Flood, Storm and Tsunami Plans

How does NSW SES plan for floods, storms and tsunami?

Returning to your property after a flood?

The SES will issue an 'All Clear' when it is safe for residents and businesses to return to a flood affected area, previously subject to an Evacuation Order.

Learn more about floods

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.

Using sandbags to protect your home

Learn how to sandbag your home to help reduce the impact of floods.

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.

Do you live behind a Levee?

Learn how dangerous flooding can result behind a levee when it is over topped or breached.

Before a flood

For Schools

The NSW SES is committed to building resilience in floods in NSW communities. New program now available.

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.

Do You Live Behind a Levee?

Dangerous flooding can result behind a levee when it is over topped or breached. Learn more...

How does NSW SES plan for Floods, Storms and Tsunami?

The NSW SES undertakes flood, storm and tsunami planning as a legislative responsibility to determine how to best respond in times of emergency.

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.

Plan Now For What You Will Do

One of the most important things you can do now is to plan for future flood events.

Things you can do before a flood

There are some simple things you can do now to prepare for floods and minimise potential risk to life, damage and associated costs

Be Aware

There are a range of official warnings and natural warning signs to be aware of in case flooding affects you in future.

Look out for each other

It's important to look out for each other and consider what you might need to do for different members of your family and don't forget your neighbours!

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Deaf and hearing impaired

FloodSafe for people living with low or no hearing. Many people across NSW are affected by dangerous floods and there have been avoidable deaths due to flooding.

During a flood

FloodSafe for rural areas

The effects of flooding on rural property owners include losses to livestock, crops, fencing, buildings, personal items, farm equipment and machinery. Learn what to do before and during floods.

Using sandbags to protect your home

Sandbags will not stop the water completely but can reduce the amount of water entering your home. During low level flooding, sandbags placed in the right locations around your home can reduce the impact of flooding.

As little as 25 sandbags can reduce the damage to your home built on a slab. It is not necessary to place a sandbag wall around your house to provide protection.

Know Your Risk

There are plenty of risks that can affect you in a flood.

Learn more

Plan Now For What You Will Do

Discussing your plans, even at the last minute, can help ensure you and your family are safe during a flood.

Prepare Your Home and Business

When flooding is likely or imminent, there are a few things you can do to protect your family and property

Be Aware

Be aware of the different ways you might be warned of flooding in your area

Look Out For Each Other

Look out for each other when flooding is imminent

After a flood

Know Your Risk

Even though the flood water may have subsided, after a flood there a still risks that can affect people's health and wellbeing

Plan Now For What You Will Do

Planning for floods especially after you have just been through one, helps you remember all the things you need to do and gives you an advantage next time it floods. 

Prepare Your Home and Business

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

Be Aware

 

Be aware of how the NSW SES advises you that it is safe to return to a disaster affected area and some of the residual risks that often remain

Look Out For Each Other

After floods there are a range of things you can do to look out for each other

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Upcoming community events

Mount Panorama Race course
White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day

Friday

22/11/19 10:30 to 22/11/19 12:00

Bathurst Police are organizing a 'human white ribbon' to acknowledge White Ribbon Day. This Community engagement will involve the NSW Fire And Rescue, Rural Fire Service, Traffic and Highway patrol and mounted police. There will also be a free sausage sizzle for all in attendance

Ballina Marine Tower
Ballina Marine Tower Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Ballina Marine Tower Get Ready Tsunami Awareness

Saturday

23/11/19 7:00 to 23/11/19 9:00

Come and join members of the Ballina SES Unit, have a free coffee whilst gaining information on Tsunami Awareness. This is for any interested members of the community, at Lennox Head Surf Club between 08.00am to 10.00am

Ulladulla
Ulladulla Relay For Life

Ulladulla Relay For Life

Saturday

23/11/19 9:00 to 23/11/19 21:00

The Ulladulla NSW SES Unit will be at the Ulladulla Relay for Life. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters.

Bankstown Sport Club The Grand Ballroom 8 Greenfield Parade Bankstown 2200
Canterbury - Bankstown Active Seniors Expo

Canterbury - Bankstown Active Seniors Expo

Thursday

28/11/19 9:00 to 28/11/19 14:00

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

Oakland Avenue, Windang
Windang Public School Fete Community Education

Windang Public School Fete Community Education

Friday

29/11/19 12:03 to 29/11/19 14:03

The Dapto NSW SES Unit will be at the Windang Public School Family Fun Day 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 Warrawong
Bunnings Family Christmas

Bunnings Family Christmas

Thursday

05/12/19 17:00 to 05/12/19 20:30

The Dapto NSW SES Unit will be at the Bunnings Family Christmas Evening. 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 Ballina
Tsunami Awareness

Tsunami Awareness

Saturday

07/12/19 9:00 to 07/12/19 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ballina .Tsunami Awareness 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.

Ulmarra Park
Ulmarra Santa Run

Ulmarra Santa Run

Saturday

07/12/19 10:00 to 07/12/19 14:00

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the Ulmarra Park. Come and meet Paddy Platypus, Santa and our friendly volunteers.

white park scone
Annual Christmas Markets

Annual Christmas Markets

Saturday

07/12/19 12:00 to 07/12/19 20:00

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

Ulmarra SES unit Coldstream Street Ulmarra
Ulmarra Unit Pesenting AUSLAN (sign language)

Ulmarra Unit Pesenting AUSLAN (sign language)

Tuesday

10/12/19 19:15 to 10/12/19 21:10

Ulmarra Unit is holding a community meeting to present AUSLAN (sign language). All are welcome to attend to help your community in time of need.

Coraki Riverside - near ANZAC Memorial
Coraki Community Markets

Coraki Community Markets

Saturday

14/12/19 9:00 to 14/12/19 16:00

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

Various locations in the Shellharbour City Local Government Area
Santa's Coming with the NSW SES

Santa's Coming with the NSW SES

Saturday

21/12/19 14:30 to 21/12/19 21:30

The Shellharbour City NSW SES Unit will be at assisting with Santa in the Shellharbour City Local Goverment Area. There will be lollies for all of the kids. Times and Location will be confirmed closer to the date

Area side of Wooli Hotel Motel
Santa to Carols by candlelight

Santa to Carols by candlelight

Sunday

22/12/19 18:30 to 22/12/19 20:00

Support to carols by candlelight

Wooli
Wooli SES distribute lollies to children in Wooli

Wooli SES distribute lollies to children in Wooli

Tuesday

24/12/19 18:00 to 24/12/19 21:00

SES Santa to Wooli Village run

Goulburn & Marulan
Australia Day - Goulburn

Australia Day - Goulburn

Sunday

26/01/20 7:00 to 26/01/20 20:00

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

Berrima NSW 2577
AUSTRALIA DAY - BERRIMA

AUSTRALIA DAY - BERRIMA

Sunday

26/01/20 8:00 to 26/01/20 15:00

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

Maitland Showground
Maitland Show

Maitland Show

Friday

14/02/20 8:00 to 16/02/20 17:00

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.

Victoria Park, Camperdown, NSW
Mardi Gras Fair Day

Mardi Gras Fair Day

Sunday

16/02/20 10:00 to 16/02/20 16:00

The City of Sydney NSW SES Unit, with the support of the NSW SES LBGTI and Allies Network, will be at the 2020 Mardi Gras Fair Day. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Crozier Oval Lismore
Kids Day Out

Kids Day Out

Saturday

22/02/20 10:00 to 22/02/20 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...

Sydney
Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday

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.

MAITLAND SHOWGROUND
Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4x4, Fish & Boat Show

Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4x4, Fish & Boat Show

Friday

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 Showground Racecourse Road
Leeton Annual Show

Leeton Annual Show

Friday

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.

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