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.
Become familiar with storm types in NSW
Here are some common storm types that we experience in NSW.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Get Ready Narrabri Shire Citizens' Juries Reports
09/07/2018 02:52:05 PM
A comprehensive report is now available which includes the recommendations made by the Adult Jury and Youth Jury along with a short documentary explaining the processes and outcomes.
Blustery Winds Over The Southern Ranges This Weekend
06/07/2018 11:14:19 AM
Cold fronts will move across southern NSW today and Saturday bringing windy conditions to much of the state, particularly across the south.
Potential Damaging Winds & Snow Impacting Southern NSW
04/07/2018 05:04:39 PM
The Bureau of Meteorology have provided a heads up for potential damaging winds and snow impacting the Central, Southern Ranges and Illawarra and South coast locations from early Friday 6 July to Sunday 8 July.
NSW First Responders Benefit From Budget
19/06/2018 01:21:37 PM
Record funding will deliver state-of-the-art rescue vehicles, boats, and trailers, upgrade communications networks, and see continued investment in infrastructure to provide emergency services with the support needed to protect our communities.
Chill in Glen
21/07/18 7:00 to 21/07/18 17:00
Hornsby SES 60th Anniversary Open Day
04/08/18 10:00 to 04/08/18 16:00
The Hornsby NSW SES Unit will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary with an Open Day held at the Unit headquarters, at 33 Sefton Rd, Thornleigh. Come and experience what it's like to be part of Hornsby SES through our hands-on activity demonstrations, meet Paddy Platypus, and chat to our friendly volunteers. There will also be a BBQ.
05/08/18 8:00 to 05/08/18 16:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Hunters 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.
Gosford SES Community Engagement at Club Umina Bowling Club, Umina Beach
05/08/18 10:00 to 05/08/18 14:00
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.
Darling River Emergency Services Promotion and Community Enagement Activity
23/08/18 9:00 to 23/08/18 14:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Bourke Unit, along with fellow emergency services, Police, Rural Fire Services and Fire and Rescue NSW. We'll have activities, hand-outs and displays to help you and your family better understand our services and how to prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods and many...
Bunnings Fathers Day Evening
30/08/18 17:00 to 30/08/18 19:00
Come along and enjoy an evening at Bunnings and have a browse of the SES interactive display.
Gosford SES Father's Day Family Night
30/08/18 18:00 to 30/08/18 20:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Gosford Unit. We'll have fun activities and informative hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms, floods and tsunamis.
R U OK Day Young
01/09/18 10:00 to 01/09/18 15:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Young Unit. We'll have hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.
Silvercity 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.
15/09/18 9:00 to 15/09/18 16:00
The Harden NSW SES Unit will be at the Harden Show. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.
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
Lake Munmorah High School
21/09/18 9:00 to 21/09/18 12:00
SES invited to attend Pray for the volunteers and give talk on the role ses play in the community
Shoalhaven Combined Units Open Day
22/09/18 12:00 to 22/09/18 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 and floods.
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.
30/09/18 9:00 to 30/09/18 16:00
Wooli Goanna Pulling Competition
30/09/18 9:00 to 30/09/18 16:00
Wooli family fun day with the Goanna pulling championships
Planning for Animals In Emergencies
06/10/18 9:30 to 06/10/18 15:00
Members of the Blue Mountains SES Unit along with other emergency organisations will be conducting a seminar on how to manage animals during emergencies.
Harden Kite Festival
13/10/18 8:00 to 13/10/18 14:00
Murrumbateman Field Day
20/10/18 7:00 to 21/10/18 17:00
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.
Grafton Jacaranda Float Parade
03/11/18 16:00 to 03/11/18 17:00
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.
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.
Ulladulla Relay For Life
17/11/18 8:00 to 17/11/18 20:00
Ulladulla SES will be participating in the Relay for Life. Providing support and encouragement for the community in the battle against cancer.