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.
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 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.
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.
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
Wind, Snow and Cool Temperatures Southeast NSW
15/06/2018 09:59:29 AM
Winds may reach gale force with damaging gusts during Friday and Saturday, particularly about the southern half of the ranges, and the Illawarra and South Coast locations.
Remember To Be Safe As The Cold Winter Weather Settles In
13/06/2018 04:05:51 PM
With temperatures as low as -4 degrees this week in some areas of the state, Minister for Police and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant has today joined with leaders across emergency management to call on the community to do their bit to stay safe this winter.
Congratulations Mr Gordon Ryrie HILL AFSM
11/06/2018 07:02:00 AM
Cobar SES Unit volunteer Mr Gordon Hill has today received an Emergency Services Medal in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List.
Rotary Emergency Service Community Awards 2018
08/06/2018 03:06:37 PM
On Friday 1st June, five of our finest members stepped up for the annual NSW & ACT Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards.
NSW SES Commissioner Mark Smethurst and Deputy Commissioner Fatima Abbas attended the ceremony at Bankstown Sports Club, with dignitaries including His Excellency Governor David Hurley and Emergency Services...
Unanderra Scouts VIsit
03/07/18 18:30 to 03/07/18 20:30
Coniston Unit is holding an presentation for the Unanderra Scouts to learn about what the SES to for the local community.
Yetman Public School Community Event
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Yetman 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.
Wooli Market Day
14/07/18 8:00 to 14/07/18 16:00
Meet Wooli-Yuraygir Unit volunteers at the Wooli sports ground.
05/08/18 8:00 to 05/08/18 16:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from
Sivercity Show Broken Hill
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.
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.
20/09/18 8:00 to 20/09/18 17:00
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.
Woman Alive Festival
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.
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.