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

Wear Orange Wednesday

On WOW Day, Wednesday 23 May 2018, wear orange and take the time to say thanks to the SES volunteers who give so much.

Pencil WOW Day into your online content calendar and download the WOW Day social media web tiles and post to your platform.

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.

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

7/26-54 River St, BALLINA NSW 2478
NRMA WOW Week Display

NRMA WOW Week Display

Monday

21/05/18 14:00 to 25/05/18 16:00

This is your chance to take a selfie and post to say "Thanks SES" while visiting the SES WOW Week Display at the NRMA Branch in Ballina. Your local SES volunteers from the Ballina Unit will be there in our bright orange uniforms. On display are mannequins dressed in SES Uniforms, lots of useful hand-outs to help you and your family better...

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!

Goulburn
WOW Day - Goulburn

WOW Day - Goulburn

Wednesday

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

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.

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

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 8:50 to 23/05/18 12:00

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

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.

111 Kerr St Ballina NSW
WOW day at Hungry Jacks Ballina

WOW day at Hungry Jacks Ballina

Wednesday

23/05/18 9:00 to 23/05/18 13:00

Make sure you grab a burger and visit the SES WOW day display at Hungry Jacks Ballina. NSW SES volunteers in bright orange uniforms will be there in the car park with one of our rescue vehicles, all from your local Ballina Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as...

Shoalhaven City Council, Bridge Road Nowra
WOW Shoalahven City Council Display

WOW Shoalahven City Council Display

Wednesday

23/05/18 9:16 to 23/05/18 17:16

Make sure you visit the SES Display at the Shoalhaven City Council Admin building Each year the Shoalhaven City Council show their support to the NSW SES Volunteers by setting up a display in their front foyer and the staff all wear orange

The Hive, Erina Fair Shopping Centre
Gosford unit WOW Day

Gosford unit WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 10:00 to 23/05/18 14:00

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

Condamine St & Balgowlah Road, Balgowlah NSW 2093 (Bunnings Warehouse)
WOW Day - Manly SES @ Bunnings

WOW Day - Manly SES @ Bunnings

Wednesday

23/05/18 10:00 to 23/05/18 15:00

Wednesday 23 May is WOW Day (Ware Orange Wednesday). Make sure you visit the Manly SES team at your local Bunnings warehouse. 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 are interested in joining the SES as an active volunteer, this is your...

Dapto Mall Cnr Princes Hwy & Moombara Street Dapto
WOW Day

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 10:30 to 23/05/18 14:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Coniston Unit. Come down to Dapto Mall and say Thankyou for your wonderful local volunteers. We'll have hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

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.

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
Little Bay Pharmacy hosting Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea

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.

Bermagui Woolworths Carpark
BBQ at Bermagui Woolworths

BBQ at Bermagui Woolworths

Friday

25/05/18 11:00

Bermagui SES is having a BBQ outside Bermagui Woolworths to meet members of the local community. SES Volunteers will be offering free sausages to the members of the community in exchange for their time to listen to information re flood and storm safety as well as recruitment opportunities.

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.

Casino
Beef week Parade

Beef week Parade

Saturday

26/05/18 12:54

Come along to Casino Beef Week Parade and meet Casino SES Members. Paddy platypus our mascot will be at the parade to meet the kids while mums and dads can talk to us about preparing for floods and storms.

Prince Henry Hospital Museum Little Bay
Cub Scouts Day Out 2018

Cub Scouts Day Out 2018

Sunday

27/05/18 9:00 to 27/05/18 16:00

The South Metropolitan Region Cub Scouts have organised our annual Cub Day Out at the Prince Henry Hospital Museum in Little Bay around the theme of ?Emergencies?. SES will be available during the event to provide a display, activities to the cubs as well as members of the public. Who: Cub Scouts from groups within South Metropolitan. Based on...

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.

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

02/06/18 11:00 to 02/06/18 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.

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...

Northcliffe Drive, Warrawong
Storm Education - Bunnings Warehouse

Storm Education - Bunnings Warehouse

Saturday

16/06/18 10:00 to 16/06/18 14:36

The Coniston NSW SES Unit will be at the Bunnings Warehouse Warrawong . Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and how to prepare and protect your home during storm season.

Wooli sports ground
Wooli Market Day

Wooli Market Day

Saturday

14/07/18 8:00 to 15/07/18 16:00

Wooli-Yuraygir

Broken Hill Memorial Oval
Sivercity Show Broken Hill

Sivercity Show Broken Hill

Thursday

13/09/18 16:00 to 15/09/18 22:00

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

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.

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.

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.

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