Park closure descriptions

DEW makes every effort to give as much notice as pos­si­ble before clos­ing a park, how­ev­er clo­sures may occur at short notice when necessary.

Part or all of a park may be closed, or access restrict­ed to cer­tain facil­i­ties at any time for one or more of the fol­low­ing reasons:

Pest/Animal control

For pub­lic safe­ty while mea­sures are being tak­en to con­trol or mon­i­tor ani­mals or pests in the area.

Bushfire or emergency

For pub­lic safe­ty when an active, unplanned fire or oth­er emer­gency occurs in the area. Fol­low­ing a bush­fire or emer­gency, access may con­tin­ue to be restrict­ed for pub­lic safe­ty rea­sons and/​or con­ser­va­tion man­age­ment purposes. 

Smoke may be vis­i­ble in the area.

Find out more about Bush­fire Sur­vival Plans on the CFS website.

Prescribed burn

To help ensure that the pre­scribed burn is con­duct­ed safe­ly and effec­tive­ly. The clo­sure may occur pri­or, dur­ing or after a pre­scribed burn con­duct­ed by DEW.

Smoke may be vis­i­ble in the area. 

Find out more about:

Fire danger

For pub­lic safe­ty when high fire dan­ger is forecast.

You can check the cur­rent fire dan­ger rat­ing and fire bans in your area on the CFS web­site.

Find out more about Bush­fire Sur­vival Plans on the CFS website.

Seasonal closure

A clo­sure that occurs at approx­i­mate­ly the same time every year for pub­lic safe­ty, prop­er man­age­ment or maintenance.

Public safety

When an event, oth­er than the types list­ed above, occurs that pos­es a risk to pub­lic safety.

Exam­ples include:

  • flood­ing — the pres­ence of flood­wa­ters or the dam­age caused by floodwaters
  • fore­cast severe weather
  • erosion/​subsidence — as a result of extreme weather
  • main­te­nance works — roads or infra­struc­ture being whol­ly or part­ly inac­ces­si­ble or the pres­ence of machinery
  • dam­age to infra­struc­ture — as a result of extreme weath­er events or vandalism.

Proper management

For rea­sons oth­er than those types list­ed above that sup­port the objec­tives of man­age­ment of the park.

Exam­ples include:

  • preser­va­tion and man­age­ment of wildlife
  • preser­va­tion of his­toric sites, objects and struc­tures of his­tor­i­cal or sci­en­tif­ic interest
  • preser­va­tion and pro­tec­tion of Abo­rig­i­nal sites, fea­tures, objects and struc­tures of spir­i­tu­al or cul­tur­al significance.
  • facil­i­ta­tion of Native Title Hold­ers in exer­cis­ing their tra­di­tion­al rights. 

Protect threatened species breeding habitat