogs. Fox control and any detection of wild dogs may continue at some sites until Friday 23 February 2018 to allow for the completion of shorebird breeding. 
    Signs will be located at entrances to reserves where baits for foxes and wild dogs have been laid. These programs are priority initiatives of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan for the protection of breeding threatened shorebirds. Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. All visitors and owners should be aware and keep their domestic animals to designated areas and avoid bait stations/ejectors at all times. For more information contact the NPWS Tweed area office on (02) 6670 8600.

  23. Other planned events: 1080 Fox Baiting
    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (within the Office of Environment and Heritage) are conducting a 1080 fox baiting program in these reserves for the protection of  numerous threatened species. 

    All baited areas within these reserves are permanently baited throughout the year. Thus these reserves will have poison on them from today right through to 31 December 2017. This baiting will be conducting 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 baited areas are sign posted with the baiting dates and an indication of which baiting methods are being used. Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning and dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted on National Park estates at any time. 

    For further information: please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands Area Office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

    Closed areas: Carrington Falls and Carrington Falls picnic area is closed
    Parts of Carrington Falls precinct in Budderoo National Park are closed for remedial work due to bush fire damage. The following areas of Carrington Falls will be closed until 1 December 2017:
    • 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, please contact the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre (02) 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Upper Falls viewing platform (Minnamurra Rainforest)
    The Upper Falls viewing platform is closed for maintenance and upgrades, however the Falls walk is still open. Visitors can still access the Slot Canyon viewing platform of Lower Falls, which is located at the end of the Falls walk. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre on (02) 4236 0469 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  24. Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks are 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 conducted 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 today through to 31 December 2017. 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 an indication of which baiting methods are being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander as dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. A map indicating the approximate location of each bait station is being hosted on the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website. For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands area office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

  25. 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.

    Other planned events: Shorebird protection program - shorebird monitoring and fox and wild dog pest control program
    As part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan, the North Coast branch of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will begin a 1080 fox-baiting and ejector program on Monday 3 July 2017. This will affect all neighbours and visitors to Richmond River Nature Reserve, Broadwater National Park and Bundjalung National Park.
    Baits and ejectors will be used until Friday 15 December 2017. Where wild dogs are detected during these programs, they will also be controlled. Signs will be located at entrances to reserves where baits for foxes and wild dogs have been laid.
    These programs are priority initiatives of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan, to protect breeding threatened shorebirds. 
    Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. Please be aware of these control programs, and keep domestic pets to designated pet exercise areas and avoid bait stations and/or ejectors at all times.
    For more information please call the local NPWS 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.

  26. Closed areas: Park closed to horseriding due to flooding
    All roads and  trails in this park are closed to horseriding due to recent flooding. This closure is in place unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:
    • Quarry Road
    • Neilleys Lagoon Road
    • Red Gum Road
    • Number One Road
    • Ironbark trail
    • Tuckerbox Road
    • Mill Road
    • Tea Tree trail
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For 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.

  27. Closed areas: Park closed to horseriding due to flooding
    All roads and  trails in this park are closed to horseriding due to recent flooding. This closure is in place unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:
    • Quarry Road
    • Neilleys Lagoon Road
    • Red Gum Road
    • Number One Road
    • Ironbark trail
    • Tuckerbox Road
    • Mill Road
    • Tea Tree trail
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For 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.

  28. Closed areas: Chalk Cave
    Chalk Cave is closed each year from 1 May to 30 September. Seasonal cave closures protect breeding and roosting populations of the threatened large bent-wing bat. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Please don't enter caves when they are closed. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Bungonia area office on (02) 4827 4700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  29. Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks are 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 conducted 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 today through to 31 December 2017. 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 an indication of which baiting methods are being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander as dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. A map indicating the approximate location of each bait station is being hosted on the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website. For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands area office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

  30. 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.

  31. Fires - Advice: Towal Creek Fire
    There is a fire in this park called Towal Creek Fire. 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.

  32. Fires - Advice: Blue Flat
    There is a fire in this park called Blue Flat. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. Safety alerts: Roadworks on Mount Bingar Road
    Murrumbidgee Irrigation is working on the main channel on Mount Bingar Road. Traffic controllers are directing cars through the roadworks. Please follow their directions. 
    For more information call the NPWS Mid-West area office on (02) 6966 8100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    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.

  35. Closed areas: Clarence Town section due to hazard reduction burn
    The Clarence Town section of Cloumbey National Park is closed on Wednesday 9 August 2017 due to a hazard reduction burn. The closed access roads are:
    • Eagleton Road
    • Pathfinder Road
    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 Glucester area office on (02) 6538 5300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Columbey National Park, Black Bulga State Conservation Area and Monkerai Nature Reserve from Monday 19 June 2017 as part of a wider cooperative program with Local Land Services and adjoining landholders.

  36. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Columbey National Park, Black Bulga State Conservation Area and Monkerai Nature Reserve from Monday 19 June 2017 as part of a wider cooperative program with Local Land Services and adjoining landholders.

  37. 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.

  38. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid as buried baits in various locations on the fore-dunes and tracks within Seven Mile Beach National Park and Comerong Island Nature Reserve in a continuous and ongoing manner from Wednesday 16 August to Thursday 30 November 2017. Its advised to not touch the baits. Please note that domestic pets may be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information during business hours please contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4423 2170. 

  39. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting 1080 baiting program from Tuesday 23 May 2017 to Friday 22 September 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across Conjola National Park and Morton National Park. We advise not to touch the baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as the 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves.
    For further information during business hours contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

  40. Closed areas: The Forest Road partial closure
    The Forest Road east of the junction of Hildegard Road will be closed to vehicles from Tuesday 13 June to Friday 1 September 2017. This is to prevent road surface damage due to adverse winter weather conditions and for visitor safety considerations. All campgrounds and picnic areas at the western end of Coolah Tops National Park will remain open to the public. Closure dates may be extended. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  41. Other planned events: 1080 baiting program – wild foxes and dogs
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from April 15 2017 to August 15 2017. The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:
    • South Easts Forests National Park
    • Wadbilliga National Park
    • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
    • Dangelong Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan State Conservation Area
    • Quidong Nature Reserve

  42. Fires - Advice: Re-ignition Diamond Flat Prescribed Burn
    There is a fire in this park called Re-ignition Diamond Flat Prescribed Burn. 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.

  43. Closed parks: Aerial pest control operations
    This park is closed to the public due to aerial pest control operations, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The operations will occur from Monday 28 August to Wednesday 30 August 2017, weather permitting. 
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 baiting program – wild foxes and dogs
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from April 15 2017 to August 15 2017. The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:
    • South Easts Forests National Park
    • Wadbilliga National Park
    • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
    • Dangelong Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan State Conservation Area
    • Quidong Nature Reserve

  44. Safety alerts: Bendethera fire trail maintenance works
    Essential trail maintenance works will be carried out on Bendethera fire trail from Friday 26 May 2017Works are expected to take between 2–3 weeks to complete (depending on weather conditions). We do not expect to have to close this trail at this point in time. However, drivers should use extreme caution when driving on this trail as it may become slippery in sections while works are being carried out. For more information, please call the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800. 

    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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the following national parks:
    • Dharug National Park
    • Popran National Park
    • Yengo National Park
    • Brisbane Water National Park
    • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Palm Grove Nature Reserve
    This will occur in a continuous and ongoing manner from 29 April 2017 to 31 October 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information please contact the NPWS Gosford area office on (02) 43204200 during business hours.

  48. 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.
     
     

  49. Fires - Advice: Fifes Knob
    There is a fire in this park called Fifes Knob. 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.

  50. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across Garigal National Park in a continuous and ongoing manner from Friday 21 July 2017 to Wednesday 31 January 2018. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.
    Domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.
    For further information during business hours please contact the NPWS Forestville area office on (02) 9451 3479 or the pest management officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please call (02) 9457 9577.

    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.

  51. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
    Wild dog trapping and 1080 baiting program is occuring in Myall Lakes and Ghin-doo-ee National Parks from 8 August until the 29 September 2017. The program is part of a wider cooperative program being conducted in conjunction with Local Land Services, Forestry Corp, MidCoast Council and the Bulahdelah and District Wild Dog Control group.
    Domestic pets are not permitted in Nature Reserves, National Parks or State Conservation Areas. Neighbours and reserve users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. We suggest that pets and working dogs be restrained to ensure that they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations or to muzzle dogs if they are required to work the baiting location during and after poisoning. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

  52. 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.

  53. Other planned events: Aerial pest control operations
    Remote bushwalkers are advised that aerial pest control operations are scheduled for Guy Fawkes River National Park. This will affect London Bridge and Glen Nevis roads, Sara River and Bob's Creek areas from Thursday 25 May 2017. For further information please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on (02) 6739 0700.

  54. Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR - MAC Grey st
    There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR - MAC Grey st. 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.

  55. Closed areas: Warrys Cottage and Hosies Store closed for maintenance
    Hosies Store is currently closed to allow maintenance and repair works to be carried out. Warrys Cottage is also closed. For further information, please contact the Hill End Visitor Centre on (02) 6337 8206.

  56. 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.

  57. Closed areas: Mount Pleasant track closure
    Mount Pleasant track is closed due to asset maintenance being undertaken. 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 Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    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).

  58. Closed parks: Aerial pest control operations
    This park is closed to the public due to aerial pest control operations, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The operations will occur from Monday 28 August to Wednesday 30 August 2017, weather permitting. 
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for dogs and foxes in Ironmungy Nature Reserve. The program will commence on or shortly after 15 April 2017 and conclude on 15  August 2017. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic dogs. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserve. For further inforamtion, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

  59. Hazard reduction burns: Hyams Beach South SFAZ HR
    There is a fire in this park called Hyams Beach South SFAZ 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 underway
    A 1080 fox baiting program  is being conducted at Lake Wollumboola and along Currarong Road and adjoining beach areas (700m south of the Culburra Beach township). 1080 poison can affect non target species (dogs and cats). The program will finish on 15 July 2017. 

  60. Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog program
    1080 wild dog and fox baiting begins in the central and northern sections of Jilliby State Conservation Area on Monday 21 August 2017 and finishes on Friday 22 September 2017. The baiting will be along Watagan Forest Road from Duffys Point fire trail in the south, up to Prickly Ridge Road in the north. Baiting will also occur on the side trails off Watagan Forest Road. Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in Jilliby State Conservation Area. 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs.

    Safety alerts: Watagan Forest Road, Jilliby State Conservation Area section
    Watagan Forest Road within Jilliby State Conservation Area is now not suitable for 2WD vehicles due to rain and 4WD damage. Drivers of 2WD vehicles are advised not to drive south along Watagan Forest Road from the Martinsville Hill 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.

  61. Safety alerts: Wet weather safety
    Walkers, cyclists and canyoners are advised to be cautious and to plan their activities and routes carefully. Significant rain has affected the entire park since Monday 13 March. Rivers and creeks could become impassable at short notice. Please note some closures are in place within this park.
    For more information, contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, Monday to Sunday from 9am –  4.30pm.

  62. Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks are 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 conducted 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 today through to 31 December 2017. 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 an indication of which baiting methods are being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander as dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. A map indicating the approximate location of each bait station is being hosted on the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website. For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands area office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

  63. 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: River Drive closed from Homestead Bend to Campsite 34
    River Drive is closed from Homestead Bend to Campsite 34. Access to Campsite 34 is still available via Weir 32 Road. 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.

    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.

  64. Hazard reduction burns: Koreelah
    There is a fire in this park called Koreelah. 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.

  65. 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.

    Closed areas: Thredbo Diggings campground partial closure
    Some sections of the Thredbo Diggings campground are closed due to surface damage caused by vehicles driving on unhardened areas during periods of wet weather. The areas will be repaired when conditions permit, and reopened when possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: High altitude walking tracks closed for winter
    Some areas of this park are closed because they are covered in snow. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:
    • Summit trail/walk
    • Main Range walk
    • Stilwell walk
    • Snow Gums boardwalk
    • Porcupine walk
    • Illawong walk.
    There is no walking on these trails over winter. Snow-shoeing and skiing may occur in the area in winter.
    For more information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitors Centre on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Winter road closures
    Please be advised of the seasonal closure of the following roads:
    • KNP5 (Cabramurra to Khancoban Road). Please take the alternate route via Elliott Way. Allow approximately 90mins additional travel time.
    • Olsen's Road
    • Geehi Dam Road
    • Broken Cart trail
    • Powerline trail
    • Boundary trail
    • Perisher to Charlotte Pass
    • Kings Cross Road
    • Link Road between Smiggin Holes and Guthega
    Other current road conditions can be found on the RMS Live Traffic websitePenalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Snowy Region Visitors Centre on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track - winter closure
    The following closures to bicycles on the Thredbo Valley Tracks apply:
    • The Upper Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Resort and The Diggings campground
    • The Lower Thredbo Valley track
    • Muzzlewood loop
    • Bullocks track
    The hardened section of the Upper Thredbo Valley Track between Lake Crackenback Resort and the The Diggings campground remains open for cycling. 
    While all tracks remain open for walking, it is recommended that walking poles are used on the Thredbo Valley Tracks as surfaces are icy, and are likely to be very muddy and slippery when temperatures exceed 2° C or where exposed to direct sunlight.
    This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Track conditions will continue to be monitored, with relevant changes to track status implemented as required. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Tom Groggin crossing closed
    The crossing from Tom Groggin into Victoria is now closed for winter alongside the fire trail closures in Alpine National Park, Victoria. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Snowy Region Visitors Centre on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Snow Gums boardwalk closed
    Snow Gums boardwalk is closed due to maintenance. 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 Jindabyne area office on (02) 4650 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Kosciuszko walk and Dead Horse Gap walking track
    Some areas of this park are closed due to being covered in snow. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:
    • Kosciuszko walk –  elevated platform. There is no bush walking over winter (snow shoeing and skiing may occur in the area over winter)
    • Dead Horse Gap walking track (snow shoeing and skiing may occur in the area in winter)

    Closed areas: Munyang Bridge closed (behind power station)
    Snowy Hydro have advised that Munyang River Bridge behind Guthega Power Station at Munyang will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians indefinitely. As this bridge gives access to Disappointment Spur, this means that there is no access to Disappointment Spur from the Munyang end. Access is possible from the Whites River end but this requires then turning around and exiting the same way (via Whites River). Plans are underway to have the bridge replaced in 2017/2018. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Project Manager for repairs Mark Kofler from Snowy Hydro on 0418 297 255.

  66. Fires - Advice: Koukindowie, Blaxlands Creek
    There is a fire in this park called Koukindowie, Blaxlands 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.

  67. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden (managed by Ku-ring-gai Council) in a continuous and ongoing manner from Friday 21 July 2017 to Wednesday 31 January 2018. Do not touch baits or ejector devices.
    Domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.
    For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Forestville office on (02) 9451 3479 or the pest management officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please call (02) 9457 9577.

    Closed areas: West Head Road temporary closures
    Once a month several times a year there will be temporary (up to 5 minutes) road closures on West Head Road, from where it intersects with Liberator General San Martin Drive to Resolute picnic area and West Head lookout. This is to allow for Manly Warringah Cycling Club cycle races. Closure details are as follows:
    • The road closures will cover all lanes in both directions from 6am to 9am in daylight savings months and to 9.30am in other months.
    • The closures will be managed under an RMS Road Occupancy Licence, which has an approved stop/slow traffic control process using pilot vehicles to lead vehicles at slow speed. This may cause traffic delays of no more than 5 minutes.
    • Access to all West Head visitor attractions between where Liberator General San Martin Drive gate intersects with the southern end of West Head Road, and north out to West Head lookout will be affected by these temporary closures. 
    The planned dates for the races will be Sunday 23 July, Sunday 13 August, Sunday 10 September, Sunday 22 October, Sunday 12 November and Sunday 10 December 2017. Penalties apply for non-compliance with road closures. For more information, please contact the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase Forestville area office on (02) 9451 3479 or contact us via email

    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.

  68. Closed parks: Aerial pest control operations
    This park is closed to the public due to aerial pest control operations, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The operations will occur from Monday 28 August to Wednesday 30 August 2017, weather permitting. 
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 baiting program – wild foxes and dogs
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from April 15 2017 to August 15 2017. The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:
    • South Easts Forests National Park
    • Wadbilliga National Park
    • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
    • Dangelong Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan State Conservation Area
    • Quidong Nature Reserve

  69. Closed parks: Aerial pest control operations
    This park is closed to the public due to aerial pest control operations, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The operations will occur from Monday 28 August to Wednesday 30 August 2017, weather permitting. 
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Other planned events: 1080 baiting program – wild foxes and dogs
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from April 15 2017 to August 15 2017. The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:
    • South Easts Forests National Park
    • Wadbilliga National Park
    • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
    • Dangelong Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan State Conservation Area
    • Quidong Nature Reserve

  70. 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.

  71. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across Lane Cove National Park in a continuous and ongoing manner from Friday 21 July 2017 to Wednesday 31 January 2018. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 
    Domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.
    For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Chatswood office on (02) 8448 0400 or the pest management officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please call (02) 9457 9577.

    Closed areas: Sugarloaf car park closed
     Effective immediately Sugarloaf car park is now closed. The following areas are affected:
    • Sugarloaf Point- Lane Cove National Park. Pittwater Road, East Ryde.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.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.

  72. Other planned events: Point Plomer sewage upgrade works
    Some minor areas of Point Plomer campground will be closed due to a sewage upgrade. Site preparation will begin on Friday 19 May 2017 and main excavation will begin Thursday 25 May 2017. The sewage works will continue for a couple of months. The main toilet is still in use, with minimal disruption to visitors.

  73. Closed areas: Boora Point walking track closures
    The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed to the public during ANZAC Rifle Range operations. This includes Boora Point walking track. 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. Please don't enter 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). Range scheduling information is provided by the NSW Rifle Association (the range authority). Malabar Headland National Park is closed on the following dates:
    • The park is always closed on Saturdays and every 3rd Sunday of the month
    • Tuesday 22 August 2017
    • Wednesday 23 August 2017
    • Friday 25 August 2017
    • Tuesday 29 August 2017
    • Wednesday 30 August 2017
    • Friday 1 Septemeber 2017
    These closures apply to the Boora Point Walking Track as well. To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, email them or call (02) 9661 4532. To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call (02) 9337 5511.

    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 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).
    Range scheduling information is provided by the NSW Rifle Association (the range authority).
    Malabar Headland National Park is closed on the following dates: These closures apply to the Boora Point Walking Track as well.
    • The park is always closed on Saturdays and every 3rd Sunday of the month.
    • Tuesday 22nd August 2017
    • Wednesday 23rd August 2017
    • Friday 25th August 2017
    • Tuesday 29th August 2017
    • Wednesday 30th August 2017
    • Friday 1st Septemeber 2017
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    To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, email them or 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.

  74. Other planned events: Aerial pest control operations
    Aerial pest control operations are scheduled for Mann River Nature Reserve from Thursday 25 May 2017.
    Remote bushwalkers are advised the affected area is about 2km west of Mann River campground, west to the junction of Bald Knob Creek.
    For further information please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on (02) 6739 0700. 

    Closed areas: Mann River campground closed
    Mann River campground is closed until further notice. This closure is due to drainage and earthwork maintenance, facility upgrade and revegetation works. No entry to the site is permitted until the closure period ends. NPWS appreciates visitor 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.

  75. Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services will conclude its 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Wollemi National Park on Friday 14 July 2017 and will remove all baits. Signage will stay up in the baiting area after this removal for a 4 week period. 
     
    The 1080 wild dog and fox ejector program in Manobalai Nature Reserve will continue until Thursday 31 August 2017.
     
    The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:
    • Wollemi National Park (Martindale, Kings Creek, Hungerford, Baerami and Widden areas)
    • Manobalai Nature Reserve.
     
    1080 can be lethal to domestic pets if ingested and domestic pets are not permitted in national parks and nature reserves. We suggest neighbouring properties should tie their dogs up or muzzle them while mustering for the duration of the programs and a 4 week period afterwards. For more information please call the NPWS Upper Hunter area office on (02) 6574 5555.

  76. Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for dogs and foxes in Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve and Merriangaah Nature Reserve. The program will commence on or shortly after 26 April 2017 and conclude on 30  September 2017. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic dogs. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserve. For further inforamtion, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900.

  77. Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR - Headwaters
    There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR - Headwaters. 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.

  78. 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.

    Safety alerts: Road closures
    Roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park have been recently graded. Please drive with caution. If rainfall causes the roads to become wet and slippery then roads may be closed to all traffic at short notice. For visitor safety and to prevent damage to road surfaces, visitors and park neighbours are asked to avoid any unnecessary travel on these roads during this time. 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. Roads that may be affected include:
    • Aragannu Road
    • Picnic Point Road (end of Wapengo Lake Road)
    • Bithry Inlet Road
    • Middle Beach Road
    • Gillards Road
    • Nelson Lake Road
    • All other dirt roads within the park

  79. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a 1080 wild dog baiting program in Columbey National Park, Black Bulga State Conservation Area and Monkerai Nature Reserve from Monday 19 June 2017 as part of a wider cooperative program with Local Land Services and adjoining landholders.

  80. Closed parks: Park closed - storm damage
    This park is closed due to storm damage. Landslips, severe erosion and tree falls are blocking all access roads and trails. 
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tweed-Kyogle area Murwillumbah office on (02) 6670 8600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  81. Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre toilets closed
    Work has begun on a substantial upgrade of the toilet facilities at Fitzroy Falls. This work will address longstanding issues relating to the sustainability and ambience of the current facilities. It will also include new arrangements such as squat toilets to better cater for the needs of our rapidly growing international visitor market. During this time, limited temporary facilities will be available via portable toilets. However, because of the significant complexities involved in the siting of the temporary facilities, there will be no wheelchair-accessible toilets available on site during the works. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this necessary work may cause. Visit the national public toilet map to find the nearest wheelchair-accessible toilets to Fitzroy Falls. 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 NPWS Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on (02) 4887 7270 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Little Forest walking track
    Little Forest walking track is closed due to maintenance and will remain closed unless otherwise extended or removed. Alternative access will be provided to Florence and Rusden Head walks, see signage in park.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited
    The access is closed 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 Highlands area office on (02) 4887 8244 or 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 are 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 conducted 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 today through to 31 December 2017. 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 an indication of which baiting methods are being used on each property. Dog owners are reminded to ensure their dogs do not wander as dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. A map indicating the approximate location of each bait station is being hosted on the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website. For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the OEH Highlands area office, Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

    Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR - Talaterang relight
    There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR - Talaterang relight. 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 baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting 1080 baiting program from Tuesday 23 May 2017 to Friday 22 September 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across Conjola National Park and Morton National Park. We advise not to touch the baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as the 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves.
    For further information during business hours contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

    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.

  82. Closed areas: Hopetoun Falls track closed
    Hopetoun Falls walking track is closed until further notice due to storm damage. For more information, please contact the NPWS Central West area Bathurst office on (02) 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  83. 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.
     
     
     

  84. Fires - Advice: Hyland Gorge
    There is a fire in this park called Hyland Gorge. 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.

  85. Closed areas: Aerial pest program in Mount Kaputar National Park
    Parts of Mount Kaputar National Park will be closed from 8am Wednesday 6 September 2017 to 1pm Saturday 9 September 2017due to aerial pest operations. This closure will remain otherwise extended or removed. All visitors are advised to stay on formed tracks and follow all closure notices.
    The listed areas will be closed at the following times:
    • Upper Bullawa Creek Precinct and picnic areas
    • Yulludunida walking track
    • Mount Coryah walking track
    • Scutts fire trail, Scutts Hut, and Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walking track
    • Rocky Plateau fire trail and Kaputar Plateau walk
    • Barraba track
    • Waa Gorge Precinct
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Narrabri area office on (02) 6792 7300. Office opening hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

    Safety alerts: Rocky Plateau - Scutts fire trail
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife recently conducted a hazard reduction burn in the Rocky Plateau - Scutts fire trail part of this park. All walking tracks are now open, however visitors are reminded to please be aware of possible falling tree hazards following the burn, especially off formed tracks. For further information contact the NPWS Narrabri area office on (02) 6792 7300, 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

  86. 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.

  87. Closed areas: Water Race walking track
    Some areas of this park are closed due to maintenance, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Closed areas are:
    • Water Race walking track between Ostini trail (Ostini Crossing) and Fourth Crossing picnic area adjacent to Summerhill Creek
    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.

  88. Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive tour
    Sections of  the Mungo self-guided drive tour (70 km loop) are closed from Saturday 19 August to Thursday 31 August 2017 due to road works. The following dates are excluded from this closure: Saturday 26 August and Sunday 27 August 2017. Loop Road will be closed from from Red Top lookout to Mungo National Park Visitor Centre. There will be no access to the following areas:
    • Rosewood picnic area
    • Mallee Stop walking track
    • Belah campground
    • Round Tank picnic area
    • Vigar's Well picnic area
    • Zanci Homestead site
    Zanci Pastoral loop will reopen on Monday 21 August 2017. These closures will remain unless they are extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Buronga area office on (03) 5021 8900 and press 1 then 9. Alternatively visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  89. Closed areas: Frazer campground closed for renovations
    Frazer campground is closed because the campsites are being renovated. No camping or entry into the area is permitted during this time. Heavy machinery may be used and the public is asked to stay clear of the area.
    The Frazer beach 'Top' carpark will remain open to the public.
    This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:
    • Frazer campground
    • Frazer campground barbecue
    • Beach access from Frazer campground
    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.

  90. Closed areas: Woolpress Bend Closed
    Woolpress Bend Remote Campground and Picnic Area in the north of the park is closed due to flooding. 
     
    All other visitor areas are open.
     
    For more information, please contact the NPWS Yanga area office on (03) 5020 1764 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Safety alerts: Damaged roads due to flooding
    Roads and trails in Murrumbidgee Valley reserves are in variable conditions. Caution is required when driving in the reserves. For more information, please contact the NPWS Mid West area office on (02) 6966 8100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  91. Safety alerts: Damaged roads due to flooding
    Roads and trails in Murrumbidgee Valley reserves are in variable conditions. Caution is required when driving in the reserves. For more information, please contact the NPWS Mid West area office on (02) 6966 8100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  92. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
    Wild dog trapping and 1080 baiting program is occuring in Myall Lakes and Ghin-doo-ee National Parks from 8 August until the 29 September 2017. The program is part of a wider cooperative program being conducted in conjunction with Local Land Services, Forestry Corp, MidCoast Council and the Bulahdelah and District Wild Dog Control group.
    Domestic pets are not permitted in Nature Reserves, National Parks or State Conservation Areas. Neighbours and reserve users are reminded that 1080 baits are lethal to domestic pets. We suggest that pets and working dogs be restrained to ensure that they do not enter the baiting location during poisoning operations or to muzzle dogs if they are required to work the baiting location during and after poisoning. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

    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.

    Other planned events: Bitou Bush spraying on Yagon Beach
    NPWS are undertaking ground spraying for the control of bitou bush along the coastal dunes of Yagon Beach within Myall Lakes National Park. The program is planned to go until the end of August 2017. During this period some areas of Yagon Beach will be temporarily closed to visitors.
    Yagon campground and access to the beach from the camping area will be unaffected by the program. For further information please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

    Closed areas: Stewart and Lloyds campground
    Stewart and Lloyds campground will be temporarily closed from 26 April 2017 to 13 September 2017 to rest campsites and undertake essential maintenance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

    Closed areas: White Tree Bay campground
    White Tree Bay campground will be temporarily closed from 26 April 2017 to 13 September 2017 to rest campsites and undertake essential maintenance work. For further information, please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0309.

    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.

  93. 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.

  94. Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR - Walc - Fitzroy North
    There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR - Walc - Fitzroy North. 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.

  95. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the following national parks:
    • Dharug National Park
    • Popran National Park
    • Yengo National Park
    • Brisbane Water National Park
    • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Palm Grove Nature Reserve
    This will occur in a continuous and ongoing manner from 29 April 2017 to 31 October 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information please contact the NPWS Gosford area office on (02) 43204200 during business hours.

  96. 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.

  97. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the following national parks:
    • Dharug National Park
    • Popran National Park
    • Yengo National Park
    • Brisbane Water National Park
    • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Palm Grove Nature Reserve
    This will occur in a continuous and ongoing manner from 29 April 2017 to 31 October 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information please contact the NPWS Gosford area office on (02) 43204200 during business hours.

  98. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the following national parks:
    • Dharug National Park
    • Popran National Park
    • Yengo National Park
    • Brisbane Water National Park
    • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Palm Grove Nature Reserve
    This will occur in a continuous and ongoing manner from 29 April 2017 to 31 October 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information please contact the NPWS Gosford area office on (02) 43204200 during business hours.

    Closed areas: Hominy Creek walking track temporary closure
    Hominy Creek walking track is temporarily closed to visitors due to erosion and poor condition following extreme weather. The walking track will remain closed until maintenance work can be completed. 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.

  99. Hazard reduction burns: Queanbeyan NR Pine Pile Burn
    There is a fire in this park called Queanbeyan NR Pine Pile Burn. 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. Fires - Advice: Boyds Rd, Herons Creek
    There is a fire in this park called Boyds Rd, Herons 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.

  101. Other planned events: 1080 baiting program – wild foxes and dogs
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from April 15 2017 to August 15 2017. The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:
    • South Easts Forests National Park
    • Wadbilliga National Park
    • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
    • Dangelong Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan State Conservation Area
    • Quidong Nature Reserve

  102. Other planned events: Shorebird protection program - shorebird monitoring and fox and wild dog pest control program
    As part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan, the North Coast branch of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will begin a 1080 fox-baiting and ejector program on Monday 3 July 2017. This will affect all neighbours and visitors to Richmond River Nature Reserve, Broadwater National Park and Bundjalung National Park.
    Baits and ejectors will be used until Friday 15 December 2017. Where wild dogs are detected during these programs, they will also be controlled. Signs will be located at entrances to reserves where baits for foxes and wild dogs have been laid.
    These programs are priority initiatives of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan, to protect breeding threatened shorebirds. 
    Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. Please be aware of these control programs, and keep domestic pets to designated pet exercise areas and avoid bait stations and/or ejectors at all times.
    For more information please call the local NPWS area office on (02) 6627 0200.

  103. Other planned events: Rouse Hill Regional Park play equipment repairs
    Playground equipment in Rouse Hill Regional Park is currently undergoing repairs. Sections of the playground area will be closed while the work is being carried out. For more information, please contact the NPWS Windsor area office on (02) 4580 2700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  104. Closed areas: Closed areas due to hazard reduction burning operation
    Some areas of this park are closed due to a hazard reduction burn on Monday 21 August and Tuesday 22 August 2017. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:
    • Winifred Falls and Winifred Falls fire trail and walking track
    • Warumbul Road
    • Warumbul picnic area
    • Hill Top Cottage
    • Weemalah Cottage
    • Access to the Anglican Church Camps within Royal National Park
    Penalties apply for non-compliance .For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - high risk
    • It's too dangerous to visit Figure Eight Pools now
    • You can't access the rock platform because it's covered in water and breaking waves
    • You won't be able to see the pools or take a photo

    Hazard reduction burns: Gundamaian HR
    There is a fire in this park called Gundamaian 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: Bola Heights HR
    There is a fire in this park called Bola Heights 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: Garie Road closed for roadworks
    Garie Road will be closed from Monday 14 August to Tuesday 31 October 2017, 7am–6pm. NSW Roads and Maritime services will be conducting essential slope stabilisation and drainage upgrade works during this time. The road will not be closed on Weekends or Public Holidays.  The closed areas are:
    • Garie Beach and picnic area
    • Little Garie Beach
    • Governor Game lookout
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    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.

  105. Closed areas: Lagoon track
    Longeck track at Longneck Lagoon is closed. This closure will be updated on website when lifted. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information please contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on (02) 4580 2700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  106. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid as buried baits in various locations on the fore-dunes and tracks within Seven Mile Beach National Park and Comerong Island Nature Reserve in a continuous and ongoing manner from Wednesday 16 August to Thursday 30 November 2017. Its advised to not touch the baits. Please note that domestic pets may be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information during business hours please contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4423 2170. 

  107. Closed areas: Bemboka River Road closed
    This area of South East Forests National Park is closed due to bridge replacement. Bemboka River Road is closed between Fastigata Road and Fraxinoides Road. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Smoky Mouse LMZ
    There is a fire in this park called NPWS Smoky Mouse 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.

    Other planned events: 1080 baiting program – wild foxes and dogs
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from April 15 2017 to August 15 2017. The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:
    • South Easts Forests National Park
    • Wadbilliga National Park
    • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
    • Dangelong Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan State Conservation Area
    • Quidong Nature Reserve

    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.

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. Closed areas: Camp Cove stairs
    The stairs leading from Camp Cove Beach to the Green Point Reserve are closed from Wednesday 16 August to Tuesday 22 August 2017 inclusive for maintenance works.

    Safety alerts: Weed spraying
    The lawns around Greycliffe House are being sprayed today with a broad leaf herbicide. There are signs in place to notify public of spraying.

    Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across Sydney Harbour National Park in a continuous and ongoing manner from Friday 21 July 2017 to Wednesday 31 January 2018. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. The program includes sites at North Head on the adjacent North Head Sanctuary managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and the Australian Institute of Police Management. 
    Domestic pets may be affected. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves.
    For further information during business hours please call the NPWS Mosman office on (02) 8968 6300 or the pest management officer on (02) 9472 8953. After hours please call (02) 9457 9577.

    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 2018.
    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: South Head temporary closure
    The area south of Hornby Light at South Head will be subject to a temporary closure on Monday 26 June 2017 during 2pm – 5pm and 7pm – 10pm due to a military training exercise. The South Head Heritage trail from Camp Cove to the Hornby Lighthouse will remain open. For more information please contact NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511.

    Other planned events: Athol Hall reopening soon
    Athol Hall is currently not operating. NPWS is looking forward to welcoming a new lessee who will commence trading shortly. For bookings or more information please email or phone 0467 160 253.

    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.

  111. Safety alerts: 1080 ground baiting program
    NPWS is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program for foxes and wild dogs using M44 Ejectors and 1080 meat baits in Tallaganda National Park and Tallaganda State Conservation Area. The program will commence from the 20 April 2017 and will finish 20 October 2017. Neighbours and visitors are advised not to handle baits or ejectors. For further information, please contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

  112. Safety alerts: 1080 ground baiting program
    NPWS is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program for foxes and wild dogs using M44 Ejectors and 1080 meat baits in Tallaganda National Park and Tallaganda State Conservation Area. The program will commence from the 20 April 2017 and will finish 20 October 2017. Neighbours and visitors are advised not to handle baits or ejectors. For further information, please contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

  113. 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.

  114. Closed areas: Coxs Road and Toonumbar Forest Drive closed
    Some areas of this park are closed due to weather conditions. 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.

  115. 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.

    Other planned events: 1080 baiting program – wild foxes and dogs
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from April 15 2017 to August 15 2017. The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:
    • South Easts Forests National Park
    • Wadbilliga National Park
    • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
    • Dangelong Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
    • Kybeyan State Conservation Area
    • Quidong Nature Reserve

    Closed areas: Aerial pest control operations
    Western areas of Wadbilliga National Park will be closed to the public for aerial pest control operations targeting pigs and deer. The program will be occurring for a 2–3 day period between 20th June 2017 and 30th June 2017,  weather permitting. There will be no access by any person for any means along:
    • Bumberry Creek firetrail
    • Kydra firetrail
    • Kybeyan electric dog fence
    For further information please contact the NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900. Penalties apply for non-compliance.Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  116. Closed parks: Aerial pest control operations
    This park is closed to the public due to aerial pest control operations, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The operations will occur from Monday 28 August to Wednesday 30 August 2017, weather permitting. 
    Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Bombala area office on (02) 6458 5900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  117. 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.

  118. Other planned events: Proposed aerial pest control operation in September 2017
    It is proposed that an aerial pest control operation will take place between Monday 4 September and Sunday 10 September 2017. During this time walking track closures will be in place. For further information please contact Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 6825 4364.

    Other planned events: Camp Blackman 1 flush toilets unavailable
    The flush toilets at Camp Blackman 1 will be closed until further notice due to construction work taking place on the amenities. The showers and laundry room are unaffected and remain open. Portable toilets will be available in Camp Blackman 1 while the flush toilets are closed. Toilets are available in all other campgrounds and visitor precincts. We encourage visitors to use the alternative toilets in preference to the portable toilets at Camp Blackman 1. For further information please call the NPWS  Warrumbungle Visitor Centre on (02) 6825 4364 or the NPWS Coonabarabran area office on (02) 68421311. NPWS apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Closed areas: Walking tracks closed
    Some areas of this park are closed due to construction. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:
    • Gurianawa track
    • Fans Horizon walking track
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the Warrumbungle NP Visitor Centre  (02) 6825 4364 or NPWS Coonabarabran area office on (02) 6842 1377 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  119. 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.

  120. 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.

  121. Fires - Advice: Bosenquets Trail
    There is a fire in this park called Bosenquets Trail. 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. 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.

  123. Fires - Advice: Comleroy Rd, Upper Colo
    There is a fire in this park called Comleroy Rd, Upper Colo. 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 and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services will conclude its 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Wollemi National Park on Friday 14 July 2017 and will remove all baits. Signage will stay up in the baiting area after this removal for a 4 week period. 
     
    The 1080 wild dog and fox ejector program in Manobalai Nature Reserve will continue until Thursday 31 August 2017.
     
    The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:
    • Wollemi National Park (Martindale, Kings Creek, Hungerford, Baerami and Widden areas)
    • Manobalai Nature Reserve.
     
    1080 can be lethal to domestic pets if ingested and domestic pets are not permitted in national parks and nature reserves. We suggest neighbouring properties should tie their dogs up or muzzle them while mustering for the duration of the programs and a 4 week period afterwards. For more information please call the NPWS Upper Hunter area office on (02) 6574 5555.

    Safety alerts: Glow Worm Tunnel Road
    Forestry Corporation NSW will be undertaking road works on Glow Worm Tunnel Road from Friday 23 June 2017 to Friday 30 June 2017, weather permitting. Motorists may experience delays and are asked to drive with caution around heavy machinery. For further information please contact the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877.

    Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid in Wollemi National Park as buried baits or ejector capsule from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 31 December 2017 in an ongoing manner.
    The 1080 poison will be laid in the vicinity of Wolgan River, Capertee River, Old Coach Road, Canobla Gap trails and the access road to Coorongooba campground.
    This baiting program aims to reduce the threat posed by foxes to brush-tailed rock wallabies and other native animals.
    Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners need to ensure that their pets do not enter reserves.
    For further information please contact the NPWS Blackheath office on (02) 4787 8877 during business hours.

    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.

    Safety alerts: Access to Dunn's Swamp
    The Coricudgy Road has suffered minor damage from the wet weather in September 2016. Please drive to the conditions and allow extra time to complete your journey. The road is suitable for all vehicles. 

    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.

  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. 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. 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. 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: Woolpress Bend Closed
    Woolpress Bend Remote Campground and Picnic Area in the north of the park is closed due to flooding. 
     
    All other visitor areas are open.
     
    For more information, please contact the NPWS Yanga area office on (03) 5020 1764 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Hazard reduction burns: SOUW-Pile Burns North-Yanga
    There is a fire in this park called SOUW-Pile Burns North-Yanga. 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.

  129. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) as buried baits or ejector capsules will be laid in various locations across the following national parks:
    • Dharug National Park
    • Popran National Park
    • Yengo National Park
    • Brisbane Water National Park
    • Parr State Conservation Area
    • Palm Grove Nature Reserve
    This will occur in a continuous and ongoing manner from 29 April 2017 to 31 October 2017. Do not touch baits or ejector devices. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Domestic pets may be affected. Pet owners must ensure that their pets do not enter baited reserves. For further information please contact the NPWS Gosford area office on (02) 43204200 during business hours.

  130. 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 Visitors are advised river crossing contact details have changed.  The current details are as follows:
    • The Wooli river crossing call 0439 409 909 
    • The Sandon river crossing, you'll have to make your own arrangements
    • The Corindi/Red Rock river crossing call (02) 6649 2730.  
    For further information please contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

    Other incidents: Restricted access at Pebbly Beach campground
    Pebbly Beach campground is currently being accessed via a temporary access trail due to storm damage and is unsuitable for caravans and camper trailers larger than a standard Jayco pop-top size. For further information, please phone the Grafton NPWS office on 0266411500.

    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.

  131. Closed areas: Road closures in Yuraygir State Conservation Area
    A partial road closure of 3km between Bald Knob Tick Gate Road and Browns Knob trail and Julies Road is closed due to storm damage. Alternative access to Coast Range Road is available via McPhillips Road and Yellow Cutting Road. 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 Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.