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.
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.
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.
8 Simple things you can do NOW to prepare for a storm
There are eight simple things that you can do now to prepare your home and help reduce the potential damage caused by severe storms.
For emergency help in floods, storms and tsunami, call the NSW SES on 132 500.
Before a flood
There are 8 simple things you can do before a flood, If you live, work or visit a flood‐prone area there are 8 tips you can do NOW to prepare for floods.
We don’t want to steal your thunder NSW but…
Natural weather disasters can happen at any time and storm safety is everyone's responsibility.
So grab your thunder-buddy and learn how you can get ready for storms at any time.
Create an Emergency Plan Now
One of the most important things you can do now is to plan for future emergencies.
Remember, it is important to protect your family from storms and minimise damage to your property. By planning, you and your household or business know what to do before, during and after storms.
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.
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.
FloodSafe for rural areas
The effects of flooding on rural property owners include losses to livestock, crops, fencing, buildings, personal items, farm equipment and machinery. Learn what to do before and during floods.
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...
Check Road Closures Here
Live updates, traveler information and personalised alerts for NSW roads..
When to call
Click here to find out when and how to call NSW SES.
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.
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
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 Council Links
Click here to view a list of all NSW councils websites for local council information.
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.
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.
Red Cross is committed to supporting people on their disaster journey. We talk with people in emergency-affected communities to identify gaps in support and our volunteers work with communities in the days, months and sometimes years after an emergency.
Simple things you can do after a storm
Weather Outlook for Friday Afternoon
08/12/2017 03:55:11 PM
So far the NSW SES are responding to 16 jobs in the greater Sydney area and Central Coast. Majority of the jobs are for tree and storm related jobs, nothing significant to report at this stage.
Heavy Rainfall and High Tides to impact the South Coast from Monday afternoon onwards
04/12/2017 05:25:59 PM
NSW SES are urging communities along the South Coast to be prepared for heavy rainfall and abnormally high tides.
Current Flood Situation in Southern NSW.
02/12/2017 12:01:35 PM
Heavy rain overnight is expected to continue today.
The areas most likely to be affected are in southern NSW including the Riverina, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains, Central west Slopes and ACT.
NSW SES Urging Communities in Southern NSW to Get Ready
02/12/2017 08:26:23 AM
Since the commencement of this weather event from Thursday NSW SES has received a total of 180 calls for assistance across the State. The majority of jobs are related to flood preparedness and sandbagging.
Bywong playground official opening
The new Bywong playground will be officially opened on Saturday 16 December. Come and see the SES and Paddy Platypus from 3 to 6 pm.
Thommos Express Charity Pro Rodeo
The Rock NSW SES Unit will be at the Thommos Express Charity Pro Rodeo been held at The Kings Own Hotel Olympic HIghway. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our display.
Rotary Carols on the Common
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT - FIREWORKS - RIDES - FOOD TRUCKS. NSW SES Ryde Unit will be in attendance with crowd control and maintaining a safe environment for the evening fireworks. Rotary Club of Macquarie Park will also be handing out postcards on how to be safe in storms as we enter the Storm Season. Say hello to your friendly SES unpaid volunteers...
Display and Media Conference for launch of Eastwood Lunar New Year 2018
Launch of the 2018 Eastwood Lunar New Year