Sydney has been hit by its heaviest rain in 30 years, bringing flooding and travel chaos and forcing thousands from their homes.
The state weather agency said 391.6mm of rain had fallen in the past four days, warning of potentially life-threatening flash floods.
Emergency services advised people in Sydney to stay at home on Monday because of disruption to transport.
Tens of thousands of people have also been left without power.
Amid the chaos, there is also relief that the rains have extinguished many of the bushfires which have torn through New South Wales in recent months.
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