School safety

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

Independent schools

Refer to the independent schools page for updates on non-operational independent schools.

Catholic 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 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:

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.

NSW Health

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.

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

Support for staff

Department staff can access support for staff - bushfires (staff only) and bushfire planning and response resources (staff only).

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