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.

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.

Water in the World

The NSW SES is committed to building resilience in floods in NSW communities. New program now available.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Become familiar with storm types in NSW

Here are some common storm types that we experience in NSW.

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 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.

 

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.

Download the Emergency+ app

The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia's emergency services and their Government and industry partners.

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

McDonalds North Goulburn
McHappy Day - Goulburn

McHappy Day - Goulburn

Saturday

16/11/19 7:00 to 16/11/19 15:00

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 7:00 to 16/11/19 10:00

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

Gosford Unit, Erina
Gosford Unit - Deaf Community Get Ready Workshop

Gosford Unit - Deaf Community Get Ready Workshop

Saturday

16/11/19 9:00 to 16/11/19 13:00

Gosford Unit is holding a Deaf Community Get Ready Workshop to learn how to contact SES and learn how to prepare for storms, floods and tsunamis.

McDonalds Casino
Casino McHappy Day

Casino McHappy Day

Saturday

16/11/19 9:00 to 16/11/19 14:00

The Casino NSW SES Unit will be at McHappy 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.

Crozier Oval Lismore
Kids Day Out

Kids Day Out

Saturday

16/11/19 10:00 to 16/11/19 14:00

The Lismore SES Unit will be at the Crozier Oval Lismore, Join us for a great day out with heaps of activities for children, such as Obstacle course and Market stalls and Market stallsactivity ie Botanic Gardens Family Fun Day.> Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and...

Broken Hill
McHappy Day - Broken Hill

McHappy Day - Broken Hill

Saturday

16/11/19 10:00 to 16/11/19 14:00

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

McDonalds - Cnr Harbord &, Campbelltown Rd, Woodbine NSW 2560
McHappy Day - Campbelltown Flood Ready

McHappy Day - Campbelltown Flood Ready

Saturday

16/11/19 11:30 to 16/11/19 14:30

Come along and join us at McHappy Day, visiit our display, take part in our interactive activities and learn more about how to be prepared.

Cooma McDonalds
McHappy Day

McHappy Day

Saturday

16/11/19 12:00 to 16/11/19 15:00

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.

Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club
Community Leaders Information Night

Community Leaders Information Night

Monday

18/11/19 18:00 to 18/11/19 21:30

NSW SES will be part of an information evening for community leader to raise awareness on building resilience in our community. Invitation to this event is required.

Uniting Church Hall Brunswick Heads 10am - 12noon
Brunswick Valley U3A Know your Risks and Preparedness Workshop

Brunswick Valley U3A Know your Risks and Preparedness Workshop

Tuesday

19/11/19 10:00 to 19/11/19 12:00

Brunswick Valley U3A regular Forum Meeting with guests from the NSW SES and Red Cross presenting information around Awareness of Risks and Preparation

Wingecarribee LHQ
Get Ready Girls 2019

Get Ready Girls 2019

Tuesday

19/11/19 18:00 to 19/11/19 21:30

Wingecarribee Unit is hosting its third get ready girls campaign. To build resiliance and confidence in women of the local community to help better prepare them in emergency situations.

35 Elgin Street Gunnedah NSW2380
Pre-school visit/display

Pre-school visit/display

Friday

22/11/19 10:00 to 22/11/19 11:00

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.

Mount Panorama Race course
White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day

Friday

22/11/19 10:30 to 22/11/19 12:00

Bathurst Police are organizing a 'human white ribbon' to acknowledge White Ribbon Day. This Community engagement will involve the NSW Fire And Rescue, Rural Fire Service, Traffic and Highway patrol and mounted police. There will also be a free sausage sizzle for all in attendance

Lennox Head Surf Club
Lennox Head Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Lennox Head Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Saturday

23/11/19 7:00 to 23/11/19 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 between 08.00am to 10.00am

Ulladulla Civic Centre
Ulladulla Relay For Life

Ulladulla Relay For Life

Saturday

23/11/19 9:00 to 23/11/19 21:00

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.

Bankstown Sport Club The Grand Ballroom 8 Greenfield Parade Bankstown 2200
Canterbury - Bankstown Active Seniors Expo

Canterbury - Bankstown Active Seniors Expo

Thursday

28/11/19 9:00 to 28/11/19 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.

Bunnings Ballina
Tsunami Awareness

Tsunami Awareness

Saturday

07/12/19 9:00 to 07/12/19 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ballina .Tsunami Awareness 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 Park
Ulmarra Santa Run

Ulmarra Santa Run

Saturday

07/12/19 10:00 to 07/12/19 14:00

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the Ulmarra Park. Come and meet Paddy Platypus, Santa and our friendly volunteers.

white park scone
Annual Christmas Markets

Annual Christmas Markets

Saturday

07/12/19 12:00 to 07/12/19 20:00

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

Coraki Riverside - near ANZAC Memorial
Coraki Community Markets

Coraki Community Markets

Saturday

14/12/19 9:00 to 14/12/19 16:00

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

Various locations in the Shellharbour City Local Government Area
Santa's Coming with the NSW SES

Santa's Coming with the NSW SES

Saturday

21/12/19 14:30 to 21/12/19 21:30

The Shellharbour City NSW SES Unit will be at assisting with Santa in the Shellharbour City Local Goverment Area. Paddy Platypus will be there with Santa. There will be lollies for all of the kids. Times and Location will be confirmed closer to the date

Area side of Wooli Hotel Motel
Santa to Carols by candlelight

Santa to Carols by candlelight

Sunday

22/12/19 18:30 to 22/12/19 20:00

Support to carols by candlelight

Wooli
Wooli SES distribute lollies to children in Wooli

Wooli SES distribute lollies to children in Wooli

Tuesday

24/12/19 18:00 to 24/12/19 21:00

SES Santa to Wooli Village run

Goulburn & Marulan
Australia Day - Goulburn

Australia Day - Goulburn

Sunday

26/01/20 7:00 to 26/01/20 20:00

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.

Berrima NSW 2577
AUSTRALIA DAY - BERRIMA

AUSTRALIA DAY - BERRIMA

Sunday

26/01/20 8:00 to 26/01/20 15:00

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

Maitland Showground
Maitland Show

Maitland Show

Friday

14/02/20 8:00 to 16/02/20 17:00

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.

Victoria Park, Camperdown, NSW
Mardi Gras Fair Day

Mardi Gras Fair Day

Sunday

16/02/20 10:00 to 16/02/20 16:00

The City of Sydney NSW SES Unit, with the support of the NSW SES LBGTI and Allies Network, will be at the 2020 Mardi Gras Fair Day. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Sydney
Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday

29/02/20 16:00 to 29/02/20 23:00

NSW SES will be marching in the 2020 Mardi Gras Parade representing and celebrating the diversity of it's members and commitment to supporting communities of NSW.

MAITLAND SHOWGROUND
Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4x4, Fish & Boat Show

Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4x4, Fish & Boat Show

Friday

29/05/20 10:00 to 31/05/20 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.

Leeton Showground Racecourse Road
Leeton Annual Show

Leeton Annual Show

Friday

09/10/20 16:00 to 10/10/20 17:00

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