Find out more about your local flood risk and actions you can take to prepare.
What's your plan?
Find out your local flood risk here and what you can do to prepare.
Northern NSW and Sydney river flood resources now available.
In your language
Flood and storm information in your language.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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
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.
NSW SES responds to over 20,000 requests for help during the State’s worst flooding
07/12/2022 04:45:09 PM
NSW SES has clocked over 20,000 Requests for Assistance (RFAs) since record flooding commenced across Inland New South Wales, almost three months ago.
MOULAMEIN - EDWARD RIVER EMERGENCY AREA DECLARATION
06/12/2022 05:52:33 PM
An Emergency Area declaration has been put in place for the Edward River around Moulamein township, between Woorooma Station (upstream) and Berambong State Forest (downstream).
NSW SES VOLUNTEERS CONTINUE FLOOD EFFORTS THIS INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY
05/12/2022 04:00:09 PM
NSW SES volunteers continue to assist flood impacted communities across inland NSW as extensive flooding moves to downstream locations.
CURRENT EVACUATION CENTRES
02/12/2022 04:57:49 PM
Evacuation Centres for NSW Floods.
Christmas Community Day
10/12/22 9:00 to 10/12/22 17:00
Members from NSW SES Port Stephens Unit will be in Raymond Terrace on Saturday, 10th of December for Christmas Community Day. The event will start at 10am, upon the arrival of Santa in his NSW SES sleigh. Glenelg Street & Sturgeon Streets will be closed to traffic, for the event. There will be fun for everyone at this event including: > jumping...
Ballina Riverside Christmas Carols
11/12/22 17:30 to 11/12/22 22:00
Australia Day Celebrations
26/01/23 8:30 to 26/01/23 13:30
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from
Community education and awareness
28/01/23 10:00 to 28/01/23 16:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Menai 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.
Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade
25/02/23 14:00 to 25/02/23 23:00
NSW SES PRIDE will once again reflect the diversity of the communities we come from by participating in the 2023 Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade. Our LGBTQIA+ members are extremely proud to be able to represent the NSW SES and visibly demonstrate the service's commitment to inclusive practice.
Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023
17/03/23 8:00 to 18/03/23 18:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the local Upper Hunter Units. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.