Kosciuszko National Park

There are alerts raised for Kosciuszko National Park as at Mon, 22 Jul 2024 16:11:35 +1000
Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 winter fox baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing winter ground baiting program from Monday 15 July 2024 to Sunday 15 September 2024. The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral foxes.
The program will take place in areas of Kosciuszko National Park including:
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.
Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Transmission Track closed due to post-bushfire damage
The Transmission Track, Talbingo is closed due to post-bushfire damage. The track is closed and is not suitable for vehicle access due to erosion issues. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut NPWS office (02) 6947 7087.

Closed areas: Rawson Pass toilet closed for winter
Rawson Pass toilet will be closed from Friday 3 May 2024 to the end of winter. Seamans Hut toilet will remain open all winter.
You are encouraged to carry out your human waste when toilets are not available on the Main Range. Please refer to these resources for more information:
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Safety alerts: Guthega Road - changed speed limit due to road works
The speed limit on Guthega Road has been reduced to 60km for the entirety of the road. This is due to road works taking place from 8 April to 31 October 2024, and an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements.
Please abide by all traffic control signage and observe all directions from NPWS staff and contractors.
Your destination is still accessible. To assist in planning your journey safely, please allow extra time in your travel plans and drive to conditions.
For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on 02 6450 5600.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track closure
The entire Thredbo Valley Track from Thredbo Village to Gaden Trout Hatchery is closed to all cyclists from 5th of June 2024 to the 7th of October 2024.
Maintenance works are underway between Thredbo Resort and Ngarigo Campground. As such, this section is closed to all visitors.
Walkers are still permitted on the track from Ngarigo Campground to Gaden Trout Hatchery.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Jindabyne NPWS office on 02 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Behrs Flat campground, Old Geehi campground, Geehi Walls trail and Major Clews trail closed
The following areas are closed for winter from Wednesday 5 June to Friday 4 October 2024:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6070 8400.

Closed areas: Winter Road Closures For Kosciuszko National Park
Some roads and trails in this park are closed to public vehicle use for the winter period. The closed road and trail areas are:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.
Chains must be carried in Kosciuszko National Park in winter (4WDs exempt).
All motorists should be prepared and equipped for sudden changes in road and weather conditions in Alpine areas.

Other planned events: Merambego Trail Roadworks
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking essential fire trail maintenance works on Merambego Trail, throughout April, May and June 2024. The trail will be closed to visitors. 
Please obey all directions from NPWS staff and contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For any further queries, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on (02) 6450 5555.

Other planned events: Tom Groggin campground - upgrade works
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and contractors will be undertaking upgrade works at Tom Groggin campground throughout May and June 2024. These works will include additions to campground facilities and rehabilitation planting.
For more information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555. 

Closed areas: Sections of Kosciuszko National Park closed for feral animal control
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting aerial shooting operations in Kosciuszko National Park (KNP). Horses, deer, pigs and other feral animals will be targeted. The operations require the closure of the area of KNP north of the Snowy Mountains Highway and east of the Goobarragandra Powerline Road to the KNP boundary between Thursday 4 April 2024 and Friday 4 October 2024 inclusive (this includes the usual winter closure period from 10 June to 4 October, 2024).
All tracks, trails, campgrounds, huts, picnic areas and accommodation nodes within the closure area will be closed during this period, including:
A map of the closure area is available at: 
Map of northern Kosciuszko National Park closure area April to October 2024 (nsw.gov.au)
Closure notices will be placed at relevant access points in KNP, penalties apply for non-compliance.
For inquiries on the management of wild horses please email the wild horse team.
We appreciate your patience while this important work is being carried out. If you would like any further information about closed areas, please email or call NPWS on 02 6947 7025.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program
A baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison will be conducted from Friday 22 March 2024 until Sunday 22 September 2024 in Kosciuszko National Park.
The program will be conducted in the northern precinct of the park, which includes the following areas:
Entry into 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 Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from 1st May 2024 to 1st November 2024 . The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral animals including wild dogs and foxes.
The program will take place in Kosciuszko National Park and Clarkes Hill, Bogandyera and Jingellic Nature Reserves.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.
Please contact the local Khancoban NPWS area office for more information on 02 60708400.

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 in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, Scabby Range and Yaouk Nature Reserves within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.
The program will be continuous and ongoing between 1 February 2024 and 31 January 2025, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 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 area office on 02 6947 7000.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing program
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Friday 9 February 2024 and Friday 9 August 2024. These programs are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy, aimed at minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.
Baiting programs will be conducted in Thredbo/Ingebyra, Dalgety/Paupong and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah Wild Dog Plan Areas. Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Paupong, Merriangaah and Quidong Nature Reserves.
This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park:
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555.

Safety alerts: Powerline out of service in Jagungal Wilderness Area
Happy Jacks Plain and sections of the Jagungal Wilderness Area are affected by powerline damage. The 11kva powerline that runs through these areas was damaged during the 2019/2020 fires with burnt poles and downed powerlines. It is out of service and will be removed from the park. Please keep a safe distance from any broken wires on the ground and broken stay wires from power poles. 
For more information, contact the local NPWS office. 

Closed areas: Tantangara Reservoir partial closure
Some parts of Tantangara Reservoir will be closed intermittently until further notice for Snowy 2.0 construction activities involving controlled blasts. Full exclusion zones will be established prior to and during blast operations. The closed areas are:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park closed sites
A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.
Road/trail closures
The following roads and trails are closed until further notice:
Fire-affected areas
Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:
Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires
These locations remain open, but the following huts or buildings have been lost:
Snowy 2.0 works affecting access to Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam
Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to Snowy 2.0 works
The following areas are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 works from Monday 25 February 2019 until early 2027, unless the closure is extended or removed:
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: Ongoing increased traffic and roadworks
There is an increase in heavy and light vehicle movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway (between Cooma to Tumut) and Link and Tantangara Roads within Kosciuszko National Park. This traffic will continue for a number of years and involves the use of specialised heavy vehicle combinations for transporting materials associated with the Snowy 2.0 project and other projects in the region.
There will also be ongoing maintenance and upgrades to roads in the area as part of the project, particularly along Link and Tantangara Roads. 
To assist in planning your journey safely, please check for alerts on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website. 
For more information, call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Closed areas: Bullocks Hut closed
Several buildings in the Bullocks Hut complex are closed until further notice for restoration works. Please do not enter the construction sites.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.