Community Action Teams

Be part of a community group to utilise your skills or local knowledge.

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.

Unit Volunteers

The NSW SES values people who can offer different skills and experiences to meet a wide range of community needs.

Protect what you love

Think about the things you #love the most, and decide on what #3things you will take in an evacuation?

Get Ready NSW

Together it's simple to Get Ready for storm season.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Become familiar with storm types in NSW

Here are some common storm types that we experience in NSW.

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.

DURING BAD WEATHER

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.

Download the Emergency+ app

The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia's emergency services and their Government and industry partners.

RECOVERY

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...

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.

 

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.

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.

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Upcoming community events

Lismore Show Ground
Lismore Show

Lismore Show

Thursday

17/10/19 9:00 to 19/10/19 16:00

Lismore City SES will be at the Lismore Show over the three day period (17th, 18th and 19th of October. during this time we will be educating the community about how to be prepared for floods and storms. we will also be hosting a Road Crash Rescue demonstration on the Thursday and Friday at out stand.

Murrumbateman Field Day on 19th and 20th October 2019
Murrumbateman Field Day

Murrumbateman Field Day

Saturday

19/10/19 7:00 to 20/10/19 17:00

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

Rowe Street Eastwood
Granny Smith Festival

Granny Smith Festival

Saturday

19/10/19 9:00 to 19/10/19 21:30

The Ryde NSW SES Unit will be at the Granny Smith Festival again in 2019. Come and chat to our friendly SES volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Boggabri NSW 2382
Boggabri Spring Fair

Boggabri Spring Fair

Saturday

19/10/19 15:00 to 19/10/19 21:00

The Boggabri NSW SES Unit will be at the Spring Fair, come along and meet our friendly volunteers and participate in our interactive activities and learn how to operate an AED, maintain your chainsaw and ladder safety. Boggabri is a Rescue Unit so come and see our live scenario's. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn...

Gosford Unit LHQ, Pateman Road, Erina. NSW 2250.
Gosford Unit - Get Ready Girls

Gosford Unit - Get Ready Girls

Thursday

24/10/19 19:00 to 24/10/19 21:00

Calling all women. Make sure you visit the SES Get Ready Girls night staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Gosford 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.

Picton Showground
PICTON SHOW

PICTON SHOW

Saturday

26/10/19 8:00 to 27/10/19 18:00

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

Condong Public School, 77 McLeod Street, Condong, NSW 2484
Condong School SES Display

Condong School SES Display

Friday

01/11/19 10:00 to 01/11/19 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Murwillumbah Unit at the Condong Public School. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods. A big thank you to the Condong Public School.

Gunnedah South School 1-15 Winder Pl Gunnedah NSW 2380
 Gunnedah South School Fete

Gunnedah South School Fete

Friday

01/11/19 17:00 to 01/11/19 20:00

The Gunnedah NSW SES Unit will be at the Gunnedah South School Fete. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Goulburn
Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Saturday

02/11/19 7:00 to 02/11/19 16:00

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

Yass
Classic Yass

Classic Yass

Saturday

02/11/19 7:30 to 02/11/19 16:00

The Yass NSW SES Unit will be at the Classic Yass Billy Cart Derby. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters, view our interactive display and watch the Yass-Hill Tops Billy Cart race to glory :-)

Cooma Show Ground
Cooma Motorfest

Cooma Motorfest

Saturday

02/11/19 8:00 to 02/11/19 17:00

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

Lennox Head Surf Club
Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Saturday

02/11/19 8:00 to 02/11/19 10:00

Come and join members of the Ballina SES Unit, have a free coffee whilst gaining information on Tsunami Awareness This is for any interested members of the community, at Lennox Head Surf Club 08.00am to 10.00am

Barclay Street Ovals, Eden
Eden Whale Festival

Eden Whale Festival

Saturday

02/11/19 10:30 to 02/11/19 17:00

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

Ballina Marine Rescue Tower North Wall
Ballina Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Ballina Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Tuesday

05/11/19 7:00 to 05/11/19 9:00

Come and join members of the Ballina SES Unit, have a free coffee whilst gaining information on Tsunami Awareness This is for any interested members of the community, at Ballina Marine Rescue Tower.

Wyong Unit
Wyong Unit - Deaf Community Get Ready Workshop

Wyong Unit - Deaf Community Get Ready Workshop

Saturday

09/11/19 9:00 to 09/11/19 13:00

Wyong Unit is holding a Deaf Community Get Ready Workshop, to learn how to contact SES, be prepared for storms, floods and tsunamis.

Ulmarra Memorial Park
Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Monday

11/11/19 11:00 to 11/11/19 12:00

Come respect the fallen soldiers with the community of Ulmarra and Ulmarra SES.

Ballina RSL Club
View Club Presentation

View Club Presentation

Wednesday

13/11/19 18:30 to 13/11/19 21:00

Are you a member of View Club? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms, and tsunami awareness

McDonalds North Goulburn
McHappy Day - Goulburn

McHappy Day - Goulburn

Saturday

16/11/19 7:00 to 16/11/19 15:00

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

Sharps Beach Car Park The Coast Rd Skennars Head
Skennars Head Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Skennars Head Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Saturday

16/11/19 7:00 to 16/11/19 10:00

Come and join members of the Ballina SES Unit, have a free coffee whilst gaining information on Tsunami Awareness This is for any interested members of the community, at Sharps Beach Car Park 07.00am to 10.00am

Gosford Unit, Erina
Gosford Unit - Deaf Community Get Ready Workshop

Gosford Unit - Deaf Community Get Ready Workshop

Saturday

16/11/19 9:00 to 16/11/19 13:00

Gosford Unit is holding a Deaf Community Get Ready Workshop to learn how to contact SES and learn how to prepare for storms, floods and tsunamis.

Cooma McDonalds
McHappy Day

McHappy Day

Saturday

16/11/19 12:00 to 16/11/19 15:00

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

Conadilly Street
McHappy day

McHappy day

Saturday

16/11/19 13:18

The Gunnedah NSW SES Unit will be at McHappy day at Gunnedah McDonalds Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Lennox Head Surf Club
Lennox Head Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Lennox Head Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Saturday

23/11/19 7:00 to 23/11/19 9:00

Come and join members of the Ballina SES Unit, have a free coffee whilst gaining information on Tsunami Awareness. This is for any interested members of the community, at Lennox Head Surf Club between 08.00am to 10.00am

Ulladulla Civic Centre
Ulladulla Relay For Life

Ulladulla Relay For Life

Saturday

23/11/19 9:00 to 23/11/19 21:00

Members of the Ulladulla SES Unit will participating in the 2019 Relay for Life in support of the Cancer Council. We will also have information on how you can protect your family and home from Storms, Floods and Tsunami and also how you can volunteer with your local unit.

Ulmarra Park
Ulmarra Santa Run

Ulmarra Santa Run

Saturday

07/12/19 10:00 to 07/12/19 14:00

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the Ulmarra Park. Come and meet Paddy Platypus, Santa and our friendly volunteers.

Goulburn & Marulan
Australia Day - Goulburn

Australia Day - Goulburn

Sunday

26/01/20 7:00 to 26/01/20 20:00

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

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