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Road conditions and closures can change regularly due to weather conditions.  Motorists are advised to travel according to the road conditions at all times, and please refrain from travelling on closed roads.  Balranald Shire Council appeals to all drivers planning to travel within the Shire area to assist in preventing damage to the unsealed roads by choosing an alternative route or waiting until drier conditions prevail when wet weather occurs.  Flagrant and irresponsible disregard for this appeal could lead to prosecution to the full extent of the law. Appropriate warning signage exists at key locations.

Balranald Shire Council Roads Register can also be found on the policies page

BALRANALD SHIRE COUNCIL – For information on road conditions, including Road Works in the Balranald Shire please monitor the Live Traffic NSW website

Road Report – Balranald Shire – 4 June 2024

WARNING MR67 – between the Hatfield /The Vale Road (Mine Entrance) to the Shire Boundary (Nth)  – Traffic Hazards Reduce speed Obey the signage.

  • Road Closed signs are placed for your safety as well as minimising damage caused by driving on weather damaged roads

  • Use caution when driving on unsealed roads within Balranald Shire, regardless of the local weather conditions
  • When roads are closed by Council, it is an offence to travel on those roads
  • Disregard for road closures may lead to penalties under Section 115 of the NSW Roads Act 1993
  • Balranald Shire Council requests that all drivers planning to travel within the Balranald Shire area, to assist in preventing damage to the unsealed roads by choosing an alternative route or delay travel until conditions improve in wet weather conditions

Please check surrounding Shires’ Road Condition Reports as Balranald Shire unsealed road network connects with other areas which can impact on your traveling route. 


Update or information on road closures in surrounding shires please click on the following links: Cobar, HayCentral Darling or Wentworth Shire

Central Darling Shire – Road Status – 12 June 2024

Wentworth Shire Council – Road Condition Report – Thursday 30 May 4pm

Please be aware, that all UNSEALED roads will be closed when wet, even if the roads report is not updated yet.

Changed road conditions – Atlas-Campaspe Mineral Sands Project

Motorists using local roads in the north of the Shire are advised of the following changes to roads in the vicinity of the Atlas-Campaspe Mineral Sands Project:

Motorists are advised to use extreme caution if using this road as heavy earthmoving machinery is in operation.

The Hatfield-The Vale Road between Magenta Station and the Balranald-Ivanhoe Road is Currently CLOSED for ALL Traffic.

Roads Condition Report