Find out more about your local flood risk and actions you can take to prepare.
NSW SES volunteers celebrated on Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day)
Here’s to all the NSW SES volunteers who give their time during emergencies, read some volunteer profiles and learn more about the people keeping you safe.
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.
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.
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.
Simple things you can do after a storm
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.
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 FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY SPECIALISTS TO HELP BATTLE WILDFIRES IN CANADA
27/07/2021 12:00:57 PM
A retinue of 38 specialists from NSW firefighting and emergency services will join an Australian deployment to Canada to assist firefighters as they continue to battle devastating wildfires.
NSW SES Alpine Search and Rescue Unit train up new crew
26/07/2021 11:44:11 AM
NSW SES Alpine Search and Rescue (ASAR) group volunteers ran a COVID-safe overnight search and survival exercise at Perisher on the weekend, 24-25 July, as part of crucial training with NSW Ambulance paramedics.
NSW SES team sensitive to cultural needs at Far South Coast search
07/07/2021 03:15:23 PM
Whether it’s responding to floods, storms and tsunamis or assisting NSW Police in searches for missing people, NSW SES volunteers strive to ensure Traditional Land Owners’ cultural needs are met.
Media statement: NSW SES members assist NSW Police in search
28/06/2021 02:16:34 PM
NSW SES members from the Wollongong and Dapto Units assisted NSW Police in the search for two men who became lost in the Royal National Park at Otford about 6pm last night (Sunday 27 June 2021).