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.
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.
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 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.
NSW SES continues to plan for predicted Severe Thunderstorms
17/12/2018 05:58:01 AM
NSW SES continues to plan for predicted Severe Thunderstorms over the next 24 – 48 hours.
Since the start of this weather event (Thurs 13) the NSW SES received over 3955 jobs, this morning we still have over 1300 outstanding jobs.
Midday Update Sydney Storms
16/12/2018 12:39:36 PM
Communities of NSW have been impacted by severe thunderstorms since Thursday 13 December.
Afternoon and evening severe thunderstorms have impacted the east coast of NSW, bringing heavy rainfall and impacting communities in the Greater Sydney Area and parts of southern NSW.
Storm and Job Update Sunday 16 December
16/12/2018 10:55:33 AM
Our volunteers were busy in Sydney Metro overnight due to severe storms and hail that impacted The Hills area (582), Hornsby (465), Parramatta (301), Campbelltown (236) and Blacktown (70).
Severe Storm Update Saturday Afternoon
15/12/2018 06:05:34 PM
Severe storms have affected the Sydney Metro area, Hunter and Illawarra this afternoon.
Australia Day - Marulan
25/01/19 13:53 to 28/01/19 13:53
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Marulan 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.
Australia Day Celebrations
26/01/19 8:00 to 26/01/19 15:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulladulla Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as Storms, Floods and Tsunamis.
Springwood Australia Day
26/01/19 10:00 to 26/01/19 16:00
The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Springwood Australia Day Celebration. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our floodboat and response vehicles.
Wentworth Falls Australia Day
26/01/19 10:00 to 26/01/19 15:00
The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Australia Day activites at Wentworth Falls Lake. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Bungendore 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.
Young Humanitarians Conference.
26/02/19 15:32 to 27/02/19 15:32