Far West Region
Far West Region

The Far West Region extends from the NSW / QLD border in the north, south to include Broken Hill, Ivanhoe and Menindee. It is bounded by the NSW / SA border in the West and extends east to include Cobar and Brewarrina.


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

  • Barwon
  • Birrie
  • Bogan
  • Bokhara
  • Culgoa
  • Darling
  • Narran
  • Paroo
  • Warrego

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Recent Floods and Storms

February/March 2012

Locations affected by Floods

  • Broken Hill
  • Central Darling
  • Cobar

January/February 2012

Locations affected by Floods

  • Bourke
  • Brewarrina
  • Central Darling
  • Cobar

November 2011

Locations affected by Floods

  • Bourke
  • Brewarrina

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Record floods

February
1956
Gauge: Barringun
Peak Height: 5.64m
River: Warrego River
February
1976
Gauge: Bokhara (goodwins)
Peak Height: 3.72m
River: Bokhara River
March
1976
Gauge: Bourke
Peak Height: 14.18m
River: Darling River
April
1890
Gauge: Brenda
Peak Height: 6.30m
River: Culgoa River
June
1952
Gauge: Euabalong
Peak Height: 7.52m
River: Lachlan River
May
1990
Gauge: Fords Bridge Bywash
Peak Height: 3.21m
River: Warrego River
April
1890
Gauge: Goodooga (bokhara)
Peak Height: 5.18m
River: Bokhara River
April
1990
Gauge: Hungerford
Peak Height: 2.92m
River: Paroo River
December
2009
Gauge: Kenebree
Peak Height: 7.50m
River: Culgoa River
April
1976
Gauge: Menindee Town (flood Gauge)
Peak Height: 10.47m
River: Darling River
February
1955
Gauge: Mulgawarrina
Peak Height: 5.94m
River: Bogan River
March
2010
Gauge: St George
Peak Height: 13.39m
River: Balonne River
January
2011
Gauge: Surat
Peak Height: 12.30m
River: Balonne River
March
1976
Gauge: Tilpa
Peak Height: 13.35m
River: Darling River
May
1990
Gauge: Wanaaring
Peak Height: 4.88m
River: Paroo River
February
2011
Gauge: Weilmoringle
Peak Height: 6.10m
River: Culgoa River
April
1976
Gauge: Wilcannia
Peak Height: 11.59m
River: Darling River
January
1974
Gauge: Brewarrina
Peak Height: 10.68m
River: Barwon River
April
1956
Gauge: Enngonia
Peak Height: 3.05m
River: Warrego River
March
1955
Gauge: Gongolgon
Peak Height: 1.52m
River: Bogan River
April
1890
Gauge: Louth
Peak Height: 13.94m
River: Darling River