Kakadu National Park

Friday 7 January 2022

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place at Kakadu National Park. The Northern Territory Government has implemented a number of health directions to keep the community safe.

It is important for travellers to keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Australia as it is continually evolving. Read more.

NT Health also encourages visitors to the NT to protect themselves against mosquitoes due to the presence of Japanese encephalitis.

Kakadu National Park has closed the Bowali Visitor Centre and the Information Centre at the Mary River Ranger Station to help reduce the risk of COVID impacting staff and the local community.   

We apologise for any inconvenience to travellers and will continue to provide updates as the situation progresses.  

Please continue to follow the directions of the NT Chief Health Officer, particularly in relation to the recently announced Territory-wide lockout and the latest public exposure sites.

Parks Australia is committed to taking appropriate precautionary measures to protect the health of all concerned and the wellbeing of our staff and the local community continues to be our first priority. 

For visitors exploring Kakadu’s outdoor sites, please ensure you check-in wherever QR codes are available and maintain social distancing at all times.  

To stay informed of the latest COVID-19 health advice for the Northern Territory please visit coronavirus.nt.gov.au/updates.

For daily updates about access around Kakadu National Park, including the Bowali Visitor Centre, visit parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/access/.

Travellers need to keep up to date with where they can travel as the COVID-19 situation in Australia is continually evolving.