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.

The Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley will flood again.

Find out more about your local flood risk and how you can prepare.

Do you live behind a Levee?

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

The dangers of flash flooding

The major cause of death during flash floods is by people entering flash floodwater.

Georges River has flooded before. It will happen again.

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

Before a flood

What's your plan?

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

Northern NSW and Sydney river flood resources now available.

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...

The dangers of flash flooding

If you live, work or regularly travel in a flash flood area, there may be no official warning for flash floods.

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.

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.

The dangers of flash flooding

If you live, work or regularly travel in a flash flood area, there may be no official warning for flash floods.

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

After flooding

The NSW 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. Read more

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

Cleaning up after a disaster

This page contains some useful tips and practical information to help households start the clean up after wind and water damage.

What you can do to help

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

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Upcoming community events

Club Ryde - McKinnon Room
NSW Justice of the Peace Association RydeCity

NSW Justice of the Peace Association RydeCity

Wednesday

17/08/22 19:00 to 17/08/22 21:00

Are you a member of NSWJA Ryde City? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your community for floods and storms.

32-48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
S.E.S. Story Time (5 years & under) at Waverley Library

S.E.S. Story Time (5 years & under) at Waverley Library

Friday

19/08/22 10:00 to 19/08/22 11:00

Waverley Woollahra SES will be hosting a special story time session here at Waverley Library. https://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/library/whats_on/library_events/events/s.e.s._story_time_5_years_and_under

Singleton Council Civic Green
Singleton Emergency Service Expo

Singleton Emergency Service Expo

Saturday

20/08/22 8:00 to 20/08/22 12:00

The Singleton NSW SES Unit will be at the Singleton Emergency Sercice Expo on the Singleton Council Civic Green. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Sydenham Green, Sydenham
SES display at Inner West Council's EDGE event

SES display at Inner West Council's EDGE event

Saturday

20/08/22 10:00 to 20/08/22 16:00

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

Hunter's Hill Council Chambers, Alexander St Hunter's Hill
Moocooboola Festival

Moocooboola Festival

Saturday

20/08/22 10:00 to 20/08/22 16:00

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

Maroota Public School.
Maroota Muster

Maroota Muster

Sunday

21/08/22 10:00 to 21/08/22 15:00

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

Condobolin SRA Ground
Condobolin SES Unit Community Information and Demonstration Day

Condobolin SES Unit Community Information and Demonstration Day

Saturday

27/08/22 7:00 to 27/08/22 18:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Condobolin 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. Come and watch our Road Crash Rescue demonstration, vertical rescue capability, storm response and flood rescue.

Warrina Street Oval, 65 Hillcrest Rd, Berowra NSW 2081
Hornsby SES @ Berowra WoodChop Festival

Hornsby SES @ Berowra WoodChop Festival

Sunday

28/08/22 10:00 to 28/08/22 16:00

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

CABRAMATTA TOWN CENTRE
CABRAMATTA MOON FESTIVAL

CABRAMATTA MOON FESTIVAL

Sunday

28/08/22 11:01 to 28/08/22 20:01

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

Strathfield Park
Strathfield Spring Festival

Strathfield Spring Festival

Saturday

03/09/22 10:00 to 03/09/22 17:00

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

The Pocket School, The Pocket Road Billinudgel
the Pocket Spring Festival

the Pocket Spring Festival

Sunday

04/09/22 10:00 to 04/09/22 14:00

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

2 Grey Gum Road TUNCURRY NSW 2328
Hallidays Point Senior Citizens

Hallidays Point Senior Citizens

Wednesday

07/09/22 10:00 to 07/09/22 15:00

Lilyfield Greenway
Local Flood Awareness and Resilience

Local Flood Awareness and Resilience

Saturday

10/09/22 8:00 to 10/09/22 16:00

Ashfield Leichhardt SES Unit is hosting a community awareness and resilience interactive display to assist the local community to understand and prepare for weather events that can lead to localised flooding.

Jack Mundey Reserve Eastlakes
Bayside Spring Fair

Bayside Spring Fair

Saturday

10/09/22 8:00 to 10/09/22 18:00

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

East St Quirindi
Quirindi Spring Show 10/11 September 2022

Quirindi Spring Show 10/11 September 2022

Saturday

10/09/22 9:00 to 10/09/22 16:00

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

NSW SES Albury Unit - 1 Hoffman Road, Albury NSW 2640
NSW SES Albury Open Day

NSW SES Albury Open Day

Sunday

11/09/22 10:00 to 11/09/22 16:00

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

Haberfield Greenway
Local - Flood Awareness and Resilience

Local - Flood Awareness and Resilience

Saturday

17/09/22 8:00 to 17/09/22 16:00

Ashfield Leichhardt SES unit is hosting a community awareness and resilence interactive display to assist the local community to understand and prepare for weather events that can lead to localised flooding.

Young Showgrounds
150th Young Show

150th Young Show

Sunday

18/09/22 9:00 to 18/09/22 17:00

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

90 Menangle Rd, Menangle NSW 2568
Menangle RFS Get Ready weekend

Menangle RFS Get Ready weekend

Sunday

18/09/22 11:00 to 18/09/22 15:00

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

Tinonee Public School
Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Thursday

22/09/22 11:00 to 22/09/22 13:30

St Ives Showground - Mona Vale Rd St Ives
St Ives Food and Wine Show

St Ives Food and Wine Show

Sunday

25/09/22 8:00 to 25/09/22 16:00

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

Gosford SES Unit, Pateman Road, Erina
Coastal Twist

Coastal Twist

Monday

03/10/22 7:00 to 03/10/22 17:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Gosford Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms, floods and tsunami.

155 Menangle Street Picton NSW 2571
Picton Show

Picton Show

Saturday

08/10/22 6:00 to 09/10/22 17:00

The Wollondilly NSW SES Unit will be at the Picton 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.

Taree Showground 24 Muldoon Street Taree NSW 2430
Taree Show

Taree Show

Saturday

08/10/22 7:00 to 09/10/22 16:00

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

Narara Valley High School, Narara
Central Coast Kids Day Out

Central Coast Kids Day Out

Sunday

06/11/22 7:00 to 06/11/22 17:00

The Gosford NSW SES Unit will be at the Central Coast Kids Day Out. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters. We'll have activities and hand outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms, floods and tsunami.

Muswellbrook Show Ground
Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023

Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023

Friday

17/03/23 8:00 to 18/03/23 18:00

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

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