Get up-to-date information on schools that have temporarily ceased operations due to adverse weather, bushfire, emergencies or other incidents.
Non-operational school updates
No NSW public schools are currently non-operational.
Non-operational TAFE updates
No NSW TAFE campuses are currently non-operational.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org from 7am to 7pm.
Coronavirus - information for parents and carers
Get up-to-date information about the department's response to novel coronavirus.
Resources and fact sheets
NSW Rural Fire Service
For bushfire updates:
- call the bushfire information line on 1800 679 737
- check the NSW Rural Fire Service website
- download the Fires Near Me NSW smartphone app.
You can also get information from local radio and TV.
Live Traffic NSW
Check Live Traffic NSW for updates on road closures and interruption to services.
Refer to the NSW Ministry of Health's bushfire response and recovery resources including information on what you can do to avoid or reduce the impact of bushfire smoke on your health.
Bureau of Meteorology
Check the NSW weather and warnings summary.
Support for students and parents
Large-scale distressing events affect our school communities in many ways.
Support for staff
Department staff can access support for staff - bushfires (staff only) and bushfire planning and response resources (staff only).