Issued at: 12/06/2021 11:22 AM

Minor Flood bulletin

What is happening?


The Peel River at Tamworth fell below the minor flood level (3.0 m) at 11:00 pm Friday 11th June.

River levels at Tamworth are now expected to remain below the minor flood level.

What we are expecting:

No further flooding is expected in the Peel River.

What you need to do:

  • Stay up to date with information. Listen to flood warnings and follow advice on how to protect yourself, family, and property.
  • Landowners and farmers adjacent to rivers and creeks should continue to monitor river levels and the weather downstream for increased river heights.
  • Motorists are reminded that debris such as mud, rocks, tree branches ae likely to be across roadways which were affected by flood waters. Please use caution when travelling along these areas.


Safety is your highest priority - Never walk, drive or play in floodwaters.

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.

For more information:

  • Listen to your local ABC radio station, follow /NSWSES on Facebook or www.ses.nsw.gov.au
  • For the latest Weather, Warnings, Rainfall and River heights visit: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood
  • For road closure information visit: www.livetraffic.com.au, call 131 701 or contact your Local Council.
  • For rural animal and livestock assistance, contact your Local Land Services Office: www.lls.nsw.gov.au

This is a final warning. No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Final Flood Bulletin Explained

This is a final flood watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

What are Flood Warnings

Flood Warnings are issued by the Bureau to advise that flooding is occurring or expected to occur in a geographical area based on defined criteria. Flood Warnings may include either qualitative or quantitative predictions or may include a statement about future flooding that is more generalised. The type of prediction provided depends on the quality of real-time rainfall and river level data, the capability of rainfall and hydrological forecast models and the level of service required.

Learn more about your risk

Flood Warning Bureau Products

The Bureau of Meteorology provides flood forecasting and warning services for most major rivers in Australia.

Learn more about the Bureau of Meteorology Products

When to call NSW SES

Things you can do before a flood

If you live, work or visit a flood‐prone area there are 8 tips you can do NOW to prepare for floods:

  1. Know your risk
  2. Know where to go
  3. Know who to call
  4. Know your plan
  5. Get your kit together
  6. Prepare now to act early
  7. Check your insurance
  8. Listen to local radio

Read more about things you can do before a flood

Be aware

There are a range of official warnings and natural warning signs to be aware of in case flooding affects you in future.

Learn how to Be aware

Look out for each other

Who are your neighbours and the people you need to consider in times of emergency:

  • Children and infants
  • Pets and animals
  • Seniors
  • Wheel chair users
  • Deaf and hearing impaired
  • Blind or low vision
  • Businesses

What does flood safety mean to you?