Flood Warning issued for Wagga Wagga, evacuations underway

NSW: AN evacuation order has just been issued for people in parts of Wagga Wagga, with the Murrumbidgee River expected to flood in the coming 24 hours.

The NSW State Emergency Service is directing people staying at the Wagga Beach Caravan Park to evacuate as soon as possible.

A flood warning is current for the Murrumbidgee River Valley downstream of Burrinjuck Dam.


The Bureau of Meteorology says an average of 30mm of rain has fallen in the area in the 24 hours to 9am this morning and has caused river level rises in the upstream tributaries.

As a result, minor flooding is expected along the Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai on Saturday night. The flood peak is expected to reach Wagga late on Sunday, where the river is tipped to swell to 7.8m.

The weather bureau warns further rises will be possible.

Residents staying at the Wagga Beach Caravan Park have been ordered to get out now. Wherever possible, residents should go and stay with family or friends or make other accommodation arrangements.

The SES says Oura Beach will be flooded, Gumly Gumly island will become isolated and the Flowerdale Road causeway will likely become submerged, isolating residents within that area.

Numerous roads are expected to become flooded and low-lying properties on the flood plain are likely to be inundated.

As you evacuate you should;

  • Take your important documents, mementos and photos.
  • Take your spare clothing, medicines and personal hygiene supplies.
  • If possible, check to see if your neighbours need help.
  • Turn off the electricity and gas.
  • Never drive ride or walk through floodwater.
  • Continue to listen to a local radio station for updates.
  • If you require emergency assistance, call 132 500
  • If life-threatening, call 000