SES issues Flood Evacuation Warning for Condobolin

RESIDENTS in the central western NSW town of Condobolin have been urged to prepare to evacuate with further rainfall threatening to enhance flooding along the already swollen Lachlan River.

Lachlan Region Incident Controller Patricia Malone said the Lachlan River is expected to peak near 7.2 metres in Condobolin next Wednesday, 5 October.

However, the flood peak could be even higher, with further rainfall forecast to fall in the area over the next few days.


As a result, the NSW State Emergency Service has recommended that residents within the nominated areas below should prepare to evacuate now.

A Flood Evacuation Order will be issued if evacuation is required.

If such an order is issued, an emergency assembly area will be opened by Family and Community Services (FACS) at Condobolin High School on Busby Street.

The SES says wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements.

Nominated areas to evacuate include:

  • Lachlan Valley Way, east of Condobolin
  • Officers Parade, north and west of Graf Street
  • Lachlan Street between William Street and Denison Street
  • Southern side of Bathurst Street between Denison Street and Gordon Street
  • Lachlan Valley Way and Kiacatoo Road to the west of Condobolin
  • Molong Street between Mooney Street and Goobang Bridge
  • Residents should monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate when instructed to do so.

As you prepare for evacuation you should:

  • Raise belongings by placing them on tables, beds and benches. Put electrical items on top
  • Make arrangements for your pets to be looked after and well fed. You can either take them with you to an evacuation centre in a pet carrier or on a leash, or arrange for them to have temporary accommodation. For temporary assistance with companion pets or livestock, contact the DPI Animal Assistance Hotline on 0417 829 310.
  • Collect together medicines, personal and financial documents, mementos and photos
  • If possible, check to see if your neighbours need help
  • Make arrangements for care of pets or other animals, or take your pets with you when you evacuate
  • Take seven days’ supply of clothing, medicines and personal hygiene products
  • If you are planning to go to the evacuation centre, take blankets/sleeping bags, pillows and sleeping mats
  • Find out where to turn off the electricity and gas
  • Continue to listen to a local radio station for updates
  • Never drive ride or walk through floodwater
  • For emergency assistance telephone the NSW SES on 132 500