Lake Burley Griffin and Scrivener Dam

Update 29 March 2021

Flood operations was stood down at 2.00 am on Saturday morning and we’re well into flood clean up. Most of the large timber has been removed from the lake and stockpiled at Grevillea Park and Lotus Bay for chipping or disposal.

Lake users should still be on guard for any post floods debris.

Lake Burley Griffin_Image courtesy of ALS
Image courtesy of ALS

Update 24 March 2021 – Scrivener Dam and Lake Burley Griffin warnings

Please note that due to heavy rains in the region, we have started releasing water through the flood gates at Scrivener Dam. As beautiful as this is to see, please use designated safe viewing areas only but to also be aware to stay away from the exclusion zone below the dam as it is unsafe to be there.

Flows from Googong Dam will continue for several days and we are expecting more rain. We expect to be releasing water through the flood gates for at least the next couple of days.

Although Lake Burley Griffin isn’t currently closed due to the heavy weather, we urge all users to reconsider activities on the lake for the next few days as there are boating hazards.

As always, debris has washed into the lake and there may be logs and debris floating around and collecting at the beaches and shorelines over the coming days. The NCA will monitor for debris and will commence clean up as soon as it is safe to do so.

Stirling Park (Gura Bung Dhaura)

Community Planting Day

The NCA is partnering with Greening Australia and Friends of the Grasslands to re-habilitate an area in Stirling Park (Gura Bung Dhaura), Yarralumla.
On Saturday 27 March 2021 between 9:00am and 12:00pm, 350 native shrubs and grasses will be planted to compliment the conservation area of Stirling Park (Gura Bung Dhaura).
We are looking for volunteers to help with this important task.
If you are looking for an outdoor activity this Saturday and would like to help in securing the biodiversity of Stirling Park (Gura Bung Dhaura), please come and join in. Registrations can be taken on site.

Date: Saturday 27 March 2021
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm 
Meeting Point: Western side of Stirling Park (Gura Bung Dhaura), near the intersection of Hopetoun Circuit and Fitzgerald Street, Yarralumla

Please wear enclosed shoes and bring your own sun and eye protection and drinking water. Tools will be provided.

Captain Cook Memorial Jet

Update 23 September

The Captain Cook Memorial Jet will be temporarily shut down for 2 days on 6 and 7 October 2020 for maintenance activities.

King Park Improvement Strategy Concept Plan

Alert 23 September 2020

The National Capital Authority (NCA) would appreciate your input into the planning and design of possible improvements to Kings Park.
Click here to find out more about the proposals, view the concept plan and take part in the survey. Consultation Closes 5 pm Friday 16 October 2020.

National Emergency Services Memorial

Alert 17 August 2020

Some panels on the National Emergency Services Memorial will be removed this Wednesday 19 August 2020 to be retreated to correct any discolouration. Panels should be re-installed in about two weeks time. 

Aspen Island now open

Update 5 June 2020

We’ve been working hard on landscaping Aspen Island for your enjoyment.
Aspen Island is now open - make time to visit and see the newly created accessible grassed area, upgraded walking paths and beach improvements.
Unfortunately, the National Carillon bells are yet to chime due to delays with the experts based in UK and parts slow to arrive due to COVID-19. We hope to have the bells ringing as soon as possible and will be sure to update you on the Carillon’s progress.


Alert 12 November 2020

As part of our commitment to improved parking services, we are rolling out mobile licence plate recognition technology on the National Estate from early next week.
As always, we recommend that you display your ticket on your dashboard or use the the EasyPark App to pay for your parking time.
For any further information or questions, please contact the parking team via email at

Alert 7 October 2020

Announcing the release of a new app for use in National Capital Authority (NCA) car parks only.
This allows you to pay for your parking at any time, saving you from the weather and allowing you to extend your parking time without having to go to your car to display a ticket.
Unsure of where NCA car parks are, have a look here

EasyPark App will allow you to get full control of your parking session and save time on your daily commute.

  • Conveniently start making your parking payment while sitting in your car, no need to go to the parking machine.
  • Avoid parking fines by extending the parking session duration remotely from your phone – wherever you are.
  • The EasyPark App means you only pay for the time you need, no overpays.
  • Use your favourite payment method - credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay. You can also add your corporate credit card to pay for your business parking.

Available for iOS and Android. For more information

Alert 21 September 2020

The National Capital Authority (NCA) will be conducting works to upgrade parking ticket machines on the National Estate from Monday 21 September to Friday 9 October 2020.
The new parking ticket machines will require users to enter licence plate details to obtain a ticket and display on the dashboard, as is current practice. Instructions will also be shown on the new parking machines.
For further enquiries please contact NCA Parking at

Alert 16 July 2020

As the administrator of the Government’s pay parking scheme on national land, fees will increase from Monday 17 August 2020.
The daily rate will increase by 50 cents to $15.00 per day. This increase is in line with the initial pay parking scheme roll out, and increases advised in 2018 for the next two years.
The hourly rate will also be increased, going up by 20 cents from the current price of $3.10 per hour, to $3.30 per hour. 

Lake Burley Griffin management

Update 4 November 2020

Step up to Clean up

It’s nearly time for the annual Clean-up Lake Burley Griffin Day event!
On Sunday 15 November 2020 from 9 am to 12 pm, join the NCA and the Canberra community in cleaning up our beloved LBG.