New South Wales motorists and public transport passengers in flood affected areas are advised to avoid non-essential travel and work from home again today.

Motorists needing to travel should take extreme care, be prepared for conditions to change quickly and never drive through floodwaters.

Public transport passengers who need to travel are also advised to allow plenty of extra travel time and take extreme care.

NSW Emergency Minister David Elliott has urged residents to follow evacuation orders.

“It’s important everybody monitors the evacuation orders and act on the evacuation orders.

“We can’t continue down the road of perpetuity doing flood rescues.”

“They’re dangerous for the SES to do.”

In the State’s North:

  • Between Moree and the Queensland border – The Carnarvon Highway is closed
  • The Newell Highway is closed between Moree and the Queensland border, and between Moree and Narrabri
  • At Biniguy, east of Moree – the Gwydir Highway is closed, east of Gretai Road
  • Between Coopernook and Cundletown – one lane of the Pacific Highway is open in each direction with a reduced speed limit
  • Between Glenthorne and Taree – Manning River Drive is closed over the Martin Bridge
  • Between Walcha and Gloucester – Thunderbolts Way is closed
  • At Krambach – The Bucketts Way is closed between Saxbys Road and Roys Road
  • At Failford – Failford Road is closed between the Pacific Highway and The Lakes Way
  • The Oxley Highway is closed between Sancrox and Long Flat, as well as between Walcha and Mount Seaview
  • Between Macksville and Nambucca Heads – Giinagay Way is closed between the Pacific Highway and Edgewater Drive
  • Between Thora and Dorrigo Mountain – Waterfall Way is closed
  • At Corindi Beach – Solitary Islands Way is closed between Blackadder Road and Coral Street

In the Hunter/Central Coast:


  • At Singleton – the Golden Highway is closed between Range Road and New England Highway
  • Between Cliftleigh and Gillieston Heights – Main Road/Cessnock Road is closed between Avery Lane and Russell Street
  • At Charmhaven – the Pacific Highway is closed between Lowana Avenue and Costa Avenue
  • In Anna Bay, Nelson Bay Road is closed between Salamander Way and Frost Road

Public Transport

  • On the Central Coast & Newcastle Line – buses are replacing trains between Newcastle Interchange and Fassifern due to flooding at Cockle Creek.
  • On the Hunter Line – buses are replacing trains between Newcastle Interchange, Maitland and Dungog/Scone due to flooding

In the State’s West:

  • Between Ivanhoe and Wilcannia – The Cobb Highway is closed

Manly local roads in these affected areas are also closed – motorists are advised to check with their local councils.

In Sydney’s North West and West:


  • At Penrith – Castlereagh Road has reopened between Thornton Drive and Jane Street
  • At Windsor:
    • Windsor Bridge is closed between Macquarie Street and Wilberforce Road
    • Windsor Road is closed between Pitt Town Road and Court Street
    • Macquarie Street is closed between Brabyn Street and Bell Street
  • At North Richmond – North Richmond Bridge is closed
  • At Yarramundi – Yarramundi Bridge is closed
  • At Colo – Colo River Bridge is closed
  • At Clarendon – Hawkesbury Valley Way is closed between Moses Street and just west of Percival Street
  • At Pitt Town – Pitt Town Road is closed between Saunders Road and Glebe Road
  • At Riverstone – Garfield Road West is closed between West Parade and Carnarvon Road
  • At Wilberforce – Wilberforce Road is closed between Freemans Reach Road and Rose Street
  • Between Cattai and South Maroota – Wisemans Ferry Road is closed across the Cattai Creek Bridge between Mitchell Park Road and Sackville Ferry Road
  • Between Bell and Mount Tomah – Bells Line of Road is closed in both directions

Public Transport

  • Busways services in the Hawkesbury, Penrith and Blacktown area are not operating today due to flooding
  • On the T1 Western Line and T5 Cumberland Line – buses are replacing trains between Schofields and Richmond due to flooding
    • The buses cannot access Vineyard, Mulgrave, Clarendon and East Richmond stations due to road closures caused by flooding.
  • Buses are replacing F3 ferries between Meadowbank, Rydalmere and Parramatta due to the Parramatta Weir overflowing at Parramatta and strong currents at Rydalmere

In Sydney’s North:

  • Between North Narrabeen and Oxford Falls – Wakehurst Parkway is closed
  • At Oxford Falls – Oxford Falls Road is closed between Wakehurst Parkway and Aroona Road

In Sydney’s South:

  • Audley Weir is closed in the Royal National Park
  • At Menangle Park – Menangle Road is closed over the Nepean River
  • At Douglas Park – Douglas Park Drive (causeway) is closed between Moreton Park Road and Mitchell Place

In the State’s South:

  • Between Cowra and Young, the Olympic Highway is closed
  • The Illawarra Highway is closed at Macquarie Pass as well as at Albion Park (between Tongarra Road and Croome Lane)
  • Between Mittagong and Bowral – Mittagong/Bowral Road has reopened between Old Bowral Road and Kangaloon Road

More than 190 schools across New South Wales will be closed today due to flooding and severe weather.

The Department of Education confirmed 167 public schools and 27 non-government schools will be shut.

“We are assessing the extent of the damage, particularly on the mid-North Coast, and where possible have started the clean-up to ensure that schools can be returned to normal operations as soon as possible,” a NSW Education spokesperson said.

“Given the continuing bad weather, it may take some days to gain access to sites to assess the damage.”

The 125 students form Telegraph Point Public School on the Mid North Coast will be relocated after all the buildings were damaged by flood waters, requiring extensive repairs.

Officials said more than 50 other schools have been damaged so far, the majority sustaining damage from flooding and roof leaks, strong winds, fallen trees and debris. Repairs and clean-up has started where possible, to ensure that schools can be returned to normal operations as soon as possible.

“We are assessing all schools in affected areas. Local flooding and road closures are limiting access, and it may take some days to fully assess the extent of any damage to additional schools,” the NSW Education spokesperson said.

The majority of damaged schools are located on the state’s Mid North Coast.

Students affected by the flood emergency will be able to learn from home, the department said.

Before and after school care services will not be available for schools that are closed.

Parents and carers should consider their location situation before leaving home, including any existing road closures, transport disruptions and forecast weather conditions.

Public schools closed

  • Aldavilla Public School
  • Austral Public School
  • Barrington Public School
  • Barkers Vale Public School
  • Baryulgil Public School
  • Beechwood Public School
  • Bellbrook Public School
  • Bilpin Public School
  • Bligh Park Public School
  • Bobin Public School
  • Bonalbo Central School
  • Bowraville Central School
  • Brewongle Environmental Education Centre
  • Bulahdelah Central School
  • Bungwahl Public School
  • Camden Haven High School
  • Camden Park Environmental Education Centre
  • Carool Public School
  • Castlereagh Public School
  • Casuarina School
  • Cattai Public School
  • Chatham High School
  • Chatham Public School
  • Chester Hill High School
  • Chillingham Public School
  • Clunes Public School
  • Colo Heights Public School
  • Colo High School
  • Comboyne Public School
  • Comleroy Road Public School
  • Congewai Public School
  • Coolongolook Public School
  • Coopernook Public School
  • Corndale Public School
  • Crescent Head Public School
  • Cundletown Public School
  • Dorroughby Environmental Ed Centre
  • Drake Public School
  • Ebenezer Public School
  • Elands Public School
  • Eungai Public School
  • Frederickton Public School
  • Freemans Reach Public School
  • Galungara Public School
  • Gladstone Public School
  • Glenbrook Public School
  • Glenorie Public School
  • Glenreagh Public School
  • Glenvale School
  • Glossodia Public School
  • Gloucester High School
  • Gloucester Public School
  • Green Hill Public School
  • Grose View Public School
  • Hallidays Point Public School
  • Hambledon Public School
  • Hannam Vale Public School
  • Harrington Public School
  • Hastings Sec College Port Macquarie
  • Hastings Secondary College Westport
  • Hawkesbury High School
  • Herons Creek Public School
  • Hillside Public School
  • Hobartville Public School
  • Hopetown School
  • Huntingdon Public School
  • Johns River Public School
  • Kempsey East Public School
  • Kempsey High School
  • Kempsey South Public School
  • Kempsey West Public School
  • Kendall Public School
  • Kinchela Public School
  • Krambach Public School
  • Kurmond Public School
  • Kurrajong East Public School
  • Kurrajong North Public School
  • Kurrajong Public School
  • Laguna Public School
  • Lake Cathie Public School
  • Lansdowne Public School
  • Laurieton Public School
  • Lisarow High School
  • Lisarow Public School
  • Londonderry Public School
  • Long Flat Public School
  • Longneck Lagoon Environmental Ed Centre
  • Macdonald Valley Public School
  • Main Arm Upper Public School
  • Manning Gardens Public School
  • Maraylya Public School
  • Maroota Public School
  • Marsden Park Public School
  • Medlow Public School
  • Megalong Public School
  • Melville High School
  • Millers Forest Public School
  • Mitchells Island Public School
  • Moorland Public School
  • Mount George Public School
  • Nabiac Public School
  • Nambucca Heads High School
  • Narara Valley High School
  • North East PS of Distance Education
  • North Haven Public School
  • Nymboida Public School
  • Oakville Public School
  • Old Bar Public School
  • Old Bonalbo Public School
  • Orama Public School
  • Pacific Palms Public School
  • Pitt Town Public School
  • Port Macquarie Public School
  • Quakers Hill Public School
  • Richmond High School
  • Richmond North Public School
  • Richmond Public School
  • Riverstone High School
  • Riverstone Public School
  • Rollands Plains Upper Public School
  • Rosebank Public School
  • Schofields Public School
  • Smithtown Public School
  • South Creek School
  • South West Rocks Public School
  • Stratford Public School
  • Stroud Public School
  • Stroud Road Public School
  • Stuarts Point Public School
  • Tabulam Public School
  • Taree High School
  • Taree Public School
  • Taree West Public School
  • Telegraph Point Public School
  • The Pocket Public School
  • Tinonee Public School
  • Tulloona Public School
  • Tumbulgum Public School
  • Tuntable Creek Public School
  • Ulmarra Public School
  • Upper Lansdowne Public School
  • Vineyard Public School
  • Wallacia Public School
  • Wauchope High School
  • Wauchope Public School
  • Westport Public School
  • Wilberforce Public School
  • Willawarrin Public School
  • Windsor High School
  • Windsor Park Public School
  • Windsor Public School
  • Windsor South Public School
  • Wingham Brush Public School
  • Wingham High School
  • Wingham Public School
  • Wisemans Ferry Public School
  • Wooli Public School
  • Wyndham College
  • Wyong Creek Public School

Independent schools closed

  • Arndell Anglican College
  • Aspect – Coffs Harbour campus
  • St Philip’s Christian College Gosford
  • Taree Christian College
  • The Nature School
  • Clarence Valley Anglican School
  • St Mary Star of the Sea
  • Rainbow Ridge School for Steiner Education
  • Heritage Christian School
  • Kempsey Adventist School

Catholic schools closed

  • St Mary’s Primary, Bowraville
  • St Joseph’s Primary School, Kempsey
  • St Paul’s College, Kempsey
  • St Joseph’s Primary School, Wauchope
  • St Joseph’s Primary, Laurieton
  • Newman College, Port Macquarie
  • St Mary’s Primary, Bellingen
  • St Joseph’s Primary School, Bulahdelah
  • St Joseph’s Primary School, Gloucester
  • St Joseph’s Primary School, Taree
  • St Clare’s Secondary College, Taree
  • Penola Catholic College, Emu Plains
  • CathWest Innovation College (McCarthy Campus), Emu Plains
  • Bede Polding College South Windsor
  • St Matthew’s Primary Windsor
  • St Monica’s Primary Richmond
  • Chisholm Primary Bligh Park