Community Action Teams

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

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.

Unit Volunteers

The NSW SES values people who can offer different skills and experiences to meet a wide range of community needs.

My Community Project Grants

Got a great idea to make your community an even better place to call home?

Wear Orange Wednesday

Pencil WOW day into your calendar for Wednesday 22 May 2019, wear orange and thank SES.

Protect what you love

Think about the things you #love the most, and decide on what #3things you will take in an evacuation?

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

Do you have an idea to improve your community?

Now is the time to start thinking of projects to benefit your local area – so get your thinking cap on!

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.

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, 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.

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

Lismore Workers Club
Get Ready Lismore CBD Meeting

Get Ready Lismore CBD Meeting

Tuesday

28/05/19 18:00 to 28/05/19 20:30

Lismore SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the business owners and residents of Lismore CBD to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

South Lismore Bowls Club
Get Ready Nth Lismore Meeting

Get Ready Nth Lismore Meeting

Wednesday

29/05/19 18:00

Lismore SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of North Lismore to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

South Lismore Bowling Club
Get Ready North Lismore Meeting

Get Ready North Lismore Meeting

Wednesday

29/05/19 18:00 to 29/05/19 20:30

Lismore SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of North Lismore to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

South Lismore Bowls Club
Get Ready South Lismore Meeting

Get Ready South Lismore Meeting

Thursday

30/05/19 18:00 to 30/05/19 20:30

Lismore SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of South Lismore to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Brushgrove
Emergency service expo

Emergency service expo

Sunday

02/06/19 10:00 to 02/06/19 13:00

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.

Murwillumbah Ex Services Club
Get Ready Murwillumbah Meeting

Get Ready Murwillumbah Meeting

Tuesday

04/06/19 18:00 to 04/06/19 20:30

Murwillumbah SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the businesses and residents of Murwillumbah to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Cudgen Leagues Club
Get Ready Chinderah and Kingscliff Meeting

Get Ready Chinderah and Kingscliff Meeting

Wednesday

05/06/19 18:00

Tweed Heads and Tweed Coast Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Chinderah and Kingscliff and surrounds to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Cudgen Leagues Club
Get Ready Chinderah and Kingscliff Meeting

Get Ready Chinderah and Kingscliff Meeting

Wednesday

05/06/19 18:00 to 05/06/19 20:30

Tweed Coast Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Chinderah, Kingscliff and surrounding areas to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Mullumbimby Civic Hall
Get Ready Mullumbimby Meeting

Get Ready Mullumbimby Meeting

Tuesday

11/06/19 18:00 to 11/06/19 20:30

Mullumbimby SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of mullumbimby to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

South Golden Beach Hall
Get Ready Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach Meeting

Get Ready Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach Meeting

Sunday

16/06/19 18:00 to 16/06/19 20:30

Mullumbimby SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Cavanbah Room, Byron Community Centre, Byron Bay
Get Ready byron BayMeeting

Get Ready byron BayMeeting

Tuesday

18/06/19 18:00 to 18/06/19 20:30

Mullumbimby SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the businesses and residents of Byron Bay to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Katoomba
Winter Magic Festival

Winter Magic Festival

Saturday

22/06/19 10:00 to 22/06/19 17:00

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Winter Magic Festival. Come and meet and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters .

Tucabia Shop
Tucabia Shop

Tucabia Shop

Monday

29/07/19 10:00 to 29/07/19 14:00

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.

Ulmarra Unit
Fathers Day

Fathers Day

Sunday

01/09/19 0:00 to 01/09/19 23:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Ulmarra Unit
Grand Final Football

Grand Final Football

Saturday

14/09/19 0:00 to 14/09/19 23:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Brushgrove Hotel
Brushgrove Markets

Brushgrove Markets

Sunday

15/09/19 8:00 to 15/09/19 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.

Ulmarra RFS
SES/RFS Open Day Ulmarra

SES/RFS Open Day Ulmarra

Thursday

19/09/19 10:00 to 19/09/19 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers and RFS Members 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.

Princes Highway, Dapto
Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Saturday

28/09/19 7:00 to 28/09/19 16:54

The NSW SES Dapto 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.

Picton Showground
PICTON SHOW

PICTON SHOW

Saturday

12/10/19 7:00 to 13/10/19 17:00

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

Cooma Show Ground
Cooma Motorfest

Cooma Motorfest

Saturday

02/11/19 7:00 to 02/11/19 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.

Ulmarra Unit
Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day

Monday

04/11/19 23:00 to 05/11/19 22:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Ulmarra Memorial Park
Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Monday

11/11/19 10:00 to 11/11/19 11:00

Come respect the fallen soldiers with the community of Ulmarra and Ulmarra SES.

Cooma McDonalds
McHappy Day

McHappy Day

Saturday

16/11/19 11:00 to 16/11/19 14:00

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.

Ulmarra Park
Ulmarra Santa Run

Ulmarra Santa Run

Saturday

07/12/19 9:00 to 07/12/19 13:00

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the Ulmarra Park. Come and meet Paddy Platypus, Santa and our friendly volunteers.

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