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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










- ABC

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