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.
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...
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
NSW triumphs in national SES rescue challenge
13/11/2017 04:20:46 PM
With over 50 years’ experience in general rescue, road crash rescue, and flood rescue between them, the NSW SES Port Macquarie team showed they had all the right skills to defeat rescue crews from around Australia to score a first place victory at the prestigious National Disaster Rescue Challenge over the weekend.
Tuesday Morning Operational Update
07/11/2017 09:46:52 AM
The NSW SES has received 1309 calls on its 132 500 emergency line, resulting in 688 jobs as a consequence of severe storms that tore through eastern NSW yesterday.
Severe Weather and Thunderstorms Continue to Impact Eastern NSW
06/11/2017 05:02:11 PM
The NSW SES has received 466 jobs since the commencement of this event 1pm Sunday. The majority of jobs types relate to leaking roofs, roof damage and fallen trees and branches.
Damaging Winds and Heavy Rains Impact the South Coast This Afternoon
06/11/2017 12:37:38 PM
A weak low pressure system in central New South Wales is tracking southeast and deepening. It is expected to intensify today as it reaches the south coast, before rapidly moving away towards New Zealand on Tuesday.
The Bureau HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible for the south coast between Bega and Nowra...
Community Day at Pioneer Dairy
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Wyong 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.
Nowra Bunnings Christmas BBQ
The Nowra NSW SES Unit will be at the Nowra Bunnings Christmas BBQ. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.
The Coniston NSW SES Unit will be at the Bunnings Warehouse at Warrawong from 6pm - 8pm for Crowd Control when Santa arrives in our truck. Families can have their annual photo taken with Santa. Come and say Hi to our friendly volunteers.
Ryde Council Community Christmas Celebration
The Ryde Unit of the NSW SES will be at the annual Community Christmas Celebration at Ryde Park. The SES Ryde Unit volunteers will be staffing the BBQ and also have an interesting and informative display where you can learn have to be resilient in weather emergencies. Come along and enjoy this family event and meet our friendly volunteers, learn...