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.

Planning for animals in emergencies

Emergencies can happen suddenly and planning ahead for your pets and animals will keep everyone safe.

Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley you are at risk of flood

Your home, your family and your animals may be vulnerable when it floods.

Plan for future emergencies

Protect your family from storms and minimise damage to your property or business.

Members parade rain or shine

NSW State Emergency Service members will respond to the rain in a different way to the usual on Saturday, March 6.

First Saturday

Children of NSW SES volunteers play a starring role in explaining the First Saturday March Task.

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

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.

DURING BAD WEATHER

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.

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

Goulburn Unit
Goulburn Show

Goulburn Show

Saturday

06/03/21 7:00 to 07/03/21 15:00

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

Swansea
Clean Up Australia Day - Catherine Hill Bay

Clean Up Australia Day - Catherine Hill Bay

Saturday

06/03/21 8:00 to 06/03/21 15:00

Swansea SES unit will be joining Clean Up Australia Day activties by cleaning up the local area around Catherine Hill Bay in the National Park.

State Headquarters
MARDI GRAS 2021

MARDI GRAS 2021

Saturday

06/03/21 15:00 to 06/03/21 23:00

NSW SES will see you all at this years Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. NSW SES is proud to support our LGBTIQ+ Allies members and demonstrate our commitment to create safer and more resilient communities and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Wellington Unit
Wellington Vintage Fair

Wellington Vintage Fair

Sunday

07/03/21 7:00 to 07/03/21 15:00

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

Muswellbrook Unit
Upper Hunter Show

Upper Hunter Show

Friday

19/03/21 8:00 to 20/03/21 21:00

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

Hillston Unit
Hillston SES - BBQ and Information Display

Hillston SES - BBQ and Information Display

Friday

26/03/21 14:30 to 26/03/21 18:30

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

Ballina Unit
Anzac Day Dawn Service

Anzac Day Dawn Service

Sunday

25/04/21 4:00 to 25/04/21 6:30

SES members are providing Tea/Coffee to the general public and provide assistance as necessary to attendees.

Ballina Unit
ANZAC Day March

ANZAC Day March

Sunday

25/04/21 10:00 to 25/04/21 13:00

Come and Ballina SES Members and fellow emergency services with war veterans will be marching in formation down to the Ballina RSL Cenotaph and participate in the service.

Griffith Unit
ANZAC Day March - Griffith NSW

ANZAC Day March - Griffith NSW

Sunday

25/04/21 10:00 to 25/04/21 13:00

Maitland
Hunter Valley Caravan Camping 4WD Show 2021

Hunter Valley Caravan Camping 4WD Show 2021

Friday

21/05/21 10:00 to 23/05/21 23:00

Interactive display at local event

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