Kosciuszko National Park

There are alerts raised for Kosciuszko National Park as at Mon, 25 May 2020 15:50:55 +1000
Safety alerts: Seamans Hut toilet closed
Seaman's Hut toilet is still under construction and will remain closed for winter 2020. The construction site has several fenced compounds that will remain in place for winter. If using the area surrounding Seaman's Hut or the new toilet when construction is complete, please take care and use the area carefully as there are obstacles partly under the snow. 
For more information, contact the local NPWS office 02 6450 5600. 

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting operation
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place between Monday 18 May 2020 and Friday 5 June 2020 in the following parks and reserves:
All baiting locations will be signposted.
Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000, or alternatively the NPWS Queanbeyan area office on 02 6229 7166.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closed
The entire Thredbo Valley track is currently closed due to current weather and track conditions. 
Track conditions will  be reassessed following the current weather event, with a view of reopening sections if possible.
This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
NPWS has closed a number of visitor facilities, attractions and sites in Kosciuszko National Park until further notice. This includes a number of areas closed due to the recent bushfires.
Some picnic areas with picnic tables and barbecues will open, but visitors should take their own precautions:
Camping and accommodation
Visitor centres
Our visitor centres at Snowy region (Jindabyne), Tumut, Khancoban, Yarrangobilly Caves and Perisher Valley office are closed, but we welcome your phone calls and emails. This is to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
Other closures
Fire-affected areas
Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which have been burnt remain closed. This is because they still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure.
Specific areas which are closed due to the fires include:
The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed due to fire damage:
These roads and trails will remain closed until hazardous trees are treated, debris is removed and repair work is completed.
Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.
Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.
To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Kosciuszko National Park page alert. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Other planned events: Thredbo pindone rabbit control program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using oats containing pindone (pindone, sodium salt) poison for the control of rabbits. The program will take place between Monday 18 May 2020 and Friday 29 May 2020 at Thredbo, within Kosciuszko National Park.
All baiting locations will be signposted. Free feeding using non-poisoned oats will be undertaken before using pindone oats.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets may be affected by pindone. Pets must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information, call the NPWS Resorts Environmental Services on 02 6450 5616.

Closed areas: Back Creek hazard reduction
Back Creek in the Byadbo area is closed for hazard reduction burning from Monday 11 May 2020 to Friday 15 May 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This burn is called Back Creek hazard reduction. For more information call the local NPWS office or visit the RFS website.

Other planned events: Pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting aerial baiting programs using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
These programs will happen from Monday 18 May until Saturday 6 June 2020. They are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of wild dog and foxes on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in the Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas.
This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
Baiting programs will also be happening in Merriangaah and Quidong nature reserves.
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted on NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information call the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 in the following parks and reserves:
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dog and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 12 November 2020 in the following parks and reserves:
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Upper Murray area office on 02 6070 8400.

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

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repair
Major Clews Cottage is closed for repair. For more details, contact Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works
Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 exploratory works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park
There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 
Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in you travel plans.
For more information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

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