Non-operational school updates
All schools are expected to be operational on Day 1, Term 1. Check back before term starts on 28 January for up-to-date information on schools that have temporarily ceased operations due to adverse weather conditions, bushfire activity, emergencies or other incidents.
Refer to the Share Our Space page for information about schools that have opened their play spaces during the school holidays.
Non-operational TAFE updates
TAFE NSW has advised that the following TAFE NSW campuses will be temporarily non-operational on Friday 24 January:
Independent schools, Catholic schools and early childhood education services
Refer to the Independent schools page for updates on non-operational Independent schools.
Refer to the Catholic schools page for updates on non-operational Catholic schools.
Early childhood education services
If you have any questions regarding the closure of an early childhood education service in your area, please contact the Early Childhood Education Directorate on 1800 619 113 or via email on email@example.com from 7am to 7pm
Get updates directly to your mobile device using these apps.
Fires Near Me NSW
For information on bushfire incidents, check the NSW Rural Fire Service mobile apps.
Emergency+ smartphone app
For guidance about when to call Triple Zero and information about who to call in various non-emergency situations, check the Emergency+ smartphone app.
More bushfire information
For more bushfire updates, call the bushfire information line on 1800 679 737 or check the NSW Rural Fire Service:
You can also get information from your school, local radio, TV and newspapers or by contacting your local fire station.
Live Traffic NSW
Check Live Traffic NSW for updates on road closures and interruption to services.
Find your local evacuation centres to access a range of support services available to those affected by the fires and arrange local support.
With increased smoke across the state due to the current bushfires, we are focused on reducing the impact of the smoke on our students.
This includes moving outdoor activities indoors and may include cancelling outdoor events when the smoke is increased. Refer to the NSW Ministry of Health's Bushfire smoke resources for information on what you can do to avoid or reduce the impact of bushfire smoke on your health.
If you have any questions, please talk to your local school.
Mental health support
Large-scale distressing events affect our school communities in many ways.
More weather updates
For weather updates, check the Bureau of Meteorology:
Support for staff
Department staff can access Support for staff - bushfires (staff only) and Bushfire planning and response resources (staff only).