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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia's emergency services and their Government and industry partners.
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.
Thank you for saving lives and protecting communities
During National Volunteer Week, wear orange and take the time to say thanks to the SES volunteers who give so much. Learn more
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.
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.
Simple things you can do after a storm
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.
Communities urged to be prepared for heavy rain, winds and hail
10/05/2021 04:59:28 PM
With possible severe thunderstorms expected from Tuesday (11 May), NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is calling on local communities to use what time they can to be prepared.
NSW SES Disaster Awareness Survey now live
10/05/2021 03:36:37 PM
NSW SES Disaster Awareness Survey now live for people who live, work and visit the Local Government Areas of Sutherland, Bayside, Liverpool, Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, Georges River and/or Campbelltown.
NSW SES congratulates our award winners
10/05/2021 02:57:27 PM
Congratulations to our members who received awards at the NSW SES Binda Cluster Award Ceremony on Friday 7 May.
NSW SES Units put their rescue skills to the test
03/05/2021 08:00:01 AM
Teams of NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) volunteers will be competing against one another in a series of challenges to see who will represent NSW in the upcoming biennial National Disaster Rescue Challenge in Western Australia.
Floodsafe Guide Presentation
14/05/21 10:00 to 14/05/21 12:00
Are you a member of CWA Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms.
wow day Port Stephens
19/05/21 8:00 to 19/05/21 12:00
On Wednesday 19 May we celebrate NSW SES members by hosting Wear Orange Wednesday. Make sure you visit the SES Display at Market Place Raymond Terrace staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Port Stephens 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.
Hunter Valley Caravan Camping 4WD Show 2021
21/05/21 10:00 to 23/05/21 23:00
Interactive display at local event
Keeping you Informed.
25/05/21 9:30 to 25/05/21 12:00
Are you a member of Clarence Village ? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms.
City of Ryde World Environment Day Festival
06/06/21 10:00 to 06/06/21 14:00
The Ryde NSW SES Unit will be at the City of Ryde World Environment Day Festivalic Gardens. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters with a display on flood risks in nearby Shrimptons Creek.
Get Ready Display - Lismore Centro
16/06/21 8:00 to 16/06/21 14:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by our local NSW SES volunteers from Lismore 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.
20/06/21 8:00 to 20/06/21 15:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Clarence Nambucca CapabilityUnit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.
Chamber of Commerce Presentation " Do you have a Plan"
21/07/21 0:00 to 21/07/21 7:00
Are you a member of Grafton Chamber of Commerce Cme along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms.