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NSW weather updates: How to get disaster recovery payment, list of schools closed due to flooding

Monday March 22, 2021 - 01:27 AEDT

Thousands of people have evacuated from their homes and hundreds of school are closed across New South Wales due to severe flooding.

The rain is forecast to continue throughout Monday and Tuesday, but clear by Wednesday, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

A one-off disaster recovery payment is now available to eligible adults and children adversely affected by the flooding.

Here is a list of the evacuation centres and school closures in NSW as of Monday, 11:00am AEDT.

Click on a link below to jump to a category.

How to get disaster recovery payment

List of evacuation centres

Public schools closed

Independent schools closed

Catholic schools closed

How to get disaster recovery payment

People who have been adversely affected by the storms and floods in New South Wales can apply for a disaster recovery payment.

The one-off federal government payment is $1,000 per eligible adult and $400 per eligible child.

It is available to people who have been seriously injured, had their home lost or damaged, had a major asset damaged, or with an immediate family member who has died as a result of the storms and floods.

Claims can be for a period up to six months.

List of evacuation centres

Bulahdelah: Bulahdelah Central School, 8 Meade St, Bulahdelah

Macksville High School: 40 Boundary St, Macksville (access via Park St)

Port Macquarie: Port Panthers, 1 Bay St, Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie: Port Macquarie Golf Club, 698 Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie

Laurieton: The Laurieton United Services Club, 2 Seymour St, Laurieton

Kempsey: Kempsey Showground, 19 Sea St, West Kempsey

South West Rocks: South West Rocks Country Club, 2 Sportsmans Way, South West Rocks

Taree - Club Taree: 121 Wingham Rd, Taree

Wingham: Wingham Golf Club, 30/32 Country Club Drive, Wingham

Cundletown: Manning Valley Anglican College, 94 Princes St, Cundletown

Old Bar: Club Old Bar, 1 Belford St, Old Bar

Tuncurry Bowling Club: 21 Parkes St, Tuncurry

Harrington Function Centre: 1-7 Caledonia St, Harrington

Wauchope Country Club: 24 King St, Wauchope

Manning Point Bowling Club: 22 Manning St, Manning Point

Richmond - Richmond Club: 6 E Market St, Richmond

North Richmond: North Richmond Community Centre, 33 William St, North Richmond

Castle Hill RSL: 77 Castle St, Castle Hill

The Entrance: Diggers at The Entrance, 315 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty

Public schools closed

Aldaville Public School

Barrington Public School

Beechwood Public School

Bellbrook Public School

Bilpin Public School

Bligh Park Public School

Bobin Public School

Booral Public School

Bowraville Central School

Brewongle Environment Education Centre

Buladelah Central School

Bungwahl Public School

Camden Haven High School

Carool Public School

Castlereagh Public School

Casuarina School

Cattai Public School

Chatham High School

Chatham Public School

Chillingham Public School

Chester Hill High School

Colo Heights Public School

Colo High School

Comboyne Public School

Comleroy Public School

Congewai Public School

Coolongolook Public School

Coopernook Public School

Crescent Head Public School

Cundletown Public School

Dungog High School

Dungog Public School

Durrumbul 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

Glenvale SSP

North Entrance Campus non-operational

Narara Campus is open

Glossodia 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 Public School

Hastings Secondary College, Port Macquarie Campus

Hastings Secondary College, Westport Campus

Hawkesbury High School

Herrons Creek Public School

Hillside Public School

Hinton Public School

Hobartville Public School

Hope Town School

Huntingdon Public School

Jiliby Public School

John's River Public School

Kempsey East Public School

Kempsey High School

Kempsey South Public School

Kempsey West Public School

Kendell Public School

Kinchela Public School

Krambach Public School

Kurrambee School

Kurmond Public School

Kurrajong East Public School

Kurrajong North Public School

Kurrajong Public School

Laguna Public School

Lake Cathue Public School

Lansdowne Public School

Laurieton Public School

Leonay Public School

Lisarow High School

Lisarow Public School

Londonderry Public School

Long Flat Public School

Longneck Lagoon Environmental Education Centre

MacDonald Valley Public School

Manning Gardens Public School

Marylya Public School

Maroota Public School

Marsden Park Public School

Medlow Public School

Megalong Valley Public School

Melville High School

Millers Forrest Public School

Mitchells Island Public School

Moorland Public School

Mount George Public School

Mount Kanwary Public School

Nabiac Public School

Nambucca Heads High School

Narara Valley High School

Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School

North East Public School of Distance Education

Northbourne Public School

North Haven Public School

Oakville Public School

Old Bar Public School

Orama Public School

Pacific Palms Public School

Penrith Valley 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

Rolland Plains Upper Public School

Schofields Public School

Smithtown Public School

South Creek School (Norree)

South West Rocks Public School

St Marys Public School

St Marys Senior High School

Stratford Public School

Stroud Public School

Stroud Road Public School

Taree High School

Taree Public School

Taree West Public School

Tea Gardens Public School

Telegraph Point Public School

The Pocket Public School

Tinonee Public School

Tuntable Public School

Upper Lansdown 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

Aetaomah School

Al Zahra College

Arndell Anglican College

Aspect - St Andrew's College Junior Campus

Aspect - St Andrew's College Secondary Campus

Aspect - John Paul II Collge Satellite, Marayong

Aspect - St Joseph's Primary Satellite, Schofields

Aspect - Coffs Harbour Campus

Aspect - Richmond Public School Campus

Aspect - St Monica's Richmond Campus

Aspect - St Peter's College Tuggerah Campus

Australian Christian College, Marsden Park

Bishop Druitt College

Blacktown Youth College, Hebersham

Blacktown Youth College, Lawson

Chrysalis Steiner School

Darkinjung Barker at Yarramalong

Hawkesbury Independent School

Hinterland Christian College

Kempsey Adventist School

Manning Adventist Bush School

Manning Valley Anglican School

Nepean Christian School

Ngarralingayil Barker at Wollombi

SEDA College, Olympic Park

SEDA College, Glebe

St Columba Anglican School, Port Macquarie

St Pauls Grammar School

St Philip's Christian College, Gosford

St Philip's Christian College DALE Gosford

St Philp's Christian College DALE Young Parents Wyong

Taree Christian College

The Nature School

Unity Grammar

Wollemi College Werrington

Catholic schools closed

St Cecilia's, Wyong

St Peter's Catholic College, Tuggerah

St Mary's Primary School, Bowraville

St Joseph's Primary School, Kempsey

St Paul's College, Kempsey

St Joseph's Primary School, Wauchope

St Joseph's Primary School, Laurieton

Newmans College, Port Macquarie

St Mary's Primary School, Bellingen

St John's Woodlawn

St James Primary School, Yamba

St Joseph's Primary School, Bulahdelah

St Joseph's Primary School, Gloucester

St Joseph's Primary School, Taree

St Clare's Secondary College, Taree

St Joseph's Primary School, Wingham

Penola Catholic College, Emu Plains

CathWest Innovation College (McCarthy Campus), Emu Plains

Bede Polding College, South Windsor

St Matthew's Primary School, Windsor

St Monica's Primary School, Richmond

Chisholm Primary School, Bligh Park

Mary Immaculate Primary School, Quakers Hill

Santa Sofia Catholic College (temporary secondary site, Schofields)

St Andrews Primary School, Marayong

St Andrews College, Marayong

St John Paul II Catholic College, Schofields and Nirimba

St Johns Primary School, Riverstone

St Joseph's Primary School, Schofields

St Luke's Catholic College, Marsden Park


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