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Severe weather closes some national parks, check Park Alerts for latest

3 June 2016

Some national parks have been closed until further notice and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is urging caution for all visitors in South East Queensland this weekend ahead of expected severe rains and potential flooding. 

QPWS rangers have closed Bribie Island National Park and the Mt Mee section of D’Aguilar National Park. Further closures are expected as the severe weather system approaches.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service South East Regional Director Mick Cubis said public safety was paramount. 

“It’s not a decision we ever take lightly but QPWS rangers are currently assessing our national parks across the south east and will close camping areas wherever they feel it is necessary,” Mr Cubis said.

“No further bookings will be accepted for affected camping areas until this weather event has passed.

Mr Cubis said that while some national parks in South East Queensland remain open, anyone intending to visit a national park this weekend is advised to think twice. 

“We are expecting severe rains and a very real chance of flooding. If you do need to leave home, check the latest closures and weather conditions before doing so,” he said.

“If you are camping, please follow these tips:

  • Set up camps well above high tide level.
  • Don't drive through flood waters.
  • Be prepared to pack up and leave quickly, as some camping and day-use areas can flood, cutting off access.

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Last updated
3 June 2016