See the full list of forest closures here (current at 14 February 2020).
Latest Update (14 February 2020): Gnupa and Glenbog State Forests reopened.
11 February 2020: Billapoola, Bondo, Bungongo, Carabost, Micalong, Mundaroo, Murraguldrie, Red Hill, Tumut and Wee Jasper State Forests reopened.
7 February 2020: Belanglo and Penrose State Forests reopened from 7 February 2020.
21 January 2020: Selected North Coast Forest will be reopening from 22 January 2020.
A large number of State forests are closed due to the impact of the NSW bushfires. In summary, the following State forests are currently closed until further notice:
- All State forests from south of Sydney to the Victorian border
- All State forests on the Northern & Southern Tablelands
- All State forests in the Tumut, Tumbarumba and Bombala areas.
- Selected forests in Western region and North Coast (See list of closures)
Imlay and Edrom Roads near Eden are also closed to all traffic with the exception of emergency services.
There will be exceptions to these closures for some visitor areas – those with good access close to main roads and towns. The following remain open at this stage:
- Crooked Creek Rest Area, east of Tenterfield
- Cumberland State Forest in Sydney
- Penrose State Forest Rest Area
Please check the Forestry Corporation website and Facebook page for daily updates, as these areas may also be closed if fire conditions in the local area worsen.
Forest closures override all permits for hunting. Hunting is not permitted in closed forests even with a permit.
Visitors should remain vigilant and keep up to date with the Rural Fire Service Fires Near Me app or website.
Severe and extreme weather conditions are predicted, visitors should consult the Rural Fire Service website for current advice on the fire danger rating.
Updates on State forest closures will be available at www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit and posted on Facebook over the holiday period.
Visit our closures and notices page for links and information on checking weather and fire warnings and to find out about permits in State forests when they are closed.