Do you have an idea to improve your community?
Now is the time to start thinking of projects to benefit your local area – so get your thinking cap on!
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
We’re celebrating 2019 National Youth Week
10/04/2019 02:10:07 PM
National Youth Week is being celebrated across the nation from 10 April – 18 April 2019. The week celebrates the contribution young people aged 12 – 25 make to the Australian community.
The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has more than 1,500 young volunteers.
Young Armidale Volunteer Becomes Paramedic after Joining NSW SES
10/04/2019 01:10:45 PM
Shirley joined the NSW State Emergency Service as a volunteer when she was 18 years old. It was while volunteering that she realised she wanted to be a paramedic.
Flood Rescue Operators Dive for New Skills
08/04/2019 12:11:06 PM
Nine NSW SES volunteers are the first in the state to complete a new intensive flood rescue program.
NSW SES Port Stephens Unit Rescue Tiny Puppy
02/04/2019 03:17:27 PM
Volunteers from the NSW SES Port Stephens Unit have rescued a tiny puppy who got stuck in a cavity wall
Tocal Field Days
03/05/19 9:00 to 05/05/19 18:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Maitland 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.
Gosford Unit - Central Coast Regional Show
04/05/19 10:00 to 05/05/19 17:00
The Gosford NSW SES Unit will be at the Central Coast Regional 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.
Ladies Night In
08/05/19 19:00 to 08/05/19 21:00
The Women of the NSW SES Dapto Unit are hosting a women's only workshop on how to prepare for emergencies. Be empowered with likeminded women.
Gosford Unit Community Open Day
11/05/19 11:00 to 11/05/19 15:00
Make sure you visit the Gosford SES Unit Community Open Day. SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from our local unit. 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.
WOW Day Celebrations
The Dapto NSW SES Unit will be out and about this WOW Day. If you see Paddy walking around, come by and say Hi.
Cooma Recruitment and Wow Day Celebrations
22/05/19 11:00 to 22/05/19 15:00
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Community Engagement - Dapto Showground
28/09/19 8:00 to 28/09/19 17:54
The NSW SES Dapto 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.
16/11/19 12:00 to 16/11/19 15:00