Elders in a First Nations community in New South Wales are highlighting the need for more appropriate accommodation as the region continues to deal with flooding.
While floods continue to threaten many of the communities along the Barwon-Darling River communities like Walgett are at threat of being cut off.
Residents in the nearby Aboriginal communities of Namoi Village and Gingie Village say there is no more emergency accommodation left in Walgett.
The Dharriwaa Elders Group says residents are unwilling to evacuate to Coonamble or Dubbo due to fear of looting.
They are calling for the Government to convert empty buildings in Walgett into accommodation and for security to be stationed in the towns so they feel safe to evacuate.
Secretary for the Elders group, Aunty Virginia Robinson says for the time being people are staying with relatives and friends but that has added to the problem of overcrowded housing.