National Parks impose fire bans

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has imposed Park Fire Bans in some south coast National Parks and Reserves and advises visitors to check the NPWS Visitor Website or the local NPWS office for information regarding Park Fire Bans before visiting.

The fire bans have been imposed due to the current very dry conditions and the forecast extended periods of hot dry weather ahead – in the interest of public safety and property protection.

The Park Fire Bans prohibit all campfires and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves.

Visitor-owned gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

They're under direct control of an adult;

The ground within 2 metres of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials; and

There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket).

Parks affected by the bans are:

Deua National Park

Morton National Park

South East Forests National Park

Jerrawangala National Park

Berlang State Conservation Area

Budgong National Park

Monga National Park & State Conservation Area

Parma Creek Nature Reserve

Wadbilliga National Park

Colymea State Conservation Area

Gourock National Park

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve

Tallaganda National Park & State Conservation Area

Budderoo National Park

Budawang National Park

Bungonia National Park

Bimberamala National Park

A Park Fire Ban is not a Total Fire Ban as it only applies to places within the boundaries of National Parks, Nature Reserves and State Conservation Areas managed by the NPWS.

The bans will stay in place until further notice pending widespread and significant rain.  

For more information about fire safety see

For more information about fire safety see