Kombu Floodcam: Flooding is a fact of life in Bellingen – and one of the key bits of information many of us in town need to know is if the main bridge through town is open. The livestream below comes from a camera provided by and located at Kombu Wholefoods, with additional running costs kindly sponsored by local IT business Snapfrozen. The timelapse updates from 45 minutes before sunrise until 45 minutes after sunset and can be used to check if the river is going up or down. If you spot any problems please let us know.

Bellingen Council / Bellingen SES Floodcams: Bellingen Shire Council, in collaboration with Bellingen SES,  have also installed a number of floodcams at key bridges across the valleys that update every 30 minutes. They want the images viewed as widely as possible and have given us permission to share them. You’ll find them further down the page. We have also generated timelapses from those images and you can view them below the static images.

The timelapse below should start automatically – if it doesn’t click the image:

Many thanks to Bellingen Council and Bellingen SES for taking the initiative and installing four flood cams across our Shire, and for allowing us to share the images. You can see the latest images below – check the time stamp and refresh the page if old:

Timelapses for the same images. Click the images to watch the animation:

Local rivers – even as far as Lavenders Bridge – are impacted by the tides at Urunga. The chart below shows the tide times for Urunga. Click on the arrow on the right hand side for high and low tide times. Tidal impacts are delayed into Bellingen (by a couple of hours) and are significantly less than the impact of rainfall, but can be useful at flood times. Thanks Idris for the suggestion 🙂

Please note the important disclaimer regarding the images above:

The images on this page are provided from an automated system. There is no validation of this information. It is the responsibility of the internet user to make their own decision about the currency, accuracy and completeness of the information on this web page and the images. Bellingen Shire Council accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage incurred as a result of this information or its use in any way.

Many thanks also to Nick Jenkins and his team at Valley Tree Services for keeping the tree branches trimmed. They do this as a community service – please consider supporting them with your custom.

Can’t see the live images above? Wait a few seconds and they should appear. There is also a weather station located @ Kombu. You can check out all the live information – including rain rate, total rainfall and more on the Bellingen Weather website. Discussion, forecasts and more can be found on the Bellingen Weather News page.