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.

Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley you are at risk of flood

Your home, your family and your animals may be vulnerable when it floods.

Small helpers. Big hearts.

Children of NSW SES volunteers play a starring role in explaining First Saturday Tasks.

Australia lights up orange in support of SES volunteers

Running every year during National Volunteer Week (17-23 May), WOW Day is celebrated by all states and territories to acknowledge and thank their State Emergency Service volunteers.

Australia says thanks to our first responders

While NSW SES volunteers are well-known for responding to storms and floods, they do so much more.

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

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.

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

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.

RECOVERY

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

  • 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 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.

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

Mudgee PCYC Vacation Care
Mudgee PCYC Vacation Care Activity Day

Mudgee PCYC Vacation Care Activity Day

Monday

28/06/21 10:30 to 28/06/21 12:00

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

Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay
Emergency Services Family Fun and Support Day

Emergency Services Family Fun and Support Day

Saturday

03/07/21 9:00 to 03/07/21 15:00

Make sure you come and join us for an Emergency Services Family Fun and Support Day. Expect lots of events including a baseball game between a combined local emergency services team and a local commuity team. There will also be live music ,food stalls and activites for the children. We will have handouts and demonstrations to help you and your...

Gilgandra
Gilgandra Headquarters Official Opening and Open Day

Gilgandra Headquarters Official Opening and Open Day

Saturday

03/07/21 10:00 to 03/07/21 14:00

Gilgandra SES Unit is holding an official opening and open day to celebrate its new headquarters. The official opening will take place at 10.30am followed by a community open day. Come along and have a look at the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment and meet the wonderful SES volunteers who serve the Gilgandra community. Lunch will be...

Gosford SES Unit, Pateman Road, Erina
Get Ready Girls Workshop at Gosford SES Unit

Get Ready Girls Workshop at Gosford SES Unit

Thursday

15/07/21 19:00 to 15/07/21 21:15

Get Ready Girls Workshop. The women of NSW SES Gosford Unit are hosting a women only workshop on how to preapre for emergencies. Go to our Facebook page event and register your interest to come along and learn skills to keep you and your family safe - such as basic first aid, flood awareness, emergency kits/plans amd how you can prepare...

Warringah Pittwater SES Unit, Gate 3, Thompson Drive, Terrey Hills, 204
Get Ready Workshop - Women Helping Women

Get Ready Workshop - Women Helping Women

Sunday

18/07/21 14:00 to 18/07/21 17:00

Gain the confidence to know what needs to be done or to do it yourself to protect yourself and your home during severe weather events.

Clock Tower Hotel, Prince Street, Grafton
Chamber of Commerce Presentation "Do you have a Plan?"

Chamber of Commerce Presentation "Do you have a Plan?"

Wednesday

21/07/21 12:00 to 21/07/21 19:00

Are you a member of Grafton Chamber of Commerce? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms.

Wyong SES Unit - Levitt Street, Wyong
Get Ready Womens Workshop @ Wyong SES Unit

Get Ready Womens Workshop @ Wyong SES Unit

Thursday

22/07/21 19:00 to 22/07/21 21:15

Wyong SES Unit is holding a community event to meet with the Women of the Central Coast to discuss how they are able to better prepare themselves and their houses in the event of an emergency.

NSW State Emergency Service Marrickville Unit, 17 Railway Rd, Sydenham NSW 2044
Flood and Storm Safe - Get Ready Inner West Seniors!

Flood and Storm Safe - Get Ready Inner West Seniors!

Saturday

24/07/21 8:30 to 24/07/21 11:30

Call out to all Sydney Inner West Seniors! The State Emergency Unit of Marrickville is hosting two (2) half day events - 24 June and 22 August - during the Winter months to equip house owners and residents of the Inner West with knowledge and skills to be better prepared for Flood and Storm events. Specifically tailored to our Seniors community,...

The Whitehouse Convention Centre (168 Broughtman St, Broken Hill)
Broken Hill Careers Expo

Broken Hill Careers Expo

Wednesday

28/07/21 10:00 to 28/07/21 14:00

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

Coraki
Community preparedness workshop

Community preparedness workshop

Saturday

31/07/21 10:00 to 31/07/21 14:00

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

Tucabia Public Hall
Tucabia Get Ready Public Information Night

Tucabia Get Ready Public Information Night

Tuesday

03/08/21 18:00 to 03/08/21 20:30

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

Wyong SES Unit, Levitt Street Wyong
Get Ready Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Workshop

Get Ready Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Workshop

Saturday

07/08/21 9:00 to 07/08/21 13:00

Wyong SES Unit is holding a Get Ready Hard Of Hearing Workshop with our local Central Coast Community to better prepare them along with their homes in the event of an emergency.

Ulmarra Public School Library
Ulmarra  Get Ready Community Meeting

Ulmarra Get Ready Community Meeting

Tuesday

10/08/21 18:00 to 10/08/21 20:30

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

NSW SES Tenterfild Unit
Get Ready Tenterfield

Get Ready Tenterfield

Saturday

14/08/21 10:00 to 14/08/21 13:00

NSW Tenterfield Unit is holding a Get Ready Workshop to meet the residents and other emergency services in Tenterfield to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events. The aim is to improve the community's planning for future flood events and to educate the community on the new flood alarm system ahead of the summer storm...

Warringah Pittwater SES Unit, Gate 3, Thompson Drive, Terrey Hills, 204
Get Ready Workshop - Women Helping Women

Get Ready Workshop - Women Helping Women

Sunday

15/08/21 14:00 to 15/08/21 17:00

Gain the confidence to know what needs to be done or to do it yourself to protect yourself and your home during severe weather events.

Narrabri SES Unit
Get Ready Narrabri

Get Ready Narrabri

Saturday

21/08/21 13:00 to 21/08/21 16:00

NSW Narrabri Unit is holding a Get Ready Workshop to meet the residents and other emergency services in Narrabri to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events. The aim is to improve the community's planning for future flood events and to educate the community on being flood and storm aware and what they can do to prepare...

NSW State Emergency Service Marrickville Unit, 17 Railway Rd, Sydenham NSW 2044
Flood and Storm Safe - Get Ready Inner West Seniors!

Flood and Storm Safe - Get Ready Inner West Seniors!

Sunday

22/08/21 8:30 to 22/08/21 11:30

Call out to all Sydney Inner West Seniors! The State Emergency Unit of Marrickville is hosting two (2) half day events - 24 June and 22 August - during the Winter months to equip house owners and residents of the Inner West with knowledge and skills to be better prepared for Flood and Storm events. Specifically tailored to our Seniors community,...

Ford Park, Yamba
Get Ready Day

Get Ready Day

Sunday

29/08/21 10:00 to 29/08/21 14:00

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