Wear Orange Wednesday

On #WOWDay Wear Orange to Thank SES Volunteers. Get involved #thankyouSES

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.

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

Download the Emergency+ app

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

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.

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.

Create an Emergency Plan Now

One of the most important things you can do now is to plan for future emergencies.

Remember, it is important to protect your family from storms and minimise damage to your property.  By planning, you and your household or business know what to do before, during and after storms.

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.

8 Simple things you can do NOW to prepare for a storm

There are eight simple things that you can do now to prepare your home and help reduce the potential damage caused by severe storms.

For emergency help in floods, storms and tsunami, call the NSW SES on 132 500.

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.

We don’t want to steal your thunder NSW but…

Natural weather disasters can happen at any time and storm safety is everyone's responsibility.

So grab your thunder-buddy and learn how you can get ready for storms at any time.

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.

 

RECOVERY

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.

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

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.

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. Find my distributor

 

NSW Council Links

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

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.

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.

Red Cross is committed to supporting people on their disaster journey. We talk with people in emergency-affected communities to identify gaps in support and our volunteers work with communities in the days, months and sometimes years after an emergency.

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...

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Upcoming community events

Macquarie Road Springwood
Springwood Foundation Day

Springwood Foundation Day

Saturday

28/04/18 8:00 to 28/04/18 16:00

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.

Tumut
Festival of the Falling Leaf

Festival of the Falling Leaf

Saturday

28/04/18 8:00 to 28/04/18 23:00

The Tumut NSW SES Unit will be at the Tumut Festival of the Falling Leaf come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display. Enjoy the Street Parade, Gala Day and Night Fireworks

Orange Show Ground, Leeds Parade, Orange
Orange Show

Orange Show

Saturday

28/04/18 9:00 to 29/04/18 16:00

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

Tom Strong Reserve, Warilla
Get Ready "Flooding Near Me" pop-up BBQ meeting - Warilla

Get Ready "Flooding Near Me" pop-up BBQ meeting - Warilla

Saturday

28/04/18 11:00 to 28/04/18 13:00

Shellharbour City Unit are holding a community BBQ meeting to meet the residents of Warilla to discuss local flood impacts and what actions the local community takes when flooding does occur.

Yetman
Toughen Up Challenge

Toughen Up Challenge

Sunday

29/04/18 9:00 to 29/04/18 16:00

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Level One Auditorium of Ballina RSL Club
Ballina Country Music Club Fundraising Day Ballina SES

Ballina Country Music Club Fundraising Day Ballina SES

Sunday

29/04/18 9:15 to 29/04/20 17:00

All the Community is invited this weekend to the Ballina Country Music Club. Music All Day Fundraiser for Ballina SES, the show will have Talented solo artists, with line dancing and four country music bands alternating between each event. Raffles and lucky door prizes are up for grabs. SES volunteers will be in attendance as...

Toronto Avenue Dapto
Scouts Visit

Scouts Visit

Tuesday

01/05/18 18:30 to 01/05/18 20:00

Coniston Unit will be attending Dapto Scouts holding an education night with information on floods and storm.

Broken Hill Regional Events Centre Race Course Road
Broken HIll Agfair (NSW SES Unit Display)

Broken HIll Agfair (NSW SES Unit Display)

Friday

04/05/18 8:00 to 05/05/18 18:00

Come along and discuss with our unit Volunteers the many opportunities and valve of our service 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.

Tocal Agricultural College
TOCAL FIELD DAYS

TOCAL FIELD DAYS

Friday

04/05/18 9:00 to 06/05/18 17:00

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

Collector Village
Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

Saturday

05/05/18 8:00 to 06/05/18 17:00

Come and join in the fun at the Annual Pumpkin Festival

Lapstone Public School
Lapstone Fireworks Display

Lapstone Fireworks Display

Saturday

05/05/18 17:09 to 05/05/18 20:30

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Lapstone Primary School for their Fireworks Night. Come meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters .

Ballina Amphitheatre Missingham Bridge
Our Kids Dayout

Our Kids Dayout

Sunday

06/05/18 8:00 to 06/05/18 14:00

The Ballina NSW SES Unit will be at the Our Kids Day Out, come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display, plus live entertainment for the children throughout the day.

Ku-ring-gai Council Festival on the Green

Ku-ring-gai Council Festival on the Green

Sunday

06/05/18 9:00

St Ives Village Green, Memorial Avenue St Ives
Festival on the Green in St Ives

Festival on the Green in St Ives

Sunday

06/05/18 10:00 to 06/05/18 16:00

Festival on the Green this year will be themed HeroFest with attendees invited to bring our their inner hero. Superheroes will be roaming the park fighting crime and protecting the public throughout the day with appearances from some fan favourites as well Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles performing a live show on the main stage! Young...

crookwell
Potato Festival

Potato Festival

Friday

11/05/18 10:46 to 14/05/18 10:46

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

Armidale City Public School
Armidale City Public School Fete

Armidale City Public School Fete

Saturday

12/05/18 8:00 to 12/05/18 13:34

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

Danebank Autumn Fair

Danebank Autumn Fair

Saturday

12/05/18 19:53

Campsie Food Festival

Campsie Food Festival

Saturday

12/05/18 19:58

Urunga Foreshores
Urunga Markets

Urunga Markets

Sunday

13/05/18 7:00 to 13/05/18 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.

Grafton Shopping World
WOW day

WOW day

Saturday

19/05/18 8:00 to 19/05/18 17:00

Wee Jasper
Wee Jasper Fireworks

Wee Jasper Fireworks

Saturday

19/05/18 11:00 to 19/05/18 21:00

Wee Jasper
Wee Jasper Fireworks

Wee Jasper Fireworks

Saturday

19/05/18 23:00

Evans Head Beef and Reef Street Parade
Beeef and Reef Parade Evans Head

Beeef and Reef Parade Evans Head

Sunday

20/05/18 13:00 to 20/05/18 15:00

SES Port Macquarie Unit headquarters 9 Central Road, PMQ
Port Macquarie Get Ready Girls Program

Port Macquarie Get Ready Girls Program

Monday

21/05/18 18:30 to 21/05/18 20:30

NSW SES Port Macquarie Unit is hosting a workshop for women on how to prepare for and deal with emergencies All 40 places in the workshop have been booked out. For more information visit the NSW SES Port Macquarie Unit Facebook page.

Warilla Grove
WOW Day at Warilla Grove

WOW Day at Warilla Grove

Wednesday

23/05/18 8:00 to 23/05/18 17:00

Come on down to Warilla Grove outside Woolworths and say hi and a thank you to your local SES volunteers from Shellharbour City unit for Wear Orange Wednesday on May 23rd!

State-wide
WOW Day

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 9:00 to 20/06/18 21:30

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and NRMA Insurance will be painting New South Wales orange with a range of WOW Day activities to show their support of NSW SES volunteers.

North Sydney Plaza
WOW Day

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 12:00 to 23/05/18 16:30

North Sydney volunteers will be manning a stand to promote the work of the SES for WOW Day 2018. We will have some useful stormsafe tips to share and fun activities for the community to engage with. We will be joined by our wonderful ambassador, Paddy the Platypus.

NRMA office, Cnr of Deering St and Princes Highway, Ulladulla
WOW Day

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 18:50

Make sure you visit the SES Display at the Ulladulla NRMA office to celebrate WOW day and say thank you to our volunteers.

Yass township
WOW Day Yass

WOW Day Yass

Wednesday

23/05/18 23:00

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.

Little Bay
TBC - Little Bay Pharmacy hosting Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea

TBC - Little Bay Pharmacy hosting Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea

Thursday

24/05/18 9:30 to 24/05/18 13:30

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

Warrick Lane, Blacktown
Blacktown City Parade

Blacktown City Parade

Saturday

26/05/18 8:00 to 26/05/18 12:00

Blacktown City Parade

Mt Victoria Historic Railway Station
The Great Train Weekend

The Great Train Weekend

Saturday

26/05/18 10:00 to 26/05/18 15:00

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 especially snow in the Blue Mountains.

Mt Victoria Historic Railway Station
Great Train Weekend

Great Train Weekend

Sunday

27/05/18 10:00 to 27/05/18 15:00

Come and see the volunteers of the Blue Mountains Unit will be at the Great Train Weekend. We will have information on how to be ready for the winter season in the Blue Mountains.

Todd Park, Cummins St, Unanderra
Community BBQ

Community BBQ

Sunday

10/06/18 11:00 to 10/06/18 13:00

Have you or your family been affected by flood water? Would you like to know more about how you can prepare? How can the Wollongong SES unit help you during a natural disaster? The Wollongong City unit will be hosting a Community BBQ to meet the residents of Wollongong. Our friendly members will be there to assist local residents with preparation...

Inala, Castle Hill Rd, Cherrybrook
Inala Fair

Inala Fair

Sunday

16/09/18 9:00 to 16/09/18 15:00

The Hornsby NSW SES Unit will be at the Inala Fair again this year. Come and speak to our volunteers about storm safety and hop in the flood boat.

Yass High School
NAIDOC

NAIDOC

Thursday

20/09/18 8:00 to 20/09/18 17:00

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.

Grafton Main Street
Grafton Float Procession

Grafton Float Procession

Sunday

04/11/18 15:00 to 04/11/18 18:00

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the Grafton Jacaranda Float Procession. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our float display.

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.

43 Illowra Crescent, Primbee
Commuity Engagement

Commuity Engagement

Friday

16/11/18 17:00 to 16/11/18 19:11

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

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