Severe weather: Callaghan and Ourimbah Campuses closed from Friday 19 March to Sunday 21 March

Thursday, 18th March 2021 - 3:10pm

Location: Newcastle (Callaghan), Central Coast (Ourimbah)

Given the continuing heavy rain and forecast of strong winds, Ourimbah and Callaghan campuses will be closed tomorrow, Friday 19 March, until Sunday evening. We have made this decision in the interest of student, staff and visitor safety.

The NSW Health COVID testing clinic in the University carpark at Callaghan will remain open.

Any classes due to happen on-site at Callaghan and Ourimbah on Friday 19 March will be cancelled.  Students should liaise with their course coordinators about arrangements related to cancelled classes. They will not need to submit an adverse circumstances request.

The closure will commence at 11.59pm tonight at Callaghan. This includes all facilities, including child care centres and The Forum.

Given Ourimbah campus was closed today, it will remain closed.

Staff have been encouraged to work from home or from NUspace, where possible. At Callaghan and Ourimbah, only essential staff will be allowed on site. The University has notified staff of these arrangements via email.

We will provide an update before 6pm on Sunday 21 March.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.