Impact of the April 2021 floods across New South Wales

Aerial view of flood damage

In April 2021, NSW experienced a once in a 100 year weather event causing floods across many regional and metropolitan areas.

Many major roads across the network were impacted and our crews have been working hard to open 29 of the 30 affected roads since the flood event.

Crews remain on the ground all over the state working hard to fix damage to the road network. While work is complete in some areas, and well underway in others, it's important to note some roads are much more complex to repair than others due to their location and those works will take additional time to complete.

While we work to restore these roads and rail lines back to their pre-flood conditions, plans have been put in place to re-open impacted roads to keep motorists and freight moving.

Jenolan Caves Road remains partially closed as the road sustained major damage during the flooding event and several major landslips occurred.

  • Open to a single lane between Hampton Road and Duckmaloi Road
  • Closed between Jenolan Caves House and Duckmaloi Road, also known as Five Mile.

More information and community updates on the four major impacted corridors is available here:

Jenolan Caves Road
Bells Line of Road
Oxley Highway
Waterfall Way

Please visit for information on road closures and alternative routes on the day of your travel.

Media releases

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14 September 2021

Oxley Highway motorists get 24/7 updates

9 September 2021

Work continues on temporary bridge at Wallendbeen

13 July 2021

Final Oxley Highway section reopens after floods

28 June 2021

Getting ready to reopen the Oxley

9 June 2021

New taskforce to support councils with disaster recovery

7 June 2021

New photos and footage reveal enormous repair job to fix flooded roads

25 May 2021

Jenolan Caves Road to reopen at Hampton

18 May 2021

Temporary bridge to restore access at Wallendbeen

17 May 2021

Getting Bells Line of Road back on track

6 May 2021

Two mile re-opening to boost local tourism

6 May 2021

More of the Oxley Highway re-opens to traffic

6 May 2021

Work powers on to restore Waterfall Way

3 May 2021

Sky's the limit - drones key in flood recovery effort

2 May 2021

Road network restoration under way following floods

26 April 2021

Keeping our waterways safe post floods

Works progress to re-open Oxley Highway

22 April 2021

16 April 2021

Temporary bus boost for flood-affected towns

Work underway to rebuild Oxley Highway

9 April 2021

Waterfall Way re-opens after flood damage

8 April 2021

2 April 2021

Road network restoration under way following floods

1 April 2021

Crews work to re-open Waterfall Way

23 March 2021

Debris flow from extreme weather event a risk to boaters even outside flood zones

29 March 2021

Road Freight Keeps on Trucking in NSW through Weather Crisis



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