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.

Volunteer with NSW SES

Flexible volunteering opportunities so you can help your community.

Northern Rivers Get Ready Together

NSW SES working with Northern Rivers to prepare the community.

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

Lismore show ground
Lismore Show

Lismore Show

Thursday

18/10/18 8:00 to 20/10/18 16:00

Between the 18th and 20th of October we will be hosting a stand at the Lismore Show to educate the public on who we are and what we do.

Irrawang Primary School
Irrawang Primary School 50 Year Celebration

Irrawang Primary School 50 Year Celebration

Friday

19/10/18 8:00 to 19/10/18 14:00

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.

Hill Top Public School
Hill Top P.S. Bounce Fair

Hill Top P.S. Bounce Fair

Friday

19/10/18 13:00 to 19/10/18 20:00

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

The Rock Showground
The Rock Show

The Rock Show

Saturday

20/10/18 8:00 to 20/10/18 15:00

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

Oatley Town Centre
Oatley Village Festival

Oatley Village Festival

Saturday

20/10/18 9:00 to 20/10/18 17:00

Assisting Lions Club with traffic as well as SES display

Hornsby Heights Public School
Hornsby Heights Public School Bushland Fair

Hornsby Heights Public School Bushland Fair

Saturday

20/10/18 10:00 to 20/10/18 16:00

The Hornsby NSW SES Unit will be at the Hornsby Heights Public School Bushland Fair. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Moss Vale Showground
Relay For Life Southern Highlands

Relay For Life Southern Highlands

Saturday

20/10/18 11:00 to 21/10/18 11:00

Come see us and visit the SES Display staffed by volunteers from Wingecarribee Unit. We'll not only be taking part in the Southern Highlands Relay for Life but will have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Crookwell Showgrounds
Get Ready Day

Get Ready Day

Sunday

21/10/18 6:00

Unit is attending with the Rotary Club and Rural Fire Service at the Crookwell Showgrounds to promote Emergency readiness to the community.

Bradman Oval, Bowral NSW
Triple Zero Cricket

Triple Zero Cricket

Sunday

21/10/18 8:00 to 21/10/18 16:00

The NSW SES Wingecarribee Unit will be at the Triple Zero Cricket Challenge, Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Railway Primary School
School Display/Fete

School Display/Fete

Tuesday

23/10/18 15:00 to 23/10/18 18:30

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

Marrickville Unit
Sydney East Day Unit- Information Day

Sydney East Day Unit- Information Day

Wednesday

24/10/18 10:30 to 24/10/18 13:00

Do you want to help people when they need it the most? Have you got some spare time? Are you available during business hours? The NSW State Emergency Service is looking for volunteers to join the Sydney East Day Unit; a support unit in Sydney that provides both field and operations support for for other units in Sydney during the day. The...

Lismore City SES
Bexhill public school Unit visit

Bexhill public school Unit visit

Friday

26/10/18 10:00 to 26/10/18 12:00

on the 26th of October the K-2 group of students from bexhill Public School till be ateending the Lismore City SES to learn about who we are and what we do.

The Entrance
Wyong SES assistance at ChromFest

Wyong SES assistance at ChromFest

Saturday

27/10/18 7:30 to 27/10/18 16:00

The Wyong NSW SES Unit will be at ChromeFest. Come and meet our friendly volunteers and check out the amazing show cars. We will also be assisting with the shuttle buses.

Kingscliff Beachside Market
Kingscliff Beachside Market SES stall

Kingscliff Beachside Market SES stall

Saturday

27/10/18 7:30 to 27/10/18 13:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Tweed Coast Unit. We'll have information to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

ChromeFest

ChromeFest

Saturday

27/10/18 8:00

Glenbrook Public School
Woman Alive Festival

Woman Alive Festival

Saturday

27/10/18 10:00

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.

Glenbrook Public School
Zonta Women Alive

Zonta Women Alive

Saturday

27/10/18 10:00 to 27/10/18 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Blue Mountains Unit at the "Zonta WomenAlive" event. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

The Entrance
Wyong SES ASsisting at ChromeFest

Wyong SES ASsisting at ChromeFest

Sunday

28/10/18 6:00 to 28/10/18 17:00

The Wyong NSW SES Unit will be at ChromeFest. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, and check out the amazing show cars. We will also be assisting with the shuttle buses.

Lions Park, Burrill Lake
Ulladulla Unit Exercise

Ulladulla Unit Exercise

Sunday

28/10/18 8:30 to 28/10/18 15:30

Your local Ulladulla Unit will be conducting an activity day at the Lions Park in Burrill Lake. If you would like to see some of your local SES members in action or are contemplating volunteering, come along and have a look.

Cumberland State Forest
Cumberland Forest Fair

Cumberland Forest Fair

Sunday

28/10/18 10:00 to 28/10/18 16:00

The Hornsby NSW SES Unit will be at the Cumberland Forest Fair. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

At the front of Bungendore IGA
Stormsafe Community Engagement at local IGA

Stormsafe Community Engagement at local IGA

Saturday

03/11/18 0:00 to 03/11/18 12:45

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.

Eastgrove Park - GOULBURN
Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Saturday

03/11/18 8:00 to 03/11/18 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.

Blackheath
Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

Saturday

03/11/18 10:00 to 03/11/18 16:00

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

Prince Street Grafton
Grafton Jacaranda Float Parade

Grafton Jacaranda Float Parade

Saturday

03/11/18 17:00 to 03/11/18 18:00

Make sure you visit the SES Displays by NSW SES volunteers from Clarence Valley Units. We'll have Rescue Trucks, Boats and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Narara Valley High School, Narara
Gosford SES at Central Coast Kids Day Out, Narara

Gosford SES at Central Coast Kids Day Out, Narara

Sunday

04/11/18 10:00 to 04/11/18 15:00

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

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Lifesaving Club
Tea Gardens Hawks Nest World Tsunami Day BBQ

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest World Tsunami Day BBQ

Sunday

04/11/18 11:00 to 04/11/18 14:00

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is inviting residents from Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest and surrounding areas to a community event on Sunday 4th November to raise awareness about tsunamis.

Memorial Park, The Entrance
Wyong SES Open/Recruitment Day

Wyong SES Open/Recruitment Day

Sunday

04/11/18 18:27

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Wyong 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. If you would like to volunteer have a chat to one of our members.

Corrigans Beach, Batehaven.
Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale

Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale

Saturday

10/11/18 7:00 to 10/11/18 15:00

The NSW SES Batemans Bay Unit will be at the Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale at Corrigans Beach. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Goulburn Showgroung
Convoy for Kids

Convoy for Kids

Saturday

10/11/18 8:00 to 10/11/18 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.

Glenbrook
Glenbrook Spring Festival

Glenbrook Spring Festival

Saturday

10/11/18 10:00 to 10/11/18 16:00

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

Memorial Park, The Entrance
Wyong SES Open/Recruitment Day

Wyong SES Open/Recruitment Day

Sunday

11/11/18 18:33

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Wyong 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. If you would like to volunteer please talk to one of our members.

43 Illowra Crescent Primbee
Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Friday

16/11/18 16:16 to 16/11/18 20:16

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.

Ulladulla Civic Centre, Princes Highway, Ulladulla
Ulladulla Relay For Life

Ulladulla Relay For Life

Saturday

17/11/18 9:00 to 17/11/18 21:00

Ulladulla SES will be participating in the Relay for Life. Providing support and encouragement for the community in the battle against cancer.

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 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.

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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