Community Action Teams

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

Corporate Volunteering

Are you looking for positive ways to develop your staff and make an impact on your community?

Spontaneous Volunteering

Help your community when it’s needed most.

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.

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

Smithtown RSL Bowling Club
Lower Macleay Flood Hypothetical

Lower Macleay Flood Hypothetical

Sunday

11/02/18 9:00 to 10/03/18 12:00

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES), Lower Macleay Community Action Team and Kempsey Shire Council are conducting a community flood education exercise for residents of the Lower Macleay.

Sofala Showground, Sofala Road, Sofala
Sofala Show

Sofala Show

Sunday

25/02/18 10:00 to 25/02/18 16:00

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

Newcastle Show
Newcastle Show

Newcastle Show

Friday

02/03/18 14:28 to 04/03/18 14:28

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

Gaskill Street, Canowindra
Coffee with NSW SES Canowindra Unit

Coffee with NSW SES Canowindra Unit

Saturday

03/03/18 9:00 to 03/03/18 12:00

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

Eastwood Plaza
Eastwood Lunar New Year Grand Celebration

Eastwood Lunar New Year Grand Celebration

Saturday

03/03/18 10:00 to 03/03/18 16:00

KUNG HEI FAT CHOI In the Year of the Earth Dog 2018, the celebration of Eastwood Lunar New Year reaches its 10th Anniversary and is planned to be bigger and better to mark this great milestone! There will be a day-long celebration including music and dance performances, martial arts, dragon parade, lion dance, fire crackers, a visit from the God...

John Purchase Oval, Cherrybrook 2126
Cherrybrook Movies Under the Stars

Cherrybrook Movies Under the Stars

Saturday

03/03/18 16:00 to 03/03/18 20:00

The Hornsby NSW SES Unit will be at the Cherrybrook Movie Under the Stars event on Saturday 3rd March. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Cudgen Leages Club, Kingscliff
Community Event - 1 year anniversary of Chinderah Flood

Community Event - 1 year anniversary of Chinderah Flood

Saturday

03/03/18 17:30 to 03/03/18 19:37

The Tweed Heads and Tweed Coast NSW SES Units will attending the Chinderah Chilli Festival, Cudgen Leages Club. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Parramatta River Kissing Point
Ryde LGA Clean Up Australia Campaign

Ryde LGA Clean Up Australia Campaign

Sunday

04/03/18 8:00 to 04/03/18 13:00

NSW SES Ryde Unit will be supporting their community on Parramatta River helping to clean up litter using the SES floodboats. Say hello to your friendly local volunteers and learn about what SES does to support their community in floods and stroms.

Clean Up Australia Day: Echo Point Katoomba
Echo Point Clean Up Australia Day

Echo Point Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday

04/03/18 8:00 to 04/03/18 12:00

Volunteers of the Blue Mountains Unit shall be performing clean-up Australia Day duties around the Echo Point area of Katoomba. If you see volunteers at work, say 'hi'.

19 - 31 Killeen Street Auburn NSW 2144
Emergency Services Open Day

Emergency Services Open Day

Sunday

04/03/18 10:00 to 04/03/18 15:00

The Auburn NSW SES Unit will be hosting the local Emergency Services Open Day at the Auburn SES HQ. Come down and visit the displays by SES and the other emergency services. We will have a free BBQ from 11am -1pm and meet Paddy Platypus and say hi to our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our...

Cooks River, Marrickville
Cooks River on Clean Up Australia Day

Cooks River on Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday

04/03/18 14:30 to 04/03/18 18:30

NSW SES Marrickville Unit looks forward to getting busy on the Cooks River - looking for things that don't belong in the water and taking them out. Here's to a happier, healthier river.

Bermagui Seaside Fair, at the Bermagui Oval
Bermagui Seaside Fair

Bermagui Seaside Fair

Saturday

10/03/18 9:00 to 10/03/18 16:00

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

Singleton Town Head Park
Singleton Emergency Service Expo

Singleton Emergency Service Expo

Saturday

10/03/18 9:00 to 10/03/18 14:00

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

Blue Mountains Music Festival. Lurline Street Katoomba
Blue Mountains Musical Festival

Blue Mountains Musical Festival

Saturday

17/03/18 9:00 to 18/03/18 17:00

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

102 Fowlers Road, Dapto
Red Cross Fete

Red Cross Fete

Sunday

18/03/18 9:40 to 18/03/18 15:00

The Coniston NSW SES Unit will be at the Red Cross 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. Come and speak to our friendly members and get some new ideas of how to be safer during floods

Eastwood Plaza
Eastwood Harmony Day Community Expo

Eastwood Harmony Day Community Expo

Thursday

22/03/18 9:30 to 22/03/18 12:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ryde Unit. We will be giving away specially made SES red packets, gutter gloves and fridge magnets with our 132500 phone number along with literature in English, Chinese and Korean so it will help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms...

Nowra Showground, Junction Street Nowra
Nowra Relay for Life 2018

Nowra Relay for Life 2018

Saturday

24/03/18 8:06 to 25/03/18 12:06

The Nowra NSW SES Unit will be supporting the Nowra Relay for Life community fundraising event.

JJ Kelly Park Swan Street, Wollongong
Get Ready Community BBQ

Get Ready Community BBQ

Saturday

07/04/18 12:00 to 07/04/18 14:00

Have you or your family been affected by flood water? Would you like to know more about how you can prepare? How can the Wollongong SES unit help you during a natural disaster? The Wollongong City unit will be hosting a Community BBQ to meet the residents of Wollongong. Our friendly members will be there to assist local residents with preparation...

MAITLAND STATION
STEAMFEST

STEAMFEST

Saturday

14/04/18 21:23 to 15/04/18 21:23

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

Koala Park (Delta Electricity) scenic Drive
Goats Family Festival

Goats Family Festival

Sunday

15/04/18 7:30 to 15/04/18 17:00

Direct Traffic and parking.

Macquarie Road Springwood
Springwood Foundation Day

Springwood Foundation Day

Saturday

28/04/18 9:00 to 28/04/18 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.

Toronto Avenue Dapto
Scouts Visit

Scouts Visit

Tuesday

01/05/18 19:30 to 01/05/18 21:00

Coniston Unit will be attending Dapto Scouts holding an education night with information on floods and storm.

Tocal Agricultural College
TOCAL FIELD DAYS

TOCAL FIELD DAYS

Friday

04/05/18 10:00 to 06/05/18 18:00

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

Collector Village
Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

Saturday

05/05/18 9:00 to 06/05/18 18:00

Come and join in the fun at the Annual Pumpkin Festival

Tambar Springs Unit, Tambar Street, Tambar Springs
Tambar Springs Open Day

Tambar Springs Open Day

Saturday

05/05/18 11:00 to 05/05/18 18:00

Tambar Springs Unit Invites you to a community Open Day at our local headquarters. Come along for a fun filled learning adventure with our members. Learn how you can help us help your community.

Lapstone Public School
Lapstone Fireworks Display

Lapstone Fireworks Display

Saturday

05/05/18 18:09 to 05/05/18 21:30

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Lapstone Primary School for their Fireworks Night. Come meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters .

Yass township
WOW Day Yass

WOW Day Yass

Wednesday

09/05/18 17:42

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.

crookwell
Potato Festival

Potato Festival

Friday

11/05/18 11:46 to 14/05/18 11:46

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

State-wide
WOW Day

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 9:00 to 20/06/18 21:30

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and NRMA Insurance will be painting New South Wales orange with a range of WOW Day activities to show their support of NSW SES volunteers.

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