Road Conditions

Major disruptions and roadworks are listed via an interactive map on the NSW Live Traffic website at:

For a complete map of the Coonamble Shire Council's roads please download from the link below:

Coonamble Shire Road Map

Current Road Conditions

Road Status Condition/s
Castlereagh Highway CAUTION - DROVING

Castlereagh Highway is a travelling stock route. Drovers are currently grazing cattle along the Castlereagh Highway road reserve within Coonamble Shire, both north and south of Coonamble. Warning signs will be displayed. Drivers should slow significantly until past any cattle. If cattle are close to the highway, they may be skittish and run in front of your vehicle. 


Gibson Way is currently open, with caution, between Quambone and Burrima Boardwalk for high-clearance vehicles only. Drivers will encounter water up to 330mm across this unsealed road near Monkeygar Creek. Vehicles with low clearance should not travel this road but may travel between Coonamble and Burrima Boardwalk via Warren (sealed road) or Carinda (sealed and unsealed).

Unsealed Roads OPEN

Unsealed roads within the Local Government Area are open to all traffic.

Road Condition Report - Friday 23 December 2022 9am

When local unsealed roads are closed to travel, primary producers are kindly requested to reschedule the movement of heavy vehicles until the unsealed sections of the route between their properties and the sealed road network has thoroughly dried out. This includes the movement of headers between properties using unsealed local roads.

Road users are reminded that: 

  1. They may be liable for any damage that they cause to the road that is closed to their vehicle type.
  2. Travelling on roads covered with water is extremely dangerous and should be avoided.
  3. Road conditions can change without warning and, if roads are open, drivers should travel with caution.
  4. Unsealed roads damage very easily when they are wet.
  5. Repairs to damaged roads are not usually possible until the roads and gravel stockpiles begin to dry out.
  6. Council prioritises repairs, with higher trafficked roads usually receiving attention first.
  7. Emergency vehicles are exempt from this directive, in the course of responding to legitimate emergencies, as are local landowners undertaking essential travel.

Road conditions in neighbouring areas

For road conditions in neighbouring Local Government Areas, choose from the links below:

Gilgandra Shire Council

Narrabri Shire Council

Walgett Shire Council

Warren Shire Council

Warrumbungle Shire Council