Community Action Teams

Be part of a community group to utilise your skills or local knowledge.

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.

Unit Volunteers

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

My Community Project Grants

Applications have now closed. Vote for your favourite projects from 15 July 2019.

Protect what you love

Think about the things you #love the most, and decide on what #3things you will take in an evacuation?

Get Ready NSW

Together it's simple to Get Ready for storm season.

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

Do you have an idea to improve your community?

Now is the time to start thinking of projects to benefit your local area – so get your thinking cap on!

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.

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, 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.

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

Nowra Show Ground
NAIDOC Family Fun Day

NAIDOC Family Fun Day

Wednesday

10/07/19 10:00 to 10/07/19 14:00

The NOWRA NSW SES Unit will be at the NAIDOC 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.

Richmond TAFE - Equine Unit Ceremonial Drive Richmond NSW
OPEN DAY: Horse Safety and Care

OPEN DAY: Horse Safety and Care

Sunday

14/07/19 10:00 to 14/07/19 15:00

Are you a horse owner in the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley? Come to an Open Day on care, health and safety for your horse. * Horsemanship master class * Hands on equine rescue demonstrations by the NSW SES Large Animal Rescue * Horse first aid and animal behaviour with equine vets * Info stalls on Keeping your Horse Safe in Fire and Floods * TAFE...

Tambar Springs Community Hall
First Aid Awareness Workshop

First Aid Awareness Workshop

Thursday

25/07/19 18:30 to 25/07/19 20:00

Tambar Springs SES Unit is holding a First Aid Awareness Workshop to provide basic first aid information to assist community members until a NSW SES Community First Responder or NSW Ambulance arrives on scene.

Tucabia Shop
Tucabia Shop

Tucabia Shop

Friday

26/07/19 16:00 to 26/07/19 18:00

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

Warragamba Community Park
Warragamba & Silverdale Community Street Meet

Warragamba & Silverdale Community Street Meet

Saturday

27/07/19 10:00 to 27/07/19 14:00

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

Douglas Park Public School
Douglas Park P.S Fete

Douglas Park P.S Fete

Sunday

28/07/19 10:00 to 28/07/19 15:00

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

Ulmarra Unit
Fathers Day

Fathers Day

Sunday

01/09/19 0:00 to 01/09/19 23:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Ulmarra Unit
Display Fathers Day

Display Fathers Day

Sunday

01/09/19 9:00 to 01/09/19 12:32

Make sure you visit the SES Display for fathers day staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit. We'll have hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and flood

Murrumburrah Showground
Harden Show

Harden Show

Saturday

07/09/19 9:00 to 07/09/19 17:00

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

Ulmarra Unit
Grand Final Football

Grand Final Football

Saturday

14/09/19 0:00 to 14/09/19 23:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Coldstream street Ulmarra
Ulmarra Interagency Open Day

Ulmarra Interagency Open Day

Sunday

15/09/19 10:00 to 15/09/19 15:00

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the interagency open day at Coldstream street Ulmarra come have a 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 display.

Princes Highway, Dapto
Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Saturday

28/09/19 7:00 to 28/09/19 16:54

The NSW SES Dapto 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.

Harden Racecourse
Harden Kite Festival

Harden Kite Festival

Saturday

12/10/19 8:00 to 12/10/19 16:00

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

Wollongong
Australian Police & Emergency Service Games

Australian Police & Emergency Service Games

Thursday

17/10/19 9:31 to 24/10/19 9:31

Australian Police & Emergency Service Games

Murrumbateman Field Day on 19th and 20th October 2019
Murrumbateman Field Day

Murrumbateman Field Day

Saturday

19/10/19 6:00 to 20/10/19 16:00

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

Picton Showground
PICTON SHOW

PICTON SHOW

Saturday

26/10/19 7:00 to 27/10/19 17:00

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

Yass
Classic Yass

Classic Yass

Saturday

02/11/19 6:30 to 02/11/19 15:00

The Yass NSW SES Unit will be at the Classic Yass Billy Cart Derby. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters, view our interactive display and watch the Yass-Hill Tops Billy Cart race to glory :-)

Cooma Show Ground
Cooma Motorfest

Cooma Motorfest

Saturday

02/11/19 7:00 to 02/11/19 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.

Barclay Street Ovals, Eden
Eden Whale Festival

Eden Whale Festival

Saturday

02/11/19 9:30 to 02/11/19 16:00

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

Ulmarra Unit
Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day

Monday

04/11/19 23:00 to 05/11/19 22:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Ulmarra Memorial Park
Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Monday

11/11/19 10:00 to 11/11/19 11:00

Come respect the fallen soldiers with the community of Ulmarra and Ulmarra SES.

Cooma McDonalds
McHappy Day

McHappy Day

Saturday

16/11/19 11:00 to 16/11/19 14:00

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.

Ulmarra Park
Ulmarra Santa Run

Ulmarra Santa Run

Saturday

07/12/19 9:00 to 07/12/19 13:00

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the Ulmarra Park. Come and meet Paddy Platypus, Santa and our friendly volunteers.

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