Park closures / other alerts
Park and Track alerts – DBCA alerts on temporary closures of parks trails and roads or recreation areas (due to recent bushfires etc) and Bibbulmun Track conditions and updates.
Prescribed burn alerts – Before heading out for a bushwalk check DBCA’ s “Today’s Burns” page to find out about burns due to start and those already in progress.See separate page on WalkGPS.
Unexploded Ordnance (‘UXO’) – Avon Valley National Park was the site of a former Department of Defence Artillery Training Area (1958-1966) and may still be contaminated with unexploded mortar bombs and artillery projectiles. UXOs have been found in the past. Park signs alert walkers to the Risk Areas. Off-track walking is allowed through the area and there is negligible risk provided walkers do not attempt to touch, handle, remove, or disturb in any way any UXO (or suspected UXO) that they may rarely come across.
Also see smartphone apps.