DPAW

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions - Parks and Wildlife Service, protects and conserves the State’s natural environment on behalf of the people of Western Australia.
  1. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the inland gorge area of Kalbarri National Park will be closed to all Park visitors from:

    • 6am Monday 12 February 2018 to 6pm Friday 16 February 2018

    Closure is required in order to undertake an intensive goat control program. The closure will include all roads and fire breaks leading into the inland gorges and day use sites including the Loop, Z Bend, Hawk’s Head and Ross Graham.

    Access to all of the Park’s coastal sites will remain open.

    Thankyou for your cooperation.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Kalbarri office on (08) 9937 1140.

  2. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Parks and Wildlife Service) wishes to advise that from the period 8th – 28th February 2018, walk trailworks will be undertaken on the Kepwarri Walk Trail for maintenance repairs.

    Over this time period, the section of trail between Lake Windabout and Woody Lake trail may be closed for short periods to the general public whilst works are being completed. Signage will be in place should any closures be instigated.

    The Department appreciates the patience and cooperation of visitors and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

    All other sites, including the remaining sections of Kepwarri Walk trial within Woody Lake Nature Reserve remain unaffected during this time.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service District Esperance Office on (08) 9083 2100

  3. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Parks and Wildlife Service) wishes to advice that due to road maintenance works scheduled to be undertaken in the Rossitor Bay area, access to these areas maybe temporarily disrupted between the dates, 8th to 28th February 2018.

    Road signage advising of the works will be in place for the areas affected and the public is asked to heed this road works notice with an expectation that both dusty conditions and heavy machinery use may be encountered periodically for the duration of this works notice in the Rossitor Bay area.

    The Department apologizes for any inconvenience these road works may cause.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Esperance office on (08) 9083 2100 or Cape Le Grand Senior Ranger on 90759072

  4. The  Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the Milyering Discovery Centre retail shopwithin the Cape Range National Park will be closed on the 15th and 16th February 2018.

    The interpretive area of the Milyering Discovery Centre will remain open for visitors to view.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Exmouth office on 99478000 during business hours.

  5. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the falls in Serpentine National Park are now open. 

    Parks and Wildlife Service apologises for any inconvenience.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Mundaring Office on (08) 9290 6100.

  6. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that that the bushfire that was previously burning in Cape Range National Park has self-extinguished. All parts of Cape Range National Park, including the Sandy Bay track, are open.

    Parks and Wildlife Service wishes to thank everyone for their patience and for avoiding the area.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Exmouth District office (08) 9947 8000.

  7. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that Millstream Chichester National Park, including Python Pool, has been reopened.

    Karijini National Park will be reopened from 8am tomorrow morning, 25 January 2018.

    Due to the potential of localised rainfall the gorges in Karijini National Park may need to be closed at short notice.

    People are urged to follow the advice of Parks and Wildlife Service staff and observe signage.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Karratha office on (08) 9182 2000.

  8. Pinnacles Loop Drive in Nambung National Park - now reopened
    The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the Pinnacles Loop Drive through the desert in Nambung National Park has now been reopened
    For further information please contact the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre on (08) 9652 7913.
  9. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the Pinnacles Loop Drive through the desert in Nambung National Park is closed to vehicle traffic due to flooding. Pedestrian access is unaffected and the loop will be reassessed on Tuesday 16 January 2018.
     
    Further advice will be given when the road is reopened.
     
    For further information please contact the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre on (08) 9652 7913.
  10. The Bibbulmun Track is closed between the Perth Hills Discovery Centre and Mt Dale due to a bushfire. This section of the track is not safe to walk. There is no diversion in place.

    Walkers should avoid the area until further notice.

    For more information contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Mundaring office on (08) 9260 6100.

  11. The Department Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that access to the summit of Mount Frankland via the Summit Walk and the Caldyanup Trail is now open.

    For more information, please contact Parks and Wildlife Service Frankland District office in Walpole on (08) 9840 0400.

  12. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the 2018 tourist season will see the advent of an online booking system for the Geikie Gorge boat tour.

    CTOs are still able to book through the administration team in Broome (08) 9195 5500 or ).

    It is requested that CTOs ensure that all bookings are made before Thursday 1 March 2018 (when the online booking system opens to the public) to be able to guarantee availability.

    CTOs will still be able to book when the system is open to the public but we cannot guarantee that seats will be available for the tour times requested.

    CTOs will also need to confirm exact tour booking numbers two weeks before their scheduled booking or pay for the seats initially booked.

    The new tour boat is proving very popular with visitors and we look forward to the 2018 tourist season

    For further information please contact the West Kimberley Broome office on (08) 9195 5500.

  13. This is the current status of roads and tracks in the Fitzgerald River National Park.

    Hamersley Drive (unsealed) 2WD OPEN Camping is available at 4 mile campsite.

    Hamersley Beach/Dune Track OPEN high clearance 4WD required. Reduce tyre pressure when driving on sand.

    Moir Track 4WD access CLOSED due to wet soil conditions and trees blocking track.

    Pitchie Ritchie 4WD access OPEN Please note the toilet is closed due to flood water damage.

    Quoin Head high clearance 4WD access OPEN high clearance 4WD required. Reduce tyre pressure when driving on sand.

    Quaalup/Gairdner Road 2WD access OPEN. Quaalup Homestead is open. Phone (08) 9837 4124.

    Point Ann Road 2WD access is OPEN Camping is available at St Marys.

    Pabelup Drive (north) 2WD access is OPEN Camping is available at St Marys.

    Hakea Walk Trail 2WD access is  OPEN Take plenty of drinking water with you

    Mamang Walk Trail 2WD access is OPEN Take plenty of drinking water with you

    NOTE: The status of these roads could change at short notice or during your visit, after rain. As the website and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions APP is updated during working hours only, please confirm park status with local Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions staff in the areas that you are intending to visit. 

    Please also be aware of Fitzgerald River National Park Status signs located on roads leading to major park entrances.

    Help reduce the spread of dieback disease in the park; wash mud from your vehicle before leaving home and where possible avoid wet areas on the roads (without leaving the road).

    Caravans not permitted on unsealed roads, due to roads are, narrow and may be corrugated.

    For further information please phone the East Mt. Barren Ranger Station 0428 383 060, Jacup Ranger Station on (08) 9835 5043, or Parks and Wildlife Ravensthorpe office (08) 9838 1967.

  14. The Department Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that the Eyre Bird Observatory track in Nuytsland Nature Reserve has been closed following isolated heavy rain in the area.

    The track will remain closed until further notice. 

      

    Parks and Wildlife Service will provide further updates as they come to hand.

    For further information, please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Esperance District office on (08) 9083 2100.

  15. The Department Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wishes to advise that Fisherman's Track remains heavily inundated near the Broke Inlet mouth making the track impassable. Unfortunately, the track will remain closed until further notice. 

    Parks and Wildlife Service will provide further updates as they come to hand.

    For further information please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Frankland District office in Walpole on (08) 9840 0400.