School safety

Get up-to-date information on schools that have temporarily ceased operations due to adverse weather, bushfire, emergencies or other incidents.

NSW public school updates

The following NSW public schools are currently non-operational:

  • Chatham High School
  • Hunter River Community School
  • Murray High School
  • South Grafton Public School
  • Springdale Heights Public School
  • Wellington Public School.

NSW School Updates app

Get the free NSW School Updates app to receive operational status updates for NSW public schools.

Non-operational TAFE updates

Visit the TAFE NSW website for non-operational campuses.

Other non-operational schools and services

There are no known reports of other non-operational schools or services.

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 from 7am to 7pm.

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) updates

Get up-to-date information about the department's response to COVID-19.


NSW Rural Fire Service

For bushfire updates:

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.

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.

Read our advice to assist parents, teachers and students following recent fires and check out headspace's mental health support resource (PDF 100.5KB).

Learning from home

Help your child continue to learn if they are not able to attend school.

Support for staff

Department staff can access the bushfire recovery management and support page (staff only) and bushfire planning and response resources (staff only).

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