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The NSW SES has a new dedicated FloodSafe website for everything you need to know about flood safety, click the link to visit this website at www.floodsafe.com.au

If you live close to a river or water course or even in a low-lying area, you may be at risk from floods even if you have not experienced flooding.

Flooding in Lismore  Rural property flooding  Flash flooding

Photos left to right: Lismore, Clarence Valley and Waterfall Way

Floods can be extremely dangerous and cause an average of $172.3 million worth of damage in NSW annually (Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics, 2008). Original data comes from Emergency Management Australia www.ema.gov.au

It is important to be aware of and prepared for floods where you live, where you have property or animals and where you work.

Chittaway Point 2007

Photo: Chittaway Point, 2007

The below links provide valuable FloodSafe information and resources:


The following pages provide advice for people on what to do to prepare for, how to respond to and how to recover from floods:



Community Engagement


Look out for the SES at a local event near you and ask the volunteers about the NSW SES FloodSafe program




Flood Planning

The NSW State Flood Plan outlines arrangements for responding to floods in NSW.

Local Flood Plans (LFP) are also developed for catchment areas. LFPs may be found in libraries and by contacting your Local Council.

Visit the Flood Planning pages on this site for more information. In this area you can view current endorsed LFPs as well as view current plans for public comment .



Never drive, ride, walk or play in floodwater

Never enter floodwater


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