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.

The Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley River System

Find out more about your local flood risk and how you can prepare for a Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley flood.

The Northern Rivers has flooded before. It will flood again!

Find out more about your local flood risk and actions you can take to prepare.

Make a plan for your animals today

Planning how to take care of your animals before an emergency helps to keep everyone safe.

How you might be warned about a storm

When a warning is issued for your area (but before the storm arrives), there are a few things you can do to help protect your family and property.

Storms can happen anytime

Preparing your home for storms and floods is essential, learn more.

PLAN AND PREPARE

🌐In your language

Click here for flood, storm, and tsunami resources in your language.

Know Your Risk

If you live close to a creek, river, major storm water drain or in a low‐lying area, you may be at risk from floods.

What's your plan?

Flood Awareness NSW

Find out your local flood risk here and what you can do to 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.

Planning for animals in emergencies

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

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.

Learn more about tornadoes

It is important to be aware of the conditions that can cause tornadoes and know what to do to prepare, respond and recover.

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.

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.

Be aware of tsunami

Know what kind of official Tsunami Products there are:

  • Tsunami Watch
  • Tsunami Warnings
  • No Threat and Tsunami Cancellations

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 quickly. Having an emergency kit allows you to grab and go.

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

In an emergency, time and location accuracy are critical. Equip yourself with a powerful tool that will help you call Triple Zero (000) quickly, and allow you to accurately communicate your location to emergency call-takers.

Learn more about your local risk

NSW SES provides local plans, resources and community advice based on your location.

RECOVERY

Recovery Centres

Dedicated community recovery centres provide face-to-face support for NSW residents affected by natural disasters.

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.

 

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.

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...

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 Relief and Support

If you have been impacted by a natural disaster, you may be eligible for Disaster relief assistance and support from the NSW Government.

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.

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Upcoming community events

Deniliquin Showground, Deniliquin NSW
Deniliquin Show

Deniliquin Show

Friday

01/03/24 9:00 to 03/03/24 16:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Deniliquin - Conargo NSW SES 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.

Mudgee Show Ground
Mudgee Show

Mudgee Show

Friday

01/03/24 13:00 to 02/03/24 20:00

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

Deniliquin Show Grounds - Memorial Park
Deniliquin Show

Deniliquin Show

Saturday

02/03/24 8:00 to 02/03/24 19:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the Deniliquin-Conargo 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.

Muddle Puddle Cafe - Wyrallah Road Shopping Centre, East Lismore
East Lismore/Girards Hill - SES Sit and Sip

East Lismore/Girards Hill - SES Sit and Sip

Tuesday

05/03/24 9:30 to 05/03/24 11:30

Lismore SES Unit is holding a Sit and Sip session to meet the residents of East Lismore and Girards Hill. Come along and have a free coffee with us to discuss your flood experiences and how the floods affected your property. Please bring along any photos showing the floodwater and its impacts in your area.

Dougherty Community Centre Chatswood
Lower North Shore Volunteer Expo

Lower North Shore Volunteer Expo

Wednesday

06/03/24 11:00 to 06/03/24 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Willoughby - Lane Cove 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.

Nabiac Showground
Wallamba District Nabiac Show

Wallamba District Nabiac Show

Saturday

09/03/24 6:00 to 09/03/24 22:00

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

Lake Woorabinda, Hillston NSW 2675
Lake Woorabinda Festival

Lake Woorabinda Festival

Saturday

09/03/24 9:00 to 09/03/24 14:00

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

Albury City Council - Robert Brown Room
Albury - Free RediPlan Workshop 1

Albury - Free RediPlan Workshop 1

Monday

11/03/24 14:00 to 11/03/24 16:30

NSW SES is working with Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation (RAMJO) to support the free RediPlan community workshops. The workshops will help community members begin their own household emergency RediPlan and provide them with the knowledge and tools needed to continue preparing themselves, and the people most important to them, for...

Mirambeena Community Centre (19 Martha Mews, Lavington)
Albury - Free RediPlan Workshop 2

Albury - Free RediPlan Workshop 2

Monday

11/03/24 18:00 to 11/03/24 20:30

NSW SES is working with Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation (RAMJO) to support the free RediPlan community workshops. The workshops will help community members begin their own household emergency RediPlan and provide them with the knowledge and tools needed to continue preparing themselves, and the people most important to them, for...

Jarvis Cct, Lachlans Line, North Ryde
City of Ryde Seniors Safety & Resilience Expo

City of Ryde Seniors Safety & Resilience Expo

Tuesday

12/03/24 10:00 to 12/03/24 12:00

NSW SES Ryde Unit will have an information stall plus a fun activities table and also doing a presentation at this local Seniors Expo in the new Lachlans Line Auditorium. Other service agencies will also be attending with many interesting presenations and displays. Free but you need to register at City of Ryde website under Events.

Rutherford Road, Muswellbrook NSW 2333
Bengalla Upper Hunter Show

Bengalla Upper Hunter Show

Saturday

16/03/24 7:00 to 17/03/24 17:00

The Muswellbrook NSW SES Unit will be at the Bengalla Upper Hunter Show. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Yass Showground, 27 Grand Jct Rd, Yass NSW.
Yass Show

Yass Show

Saturday

16/03/24 7:30 to 16/03/24 18:00

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. We will also have information and hand-outs on how to join your local NSW SES Unit.

Shellharbour City LGA
THE ULTIMATE LEARNER LOG BOOK RUN EXPERIENCE

THE ULTIMATE LEARNER LOG BOOK RUN EXPERIENCE

Sunday

17/03/24 0:00

https://www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/living-here/community-services-and-safety/road-safety-courses-and-resources The Ultimate Learner Log Book Run Experience is next scheduled for Sunday 17 March 2024 and provides young drivers and their supervisors the opportunity to participate in a planned drive which follows a route that includes a range of...

Pottsville and District Men's Shed
Men's Shed Open Day

Men's Shed Open Day

Tuesday

19/03/24 10:00 to 19/03/24 16:00

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

Tocumwal Library
Tocumwal - Free RediPlan Workshop

Tocumwal - Free RediPlan Workshop

Tuesday

19/03/24 14:00 to 19/03/24 16:30

NSW SES is working with Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation (RAMJO) to support the free RediPlan community workshops. The workshops will help community members begin their own household emergency RediPlan and provide them with the knowledge and tools needed to continue preparing themselves, and the people most important to them, for...

Finley Returned Servicemans Club
Finley - Free RediPlan Workshop

Finley - Free RediPlan Workshop

Tuesday

19/03/24 18:00 to 19/03/24 20:30

NSW SES is working with Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation (RAMJO) to support the free RediPlan community workshops. The workshops will help community members begin their own household emergency RediPlan and provide them with the knowledge and tools needed to continue preparing themselves, and the people most important to them, for...

LHQ in Wicks Rd Macquarie Park
1st Putney Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Parents visit to Ryde Unit

1st Putney Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Parents visit to Ryde Unit

Tuesday

19/03/24 19:00 to 19/03/24 21:00

45 keen Putney Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Parents will visit NSW SES Ryde Unit to learn how to be prepared in flood and storm emergencies. Many will be working towards attainment of their NSW SES Scout badge. This event is by invitation only.

Berrigan Library
Berrigan - Free RediPlan Workshop

Berrigan - Free RediPlan Workshop

Wednesday

20/03/24 14:00 to 20/03/24 16:30

NSW SES is working with Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation (RAMJO) to support the free RediPlan community workshops. The workshops will help community members begin their own household emergency RediPlan and provide them with the knowledge and tools needed to continue preparing themselves, and the people most important to them, for...

Singleton Council's Administration Building in Civic Avenue
Singleton Emergency Services Expo

Singleton Emergency Services Expo

Saturday

23/03/24 9:00 to 23/03/24 12:00

Singleton Council, in collaboration with state-wide and local Emergency Services and organisations, provide this educational, fun, and free annual community event for all ages. The Emergency Services Expo is designed to showcase the essential roles our emergency services play, and to help Singleton residents get prepared for an emergency. The...

Conargo Community Hall
Conargo - Free RediPlan Workshop

Conargo - Free RediPlan Workshop

Monday

25/03/24 18:00 to 25/03/24 20:30

NSW SES is working with Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation (RAMJO) to support the free RediPlan community workshops. The workshops will help community members begin their own household emergency RediPlan and provide them with the knowledge and tools needed to continue preparing themselves, and the people most important to them, for...

Wanganella Community Hall
Wanganella - Free RediPlan Workshop

Wanganella - Free RediPlan Workshop

Wednesday

27/03/24 18:00 to 27/03/24 20:30

NSW SES is working with Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation (RAMJO) to support the free RediPlan community workshops. The workshops will help community members begin their own household emergency RediPlan and provide them with the knowledge and tools needed to continue preparing themselves, and the people most important to them, for...

Tocal College
NSW SES display at Tocal Field Days

NSW SES display at Tocal Field Days

Friday

03/05/24 9:00 to 05/05/24 0:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Northern Zone Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for storm season. We are recruiting! Talk to us about the variety of volunteer roles available to assist your community in times of floods and storms.

Dubbo Showground, 191 Fitzroy Street Dubbo NSW 2830
Dubbo Show

Dubbo Show

Saturday

11/05/24 8:00 to 11/05/24 17:00

The Dubbo NSW SES Unit will be at the Dubbo Annual Show. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display at the Community Engagement trailer. We will have giva aways for the young ones and resources on how to prepare for storms and floods and how to...

Shellharbour City
Kids Fest Shellharbour 2024

Kids Fest Shellharbour 2024

Tuesday

21/05/24 0:00

KidsFest Shellharbour is the longest running FREE week long children’s festival in NSW. Events are held across a range of venues in Shellharbour in May. Activities are ‘hands on’ giving children experiences to create, explore and discover. Events are hosted by community service organisations, supported by local businesses to develop an...

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