Emergency notice

School safety

Get up-to-date information on schools that have temporarily ceased operations due to adverse weather conditions, bushfire activity, emergencies or other incidents. Stay up to date with local information via Rural Fire Service Updates and ABC Listen app.

Non-operational school updates

Information accurate as at 4:15pm 6 December

The following schools will temporarily cease operations on 6 December due to bushfires in the area:

  • Batemans Bay Public School
  • Bellbrook Public School
  • Bobin Public School
  • Braidwood Central School
  • Brewongle Environmental Education Centre
  • Buxton Public School
  • Central Mangrove Public School
  • Clarence Town Public School
  • Colo Heights Public School
  • Comelroy Road Public School
  • Congewai Public School
  • Ellalong Public School
  • Kulnura Public School
  • Kurrajong East Public School
  • Laguna Public School
  • Macdonald Valley Public School
  • Maroota Public School
  • Medlow Public School
  • Millfield Public School
  • Mount Hunter Public School
  • Oakdale Public School
  • Orama Public School
  • Paxton Public School
  • Peats Ridge Public School
  • Picton High School
  • Picton Public School
  • Seaham Public School
  • Somersby Public School
  • Tahmoor Public School
  • The Oaks Public School
  • Thirlmere Public School
  • Warragamba Public School
  • Willawarrin Public School
  • Wisemans Ferry Public School
  • Wooglemai Environmental Education Centre
  • Wytaliba Public School.

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.

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 ececd@det.nsw.edu.au from 7am to 7pm.

Smartphone apps

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.

Please stay up to date with local information:

  • Download the Fires Near Me app and set your local watch area or refer to the Rural Fire Service Updates page.
  • Listen to your local ABC radio station the national emergency broadcaster for 24 hour updates. You can also listen using the ABC Listen app and select your local ABC station.

Mental health support

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 100.52KB).

More weather updates

For weather updates, check the Bureau of Meteorology:

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