When to call

Call the NSW SES on 132 500 if you have experienced damage from storms, wind, hail or a fallen tree and if a tree branch is threatening your property or a person’s safety.

Do you live near the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley River System?

The risk of flood is real in your area. Learn more

The Northern Rivers has flooded before. It will flood again!

Find out more about your local flood risk and actions you can take to prepare.

Storms can happen anytime

Preparing your home for storms and floods is essential, learn more.

Behind the frontline is the first line

There are no small roles on this vital team. Everyone counts in the NSW SES. Volunteer today

PLAN AND PREPARE

🌐In your language

Click here for flood, storm, and tsunami resources in your language.

Know Your Risk

If you live close to a creek, river, major storm water drain or in a low‐lying area, you may be at risk from floods.

What's your plan?

Flood Awareness NSW

Find out your local flood risk here and what you can do to prepare.

What's your flood risk in the Hawkesbury-Nepean floodplain?

Find out how floods have affected your area and learn what you can do to prepare.

Planning for animals in emergencies

Emergencies can happen suddenly and planning ahead for your pets and animals will keep everyone safe.

How you might be warned about a storm

Severe Weather Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are issued by the Bureau of Meteorology to alert communities to the threat of severe weather.

Learn more about tornadoes

It is important to be aware of the conditions that can cause tornadoes and know what to do to prepare, respond and recover.

Before a flood

There are 8 simple things you can do before a flood, If you live, work or visit a flood‐prone area there are 8 tips you can do NOW to prepare for floods.

Learn from our historic events with Story Maps

The NSW State Emergency Service utilises interactive mapping tools such as Story Maps to effectively retell historic jurisdictional events as well as communicate Flood, Storm and Tsunami risk.

Be aware of tsunami

Know what kind of official Tsunami Products there are:

  • Tsunami Watch
  • Tsunami Warnings
  • No Threat and Tsunami Cancellations

DURING BAD WEATHER

When to call

Click here to find out when and how to call NSW SES.

 

Get your emergency kit together

When a severe storm impacts your area, you may need to relocate quickly. Having an emergency kit allows you to grab and go.

Check road closures here

Live updates, traveler information and personalised alerts for NSW roads..

Electricity Safety Tips

If your power or gas goes out or there's a fault or emergency, your distributor is usually the best place to start.

What you can do during a storm

During a storm, there are simple things you can do to help protect your family...

What you can do during a flood

When a Flood Warning is issued, there are a few things you can do to protect your family and property...

Download the Emergency+ app

In an emergency, time and location accuracy are critical. Equip yourself with a powerful tool that will help you call Triple Zero (000) quickly, and allow you to accurately communicate your location to emergency call-takers.

Learn more about your local risk

NSW SES provides local plans, resources and community advice based on your location.

RECOVERY

Recovery Centres

Dedicated community recovery centres provide face-to-face support for NSW residents affected by natural disasters.

Next steps toward recovery

In NSW, recovery following a disaster is managed by a range of organisations. The NSW SES has produced a recovery guide to help you take the next steps towards recovery from floods, storms and tsunami.

 

Returning to your property after a flood

There are little things you can do to manage some of the risks that remain when you return to an affected property following a flood.

Cleaning up after a flood

This page contains some useful tips and practical information to help households start the clean up after wind and water damage.

Simple things you can do after a storm

  • Keep listening to your local radio station for information, updates and advice
  • Check your house or property for damage...

Electricity and Gas Outages

If there’s an outage, your distributor can normally provide you with info on when power or gas should be back up and running.

 

Disaster Relief and Support

If you have been impacted by a natural disaster, you may be eligible for Disaster relief assistance and support from the NSW Government.

Need to make a claim?

Heavy rain, high winds and hail can cause major damage to your home, but it's damage that can often be prevented. Maintaining your property is your first line of defence.

NSW Council Links

Click here to view a list of all NSW councils websites for local council information.

Recover with Red Cross

Dealing with an emergency can be stressful and exhausting. Recovering from a disaster is a complex process that may take months, even years to overcome.

News

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Upcoming community events

Warringah Pittwater SES, 3 Thompson Drive, Terrey Hills
Women Helping Women Workshop

Women Helping Women Workshop

Sunday

30/06/24 14:00 to 30/06/24 16:00

An event for women, run by women, to learn skills to protect their homes and loved ones during a severe weather event. Learn how to safely manage a ladder, how to manage storm water around the home and hot tips when things are going wrong followed by a fabulous afternoon tea.

Warringah Pittwater SES, 3 Thompson Drive, Terrey Hills
Women Helping Women Workshop

Women Helping Women Workshop

Sunday

30/06/24 14:00 to 30/06/24 16:00

An event for women, run by women, to learn skills to protect their homes and loved ones during a severe weather event. Learn how to safely manage a ladder, how to manage storm water around the home and hot tips when things are going wrong followed by a fabulous afternoon tea.

Dapto Unit, 1 Drummond St Coniston
Dapto Unit Information Night

Dapto Unit Information Night

Monday

08/07/24 19:30 to 08/07/24 21:30

The Dapto Unit will be holding an Information Night for prospective members to come along to understand what is means to be a NSW SES volunteer, what we do and the level of commitment required

Dapto Unit, 1 Drummond St Coniston
Dapto Unit Information Night

Dapto Unit Information Night

Monday

08/07/24 19:30 to 08/07/24 21:30

The Dapto Unit will be holding an Information Night for prospective members to come along to understand what is means to be a NSW SES volunteer, what we do and the level of commitment required

Koonawarra Community Centre, 36 Fowlers Rd Koonawarra
Naidoc Family Fun Day

Naidoc Family Fun Day

Thursday

11/07/24 10:00 to 11/07/24 14:00

As part of Naidoc Week join the celebration at the Koonawarra Community Centre, There will be reptile displays, stalls, performances, live music and cultural workshops

Armada Shopping Centre,Bathurst
Shopping Centre Information display

Shopping Centre Information display

Saturday

13/07/24 10:00 to 13/07/24 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Bathurst Unit. We'll have hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods. And information on what we do within the Bathurst community and how you can help out.

Armada Shopping Centre,Bathurst
Shopping Centre Information display

Shopping Centre Information display

Saturday

13/07/24 10:00 to 13/07/24 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Bathurst Unit. We'll have hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods. And information on what we do within the Bathurst community and how you can help out.

Spring Ridge
Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Saturday

03/08/24 15:00 to 03/08/24 23:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull. Come down and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and learn more about what we do.

Spring Ridge
Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Saturday

03/08/24 15:00 to 03/08/24 23:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull. Come down and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and learn more about what we do.

Cathy Freeman Park
Deaf Festival

Deaf Festival

Saturday

24/08/24 10:00 to 24/08/24 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers and our Auslan Liaison Team. There will be activities, hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Cathy Freeman Park
Deaf Festival

Deaf Festival

Saturday

24/08/24 10:00 to 24/08/24 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers and our Auslan Liaison Team. There will be activities, hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Cronulla Golf Club, Cnr Hume and Elouera Roads, Cronulla
Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

Monday

26/08/24 0:00 to 26/08/24 10:00

Are you a member of Burraneer PROBUS? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms. This presentation will allow members to increase their knowledge about floods and storms in their area and interact with SES around the content.

Cronulla Golf Club, Cnr Hume and Elouera Roads, Cronulla
Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

Monday

26/08/24 0:00 to 26/08/24 10:00

Are you a member of Burraneer PROBUS? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms. This presentation will allow members to increase their knowledge about floods and storms in their area and interact with SES around the content.

Tambar Springs Hall and surrounds Tambar Springs NSW
Rescue Me Gala

Rescue Me Gala

Saturday

07/09/24 3:00 to 07/09/24 10:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Rescue Me Gala. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters. Participate in the different activities. There will be activities for both adults and children, something for all age groups.

Tambar Springs Hall and surrounds Tambar Springs NSW
Rescue Me Gala

Rescue Me Gala

Saturday

07/09/24 3:00 to 07/09/24 10:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Rescue Me Gala. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters. Participate in the different activities. There will be activities for both adults and children, something for all age groups.

Victoria Ave Chatswood
Chatswood Spring Fair

Chatswood Spring Fair

Saturday

07/09/24 9:00 to 07/09/24 18:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Willoughby - Lane Cove Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods. We will have activities especially for the young children, and Paddy will take part in our parade, which will...

Kendall Show Grounds
Camden Haven Show

Camden Haven Show

Saturday

19/10/24 7:00 to 20/10/24 18:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Camden Haven Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Kendall Show Grounds
Camden Haven Show

Camden Haven Show

Saturday

19/10/24 7:00 to 20/10/24 18:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Camden Haven Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Corrigans Beach Reserve Beach Road Batehaven
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

21/10/24 17:30 to 21/10/24 19:00

The NSW SES Unit will be at the < Playdates with Emergency Services at Corrigans Beach Reserve Batehaven> Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Corrigans Beach Reserve Beach Road Batehaven
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

21/10/24 17:30 to 21/10/24 19:00

The NSW SES Unit will be at the < Playdates with Emergency Services at Corrigans Beach Reserve Batehaven> Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Quota Park 19 Riverside Drive Narooma
Playdates with  Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Thursday

24/10/24 17:30 to 24/10/24 19:00

The NSW SES Unit will be at the Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Quota Park 19 Riverside Drive Narooma
Playdates with  Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Thursday

24/10/24 17:30 to 24/10/24 19:00

The NSW SES Unit will be at the Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Riverside Park ,Ford Street ,Moruya
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

28/10/24 17:30 to 28/10/24 19:00

The NSW SES Unit will be at the Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Riverside Park ,Ford Street ,Moruya
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

28/10/24 17:30 to 28/10/24 19:00

The NSW SES Unit will be at the Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Bunnings Kirrawee, 127 Bath Rd, Kirrawee
Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Thursday

05/12/24 0:00 to 05/12/24 17:19

The Heathcote NSW SES Unit will be at Bunnings Kirrawee's Christmas Community Event. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display. We will have a kids activity corner too.

Bunnings Kirrawee, 127 Bath Rd, Kirrawee
Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Thursday

05/12/24 0:00 to 05/12/24 17:19

The Heathcote NSW SES Unit will be at Bunnings Kirrawee's Christmas Community Event. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display. We will have a kids activity corner too.

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