Please note the information in this article has been updated since the original publishing date.
Information is current as of 24 March 2021.
As severe weather continues to impact the New South Wales east coast, many of us have been affected by flooding.
Here’s a summary of the current advice from Charles Sturt.
What you need to know
- Classes will resume at our Port Macquarie campus from Thursday, 25 March. Classes continue as normal at our other campuses and online.
- If you can’t attend a compulsory class due to the NSW Flooding please contact your Subject Coordinator.
- If you can safely travel to a Workplace Learning placement, you should continue your placement as planned. However, if you can’t attend due to the flooding please contact your faculty Workplace Learning team for support.
- If you are impacted by the flooding you can apply for special consideration and we will help you catch up at another time. We will make sure you are not disadvantaged due to this emergency situation.
- Some classes at our other campuses may be cancelled if they are taught by a staff member who lives in an impacted area. You will be advised directly by your Subject Coordinator.
- Follow emergency services advice at all times. Your safety comes first.
What to do if you are affected
If you are impacted by the flooding you will be able to apply for special consideration. The uni will make sure you’re not disadvantaged.
Please remember your safety comes first. If you need to find immediate relief from emotional distress you can contact:
- Charles Sturt After Hours Crisis Support Line 5pm to 9am weeknights and 24/7 on weekends or public holidays
- Charles Sturt Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Line 8.30am to 5pm weekdays. Both services are available by phone 1300 572 516 or text 0480 087 002.
Charles Sturt will provide regular updates as the situation changes. You can find the latest information on the Current Students NSW Floods web page.
You can also visit the following websites for local advice:
- NSW BOM: for the latest NSW weather warnings.
- NSW SES: for current NSW SES community advice, to find out when and how to call SES, to check road closures or for tips on what to do during a storm.