DRC UPDATE, 8:00am Sunday 9 October 2022

Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) worked closely with SES, Rural Fire Service, Transport for NSW and local Police through the night managing road closures, traffic and some evacuations. Community members should not attempt to cross any flooded roadways and be extremely careful walking near any flooded areas.

Pedestrian bridges across the region remain closed. All unsealed roads in the Local Government Area remain closed with access for local residents in passenger vehicles under 3.5 ton only. For a full list of road updates please visit www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/flood


Emile Serisier Bridge and Bligh Street remain closed.

Changed traffic conditions in Cobra Street remain in place with no ability to turn right from side streets onto Cobra Street, from Macquarie Street to Darling Street and there is no access to Macquarie Street from the LH Ford Bridge.

Western Plains Tourist Park was evacuated with temporary evacuation centre established at Dubbo Showground.

Dubbo Visitor Information Centre and Dubbo Macquarie Regional Library closed.


Renshaw McGirr Way at the Bell River crossing remains closed.

Duke of Wellington Bridge remains closed.

Goolma Road is now open


Further community update will be provided. Community members are encouraged to stay informed via the following channels.

  1. Visit www.ses.nsw.gov.au or follow local units on Facebook
  2. Local road closures: www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/flood
  3. The ABC radio is the emergency broadcaster for any emergency announcements
  4. For the latest Weather, Warnings, Rainfall and River heights visit www.bom.gov.au or
    phone 1300 945 108
  5. For rural animal and livestock assistance, contact your Local Land Services Office
    on 1300 795 299 or visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au

Do not enter flood waters. For emergencies call 000.


Last Edited: 17 Jul 2023

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