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.

The Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley River System

Find out more about your local flood risk and how you can prepare for a Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley flood.

The Northern Rivers has flooded before. It will flood again!

Find out more about your local flood risk and actions you can take to prepare.

NEW SES campaign in six languages

The campaign has been developed in the six languages of Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin and Punjabi to help culturally and linguistically diverse communities around the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley understand what to do in the event of a flood.

Get ready for the Australian Warning System

The NSW SES is moving to the Australian Warning System (AWS) on September 30.

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 plan?

Find out your local flood risk here and what you can do to prepare.

Northern NSW and Sydney river flood resources now available.

In your language

Flood and storm information in your language.

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.

Planning for animals in emergencies

Emergencies can happen suddenly and planning ahead for your pets and animals will keep everyone safe.

Learn more about tornadoes

It is important to be aware of the conditions that can cause tornadoes and know what to do to prepare, respond and recover.

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, 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.

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.

DURING BAD WEATHER

When to call

Click here to find out when and how to call NSW SES.

 

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.

Check road closures here

Live updates, traveler information and personalised alerts for NSW roads..

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.

What you can do during a storm

During a storm, there are simple things you can do to help protect your family...

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...

Download the Emergency+ app

In an emergency, time and location accuracy are critical. Equip yourself with a powerful tool that will help you call Triple Zero (000) quickly, and allow you to accurately communicate your location to emergency call-takers.

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.

RECOVERY

Recovery Centres

Dedicated community recovery centres provide face-to-face support for NSW residents affected by natural disasters.

Next steps toward recovery

In NSW, recovery following a disaster is managed by a range of organisations. The NSW SES has produced a recovery guide to help you take the next steps towards recovery from floods, storms and tsunami.

 

Returning to your property after a flood

There are little things you can do to manage some of the risks that remain when you return to an affected property following a flood.

Cleaning up after a flood

This page contains some useful tips and practical information to help households start the clean up after wind and water damage.

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...

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 Relief and Support

If you have been impacted by a natural disaster, you may be eligible for Disaster relief assistance and support from the NSW Government.

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.

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Upcoming community events

Gosford SES Unit, Pateman Road, Erina
Coastal Twist

Coastal Twist

Monday

03/10/22 7:00 to 03/10/22 17:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display 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, floods and tsunami.

Harden Race Course
Harden Kite Festival

Harden Kite Festival

Friday

07/10/22 10:00 to 08/10/22 16:00

The Harden NSW SES Unit will be at the Harden Kite Festival come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

155 Menangle Street Picton NSW 2571
Picton Show

Picton Show

Saturday

08/10/22 6:00 to 09/10/22 17:00

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

Taree Showground 24 Muldoon Street Taree NSW 2430
Taree Show

Taree Show

Saturday

08/10/22 7:00 to 09/10/22 16:00

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

Eden
Eden Whale Festival

Eden Whale Festival

Saturday

08/10/22 10:00 to 08/10/22 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.

Burwood
Burwood Festival

Burwood Festival

Sunday

09/10/22 9:00 to 09/10/22 16:00

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

Swansea Mens Shed, 74 Pacific Hwy, Little Pelican
Swansea Men Shed Garage Sale BBQ

Swansea Men Shed Garage Sale BBQ

Saturday

15/10/22 7:00 to 15/10/22 14:00

The Swansea NSW SES Unit will be at the Swansea Mens Shed Garage Sale. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn and chat about how to be safer in storm, flood and tsunami emergencies.

Eastwood
Granny Smith Festval

Granny Smith Festval

Saturday

15/10/22 8:30 to 15/10/22 21:00

The NSW SES Ryde Unit will be at a significant part of the 2022 Granny Smith Festival in Eastwood. Please say hello to our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and all about the new Australian Warning System. A family fun day with a morning parade, stalls, rides, dispalys, free concerts and the night ends with a...

Warragamba
Damfest

Damfest

Sunday

16/10/22 9:00 to 16/10/22 17:00

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

Uki Festival - Resilience Row in the Buttery Car Park
Uki Festival

Uki Festival

Saturday

22/10/22 10:00 to 23/10/22 15:00

The Murwillumbah NSW SES Unit will be at the Uki Festival on the 22nd and 23rd October. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about the new SES Warnings, how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Inala, 99 Franklin Road, Cherrybrook
Hornsby  Unit at Inala Fair 2022

Hornsby Unit at Inala Fair 2022

Sunday

23/10/22 9:00 to 23/10/22 15:00

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

Erina Fair, Erina
Erina Multicultural Expo

Erina Multicultural Expo

Wednesday

26/10/22 10:00 to 26/10/22 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display 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.

Grafton Shopping World
Grafton Shopping World Community Engagment Display

Grafton Shopping World Community Engagment Display

Thursday

27/10/22 8:00 to 27/10/22 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the Clarence Nambucca Capability 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, and inform you about the new Warning System

Cessnock City headquarters
Cessnock City Unit Open Day

Cessnock City Unit Open Day

Saturday

29/10/22 10:00 to 29/10/22 14:00

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

Westport Park, Port Macquarie
Port Macquarie Community Preparedness Day

Port Macquarie Community Preparedness Day

Saturday

05/11/22 8:30 to 05/11/22 16:00

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

Narara Valley High School, Narara
Central Coast Kids Day Out

Central Coast Kids Day Out

Sunday

06/11/22 7:00 to 06/11/22 17:00

The Gosford NSW SES Unit will be at the Central Coast Kids Day Out. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters. We'll have activities and hand outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms, floods and tsunami.

Marne tower corner Lighthouse Parade / Fenwick Street East Ballina
Tsunami awareness

Tsunami awareness

Sunday

06/11/22 7:00 to 06/11/22 11:00

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

Seagulls Rugby League Fooball Club Ballina
Ballina Riverside Christmas Carols

Ballina Riverside Christmas Carols

Sunday

11/12/22 17:30 to 11/12/22 22:00

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.

Sydney
Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade

Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade

Saturday

25/02/23 14:00 to 25/02/23 23:00

NSW SES PRIDE will once again reflect the diversity of the communities we come from by participating in the 2023 Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade. Our LGBTQIA+ members are extremely proud to be able to represent the NSW SES and visibly demonstrate the service's commitment to inclusive practice.

Muswellbrook Show Ground
Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023

Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023

Friday

17/03/23 8:00 to 18/03/23 18:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the local Upper Hunter Units. 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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