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.

Do you live near the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley River System?

The risk of flood is real in your area. Learn more

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.

Storms can happen anytime

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

Behind the frontline is the first line

There are no small roles on this vital team. Everyone counts in the NSW SES. Volunteer today

Home and Business Emergency Plan

Download our free Home and Business Emergency Plan resources to help your household prepare for flood, storm, and tsunami.

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.

Emergency Plan

Download our free Home and Business Emergency Plan resources to help your household prepare for flood, storms and tsunami.

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.

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

Tweed Coast Unit - 6 Centennial Drive Pottsville NSW
EPiC - Women's Workshop - Emergency Preparedness in Community

EPiC - Women's Workshop - Emergency Preparedness in Community

Saturday

27/07/24 9:30 to 27/07/24 16:00

Women in the Tweed Coast area are invited to a practical skill-based workshop designed to provide women with a diverse range of skills to help prepare their home and family for the impacts from natural hazards. The aim of the workshop is to demonstrate and provide opportunities to practice skills in a safe and inclusive environment with trained...

20 Pandora St, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
Raising the  First Nations Indigenous Flag

Raising the First Nations Indigenous Flag

Saturday

27/07/24 10:00 to 27/07/24 16:00

The Lightning Ridge NSW SES Unit will be holding a community meeting to raise the First Nations flag at our Unit in collaboration with local Elders followed by a Smoking Ceremony and BBQ. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer and be engaged with your community.

Spring Ridge
Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Saturday

03/08/24 15:00 to 03/08/24 23:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull. Come down and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and learn more about what we do.

Boronia Park
Moocooboola Festival

Moocooboola Festival

Sunday

04/08/24 9:00 to 04/08/24 16:00

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

Sutton Village Oval
Sutton 10 year

Sutton 10 year

Saturday

10/08/24 10:00 to 10/08/24 15:00

The NSW SES Sutton Unit will be at the Sutton Village Oval to celebrate 10 years supporting our local communities. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

28B Perry Street, Menindee
Menindee Open Day

Menindee Open Day

Saturday

10/08/24 10:00 to 10/08/24 14:00

Menindee Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Menindee to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Napier Street, Goolgowi
Goolgowi Unit Open Day

Goolgowi Unit Open Day

Sunday

18/08/24 11:00 to 18/08/24 15:00

The Goolgowi NSW SES Unit will be at holding an Open Day on Sunday 18 August. Come and meet our friendly volunteers and learn about how to better prepare for floods and storms and learn more about what the NSW SES does in your community. Free BBQ and jumping castle on the day!

Ganmain Showground, Ganmain NSW 2702
Ganmain Show

Ganmain Show

Saturday

24/08/24 9:00 to 24/08/24 16:30

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

Cathy Freeman Park
Deaf Festival

Deaf Festival

Saturday

24/08/24 10:00 to 24/08/24 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers and our Auslan Liaison Team. There will be activities, hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Cronulla Golf Club, Cnr Hume and Elouera Roads, Cronulla
Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

Monday

26/08/24 0:00 to 26/08/24 10:00

Are you a member of Burraneer PROBUS? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms. This presentation will allow members to increase their knowledge about floods and storms in their area and interact with SES around the content.

Bunnings Tuggerah Corner Bryant Drive &, Wyong Rd, Tuggerah NSW 2259
Wyong SES Visits Bunnings Tuggerah for Father Day event

Wyong SES Visits Bunnings Tuggerah for Father Day event

Thursday

29/08/24 17:30 to 29/08/24 19:30

The Wyong NSW SES Unit will be at the Tuggerah Bunnings. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters in your local area.

Tambar Springs Hall and surrounds Tambar Springs NSW
Rescue Me Gala

Rescue Me Gala

Saturday

07/09/24 3:00 to 07/09/24 10:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Rescue Me Gala. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters. Participate in the different activities. There will be activities for both adults and children, something for all age groups.

Victoria Ave Chatswood
Chatswood Spring Fair

Chatswood Spring Fair

Saturday

07/09/24 9:00 to 07/09/24 18:30

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. We will have activities especially for the young children, and Paddy will take part in our parade, which will...

Memorial Oval, Williams Street Broken Hill
Silver City Show - Broken Hill

Silver City Show - Broken Hill

Thursday

12/09/24 10:00 to 14/09/24 21:00

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.

Riverwood Park
Lions Club Community Fair

Lions Club Community Fair

Sunday

15/09/24 9:00 to 15/09/24 17:00

The HURSTVILLE NSW SES Unit will be at Riverwood Park for the Lions' Club Community Fair. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Maitland City HQ, Waterworks Rd, Rutherford NSW
Maitland City SES Open Day

Maitland City SES Open Day

Saturday

21/09/24 10:00 to 21/09/24 14:00

The Maitland City NSW SES Unit will be opening their headquaters to the public. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive displays. Other emergency services will be in attendance as well. Free sausage sizzle available.

Jiggi Hall
Jiggi Spring Fair

Jiggi Spring Fair

Saturday

21/09/24 12:00 to 21/09/24 17:30

The Lismore NSW SES Unit will be at the Jiggi Spring Fair. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Bunnings Tuggerah Corner Bryant Drive &, Wyong Rd, Tuggerah NSW
Local Area Storm Preparedness workshop

Local Area Storm Preparedness workshop

Sunday

06/10/24 9:30 to 06/10/24 11:00

To help you prepare for the Summer Storm season, members of the Wyong SES unit will be presenting a short presentation on how to prepare for storms. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Cowabbie Street, Coolamon NSW 2701
Coolamon Fire Engine Muster

Coolamon Fire Engine Muster

Sunday

06/10/24 10:00 to 06/10/24 17:00

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

4559 Burley Griffin Way, Cunningar NSW 2587
Harden Kite Festival

Harden Kite Festival

Saturday

12/10/24 6:30 to 12/10/24 18:00

Come on down to Harden Showgrounds to meet our volunteers. Our volunteers will be there to help with your questions about how to keep you and your family Storm and Flood ready. The NSW SES offers a diverse range of voluntering opportunities, from working out in the field operations to administration and emergency management, there is a role for...

Kendall Show Grounds
Camden Haven Show

Camden Haven Show

Saturday

19/10/24 7:00 to 20/10/24 18:00

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

Corrigans Beach Reserve Beach Road Batehaven
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

21/10/24 17:30 to 21/10/24 19:00

The NSW SES Unit will be at the < Playdates with Emergency Services at Corrigans Beach Reserve Batehaven> Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Quota Park 19 Riverside Drive Narooma
Playdates with  Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Thursday

24/10/24 17:30 to 24/10/24 19:00

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.

Riverside Park ,Ford Street ,Moruya
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

28/10/24 17:30 to 28/10/24 19:00

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.

Bunnings Kirrawee, 127 Bath Rd, Kirrawee
Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Thursday

05/12/24 0:00 to 05/12/24 17:19

The Heathcote NSW SES Unit will be at Bunnings Kirrawee's Christmas Community Event. 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 have a kids activity corner too.

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