Central West Region
Central West Region

The Central West Region lies to the west of the Blue Mountains. The region extends from Lithgow in the east to Eugowra in the west. It includes Sofala and Molong in the north and Burraga and Canowindra in the south.


Events and Activities

Visit these events to meet your local NSW SES members and learn about Flood, Storm and Tsunami Safety.

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Local rivers

  • Abercrombie
  • Bell
  • Belubula
  • Campbells
  • Cudgegong
  • Lachlan
  • Macquarie
  • Turon
  • Molong

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Recent Floods and Storms

February/March 2012

Locations affected by Floods

  • Bathurst
  • Blayney
  • Cabonne
  • Lithgow
  • Oberon

From 29 November 2010

Locations affected by Floods

  • Bathurst
  • Blayney
  • Cabonne
  • Lithgow
  • Orange

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Record floods

August
1998
Gauge: Bathurst (stanley Street)
Peak Height: 6.69m
River: Macquarie River
June
1952
Gauge: Canowindra
Peak Height: 6.45m
River: Belubula River
April
1950
Gauge: Eugowra (town)
Peak Height: 10.51m
River: Mandagery Creek
August
1990
Gauge: Kables Bridge
Peak Height: 3.40m
River: Queen Charlottes (vale) Creek
November
2005
Gauge: Molong (wellington St)
Peak Height: 4.70m
River: Molong Creek
November
2005
Gauge: Murga
Peak Height: 9.60m
River: Mandagery Creek
August
1990
Gauge: Sofala
Peak Height: 7.15m
River: Turon River
August
1990
Gauge: The Needles (belubula R)
Peak Height: 5.63m
River: Belubula River
February
1971
Gauge: Bathurst (denison Bridge)
Peak Height: 8.20m
River: Macquarie River
August
1952
Gauge: Bulga
Peak Height: 8.10m
River: Wollombi Brook