Community Action Teams

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

Clean your gutters, downpipes and drains

It is important to keep your gutters and downpipes clear as blockages can cause the water to overflow under the eaves into the roof cavity.

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.

Recipe for Disaster

Clean your gutters, downpipes and drains regularly to prevent blockages. Blocked gutters means rainwater runs down the walls and can pool on your roof.

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

Download the Emergency+ app

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

RECOVERY

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.

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

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.

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. Find my distributor

 

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

  • Keep listening to your local radio station for information, updates and advice
  • Check your house or property for damage...

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Upcoming community events

1 Drummond Street Coniston
Unanderra Scouts VIsit

Unanderra Scouts VIsit

Tuesday

03/07/18 18:30 to 03/07/18 20:30

Coniston Unit is holding an presentation for the Unanderra Scouts to learn about what the SES to for the local community.

Yetman Public School
Yetman Public School Community Event

Yetman Public School Community Event

Friday

06/07/18 10:00

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

Wooli sports ground
Wooli Market Day

Wooli Market Day

Saturday

14/07/18 8:00 to 14/07/18 16:00

Meet Wooli-Yuraygir Unit volunteers at the Wooli sports ground.

Boronia Park
Moocooboola Festival

Moocooboola Festival

Sunday

05/08/18 8:00 to 05/08/18 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.

Broken Hill Memorial Oval
Sivercity Show Broken Hill

Sivercity Show Broken Hill

Thursday

13/09/18 16:00 to 15/09/18 22:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Broken Hill Unit. We'll have activities, hand-outs and displays to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Inala, Castle Hill Rd, Cherrybrook
Inala Fair

Inala Fair

Sunday

16/09/18 9:00 to 16/09/18 15:00

The Hornsby NSW SES Unit will be at the Inala Fair again this year. Come and speak to our volunteers about storm safety and hop in the flood boat.

Yass High School
NAIDOC

NAIDOC

Thursday

20/09/18 8:00 to 20/09/18 17:00

Dapto Showground, Princes Highway, Dapto
Dapto Showground

Dapto Showground

Saturday

29/09/18 9:01 to 29/09/18 16:01

The Coniston NSW SES Unit will be at the Dapto Showground. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display. We will be talking If its flooded, forget it.

Glenbrook Public School
Woman Alive Festival

Woman Alive Festival

Saturday

27/10/18 9:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the Blue Mountains Unit. We'll have hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

43 Illowra Crescent Primbee
Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Friday

16/11/18 15:16 to 16/11/18 19:16

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

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