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.

The Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley River System

Find out more about your local flood risk and how you can prepare for a Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley flood.

The Northern Rivers has flooded before. It will flood again!

Find out more about your local flood risk and actions you can take to prepare.

NEW SES campaign in six languages

The campaign has been developed in the six languages of Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin and Punjabi to help culturally and linguistically diverse communities around the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley understand what to do in the event of a flood.

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

What's your plan?

Find out your local flood risk here and what you can do to prepare.

Northern NSW and Sydney river flood resources now available.

In your language

Flood and storm information in your language.

What's your flood risk in the Hawkesbury-Nepean floodplain?

Find out how floods have affected your area and learn what you can do to prepare.

Planning for animals in emergencies

Emergencies can happen suddenly and planning ahead for your pets and animals will keep everyone safe.

Learn more about tornadoes

It is important to be aware of the conditions that can cause tornadoes and know what to do to prepare, respond and recover.

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, 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.

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.

DURING BAD WEATHER

When to call

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

 

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.

Check road closures here

Live updates, traveler information and personalised alerts for NSW roads..

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.

What you can do during a storm

During a storm, there are simple things you can do to help protect your family...

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...

Download the Emergency+ app

In an emergency, time and location accuracy are critical. Equip yourself with a powerful tool that will help you call Triple Zero (000) quickly, and allow you to accurately communicate your location to emergency call-takers.

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

Recovery Centres

Dedicated community recovery centres provide face-to-face support for NSW residents affected by natural disasters.

Next steps toward recovery

In NSW, recovery following a disaster is managed by a range of organisations. The NSW SES has produced a recovery guide to help you take the next steps towards recovery from floods, storms and tsunami.

 

Returning to your property after a flood

There are little things you can do to manage some of the risks that remain when you return to an affected property following a flood.

Cleaning up after a flood

This page contains some useful tips and practical information to help households start the clean up after wind and water damage.

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...

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 Relief and Support

If you have been impacted by a natural disaster, you may be eligible for Disaster relief assistance and support from the NSW Government.

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.

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Upcoming community events

32-48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
S.E.S. Story Time (5 years & under) at Waverley Library

S.E.S. Story Time (5 years & under) at Waverley Library

Friday

19/08/22 10:00 to 19/08/22 11:00

Waverley Woollahra SES will be hosting a special story time session here at Waverley Library. https://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/library/whats_on/library_events/events/s.e.s._story_time_5_years_and_under

Singleton Council Civic Green
Singleton Emergency Service Expo

Singleton Emergency Service Expo

Saturday

20/08/22 8:00 to 20/08/22 12:00

The Singleton NSW SES Unit will be at the Singleton Emergency Sercice Expo on the Singleton Council Civic Green. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Sydenham Green, Sydenham
SES display at Inner West Council's EDGE event

SES display at Inner West Council's EDGE event

Saturday

20/08/22 10:00 to 20/08/22 16:00

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

Hunter's Hill Council Chambers, Alexander St Hunter's Hill
Moocooboola Festival

Moocooboola Festival

Saturday

20/08/22 10:00 to 20/08/22 16:00

The Hunter's Hill NSW SES Unit will be at the Moocooboola Festival . Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Batemans Bay -Bridge Foreshores
Celebration of Completion Of Batemans Bay Bridge

Celebration of Completion Of Batemans Bay Bridge

Saturday

20/08/22 11:00 to 20/08/22 13:00

Community Celebration of the Completion of Batemans Bay Bridge. There will be interactive displays on Maritime and Road Safety, plenty to see and do and a free Sausage Sizzle.

Maroota Public School.
Maroota Muster

Maroota Muster

Sunday

21/08/22 10:00 to 21/08/22 15:00

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

Condobolin SRA Ground
Condobolin SES Unit Community Information and Demonstration Day

Condobolin SES Unit Community Information and Demonstration Day

Saturday

27/08/22 7:00 to 27/08/22 18:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Condobolin 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. Come and watch our Road Crash Rescue demonstration, vertical rescue capability, storm response and flood rescue.

Warrina Street Oval, 65 Hillcrest Rd, Berowra NSW 2081
Hornsby SES @ Berowra WoodChop Festival

Hornsby SES @ Berowra WoodChop Festival

Sunday

28/08/22 10:00 to 28/08/22 16:00

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

CABRAMATTA TOWN CENTRE
CABRAMATTA MOON FESTIVAL

CABRAMATTA MOON FESTIVAL

Sunday

28/08/22 11:01 to 28/08/22 20:01

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

Wicks Rd. Macquarie Park
Eastwood Marsfield Cubs and Scouts

Eastwood Marsfield Cubs and Scouts

Thursday

01/09/22 19:00 to 01/09/22 21:00

Eastwood Marsfield Cubs and Scouts will be visiting Ryde Unit working towards earning their SES Scout badge by learning how to prepare for storms and floods, how to make a home emergency kit, how to build a sandbag wall and other skills to help them be more resilient in emergencies.

Strathfield Park
Strathfield Spring Festival

Strathfield Spring Festival

Saturday

03/09/22 10:00 to 03/09/22 17:00

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

The Pocket School, The Pocket Road Billinudgel
the Pocket Spring Festival

the Pocket Spring Festival

Sunday

04/09/22 10:00 to 04/09/22 14:00

The Mullumbimby NSW SES Unit will be at the Pocket Spring Festival at the Pocket School. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

2 Grey Gum Road TUNCURRY NSW 2328
Hallidays Point Senior Citizens

Hallidays Point Senior Citizens

Wednesday

07/09/22 10:00 to 07/09/22 15:00

Lilyfield Greenway
Local Flood Awareness and Resilience

Local Flood Awareness and Resilience

Saturday

10/09/22 8:00 to 10/09/22 16:00

Ashfield Leichhardt SES Unit is hosting a community awareness and resilience interactive display to assist the local community to understand and prepare for weather events that can lead to localised flooding.

Jack Mundey Reserve Eastlakes
Bayside Spring Fair

Bayside Spring Fair

Saturday

10/09/22 8:00 to 10/09/22 18:00

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

East St Quirindi
Quirindi Spring Show 10/11 September 2022

Quirindi Spring Show 10/11 September 2022

Saturday

10/09/22 9:00 to 10/09/22 16:00

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

NSW SES Albury Unit - 1 Hoffman Road, Albury NSW 2640
NSW SES Albury Open Day

NSW SES Albury Open Day

Sunday

11/09/22 10:00 to 11/09/22 16:00

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

Haberfield Greenway
Local - Flood Awareness and Resilience

Local - Flood Awareness and Resilience

Saturday

17/09/22 8:00 to 17/09/22 16:00

Ashfield Leichhardt SES unit is hosting a community awareness and resilence interactive display to assist the local community to understand and prepare for weather events that can lead to localised flooding.

Young Showgrounds
150th Young Show

150th Young Show

Sunday

18/09/22 9:00 to 18/09/22 17:00

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

90 Menangle Rd, Menangle NSW 2568
Menangle RFS Get Ready weekend

Menangle RFS Get Ready weekend

Sunday

18/09/22 11:00 to 18/09/22 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.

Tinonee Public School
Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Thursday

22/09/22 11:00 to 22/09/22 13:30

St Ives Showground - Mona Vale Rd St Ives
St Ives Food and Wine Show

St Ives Food and Wine Show

Sunday

25/09/22 8:00 to 25/09/22 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ku ring gai 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 Unit, Pateman Road, Erina
Coastal Twist

Coastal Twist

Monday

03/10/22 7:00 to 03/10/22 17:00

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, floods and tsunami.

155 Menangle Street Picton NSW 2571
Picton Show

Picton Show

Saturday

08/10/22 6:00 to 09/10/22 17:00

The Wollondilly NSW SES Unit will be at the Picton 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.

Taree Showground 24 Muldoon Street Taree NSW 2430
Taree Show

Taree Show

Saturday

08/10/22 7:00 to 09/10/22 16:00

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

Narara Valley High School, Narara
Central Coast Kids Day Out

Central Coast Kids Day Out

Sunday

06/11/22 7:00 to 06/11/22 17:00

The Gosford NSW SES Unit will be at the Central Coast Kids Day Out. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters. We'll have activities and hand outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms, floods and tsunami.

Muswellbrook Show Ground
Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023

Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023

Friday

17/03/23 8:00 to 18/03/23 18:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the local Upper Hunter Units. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

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