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Response times to calls for assistance vary according to the volume of calls received, the number of volunteers available and the length of time requests for assistance ahead of you take to complete. While the NSW SES endeavours to assist community members in the shortest possible time, extended delays in responding may occur. Thank you for your patience.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency call 000 immediately.
Did you know up to a third of storm and heavy rain related requests we receive are preventable? Help reduce unnecessary calls by cleaning gutters and downpipes, securing or putting away loose items from yards and balconies, trimming back overhanging branches and ensuring your roof is in good repair.
National Relay Service
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment:
- Contact us through the National Relay Service
Give the NSW State Emergency Service number you want to call.
For more information, visit: http://www.relayservice.gov.au
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Advertising Compliance Certificate
Advertising campaigns between $250,000 and $1 million require advertising compliance certificates, and must be publicly available and on the agency's website. You can learn more about this here
The compliance certificate is a short statement signed by the head of your agency that confirms the government advertising campaign:
- complies with the Act, Regulation and advertising guidelines (PDF, 72.38 KB)
- contains accurate information
- is necessary to achieve a public purpose and is supported by analysis and research
- is an efficient and cost-effective means of achieving the public purpose.
Current Adverting Campaigns under $250,000.
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Signed NSW SES | Commissioner Carlene York
Signed Resilience NSW | Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM
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