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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia's emergency services and their Government and industry partners.
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.
Simple things you can do after a storm
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.
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.
Small helpers. Big hearts.
02/03/2021 12:45:37 PM
Children of NSW SES volunteers play a starring role in explaining the First Saturday March Task.
NSW SES members parade rain or shine
01/03/2021 11:58:07 AM
NSW State Emergency Service members will respond to the rain in a different way to the usual on Saturday, March 6, as part of their participation in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Communities urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather
25/02/2021 02:42:16 PM
With the prospect of severe weather for much of the state over the next few days, NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is asking all communities to be prepared.
22 flood rescues as volunteers prepare for more rain
25/02/2021 11:52:51 AM
NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) volunteers have been called to 22 flood rescues overnight as wet weather continues until the weekend.
06/03/21 7:00 to 07/03/21 15:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Goulburn 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.
Clean Up Australia Day - Catherine Hill Bay
06/03/21 8:00 to 06/03/21 15:00
Swansea SES unit will be joining Clean Up Australia Day activties by cleaning up the local area around Catherine Hill Bay in the National Park.
MARDI GRAS 2021
06/03/21 15:00 to 06/03/21 23:00
NSW SES will see you all at this years Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. NSW SES is proud to support our LGBTIQ+ Allies members and demonstrate our commitment to create safer and more resilient communities and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
Wellington Vintage Fair
07/03/21 7:00 to 07/03/21 15:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Wellington 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.
Upper Hunter Show
19/03/21 8:00 to 20/03/21 21:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from 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.
Hillston SES - BBQ and Information Display
26/03/21 14:30 to 26/03/21 18:30
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Hillston Unit. We'll have a BBQ and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.
Anzac Day Dawn Service
25/04/21 4:00 to 25/04/21 6:30
SES members are providing Tea/Coffee to the general public and provide assistance as necessary to attendees.
ANZAC Day March
25/04/21 10:00 to 25/04/21 13:00
Come and Ballina SES Members and fellow emergency services with war veterans will be marching in formation down to the Ballina RSL Cenotaph and participate in the service.
ANZAC Day March - Griffith NSW
25/04/21 10:00 to 25/04/21 13:00
Hunter Valley Caravan Camping 4WD Show 2021
21/05/21 10:00 to 23/05/21 23:00
Interactive display at local event