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

Davison Oval, 1 Wilson Street Bourke
Darling River All of  Emergency Services Expo

Darling River All of Emergency Services Expo

Thursday

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...

Tamworth TREC
Tamworth Truck Show and Shine

Tamworth Truck Show and Shine

Friday

24/08/18 8:51 to 25/08/18 16:30

Bunnings Ulladulla, St Vincent St, Ulladulla
Bunnings Fathers Day Evening

Bunnings Fathers Day Evening

Thursday

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.

Bunnings West Gosford Store, Yallambee Avenue, West Gosford
Gosford SES Father's Day Family Night

Gosford SES Father's Day Family Night

Thursday

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.

Anderson Park, Young
R U OK Day Young

R U OK Day Young

Saturday

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.

Chatswood Mall
Willoughby StreetFair and Parade

Willoughby StreetFair and Parade

Saturday

01/09/18 10:00 to 01/09/18 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES stall and meet NSW SES volunteers from the Willoughby - Lane Cove Unit. We'll have activities and information to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods. Keep an eye out during the street parade for the SES volunteers and SES emergency response truck.

Berry Show Grounds, Berry
Berry Small Farm Field Day

Berry Small Farm Field Day

Friday

07/09/18 8:30 to 08/09/18 15:30

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.

Harrington Public School High St HARRINGTON NSW 2427
Harrington Public School Almost Summer Fair

Harrington Public School Almost Summer Fair

Sunday

09/09/18 7:00 to 09/09/18 15:30

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

Ettalong Beach Diggers
Gosford SES at Red Carpet Day Ettalong Beach

Gosford SES at Red Carpet Day Ettalong Beach

Sunday

09/09/18 10:00 to 09/09/18 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.

Nowra, NSW
Shoalhaven Nowra Girl Guides

Shoalhaven Nowra Girl Guides

Tuesday

11/09/18 16:00 to 11/09/18 17:30

Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Broken Hill Memorial Oval
Silvercity Show Broken Hill

Silvercity Show Broken Hill

Thursday

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.

Murrumburrah Showground
Harden Show

Harden Show

Saturday

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.

Gannons Park Peakhurst
Lugarno Lions Spring Fair

Lugarno Lions Spring Fair

Sunday

16/09/18 5:00 to 16/09/18 19:00

The Hurstville State Emergency Service will be supporting the Lugarno Lions at the 2018 Spring Fair. Come down to Gannons Park Peakhurst and meet your local State Emergency Service Volunteers. We will have an interactive display, with a range of vehicles and equipment to look at and practical skills to learn.

Inala, Castle Hill Rd, Cherrybrook
Inala Fair

Inala Fair

Sunday

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.

Kinross Woolshed
Albury Wodonga Cancer Centre Fun Day

Albury Wodonga Cancer Centre Fun Day

Sunday

16/09/18 14:02 to 16/09/18 20:02

The Albury NSW SES Unit will be at the Kinross Woolshed for the Albury Wodonga Cancer Centre Fun Day. Come and meet your local volunteers.

Yass High School
NAIDOC

NAIDOC

Thursday

20/09/18 8:00 to 20/09/18 17:00

Lake Munmorah
Lake Munmorah High School

Lake Munmorah High School

Friday

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

Ulladulla HQ, Camden St, Ulladulla
Shoalhaven Combined Units Open Day

Shoalhaven Combined Units Open Day

Saturday

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.

Yamba River Markets Ford Park Wolli St Yamba
Storm Safe Awarenees; Yamba River Markets

Storm Safe Awarenees; Yamba River Markets

Sunday

23/09/18 9:00 to 23/09/18 14:00

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

Open Day

Open Day

Sunday

23/09/18 10:00

Ulmarra Colestream st
Open Day

Open Day

Sunday

23/09/18 10:00 to 23/09/18 12:00

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.

Dapto Showground, Princes Highway, Dapto
Dapto Showground

Dapto Showground

Saturday

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.

Boorowa
Boorowa Woolfest

Boorowa Woolfest

Sunday

30/09/18 9:00 to 30/09/18 16:00

Wooli Sports Groung
Wooli Goanna Pulling Competition

Wooli Goanna Pulling Competition

Sunday

30/09/18 9:00 to 30/09/18 16:00

Wooli family fun day with the Goanna pulling championships

Albury Show Ground
Country Hope - Convoy for kids 2018

Country Hope - Convoy for kids 2018

Sunday

30/09/18 11:00 to 30/09/18 15:56

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.

Springwood Community HUB
Planning for Animals In Emergencies

Planning for Animals In Emergencies

Saturday

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 Racecourse
Harden Kite Festival

Harden Kite Festival

Saturday

13/10/18 8:00 to 13/10/18 14:00

46 Muldoon Street Taree
NSW SES Taree City Unit Open Day

NSW SES Taree City Unit Open Day

Saturday

13/10/18 9:00 to 13/10/18 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.

Irrawang Primary School
Irrawang Primary School 50 Year Celebration

Irrawang Primary School 50 Year Celebration

Friday

19/10/18 7:00 to 19/10/18 13:00

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.

Murrumbateman
Murrumbateman Field Day

Murrumbateman Field Day

Saturday

20/10/18 7:00 to 21/10/18 17:00

Moss Vale Showground
Relay For Life Southern Highlands

Relay For Life Southern Highlands

Saturday

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

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.

Bradman Oval, Bowral NSW
Triple Zero Cricket

Triple Zero Cricket

Sunday

21/10/18 7:00 to 21/10/18 15:00

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 14:00 to 23/10/18 17:30

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.

Glenbrook Public School
Woman Alive Festival

Woman Alive Festival

Saturday

27/10/18 9:00

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.

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

Stormsafe Community Engagement at local IGA

Friday

02/11/18 23:00 to 03/11/18 11:45

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.

Prince Street Grafton
Grafton Jacaranda Float Parade

Grafton Jacaranda Float Parade

Saturday

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.

43 Illowra Crescent Primbee
Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Friday

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 Civic Centre, Princes Highway, Ulladulla
Ulladulla Relay For Life

Ulladulla Relay For Life

Saturday

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.

Bungendore Showgrounds
Bungendore Show

Bungendore Show

Sunday

27/01/19 12:01

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.

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