Community Action Teams

Be part of a community group to utilise your skills or local knowledge.

Clean your gutters, downpipes and drains

It is important to keep your gutters and downpipes clear as blockages can cause the water to overflow under the eaves into the roof cavity.

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.

Recipe for Disaster

Clean your gutters, downpipes and drains regularly to prevent blockages. Blocked gutters means rainwater runs down the walls and can pool on your roof.

Volunteer with NSW SES

Flexible volunteering opportunities so you can help your community.

Northern Rivers Get Ready Together

NSW SES working with Northern Rivers to prepare the community.

Current NSW SES community advice

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To view all current NSW flood and weather warnings visit the Bureau of Meteorology website
Community advice in your area Storm, flood, and tsunami advice for your area

PLAN AND PREPARE

Northern Rivers Get Ready Together

Your local SES would like to partner with you to help you to develop your own Emergency Plan so you are better prepared for the next event.

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.

Become familiar with storm types in NSW

Here are some common storm types that we experience in NSW.

Pets and Animals

Information on caring for your pets and animals - before, during and after a storm.

Make sure you look after your pets and include them in your emergency plans.

NSW, do you know your tsunami evacuation area?

While the likelihood of a land-threat tsunami on the east coast of Australia is low, this maps show the areas where residents and workers would have to move to higher ground in the event of a land-threat tsunami.

Download the Emergency+ app

The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia's emergency services and their Government and industry partners.

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.

Get Your Emergency Kit Together

When a severe storm impacts your area, you may need to relocate until the area can be deemed safe. Having an emergency Kit ready will allow to to move to safety knowing you have everything you and your family need.

NSW SES speaks your language

NSW is made up of many diverse people and cultures.

The NSW SES aims to provide information on floods, storms and tsunami in key community languages.

Here you will find our resources in various languages.

DURING BAD WEATHER

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.

Check Road Closures Here

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

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...

What you can do during a storm

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

When to call

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

 

Learn More About Your Local Risk

NSW SES provide warnings specific to local areas. Simply enter your postcode or suburb to view the location on the map along with a list of warnings here.

Find out what to do when we issue Evacuation Order, Evacuation Warnings and All Clears.

RECOVERY

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...

Recovery information for residents returning to their property after a flood

When you return to your home or business after a flood, the task of where to start can be overwhelming.

Download this recovery guide to help you get on your feet , safely and quickly.

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 Assistance

Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes

There are a number of schemes available to those in areas declared Natural Disasters, including Personal Hardship and Distress Assistance, Primary Producers, Small Business, Assistance for Council and more. 

More information on Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes

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.

Have Your Say

Building resilience is most effective when we work with our community.

To do this, NSW SES are committed to hearing from you and ask you to Have Your Say here.

 

Make a donation to NSW SES

Donations made directly to NSW SES Units are used to support the local volunteers who in turn support their local communities in times of flood, storm and other emergencies.

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Upcoming community events

Woodcroft Lake, Woodcroft Drive, Woodcroft 2767
Woodcroft Festival - Blacktown

Woodcroft Festival - Blacktown

Saturday

22/09/18 8:00 to 22/09/18 16:00

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

Wyong SES at Sport Fest Bateau Bay

Wyong SES at Sport Fest Bateau Bay

Saturday

22/09/18 8:00 to 23/09/18 16:00

Wyong SES volunteers helping at the local Sports Fest Skateboard Competition, assisting with car parking and showing a presence in our local community.

Boggabri
Boggabri Spring Fair

Boggabri Spring Fair

Saturday

22/09/18 8:00 to 22/09/18 14:45

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Boggabri 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.

Canowindra Showground
Canowindra Show

Canowindra Show

Saturday

22/09/18 10:00 to 22/09/18 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Canowindra 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.

North Court Civic Centre Otrange
RFS Information Day

RFS Information Day

Saturday

22/09/18 10:00 to 22/09/18 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Orange City 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.

Ulladulla HQ, Camden St, Ulladulla
Shoalhaven Combined Units Open Day

Shoalhaven Combined Units Open Day

Saturday

22/09/18 12:00 to 22/09/18 15:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulladulla 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.

Bong Bong Street Bowral
Tulip Time Street Parade

Tulip Time Street Parade

Saturday

22/09/18 14:00 to 22/09/18 15:30

Come see members from NSW SES Wingecarribee Unit, at the 2018 Tulip Time Parade in Bowral

Lockhart
Lockhart Show

Lockhart Show

Sunday

23/09/18 7:00 to 23/09/18 17:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from The Rock 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.

Yamba River Markets Ford Park Wolli St Yamba
Storm Safe Awarenees; Yamba River Markets

Storm Safe Awarenees; Yamba River Markets

Sunday

23/09/18 9:00 to 23/09/18 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Yamba 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.

The Entrance
Wyong SES help at Dads Day Out

Wyong SES help at Dads Day Out

Sunday

23/09/18 9:30 to 23/09/18 14:30

Wyong SES members helping the local community at Dads Day Out, and manning a truck and display to give a greater awareness to those in our community about our role.

Open Day

Open Day

Sunday

23/09/18 10:00

Golden Jubilee Field, 7 Esk Street, North Wahroonga
Open Day

Open Day

Sunday

23/09/18 10:00 to 23/09/18 14:00

You are invited to the annual Open Day being held by the Ku-ring-gai SES and the Ku-ring-gai Bush Fire Brigade on Sunday September 23 from 10:00 AM to 2.00 PM at our headquarters in North Wahroonga. This will be a fun and entertaining day for all the family and a great opportunity to "Get Ready" for the bushfire and storm events that often...

Rileys Hill Dry Dock, Dock Road, Rileys Hill, NSW, 2472. (5mins drive from Broadwater NSW)
Rileys Hill Dry Dock Open Day

Rileys Hill Dry Dock Open Day

Sunday

23/09/18 10:00 to 23/09/18 15:00

The Broadwater NSW SES Unit will be at the Rileys Hill Dry Dock Community Open Fun Day. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display. The Rileys Hill Dry Dock Heritage Reserve Trust events include Vintage Cars Bikes and HotRods display, guided walks and talks,...

Ulmarra Colestream st
Ulmarra Open Day

Ulmarra Open Day

Sunday

23/09/18 10:00 to 23/09/18 12:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra 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.

Town Farm Exeter street Camden
Camden TASTE festival

Camden TASTE festival

Sunday

23/09/18 12:00 to 23/09/18 17:00

Camden SES will be at TASTE festival (formally food, wine and music festival) again this year. Come along , enjoy the atmosphere and chat to the local volunteers about how you can prepare for the storm season ahead

NSW SES Warringah / Pittwater Unit Gate 3, Thompson Drive Terrey Hills
Recruitment Information Session

Recruitment Information Session

Tuesday

25/09/18 19:00 to 25/09/18 20:30

Interested in volunteering with the NSW State Emergency Service? The Warringah / Pittwater Unit is hosting an information session on Tuesday 25 September 2018 at the local headquarters. https://www.facebook.com/events/923471967846486

Dapto Showground, Princes Highway, Dapto
Dapto Showground

Dapto Showground

Saturday

29/09/18 9:01 to 29/09/18 16:01

The Coniston NSW SES Unit will be at the Dapto Showground. 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 be talking If its flooded, forget it.

Boorowa
Boorowa Woolfest

Boorowa Woolfest

Sunday

30/09/18 9:00 to 30/09/18 16:00

Wooli Sports Ground
Wooli Goanna Pulling Competition

Wooli Goanna Pulling Competition

Sunday

30/09/18 9:00 to 30/09/18 16:00

Wooli family fun day with the Goanna pulling championships

Albury Show Ground
Country Hope - Convoy for kids 2018

Country Hope - Convoy for kids 2018

Sunday

30/09/18 11:00 to 30/09/18 15:56

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Albury 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.

Springwood Community HUB
Planning for Animals In Emergencies

Planning for Animals In Emergencies

Saturday

06/10/18 9:30 to 06/10/18 15:00

Members of the Blue Mountains SES Unit along with other emergency organisations will be conducting a seminar on how to manage animals during emergencies.

29 Park Avenue, Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour Unit Open Day

Coffs Harbour Unit Open Day

Saturday

06/10/18 10:00 to 06/10/18 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Coffs Harbour 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.

1C Quirk Road Balgowlah, NSW 2093
Open Day Manly

Open Day Manly

Saturday

06/10/18 14:00 to 06/10/18 17:00

For the first time, this year we will be hosting a family friendly daytime event and open our unit doors on a Saturday afternoon for 2018 SES Open Day. We would like to invite you as a nearby resident to visit our unit and get to know your local State Emergency Service! Just like you today, some of our volunteers were interested in SES last year...

Pottsville Beach Markets
Pottsville Beach Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Sunday

07/10/18 5:30 to 07/10/18 12:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Tweed Coast Unit. We'll have information to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Pottsville beach markets. Tweed Coast Rd
Tweed Coast -Pottsville beach markets

Tweed Coast -Pottsville beach markets

Sunday

07/10/18 5:56

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from 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.

Harrington Waters Function Centre
HAR EXPO Business Chamber

HAR EXPO Business Chamber

Saturday

13/10/18 6:00 to 13/10/18 15:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Harrington 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.

Harden Racecourse
Harden Kite Festival

Harden Kite Festival

Saturday

13/10/18 8:00 to 13/10/18 14:00

46 Muldoon Street Taree
NSW SES Taree City Unit Open Day

NSW SES Taree City Unit Open Day

Saturday

13/10/18 9:00 to 13/10/18 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from 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.

Hazelbrook
Hazelbrook Family Fun Day

Hazelbrook Family Fun Day

Saturday

13/10/18 12:00 to 13/10/18 16:00

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Hazelbrook Fun Day at Gloria Park. Meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters.

Irrawang Primary School
Irrawang Primary School 50 Year Celebration

Irrawang Primary School 50 Year Celebration

Friday

19/10/18 7:00 to 19/10/18 13:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from 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.

Hill Top Public School
Hill Top P.S. Bounce Fair

Hill Top P.S. Bounce Fair

Friday

19/10/18 12:00 to 19/10/18 19:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Wingecarribee 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.

Murrumbateman
Murrumbateman Field Day

Murrumbateman Field Day

Saturday

20/10/18 7:00 to 21/10/18 17:00

Oatley Town Centre
Oatley Village Festival

Oatley Village Festival

Saturday

20/10/18 8:00 to 20/10/18 16:00

Assisting Lions Club with traffic as well as SES display

Hornsby Heights Public School
Hornsby Heights Public School Bushland Fair

Hornsby Heights Public School Bushland Fair

Saturday

20/10/18 9:00 to 20/10/18 15:00

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

Moss Vale Showground
Relay For Life Southern Highlands

Relay For Life Southern Highlands

Saturday

20/10/18 10:00 to 21/10/18 10:00

Come see us and visit the SES Display staffed by volunteers from Wingecarribee Unit. We'll not only be taking part in the Southern Highlands Relay for Life but will have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Bradman Oval, Bowral NSW
Triple Zero Cricket

Triple Zero Cricket

Sunday

21/10/18 7:00 to 21/10/18 15:00

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

Railway Primary School
School Display/Fete

School Display/Fete

Tuesday

23/10/18 14:00 to 23/10/18 17:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Broken Hill 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.

Lismore City SES
Bexhill public school Unit visit

Bexhill public school Unit visit

Friday

26/10/18 9:00 to 26/10/18 11:00

on the 26th of October the K-2 group of students from bexhill Public School till be ateending the Lismore City SES to learn about who we are and what we do.

The Entrance
Wyong SES assistance at ChromFest

Wyong SES assistance at ChromFest

Saturday

27/10/18 6:30 to 27/10/18 15:00

The Wyong NSW SES Unit will be at ChromeFest. Come and meet our friendly volunteers and check out the amazing show cars. We will also be assisting with the shuttle buses.

Kingscliff Beachside Market
Kingscliff Beachside Market SES stall

Kingscliff Beachside Market SES stall

Saturday

27/10/18 6:30 to 27/10/18 12:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Tweed Coast Unit. We'll have information to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

ChromeFest

ChromeFest

Saturday

27/10/18 7:00

Glenbrook Public School
Woman Alive Festival

Woman Alive Festival

Saturday

27/10/18 9:00

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

Glenbrook Public School
Zonta Women Alive

Zonta Women Alive

Saturday

27/10/18 9:00 to 27/10/18 15:00

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

The Entrance
Wyong SES ASsisting at ChromeFest

Wyong SES ASsisting at ChromeFest

Sunday

28/10/18 5:00 to 28/10/18 16:00

The Wyong NSW SES Unit will be at ChromeFest. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, and check out the amazing show cars. We will also be assisting with the shuttle buses.

Cumberland State Forest
Cumberland Forest Fair

Cumberland Forest Fair

Sunday

28/10/18 9:00 to 28/10/18 15:00

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

At the front of Bungendore IGA
Stormsafe Community Engagement at local IGA

Stormsafe Community Engagement at local IGA

Friday

02/11/18 23:00 to 03/11/18 11:45

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Bungendore 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.

Blackheath
Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

Saturday

03/11/18 9:00 to 03/11/18 15:00

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

Prince Street Grafton
Grafton Jacaranda Float Parade

Grafton Jacaranda Float Parade

Saturday

03/11/18 16:00 to 03/11/18 17:00

Make sure you visit the SES Displays by NSW SES volunteers from Clarence Valley Units. We'll have Rescue Trucks, Boats and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Narara Valley High School, Narara
Central Coast Kids Day Out, Narara

Central Coast Kids Day Out, Narara

Sunday

04/11/18 9:00 to 04/11/18 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Gosford 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.

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Lifesaving Club
Tea Gardens Hawks Nest World Tsunami Day BBQ

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest World Tsunami Day BBQ

Sunday

04/11/18 10:00 to 04/11/18 13:00

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is inviting residents from Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest and surrounding areas to a community event on Sunday 4th November to raise awareness about tsunamis.

Memorial Park, The Entrance
Wyong SES Open/Recruitment Day

Wyong SES Open/Recruitment Day

Sunday

04/11/18 17:27

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Wyong 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. If you would like to volunteer have a chat to one of our members.

Corrigans Beach, Batehaven.
Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale

Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale

Saturday

10/11/18 6:00 to 10/11/18 14:00

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

Glenbrook
Glenbrook Spring Festival

Glenbrook Spring Festival

Saturday

10/11/18 9:00 to 10/11/18 15:00

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

Memorial Park, The Entrance
Wyong SES Open/Recruitment Day

Wyong SES Open/Recruitment Day

Sunday

11/11/18 17:33

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Wyong 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. If you would like to volunteer please talk to one of our members.

43 Illowra Crescent Primbee
Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Friday

16/11/18 15:16 to 16/11/18 19:16

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

Ulladulla Civic Centre, Princes Highway, Ulladulla
Ulladulla Relay For Life

Ulladulla Relay For Life

Saturday

17/11/18 8:00 to 17/11/18 20:00

Ulladulla SES will be participating in the Relay for Life. Providing support and encouragement for the community in the battle against cancer.

Grafton Bunnings
Grafton Bunnings BBQ

Grafton Bunnings BBQ

Monday

24/12/18 8:00 to 24/12/18 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra 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.

Bungendore Showgrounds
Bungendore Show

Bungendore Show

Sunday

27/01/19 12:01

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Bungendore 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.

Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown (walking distance from Bankstown Train Station)
Young Humanitarians Conference.

Young Humanitarians Conference.

Tuesday

26/02/19 14:32 to 27/02/19 14:32

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