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.

Unit Volunteers

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

Get Ready for 2019

Use the holiday period to make the necessary preparations in order to protect your family from storm and flood emergencies.

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

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.

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.

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 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

Marulan
Australia Day - Marulan

Australia Day - Marulan

Friday

25/01/19 13:53 to 28/01/19 13:53

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

Mollymook Beach
Australia Day Celebrations

Australia Day Celebrations

Saturday

26/01/19 8:00 to 26/01/19 15:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulladulla Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as Storms, Floods and Tsunamis.

Springwood Public School
Springwood Australia Day

Springwood Australia Day

Saturday

26/01/19 10:00 to 26/01/19 16:00

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Springwood Australia Day Celebration. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our floodboat and response vehicles.

Wentworth Falls Lake
Wentworth Falls Australia Day

Wentworth Falls Australia Day

Saturday

26/01/19 10:00 to 26/01/19 15:00

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Australia Day activites at Wentworth Falls Lake. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Bungendore Showgrounds
Bungendore Show

Bungendore Show

Sunday

27/01/19 13:01

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

Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown (walking distance from Bankstown Train Station)
Young Humanitarians Conference.

Young Humanitarians Conference.

Tuesday

26/02/19 15:32 to 27/02/19 15:32

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