Donnelly River

Donnelly River Village to Pemberton | Distance: 109km

Diversions & Other Impacts

  • Campfire bans in place

    Location: All campsites in this section

    Campfire bans are now in place at all campsites in this section (Tom Road to Beedelup campsites).

    No open fires may be lit whatsoever.

    Walkers must use only fuel stoves for cooking.

    The campfire ban will remain in place at least until March 2019 and may be extended depending on weather conditions.

    On certain days, a total fire ban may be in force where walkers are not permitted to light a fuel stove either.

    For information about locations of current total fire bans call 1800 709 355 or visit

  • Access to Bibbulmun Track on Palings Rd closed

    Location: Between Boarding House and Beavis campsites

    Vehicle access to the Bibbulmun Track on Palings Rd, south of Boarding House Campsite is closed while works are undertaken on the Palings Bridge. 

    Walkers continuing their journey on the Track are not affected as this does not impact on the Track, just vehicle access to the Track.

    Palings Rd is closed from Waistcoat Rd east of the bridge to Austin Rd to the west of the bridge. 

    Access will remain closed at least until May 2019. 

    For further information please contact Parks and Wildlife Service in Pemberton on 9776 1207.

  • Prescribed burn diversion

    Location: South of Donnelly River Village

    A diversion is in place on the Bibbulmun Track between Gregory Rd just south of Donnelly River Village and Graphite Rd (One Tree Bridge) due to a prescribed burn which is imminent.

    The temporary diversion is in place. Tom Road Campsite is closed. The diversion shortens the distance by 7.7km.

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    Walkers will need to use their tent at a temporary campsite. 

    The diversion will be in place until the area is declared safe. 

    More detailed information about the diversion and temporary campsite will be posted here shortly.

  • Big Brook Dam Maintenance

    Location: North of Pemberton

    While the Bibbulmun Track will not be impacted, walkers should be aware that works near the Big Brook Dam wall will be carried out by the Water Corporation between January and May 2019.

    Access across the dam wall will be closed.

    Walkers should stay clear of construction works.

  • Closure of vehicle access points

    Location: Between Donnelly River Village and Graphite Rd

    Tom Road and Panda Road (previously Donnelly Drive) have been closed indefinitely to vehicles between the intersections of Gregory/Tom roads and Gregory/Gordon roads due to the deterioration of road bridges and lack of funding for the department to repair them.

    Vehicle points marked on the map to access the Bibbulmun Track at these points will no longer be available from 22 April 2015.

    For more details contact the Department of Parks and Wildlife office in Pemberton on (08) 9776 1207.