NSW weather events: period of emergency declared

We’ve declared a period of emergency for parts of New South Wales, and Jervis Bay following severe weather, including flooding.

The period of emergency applies from 1 to 8 July for families and services in the following Local Government Areas:

Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury Bankstown, Central Coast, Cessnock, Fairfield, Georges River, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Kiama, Lithgow, Liverpool, Northern Beaches, Penrith, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Sutherland, The Hills, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Wollongong, and (unincorporated territory) Jervis Bay.

Sector-specific support

When we declare a period of emergency:

  • services can get Child Care Subsidy if they close as a direct result of the emergency during the period of emergency
  • services can waive gap fees if a child doesn’t attend or their service is closed during the period of emergency
  • children will get extra absences for the duration of the period of emergency.

Full details of this support are available on our help in an emergency page.

Other government support

Services in affected areas may also be eligible for other government support:

We continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as required. Please watch our emergency support by region page for updates.