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.

My Community Project Grants

Applications have now closed. Vote for your favourite projects from 15 July 2019.

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.

Do you have an idea to improve your community?

Now is the time to start thinking of projects to benefit your local area – so get your thinking cap on!

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.

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, 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.

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.

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

conadilly street Gunnedah
Ag-Quip NIght Quip display

Ag-Quip NIght Quip display

Tuesday

20/08/19 17:00 to 20/08/19 21:00

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

Sydenham
Get Ready workshops

Get Ready workshops

Wednesday

21/08/19 18:30 to 21/08/19 21:30

The NSW SES - Marrickville Unit is hosting FREE workshops to help you prepare for storms, floods and other emergencies so you can keep yourself, your loved ones and your home safe. The first workshop is on the evening of 21 August and is for women of the Inner West. Go to https://www.facebook.com/NSWSESMarrickville/ for more information and to...

NSW SES Kempsey Unit Crn North and River Streets Kempsey
1949 Macleay Flood memories videos launch

1949 Macleay Flood memories videos launch

Thursday

22/08/19 10:30 to 22/08/19 11:30

NSW SES has made a series of short videos about peoples memories of the 1949 Macleay Valley Floods. Members of the public are invited to come along to the NSW SES Kempsey Unit to see the 4 videos and have a cup of tea. Activity is part of efforts to maker the 70th anniversary of one of the worst natural disasters to hit the Macleay Valley.

Condobolin SAR Ground
Condobolin Ag Show attendance and promotion

Condobolin Ag Show attendance and promotion

Saturday

24/08/19 9:00 to 24/08/19 18:00

The Condobolin NSW SES Unit will be at the Condobolin Agricultural Show. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and talk to us about how you can become part of our enthusiastic team

Haberfield Library
Haberfield Library Storm Pop Up

Haberfield Library Storm Pop Up

Saturday

24/08/19 10:00 to 24/08/19 14:00

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.

Ballina
Public safety parade

Public safety parade

Saturday

24/08/19 14:00 to 24/08/19 16:00

Assist with Light Horse parade in River street Ballina to RSL club Crowd control

Koshigya Park, Corner of Hurley St and Camden Rd, Campbelltown 2560
Macarthur Multicultural Children?s Festival

Macarthur Multicultural Children?s Festival

Sunday

25/08/19 10:30 to 25/08/19 16:30

Make sure you drop by our SES Display and say hi to our Campbelltown Unit volunteer members. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Clyde Street Mall, Kempsey
70th Anniversary Comemorative Service - 1949 Macleay Valley Floods

70th Anniversary Comemorative Service - 1949 Macleay Valley Floods

Tuesday

27/08/19 10:30 to 27/08/19 11:30

NSW SES is inviting members of the public to a commemorative service to acknowledge the 6 people killed in the 1949 Macleay Valley floods. The event begins at 10:30am in the Clyde Street Mall Kempsey.

St Vincents St, Ulladulla
Bunnings Fathers Day

Bunnings Fathers Day

Thursday

29/08/19 18:00 to 29/08/19 20:00

The Ulladulla NSW SES Unit will be at the Bunnings Ulladulla store to celebrate Fathers Day. Come and meet our friendly volunteers and get some tips on how to be more prepared and safer in emergencies and disasters.

Bunnings West Gosford
Gosford Unit - Bunnings Fathers Day Family Night

Gosford Unit - Bunnings Fathers Day Family Night

Thursday

29/08/19 19:00 to 29/08/19 20:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display at Bunnings West Gosford, 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.

Narromine Showground
Narromine Annual Show

Narromine Annual Show

Friday

30/08/19 7:30 to 31/08/19 17:30

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

Ulmarra Unit
Fathers Day

Fathers Day

Sunday

01/09/19 0:00 to 01/09/19 23:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Civic Park, Armidale
Armidale Unit Community Day

Armidale Unit Community Day

Sunday

01/09/19 8:30 to 01/09/19 14:00

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

Ulmarra Unit
Ulmarra SES Display - Fathers Day

Ulmarra SES Display - Fathers Day

Sunday

01/09/19 9:00 to 01/09/19 12:32

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

Government House, Sydney.
Queen's Birthday Awards investiture ceremony

Queen's Birthday Awards investiture ceremony

Tuesday

03/09/19 12:44 to 03/09/19 12:46

Investiture ceremony for NSW SES Volunteers (known as at 16/6/19) at Gerry de Vries OAM Greg Cormack ESM David Leigh ESM Robert Corbett OAM Date TBC please contact Protocol Office Government House Phone: (02) 9228 5890 Email: investiture@governor.nsw.gov.au

Coffs Harbour CES
Harmony in Health

Harmony in Health

Wednesday

04/09/19 9:00 to 04/09/19 15:00

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

Berry Showgrounds
Berry Small Farm Field Days

Berry Small Farm Field Days

Saturday

07/09/19 8:00 to 07/09/19 15:00

Show high lighting equipment and local community services available to small farms and the general community of the Shoalhaven area.

Murrumburrah Showground
Harden Show

Harden Show

Saturday

07/09/19 9:00 to 07/09/19 17:00

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

Bark Huts Reserve, Elliot Street, Belfield
Strathfield Spring Festival

Strathfield Spring Festival

Saturday

07/09/19 10:00 to 07/09/19 17:00

The Strathfield NSW SES Unit will be at the Strathfield Spring 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.

Olympic Park Qudos Bank Arena
BStreet Smart

BStreet Smart

Monday

09/09/19 8:00 to 12/09/19 16:00

Bstreet event Olympic Park Multi agency event

Ulmarra Unit
Grand Final Football

Grand Final Football

Saturday

14/09/19 0:00 to 14/09/19 23:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Terrigal primary school, Havenview Road, Terrigal.
Gosford Unit - Terrigal Family Fun Day

Gosford Unit - Terrigal Family Fun Day

Saturday

14/09/19 10:00 to 14/09/19 16:00

The Gosford NSW SES Unit will be at the Terrigal Family Fun Day. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our local friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters.

Coldstream Street, Ulmarra
Ulmarra Interagency Open Day

Ulmarra Interagency Open Day

Sunday

15/09/19 10:00 to 15/09/19 15:00

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the interagency open day at Coldstream Street Ulmarra come have a 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 display.

Princes Highway, Dapto
Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Saturday

28/09/19 7:00 to 28/09/19 16:54

The NSW SES Dapto 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.

Bermagui
Bermagui 'Reboot' Activity Day

Bermagui 'Reboot' Activity Day

Monday

07/10/19 9:30 to 07/10/19 13:30

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

Harden Racecourse
Harden Kite Festival

Harden Kite Festival

Saturday

12/10/19 8:00 to 12/10/19 16:00

The Harden NSW SES Unit will be at the Harden Kite 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.

Lismore Show Ground
Lismore Show

Lismore Show

Thursday

17/10/19 8:00 to 19/10/19 15:00

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.

Wollongong
Australian Police & Emergency Service Games

Australian Police & Emergency Service Games

Thursday

17/10/19 9:31 to 24/10/19 9:31

Australian Police & Emergency Service Games

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

Murrumbateman Field Day

Saturday

19/10/19 6:00 to 20/10/19 16:00

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 8:00 to 19/10/19 20:30

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.

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

Gosford Unit - Get Ready Girls

Thursday

24/10/19 18:00 to 24/10/19 20:00

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 7:00 to 27/10/19 17:00

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 9:00 to 01/11/19 13:00

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
display at the Gunnedah South School Fete

display at the Gunnedah South School Fete

Friday

01/11/19 16:00 to 01/11/19 19:00

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 6:00 to 02/11/19 15:00

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 6:30 to 02/11/19 15:00

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 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.

Lennox Head Surf Club
Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Saturday

02/11/19 7:00 to 02/11/19 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 08.00am to 10.00am

Barclay Street Ovals, Eden
Eden Whale Festival

Eden Whale Festival

Saturday

02/11/19 9:30 to 02/11/19 16:00

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.

Ulmarra Unit
Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day

Monday

04/11/19 23:00 to 05/11/19 22:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Ballina Marine Rescue Tower North Wall
Ballina Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Ballina Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Tuesday

05/11/19 6:00 to 05/11/19 8:00

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.

Ulmarra Memorial Park
Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Monday

11/11/19 10:00 to 11/11/19 11:00

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 17:30 to 13/11/19 20:00

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 6:00 to 16/11/19 14:00

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 6:00 to 16/11/19 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 Sharps Beach Car Park 07.00am to 10.00am

Cooma McDonalds
McHappy Day

McHappy Day

Saturday

16/11/19 11:00 to 16/11/19 14:00

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 12:18

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 6:00 to 23/11/19 8:00

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 8:00 to 23/11/19 20:00

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 9:00 to 07/12/19 13:00

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 6:00 to 26/01/20 19:00

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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