NSW National Parks

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service RSS feed for fire and closure information.
  1. 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.

  2. Fire bans: Park fire ban – NPWS Mudgee area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. Contact the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 for further information.

  3. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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

  5. Other planned events: 1080 Wild Dog Baiting Program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for wild dogs in Nattai national park, Joadja Nature Reserve and Bargo State Conservation Area. the program will commence Friday 13 October 2017 and finish Friday 3 November 2017. The 1080 poison (sodium mono fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across the Reserves. A reminder that 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at entrances in and out of reserves where baiting is occurring. or further information, please contact NPWS Nattai Area office on 02 4632 4500

  6. Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program underway
    A 1080 wild dog baiting program is underway in Guy Fawkes River National Park, Warra National Park and Barool National Park from Monday 25 September 2017 to Thursday 19 October 2017. The 1080 baits are lethal to domestic animals. There will be signs advising of the baiting program at entrances to the national park where the baits are located. This co-operative program is ran by National Parks and Wildlife Service, Local Land Services and adjoining landholders.

  7. 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.

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

    Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from Wednesday 11 October 2017 within Barrington Tops National Park and the Curracabundi group of reserves. The program targets foxes and wild dogs and will take approximately 3 weeks. For further information please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  11. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  12. 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.

  13. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Closed areas: National Pass walking track closed
    National Pass walking track has been closed between Valley of the Waters and Slack Stairs, due to a very dangerous, unstable section of rock above the walking track. The area has been assessed by a geo-technical engineer and appropriate measures will be implemented to remove this extreme hazard. It is expected that this section of the National Pass walking track will reopen for the summer school holidays in December. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
    For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks 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.

    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.

    Closed areas: Tablelands Road Wentworth Falls
     
    Tablelands road south of the 330kva powerlines is closed for road works from 13 October 17 to 23 October 17.  This closure will affect access to McMahons Lookout a W5 fire trail. This closure has been extended due to predicted wet weather. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
     
     

  17. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Other planned events: 1080 Wild Dog baiting program Budawang National Park
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from 14 August to 20 November 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across Budawang 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 and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves.
    For further information during business hours contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

  28. 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.

  29. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. Fire bans: Park fire ban – NPWS Mudgee area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. Contact the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 for further information.

    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.

  34. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  35. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program - September to November 2017
    1080 wild dog baits will be laid in Cataract National Park from Wednesday 13 September to Wednesday 8 November 2017 inclusive.
    1080 is a poison that is lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks by law at any time. To allow a dog into the national park during the baiting program could endanger its life.

  36. Closed parks: Goulds lane wildfire
    This park is closed due to a bushfire, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Macleay area office on (02) 6561 6700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  37. Closed parks: Goulds lane wildfire
    This park is closed due to a bushfire, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Macleay area office on (02) 6561 6700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  38. Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation
    This park is closed from 8am Monday 23 October to 5pm Friday 27 October 2017 due to an aerial pest control operation to remove feral goats and pigs. The closure remains unless otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Griffith area office on (02) 6966 8100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    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.

  39. Closed parks: Park closed for aerial pest control operation
    This park is closed from 8am Monday 23 October to 5pm Friday 27 October 2017 due to an aerial pest control operation to remove feral goats and pigs. The closure remains unless otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Griffith area office on (02) 6966 8100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from 11 October 2017 to 10 November 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) baits will be buried in various locations across Colymea State Conservation Area, Parma Creek Nature Reserve and Jerrawangala National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch the baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information during business hours contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300.

    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.

  43. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  44. 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. 

  45. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  46. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting 1080 baiting program for foxes across national parks and reserves from Friday 15 September 2017 to Friday 29 December 2017. The areas affected include: 
    • Conjola National Park
    • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
    • Meroo National Park
    • Murramarang National Park
    The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across these national parks and nature reserves in a continuous and ongoing manner. 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 please contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

  47. Fire bans: Park fire ban – NPWS Mudgee area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. Contact the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 for further information.

  48. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  49. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    1080 wild dog baits will be laid in Mebbin and Mooball National Parks and Cudgen Nature Reserve from Monday 11 September to Thursday 30 November 2017 inclusive. 1080 is a poison that is lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves by law at any time. To allow a dog into the national park during the baiting program could endanger its life.

  50. Fire bans: Bourke area parks and reserves
    There is “no solid fuel fire policy” in this park and is in effect during fire season from Sunday 1 October 2017 to Saturday 31 March 2018. 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)
    This ban will remain in affect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities visit NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  51. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from Wednesday 11 October 2017 within Barrington Tops National Park and the Curracabundi group of reserves. The program targets foxes and wild dogs and will take approximately 3 weeks. For further information please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

  52. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. Safety alerts: Access to Never Never picnic area by 4WD only
    Vehicle access to Never Never picnic area is restricted to 4WD vehicles only due to deteriorating road conditions with the current rain.

  57. Fire bans: Park fire ban – NPWS Mudgee area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. Contact the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 for further information.

  58. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  59. Closed areas: Brou Lake campground
    Brou Lake campground will be closed from Tuesday 17 October 2017 to Friday 20 October 2017. The closure is to allow crews to undertake critical hazardous tree work. 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.

    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.
     
     

  60. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  61. Closed parks: Goulds lane wildfire
    This park is closed due to a bushfire, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Macleay area office on (02) 6561 6700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  62. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program.  All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method. Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time. For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

  63. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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

  65. Closed areas: Gahnia mountain bike track closed
    Gahnia mountain bike track is closed for track 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 the NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase area office on (02) 9451 3479 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    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.

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

  67. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
    A wld dog trapping and 1080 baiting program is occuring in Myall Lakes and Ghin-doo-ee National Parks. The operations will be from 8 August 2017 until 29 September 2017. The program is part of a wider cooperative program being conducted in conjunction with Local Land Services, Forestry Corp, Mid Coast Council and the Bulahdelah and District Wild Dog Control Group. Domestic 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.

  68. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  69. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  70. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  71. Safety alerts: Glenrock State Conservation Area - Maintenance works
    Routine maintenance of waste water mains will be carried out in Glenrock State Conservation Area from Tuesday 17 October 2017. The works will continue for 1 month and impact Yuelarbah Management trail, from Easement trail and the Hunter water sewerage treatment plant. Public recreation access will continue during the works. For further information, please contact the Lower Hunter area office on (02) 4946 4100.

  72. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  73. Fires - Advice: Wollar Rd, Wollar
    There is a fire in this park called Wollar Rd, Wollar. 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.

    Fire bans: Park fire ban – NPWS Mudgee area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. Contact the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 for further information.

  74. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  75. 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.

  76. Fire bans: Bourke area parks and reserves
    There is “no solid fuel fire policy” in this park and is in effect during fire season from Sunday 1 October 2017 to Saturday 31 March 2018. 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)
    This ban will remain in affect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities visit NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    Ground baits containing ACTA 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid along various tracks and trails within Gundabooka National Park and Gundabooka State Conservation Area from Monday 2 October  to Friday 1 December 2017 to control wild dog and fox populations. 1080 is poisonous to humans if swallowed and harmful if absorbed by the skin or inhaled. If poisoning occurs, contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26. For further information please contact the NPWS Bourke area office on (02) 6830 0200.

  77. Fire bans: Bourke area parks and reserves
    There is “no solid fuel fire policy” in this park and is in effect during fire season from Sunday 1 October 2017 to Saturday 31 March 2018. 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)
    This ban will remain in affect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities visit NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    Ground baits containing ACTA 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid along various tracks and trails within Gundabooka National Park and Gundabooka State Conservation Area from Monday 2 October  to Friday 1 December 2017 to control wild dog and fox populations. 1080 is poisonous to humans if swallowed and harmful if absorbed by the skin or inhaled. If poisoning occurs, contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26. For further information please contact the NPWS Bourke area office on (02) 6830 0200.

  78. Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program underway
    A 1080 wild dog baiting program is underway in Guy Fawkes River National Park, Warra National Park and Barool National Park from Monday 25 September 2017 to Thursday 19 October 2017. The 1080 baits are lethal to domestic animals. There will be signs advising of the baiting program at entrances to the national park where the baits are located. This co-operative program is ran by National Parks and Wildlife Service, Local Land Services and adjoining landholders.

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

  80. 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.

  81. Closed areas: Limited parking at southern end of Wodi Wodi track
    Parking along Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Coalcliff is currently limited due to construction of the Grand Pacific walk. For further information contact Wollongong City Council on (02) 4227 7111.

    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).

  82. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  83. Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  84. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from 11 October 2017 to 10 November 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) baits will be buried in various locations across Colymea State Conservation Area, Parma Creek Nature Reserve and Jerrawangala National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch the baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information during business hours contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300.

  85. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting operation
    NSW National Parks is conducting a 1080 fox baiting program in Jervis Bay National Park from Saturday 16 September 2017 until Saturday 23 December 2017. The program will be conducted on Warrain Beach, along Currarong Road and Currarong Beach. The program involves the laying of 1080 poison baits and M44 ejectors. All properties being baited are sign-posted with baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method. Bait stations will be located at least the required minimum distance of 150m away from residential areas (700m south of Culburra Beach township). 1080 is lethal to domestic pets. To ensure the safety of the public and to maximise the effect of the control program, park visitors are asked not to disturb the bait stations. Please direct all enquiries about the control program to ranger Alex Deura on (02) 4428 6300.

    Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks is conducting a 1080 fox baiting program in Jervis Bay National Park from Monday 28 August until Friday 17 November 2017.
    The program involves the laying of 1080 poison baits and M44 ejectors. All properties being baited are sign-posted with baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method. Bait stations will be located at least the required minimum distance of 150m away from residential areas.
    1080 is lethal to domestic pets. To ensure the safety of the public and to maximise the effect of the control program, park visitors are asked not to disturb the bait stations. Please direct all enquiries about the control program to ranger Noel Webster on (02) 4428 6300.

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

    Safety alerts: 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.

  87. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  88. Other planned events: 1080 Wild Dog Baiting Program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for wild dogs in Nattai national park, Joadja Nature Reserve and Bargo State Conservation Area. the program will commence Friday 13 October 2017 and finish Friday 3 November 2017. The 1080 poison (sodium mono fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across the Reserves. A reminder that 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at entrances in and out of reserves where baiting is occurring. or further information, please contact NPWS Nattai Area office on 02 4632 4500

  89. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  90. Closed areas: Cape Baily walking track
    Cape Baily walking track in Kamay Botany Bay National Park is closed due to a recent bushfire event. There are potentially hazardous materials present in the vicinity. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  91. Fire bans: Park fire ban
    A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Friday 30 March 2018. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Boyd River and Dingo Dell picnic area and campground. 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    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.

  92. 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.

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

  94. 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.

  95. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  96. Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track event closures
    Thredbo Valley track and ancillary areas will be subject to the following closures during the Snowies Mountain Bike Festival, 2018 Cross Triathlon and Snowies trail run events:
    • Saturday 10 February 2018: 8am-11am: Muzzlewood track, and the Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo Resort and The Diggings campground
    • Saturday 10 February 2018: 12.30pm-5.30pm: Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo resort and The Diggings campground, and Bullocks track
    • Sunday 11 February 2018: 8am-12pm: Thredbo Valley track between The Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort, including the Muzzlewood loop
    • Saturday 24 February 2018, 8am–1pm: Thredbo Valley track will be closed between The Diggings campground and Lake Crackenback Resort, including the Muzzlewood loop
    • Sunday 25 February 2018: 7am–3pm: Thredbo Valley track will be closed between Thredbo and Lake Crackenback Resorts, including Bullocks track and the Muzzlewood loop

    The Diggings and Ngarigo campgrounds will remain open for camping and picnicking. For more information please contact Ranger Luke McLachlan, Snowy River area on (02) 6450 5559.

    Other planned events: Road closures due to L’Étape Australia by le Tour de France cycling event
    There will be road closures in southern Kosciuszko National Park on Saturday 2 December 2017 between 6am and 4pm, due to the L’Étape Australia cycling events. The roads will close at varying times across the day. The road closures include: 
    • Alpine Way
    • Kosciuszko Road
    • Rocky Plains Road
    • The Snowy River Way
    • Barry Way
    • Dalgety Road and other surrounding roads
    There will be 2 cycling events including 157km race and 126km ride. Both events start from Bullocks Flat ski tube terminal and continue onto Jindabyne, Rocky Plains, Berridale and Dalgety and return to Jindabyne. The 157km event will affect road closures from Jindabyne to Perisher.

    Please visit the RMS Live Traffic website or the L'Etape website for updates, maps and further information.

    Other planned events: Ngarigo campground access road works
    The access road to Ngarigo campground will have minor delays from Thursday 19 October to Friday 27 October 2017 due to grading and culvert installation. Access to and from the campground will still be possible, however short delays may be experienced with two-way traffic management in place during the works. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

    Safety alerts: Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko and Main Range walking track conditions
    Following late season snow falls, walking tracks to Mount Kosciuszko and on the Main Range are still covered by significant amounts of snow. These tracks include:
    • Kosciuszko walk - Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko
    • Main Range walking track
    • Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk
    • Mount Stilwell walk
    These tracks remain substantially covered by snow, making walking and navigation difficult. The walks should not be attempted without cross country skis or snow shoes. Please check current weather conditions and forecasts prior to departure. Ensure at least one member of your party has experience touring in the mountains during winter, and that appropriate equipment is carried. A personal locator beacon is recommended, and if you don't have experience touring the alpine area during winter, then also consider the use of an experienced guide. For more information please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600.

    Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program for wild dogs and foxes
    An aerial baiting program will be conducted in the southern ranges region between Monday 9 October and Sunday 22 October 2017. The baits contain 1080 poison and will be deployed to reduce wild dog and fox numbers.
    The areas affected include:
    • Dalgety, Paupong, Corrowong, Tombong, Merriangaah, Adaminaby, Yaouk Wild Dog Plan areas
    • Scabby Range Nature Reserve
    • Yaouk Nature Reserve
    • Kosciuszko National Park:
      • Ingebyra, Paupong, Numbla Vale, Lake Eucumbene, Nungar, the Snowy River, Byadbo and Bimberi Wilderness areas.
    The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy. Aerial baiting is carried out in conjunction with ongoing ground baiting, trapping and shooting programs that are aimed at protecting neighbouring stock and reducing the impact of predation by these pest species. For further information, please contact NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

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

    Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program
    An ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting program is being conducted in Kosciuszko National Park and Paupong Nature Reserve from Wednesday 13 September 2017 to Monday12 March 2018. The 1080 baiting program is in place to control wild dogs and foxes. This pest animal control strategy is looking to minimise the impact of pest on neighbouring stock by trapping and shooting them. 
    Baiting programs will be conducted in the following areas:
    • Snowy Plain
    • Thredbo and Ingebyra
    • Dalgety and Paupong
    •  Corrowong,Tombong, Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan areas
    •  In Kosciuszko National Park:
      • Denison
      • Eucumbene 
      • Happy Jacks 
      • Snowy Plain
      • Kalkite Mountain
      • Thredbo Valley
      • Moonbah
      • Ingebyra
      • Paupong
      • Numbla Vale
      • and Corrowong
    All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

    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: Road closures - (extended due to maintenance works)
    Please be advised of the extended closure of the following roads due to maintenance works (these roads will not be opened before Friday 17th November 2017):
    • Olsen's Road
    • Geehi Dam Road
    There is pedestrian access through to Geehi Dam from Guthega/Schlinks, Round Mountain, Everards, Dargles, Snakey Plains and Happy Jacks roads. Pedestrians please note that there is no vehicular access if you are travelling from Geehi Dam to the Alpine Way. You will need to do an extra 25km trek to your pick up point along the Alpine Way where Geehi Dam road meets the Alpine Way.
    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: 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: 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.

  97. 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.

  98. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Safety alerts: Fire trail spraying
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Mid-West area will be spraying fire trails as part of fire preparedness works. We will sign-post areas being treated while the activity is undertaken. If the weather is suitable, this work will be completed by the end of October 2017. For more information please call the NPWS Mid-West area office on (02) 6966 8100 during business hours.

  99. Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  100. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Safety alerts: Fire trail spraying
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Mid-West area will be spraying fire trails as part of fire preparedness works. We will sign-post areas being treated while the activity is undertaken. If the weather is suitable, this work will be completed by the end of October 2017. For more information please call the NPWS Mid-West area office on (02) 6966 8100 during business hours.

  101. Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Other planned events: Aerial feral pig control operation
    NPWS will be conducting an aerial control program between Friday 27 October and Sunday 5 November 2017. The program is for the management of feral pigs and other vertebrate pest animals within Yanga and Booligal reserves. Some areas may be closed to the public during the control operations. If poor weather occurs, it may not be possible to undertake the control in some reserves.For more information please contact the Yanga National Park area office on (03) 5020 1764.

  102. 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.

  103. Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  104. Other incidents: Lane Cove National Park - fax not working and limited phone service
    Please be advised that Lane Cove National Park is currently experiencing a disruption to its office telephone and fax service. The fax is not working and the phone lines are limited. You may experience some difficulty in getting through, but we ask that you continue to try calling or send us an email at valleys.area@environment.nsw.gov.au and we will get back to you. We apologise for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience while we work to resolve these issues.

    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.

  105. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  106. Fire bans: Bourke area parks and reserves
    There is “no solid fuel fire policy” in this park and is in effect during fire season from Sunday 1 October 2017 to Saturday 31 March 2018. 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)
    This ban will remain in affect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities visit NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  107. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  108. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  109. 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). These closures also apply to Boora Point walking track.
    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.
    • Friday 6 October 2017
    • Tuesday 10 October 2017
    • Wednesday 11 October 2017
    • Friday 13 October
    • Tuesday 17 October 2017
    • Wednesday 18 October 2017
    • Friday 20 October 2017
    • Tuesday 24 October 2017
    • Wednesday 25 October 2017
    • Friday 27 October 2017
    • Tuesday 31 October 2017
    • Wednesday 1 November 2017
    • Friday 3 November 2017
    • Tuesday 7 November 2017
    • Wednesday 8 November 2017
    • Friday 10 November 2017
     
    To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, email 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.

  110. Other planned events: Mallanganee NP 1080 Wild Dog Baiting
    The NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program in Mallanganee NP.  All baited areas are sign posted with the baiting dogs and an indication of baiting method.  Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning and dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in National Parks at any time.  
    For further information please contact Grafton NPWS office on  (02) 66 411 500.

  111. 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 re-vegetation works. No entry to the site is permitted until the closure period ends. We appreciate your patience while this important work is being undertaken.
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  112. Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog baiting program underway
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services will continue its 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program in Manobalai Nature Reserve until Tuesday 31 October 2017. This program is using ejectors strategically placed with 1080 product.
     
    The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. 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.

  113. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  114. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    1080 wild dog baits will be laid in Mebbin and Mooball National Parks and Cudgen Nature Reserve from Monday 11 September to Thursday 30 November 2017 inclusive. 1080 is a poison that is lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves by law at any time. To allow a dog into the national park during the baiting program could endanger its life.

  115. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting 1080 baiting program for foxes across national parks and reserves from Friday 15 September 2017 to Friday 29 December 2017. The areas affected include: 
    • Conjola National Park
    • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
    • Meroo National Park
    • Murramarang National Park
    The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across these national parks and nature reserves in a continuous and ongoing manner. 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 please contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

  116. 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.

  117. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  118. Closed areas: Temporary closures of camping and visitor areas
    Sections of the campgrounds and picnic areas in this park will be closed from Monday 16 October 2017 to Friday 20 October 2017. The closure is to allow crews to undertake critical hazardous tree maintenance works. Closed areas will be signposted. Visitors are reminded to be aware of the works and not to enter any closed areas. 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.

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

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

  119. 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.

  120. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from Wednesday 11 October 2017 within Barrington Tops National Park and the Curracabundi group of reserves. The program targets foxes and wild dogs and will take approximately 3 weeks. For further information please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

  121. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    1080 wild dog baits will be laid in Mebbin and Mooball National Parks and Cudgen Nature Reserve from Monday 11 September to Thursday 30 November 2017 inclusive. 1080 is a poison that is lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves by law at any time. To allow a dog into the national park during the baiting program could endanger its life.

    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.

  122. Other planned events: Fox baiting Moonee Beach Nature Reserve
    A fox and wild dog baiting program is being conducted along Moonee Beach in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve. The areas affected ranges from the mouth of Moonee Creek to 500m north of the Tiki trail. It is advised not to take dogs along Moonee Beach in the vicinity of the baiting program or allow them to stray into the area.
    The 1080 poison baits are lethal to domestic pets if ingested. Visitors and neighbours of the Moonee Beach Nature Reserve are reminded that domestic dogs are not permitted within national parks or nature reserves.

  123. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  124. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from Saturday 16 September to Friday 22 December 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across Morton National Park (Sassafras-Endrick River trail). Visitors are advised not to touch the bates. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information during business hours contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

    Other planned events: 1080 Wild Dog baiting program Morton National Park
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from 11 October to 22 December 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across Morton National Park (Nerriga section- Endrick River/Alum Creek). 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 and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves.
    For further information during business hours contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

    Closed areas: Little Forest walking track
    Little Forest walking track is closed due to maintenance. This closure will remain in place unless otherwise extended or removed. Alternative access will be provided to Florence and Rusden Head walks. Please see signage in park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the 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.

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

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

  125. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    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.

  126. 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.
     
     
     

  127. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  128. Other planned events: 1080 baiting program underway in Mount Jerusalem National Park
    1080 wild dog baits will be laid in Mount Jerusalem National Park from Monday 4 September to Tuesday 31 October 2017 inclusive. 1080 is a poison that is lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks by law at any time, and to allow a dog into the national park during the baiting program could endanger its life.

  129. Closed areas: Barraba track closed - wet weather
    Barraba track is currently closed due to wet weather conditions. Any updates about the track re-opening will be posted as soon as possible. 
    Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS Narrabri area office on (02) 6792 7300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  130. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program.  All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method. Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time. For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

  131. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program.  All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method. Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time. For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

  132. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program.  All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method. Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time. For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

  133. 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.

  134. Fire bans: Park fire ban – NPWS Mudgee area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. Contact the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 for further information.

  135. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    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.

  136. Fire bans: Park fire ban – NPWS Mudgee area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. Contact the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 for further information.

  137. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting 1080 baiting program for foxes across national parks and reserves from Friday 15 September 2017 to Friday 29 December 2017. The areas affected include: 
    • Conjola National Park
    • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
    • Meroo National Park
    • Murramarang National Park
    The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across these national parks and nature reserves in a continuous and ongoing manner. 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 please contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

  138. Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  139. Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  140. Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Closed areas: River Drive in Benerembah precinct
    River Drive in Benerembah precinct is closed due to a burst irrigation pipe. 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 Mid West Area on (02) 6966 8100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Safety alerts: Murrumbidgee fire trail works
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Mid-West area will be undertaking fire trail grading and spraying as part of pre-season fire preparedness works. If the weather is suitable, this work will be completed by the end of October 2017. For further information please call the NPWS Mid-West area office on (02) 6966 8100 during business hours.

    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.

  141. Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Other planned events: Aerial feral pig control operation
    NPWS will be conducting an aerial control program between Friday 27 October and Sunday 5 November 2017. The program is for the management of feral pigs and other vertebrate pest animals within Yanga and Booligal reserves. Some areas may be closed to the public during the control operations. If poor weather occurs, it may not be possible to undertake the control in some reserves.For more information please contact the Yanga National Park area office on (03) 5020 1764.

  142. Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Other planned events: Aerial feral pig control operation
    NPWS will be conducting an aerial control program between Friday 27 October and Sunday 5 November 2017. The program is for the management of feral pigs and other vertebrate pest animals within Yanga and Booligal reserves. Some areas may be closed to the public during the control operations. If poor weather occurs, it may not be possible to undertake the control in some reserves.For more information please contact the Yanga National Park area office on (03) 5020 1764.

    Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Safety alerts: Murrumbidgee fire trail works
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Mid-West area will be undertaking fire trail grading and spraying as part of pre-season fire preparedness works. If the weather is suitable, this work will be completed by the end of October 2017. For further information please call the NPWS Mid-West area office on (02) 6966 8100 during business hours.

    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.

  143. Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Other planned events: Aerial feral pig control operation
    NPWS will be conducting an aerial control program between Friday 27 October and Sunday 5 November 2017. The program is for the management of feral pigs and other vertebrate pest animals within Yanga and Booligal reserves. Some areas may be closed to the public during the control operations. If poor weather occurs, it may not be possible to undertake the control in some reserves.For more information please contact the Yanga National Park area office on (03) 5020 1764.

  144. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control program
    A wld dog trapping and 1080 baiting program is occuring in Myall Lakes and Ghin-doo-ee National Parks. The operations will be from 8 August 2017 until 29 September 2017. The program is part of a wider cooperative program being conducted in conjunction with Local Land Services, Forestry Corp, Mid Coast Council and the Bulahdelah and District Wild Dog Control Group. Domestic 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 and Mungo Beaches
    NPWS is ground spraying to control bitou bush along the coastal dunes of Yagon and Mungo Beaches in Myall Lakes National Park. The program is planned to go until the end of August 2017. During this time some areas of Yagon Beach will be temporarily closed to visitors.
    Yagon campground and access to the beach from the campground will be unaffected by the program. For further information please contact the NPWS Great Lakes area office on (02) 6591 0300.

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

  145. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  146. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting 1080 baiting program for foxes across national parks and reserves from Friday 15 September 2017 to Friday 29 December 2017. The areas affected include: 
    • Conjola National Park
    • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
    • Meroo National Park
    • Murramarang National Park
    The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across these national parks and nature reserves in a continuous and ongoing manner. 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 please contact the NPWS Ulladulla area office on (02) 4454 9500.

  147. Other planned events: 1080 Wild Dog Baiting Program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for wild dogs in Nattai national park, Joadja Nature Reserve and Bargo State Conservation Area. the program will commence Friday 13 October 2017 and finish Friday 3 November 2017. The 1080 poison (sodium mono fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across the Reserves. A reminder that 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at entrances in and out of reserves where baiting is occurring. or further information, please contact NPWS Nattai Area office on 02 4632 4500

  148. 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.

  149. Fire bans: Bourke area parks and reserves
    There is “no solid fuel fire policy” in this park and is in effect during fire season from Sunday 1 October 2017 to Saturday 31 March 2018. 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)
    This ban will remain in affect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities visit NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  150. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Safety alerts: Fire trail spraying
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Mid-West area will be spraying fire trails as part of fire preparedness works. We will sign-post areas being treated while the activity is undertaken. If the weather is suitable, this work will be completed by the end of October 2017. For more information please call the NPWS Mid-West area office on (02) 6966 8100 during business hours.

  151. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Safety alerts: Fire trail spraying
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Mid-West area will be spraying fire trails as part of fire preparedness works. We will sign-post areas being treated while the activity is undertaken. If the weather is suitable, this work will be completed by the end of October 2017. For more information please call the NPWS Mid-West area office on (02) 6966 8100 during business hours.

  152. Closed parks: Park closed for aerial baiting program
    This park is closed from 8am Friday 27 October to 8am Saturday 28 October 2017 due to an aerial fox baiting program. 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 Griffith area office on (02) 6966 8100 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Other planned events: Fox control program in Oolambeyan National Park
    An ongoing fox control program is planned for Oolambeyan National Park with fox baiting occurring throughout the park. Please be advised that no dogs or pets are permitted in the national park. For more information please contact the NPWS Griffith area office on (02) 6966 8100.

  153. Closed areas: Halls Peak road closure
    Halls Peak campground is closed due to dangerous road conditions. This closure will remain unless otherwise extended or removed. For more information, please contact Armidale Visitor Centre on (02) 6770 3888 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

  154. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  155. Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from 11 October 2017 to 10 November 2017 for wild dogs. The 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) baits will be buried in various locations across Colymea State Conservation Area, Parma Creek Nature Reserve and Jerrawangala National Park. Visitors are advised not to touch the baits. Please be aware that domestic pets could be affected as 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats. Pet owners and landowners must ensure their pets and working dogs do not enter baited reserves. For further information during business hours contact the NPWS Nowra area office on (02) 4428 6300.

  156. Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area
    Peery Lake picnic area in the northern section of Paroo-Darling National Park is closed because the access road (Wilcannia to Wanaaring SR5) is closed. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The picnic area will reopen when Central Darling Shire reopens the road. To check the 24-hour road condition report broadcast, call (08) 8091 5155 and listen for Wilcannia to Wanaaring Road, code SR5. Penalties apply for non-compliance.For more information, please contact the NPWS West Darling area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

    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.

  157. Other planned events: Installation of lighting at Bedlam Bay Oval
    Hunters Hill Council will be undertaking construction work from Monday 16 October 2017 for approximately four weeks. The work will involve the installation of four lighting poles with 50 lux training floodlights at Bedlam Bay Oval. Once completed, the training lights will enable use of the oval for sports training after daylight hours. The grounds will remain open during this period. Bedlam Bay Oval is under a lease agreement with Hunters Hill Council. For additional information please contact Hunters Hill Council on (02) 9879 9400 or email council@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

  158. Other planned events: Ongoing 1080 baiting program
    An ongoing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting program is being conducted in Kosciuszko National Park and Paupong Nature Reserve from Wednesday 13 September 2017 to Monday12 March 2018. The 1080 baiting program is in place to control wild dogs and foxes. This pest animal control strategy is looking to minimise the impact of pest on neighbouring stock by trapping and shooting them. 
    Baiting programs will be conducted in the following areas:
    • Snowy Plain
    • Thredbo and Ingebyra
    • Dalgety and Paupong
    •  Corrowong,Tombong, Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan areas
    •  In Kosciuszko National Park:
      • Denison
      • Eucumbene 
      • Happy Jacks 
      • Snowy Plain
      • Kalkite Mountain
      • Thredbo Valley
      • Moonbah
      • Ingebyra
      • Paupong
      • Numbla Vale
      • and Corrowong
    All baiting locations will be identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited areas. Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals are not permitted in national parks. For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on (02) 6450 5555.

  159. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  160. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  161. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  162. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  163. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  164. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  165. 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.

  166. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  167. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  168. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  169. 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.

  170. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  171. 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.

  172. Closed areas: Figure 8 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.

    Closed areas: Waterfall area track closures due to bush fire
    Couranga track in Royal National Park is closed due to a bushfire. 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 Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0692 or Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632. Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

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

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

  173. 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. 

  174. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  175. 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.

  176. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  177. 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.

  178. 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.

  179. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting operation
    1080 fox baiting is underway on Susan Island Nature Reserve and surrounding areas of Crown land. This is managed by Susan and Elizabeth Island Recreation Reserve Trust. 1080 baits can be lethal to domestic pets if ingested. Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted in national parks and nature reserves.

  180. 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 0406 844 944.

    Other incidents: South Head military exercise
    The area south of Hornby Lighthouse at South Head is closed on Tuesday 26 September 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: Nielsen Park shark nets to be reinstated
    The shark nets at Nielsen Park/Shark Beach will be reinstated the week commencing Monday 18 September 2017.

    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: 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.

  181. 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.

  182. 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.

  183. Fire bans: All Riverina reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  184. Fire bans: Fire Ban for all South West Area reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  185. Fire bans: Park Fire Ban - Pilliga Reserves
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  186. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  187. 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.

  188. Fire bans: Bourke area parks and reserves
    There is “no solid fuel fire policy” in this park and is in effect during fire season from Sunday 1 October 2017 to Saturday 31 March 2018. 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)
    This ban will remain in affect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities visit NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    Ground baits containing ACTA 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid along various tracks and trails within Toorale National Park and Toorale State Conservation Area from Monday 2 October to Friday 1 December 2017 to control wild dog and fox populations. 1080 is poisonous to humans if swallowed and harmful if absorbed by the skin or inhaled. If poisoning occurs, contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26. For further information please contact the NPWS Bourke area office on (02) 6830 0200.

  189. Fire bans: Bourke area parks and reserves
    There is “no solid fuel fire policy” in this park and is in effect during fire season from Sunday 1 October 2017 to Saturday 31 March 2018. 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)
    This ban will remain in affect unless otherwise extended or removed. 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities visit NSW National Parks fire safety page.

    Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
    Ground baits containing ACTA 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid along various tracks and trails within Toorale National Park and Toorale State Conservation Area from Monday 2 October to Friday 1 December 2017 to control wild dog and fox populations. 1080 is poisonous to humans if swallowed and harmful if absorbed by the skin or inhaled. If poisoning occurs, contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26. For further information please contact the NPWS Bourke area office on (02) 6830 0200.

  190. Safety alerts: Park fire ban
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:
    • They're under direct control of an adult
    • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
    • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)
    If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

    Other incidents: No water at Washpools campground
    Visitors are advised that there is no water in Middlebrook at Washpools campground. There are small pools at the picnic area and the Washpools themselves but the creek is not flowing. For more information, please visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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

  192. Closed areas: Cascades campground closed
    Some areas of this park are closed due to major roadworks between Monday 9 October and  Friday 20 October 2017. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:
    • Cascades campground
    • Cascades and Tuross Falls walking tracks
    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.

    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.

  193. 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.

  194. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

  195. Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program underway
    A 1080 wild dog baiting program is underway in Guy Fawkes River National Park, Warra National Park and Barool National Park from Monday 25 September 2017 to Thursday 19 October 2017. The 1080 baits are lethal to domestic animals. There will be signs advising of the baiting program at entrances to the national park where the baits are located. This co-operative program is ran by National Parks and Wildlife Service, Local Land Services and adjoining landholders.

  196. 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.

  197. 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.

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

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

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

  199. Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program
    NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from Wednesday 11 October 2017 within Barrington Tops National Park and the Curracabundi group of reserves. The program targets foxes and wild dogs and will take approximately 3 weeks. For further information please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

  200. Fire bans: Park fire ban – Central West area
    A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, 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. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.