Planning for animals in emergencies
Emergencies can happen suddenly and planning ahead for your pets and animals will keep everyone safe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simple things you can do after a storm
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.
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.
NSW SES Storm Teams Clean Up after Ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi
21/02/2020 09:05:42 AM
A NSW SES strike team of storm damage specialists have returned from helping the people of Lord Howe Island after Ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi smashed into the small community last week.
NSW SES emergency response taskforce on hand to assist battered Lord Howe Island
15/02/2020 12:47:59 PM
As conditions begin to ease on Lord Howe Island following severe damage inflicted after Cyclone Uesi left her mark last Friday, additional emergency resources are now being deployed to assist the community with recovery and cleaning up.
Storm out west reveals risky road behaviour!
13/02/2020 02:50:29 PM
A storm in Canowindra on Tuesday, February 11 was fast but fierce – causing considerable flash flooding on the roads between Canowindra and neighbouring Cowra.
Cyclone Uesi tracking off the East Coast
12/02/2020 02:05:13 PM
The latest update from the Bureau of Meteorology has Tropical Cyclone Uesi moving south towards Lord Howe Island at 19 kilometres per hour.
Vietnamese Community Information Day
24/02/20 9:30 to 24/02/20 13:00
Bankstown Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Vietnamese Community
Mardi Gras Parade
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.
Clean Up Australia Day & Free Community BBQ
01/03/20 7:00 to 01/03/20 16:00
The Swansea SES unit will participating in Clean Up Australia Day in the Wallarah National Park and surrounding areas removing rubbish and dumped items. We will also be providing a free community BBQ on the day. https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/fundraiser/SwanseaSES
New member info night
02/03/20 18:00 to 02/03/20 20:00
New volunteer info night
Collector Community Youth Day
14/03/20 9:00 to 14/03/20 14:30
The Collector NSW SES Unit will be at the Collector Community Youth Day on Sat 14 March. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.
Lawrence Recruitment Display
14/03/20 9:00 to 14/03/20 15:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Lawrence 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.
27/03/20 9:30 to 28/03/20 21:00
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Camden 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.
Kids Day Out
04/04/20 10:00 to 04/04/20 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...
Collector Pumpkin Festival
03/05/20 9:00 to 03/05/20 17:30
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Collector, Bungendore and Sutton 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.
Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4x4, Fish & Boat Show
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 Annual Show
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.