Your NSW Tsunami Evacuation Map

If there is a threat of land inundation from a tsunami, would you know where to go?

It's time to make your Home Emergency Plan

Households that plan for emergencies significantly reduce losses associated with disasters. What will you and your family do in an emergency?

Maintain your yard and balcony. Secure items that could blow away in strong winds.

Strong winds can pick up even large items such as outdoor furniture, trampolines and roofing iron causing damage to windows, roofs and cars.

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.

Is volunteering with NSW SES right for you?

Volunteering with the NSW State Emergency Service is an exciting and rewarding way to give back to your community. But don't take our word for it! Read some volunteer stories and decide for yourself.

Corporate Volunteering

Are you looking for positive ways to develop your staff and make an impact on your 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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


When to call

Click here to find our when and to how to call NSW SES.

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment:

For more information, visit:

Live Traffic

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...

Electricity outages

For information on power outages in specific areas see: Essential Energy outages


Current Flood Recovery Information for NSW

Click to view the full list of Evacuation Orders and All Clears issued by the NSW SES and the open Recovery Centre locations.

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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Wild Winds Impact NSW Metro and Illawarra Coastal Fringe

Wild Winds Impact NSW Metro and Illawarra Coastal Fringe

18/08/2017 04:53:40 PM

Damaging winds over south eastern and central eastern parts of the NSW has resulted in over 730 call for assistance across NSW today. Majority of job types relate to trees down, powerlines down and roof damage due to the strong winds. Locations impacted the most include Sydney Metro, Blue Mountains and Illawarra locations.

Baton Down The Hatches, Wind Hits South-East Of The State

Baton Down The Hatches, Wind Hits South-East Of The State

18/08/2017 10:36:49 AM

Damaging winds has resulted in property damage across the south-east of the State since Monday afternoon. Since then, NSW SES has received around 260 calls for help with the majority of the jobs relating to fallen trees and roof damage.

Graham Kinder – Officer of the Year for the NSW SES

Graham Kinder – Officer of the Year for the NSW SES

04/08/2017 10:30:20 PM

A big congratulations to NSW SES member Graham Kinder for winning NSW SES Officer of the Year, as part of the 2017 Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards.

Graham Kinder, NSW SES Windellama Unit Controller, was one of four finalists representing the NSW SES at the Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards, which were held in...

NSW SES welcomes independent review into Northern Rivers flooding

NSW SES welcomes independent review into Northern Rivers flooding

03/08/2017 03:05:00 PM

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has today welcomed the independent review into the response and management of flooding that affected communities in the Northern Rivers in March and April this year.

Former NSW Police Deputy Commissioner, Dave Owens, conducted the review following the devastating floods that saw NSW SES...

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