Wear Orange Wednesday
On WOW Day, Wednesday 23 May 2018, wear orange and take the time to say thanks to the SES volunteers who give so much.
Pencil WOW Day into your online content calendar and download the WOW Day social media web tiles and post to your platform.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
Orange is the colour of gratitude for SES on WOW Day
18/05/2018 09:15:02 AM
They say a little bit of thanks goes a long way, and on Wednesday 23rd May, that thanks will go right around Australia as people wear orange to say thank you to State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers.
Cold & Windy Weather, Be Prepared South Coast
11/05/2018 09:20:22 AM
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, cold air will move across South East NSW today as a low moves very slowly east, then northwards offshore from the NSW coast on Saturday before moving rapidly eastwards on Sunday.
Wind, Cold Temperatures and Snow the Theme for South East NSW this Week
07/05/2018 02:53:59 PM
At this stage south-eastern parts of NSW will bring a strong cold front from Thursday. According to the Bureau, a complex low pressure system is expected to form off eastern Vic by late Thursday, and linger in the area on Friday and into Saturday.
Thursday Afternoon Thunderstorm Activity
19/04/2018 04:52:26 PM
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, large hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Newcastle, Walgett and Lightning Ridge.
NRMA WOW Week Display
21/05/18 14:00 to 25/05/18 16:00
This is your chance to take a selfie and post to say "Thanks SES" while visiting the SES WOW Week Display at the NRMA Branch in Ballina. Your local SES volunteers from the Ballina Unit will be there in our bright orange uniforms. On display are mannequins dressed in SES Uniforms, lots of useful hand-outs to help you and your family better...
Port Macquarie Get Ready Girls Program
21/05/18 18:30 to 21/05/18 20:30
NSW SES Port Macquarie Unit is hosting a workshop for women on how to prepare for and deal with emergencies All 40 places in the workshop have been booked out. For more information visit the NSW SES Port Macquarie Unit Facebook page.
WOW Day at Warilla Grove
23/05/18 8:00 to 23/05/18 17:00
Come on down to Warilla Grove outside Woolworths and say hi and a thank you to your local SES volunteers from Shellharbour City unit for Wear Orange Wednesday on May 23rd!
WOW Day - Goulburn
23/05/18 8:00 to 23/05/18 17:00
23/05/18 8:50 to 23/05/18 12:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display at the Ulladulla NRMA office to celebrate WOW day and say thank you to our volunteers.
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.
WOW day at Hungry Jacks Ballina
23/05/18 9:00 to 23/05/18 13:00
Make sure you grab a burger and visit the SES WOW day display at Hungry Jacks Ballina. NSW SES volunteers in bright orange uniforms will be there in the car park with one of our rescue vehicles, all from your local Ballina Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as...
WOW Shoalahven City Council Display
23/05/18 9:16 to 23/05/18 17:16
Make sure you visit the SES Display at the Shoalhaven City Council Admin building Each year the Shoalhaven City Council show their support to the NSW SES Volunteers by setting up a display in their front foyer and the staff all wear orange
Gosford unit WOW Day
23/05/18 10:00 to 23/05/18 14:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Gosford Unit. We'll have children's activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.
WOW Day - Manly SES @ Bunnings
23/05/18 10:00 to 23/05/18 15:00
Wednesday 23 May is WOW Day (Ware Orange Wednesday). Make sure you visit the Manly SES team at your local Bunnings warehouse. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods. If you are interested in joining the SES as an active volunteer, this is your...
23/05/18 10:30 to 23/05/18 14:30
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Coniston Unit. Come down to Dapto Mall and say Thankyou for your wonderful local volunteers. We'll have hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.
23/05/18 12:00 to 23/05/18 16:30
North Sydney volunteers will be manning a stand to promote the work of the SES for WOW Day 2018. We will have some useful stormsafe tips to share and fun activities for the community to engage with. We will be joined by our wonderful ambassador, Paddy the Platypus.
WOW Day Yass
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from
Little Bay Pharmacy hosting Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea
24/05/18 9:30 to 24/05/18 13:30
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Randwick 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.
BBQ at Bermagui Woolworths
Bermagui SES is having a BBQ outside Bermagui Woolworths to meet members of the local community. SES Volunteers will be offering free sausages to the members of the community in exchange for their time to listen to information re flood and storm safety as well as recruitment opportunities.
Blacktown City Parade
26/05/18 8:00 to 26/05/18 12:00
Blacktown City Parade
The Great Train Weekend
26/05/18 10:00 to 26/05/18 15:00
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 especially snow in the Blue Mountains.
Beef week Parade
Come along to Casino Beef Week Parade and meet Casino SES Members. Paddy platypus our mascot will be at the parade to meet the kids while mums and dads can talk to us about preparing for floods and storms.
Cub Scouts Day Out 2018
27/05/18 9:00 to 27/05/18 16:00
The South Metropolitan Region Cub Scouts have organised our annual Cub Day Out at the Prince Henry Hospital Museum in Little Bay around the theme of ?Emergencies?. SES will be available during the event to provide a display, activities to the cubs as well as members of the public. Who: Cub Scouts from groups within South Metropolitan. Based on...
Great Train Weekend
27/05/18 10:00 to 27/05/18 15:00
Come and see the volunteers of the Blue Mountains Unit will be at the Great Train Weekend. We will have information on how to be ready for the winter season in the Blue Mountains.
Get Ready "Flooding Near Me" pop-up BBQ meeting - Warilla
02/06/18 11:00 to 02/06/18 13:00
Shellharbour City Unit are holding a community BBQ meeting to meet the residents of Warilla to discuss local flood impacts and what actions the local community takes when flooding does occur.
10/06/18 11:00 to 10/06/18 13:00
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...
Storm Education - Bunnings Warehouse
16/06/18 10:00 to 16/06/18 14:36
The Coniston NSW SES Unit will be at the Bunnings Warehouse Warrawong . Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and how to prepare and protect your home during storm season.
Wooli Market Day
14/07/18 8:00 to 15/07/18 16:00
Sivercity Show Broken Hill
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.
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.
20/09/18 8:00 to 20/09/18 17:00
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.
Woman Alive Festival
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.
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.