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.

Before a flood

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

Blue Mountains Unit. 3 Valley Road Katoomba
Blue Mountains Information Evening

Blue Mountains Information Evening

Wednesday

21/02/18 19:00 to 21/02/18 21:00

Are you in the Blue Mountains and wish to volunteer with the NSW SES. Come along to our Information Night at Katoomba

Sofala Showground, Sofala Road, Sofala
Sofala Show

Sofala Show

Sunday

25/02/18 10:00 to 25/02/18 16:00

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

Newcastle Show
Newcastle Show

Newcastle Show

Friday

02/03/18 14:28 to 04/03/18 14:28

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

Gaskill Street, Canowindra
Coffee with NSW SES Canowindra Unit

Coffee with NSW SES Canowindra Unit

Saturday

03/03/18 9:00 to 03/03/18 12:00

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

Eastwood Plaza
Eastwood Lunar New Year Grand Celebration

Eastwood Lunar New Year Grand Celebration

Saturday

03/03/18 10:00 to 03/03/18 16:00

KUNG HEI FAT CHOI In the Year of the Earth Dog 2018, the celebration of Eastwood Lunar New Year reaches its 10th Anniversary and is planned to be bigger and better to mark this great milestone! There will be a day-long celebration including music and dance performances, martial arts, dragon parade, lion dance, fire crackers, a visit from the God...

John Purchase Oval, Cherrybrook 2126
Cherrybrook Movies Under the Stars

Cherrybrook Movies Under the Stars

Saturday

03/03/18 16:00 to 03/03/18 20:00

The Hornsby NSW SES Unit will be at the Cherrybrook Movie Under the Stars event on Saturday 3rd 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.

Cudgen Leages Club, Kingscliff
Community Event - 1 year anniversary of Chinderah Flood

Community Event - 1 year anniversary of Chinderah Flood

Saturday

03/03/18 17:30 to 03/03/18 19:37

The Tweed Heads and Tweed Coast NSW SES Units will attending the Chinderah Chilli Festival, Cudgen Leages Club. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Parramatta River Kissing Point
Ryde LGA Clean Up Australia Campaign

Ryde LGA Clean Up Australia Campaign

Sunday

04/03/18 8:00 to 04/03/18 13:00

NSW SES Ryde Unit will be supporting their community on Parramatta River helping to clean up litter using the SES floodboats. Say hello to your friendly local volunteers and learn about what SES does to support their community in floods and stroms.

Clean Up Australia Day: Echo Point Katoomba
Echo Point Clean Up Australia Day

Echo Point Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday

04/03/18 8:00 to 04/03/18 12:00

Volunteers of the Blue Mountains Unit shall be performing clean-up Australia Day duties around the Echo Point area of Katoomba. If you see volunteers at work, say 'hi'.

19 - 31 Killeen Street Auburn NSW 2144
Emergency Services Open Day

Emergency Services Open Day

Sunday

04/03/18 10:00 to 04/03/18 15:00

The Auburn NSW SES Unit will be hosting the local Emergency Services Open Day at the Auburn SES HQ. Come down and visit the displays by SES and the other emergency services. We will have a free BBQ from 11am -1pm and meet Paddy Platypus and say hi to our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our...

Cooks River, Marrickville
Cooks River on Clean Up Australia Day

Cooks River on Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday

04/03/18 14:30 to 04/03/18 18:30

NSW SES Marrickville Unit looks forward to getting busy on the Cooks River - looking for things that don't belong in the water and taking them out. Here's to a happier, healthier river.

Bermagui Seaside Fair, at the Bermagui Oval
Bermagui Seaside Fair

Bermagui Seaside Fair

Saturday

10/03/18 9:00 to 10/03/18 16:00

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

Singleton Town Head Park
Singleton Emergency Service Expo

Singleton Emergency Service Expo

Saturday

10/03/18 9:00 to 10/03/18 14:00

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

Blue Mountains Music Festival. Lurline Street Katoomba
Blue Mountains Musical Festival

Blue Mountains Musical Festival

Saturday

17/03/18 9:00 to 18/03/18 17:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the Blue Mountains Unit. We'll have information to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

102 Fowlers Road, Dapto
Red Cross Fete

Red Cross Fete

Sunday

18/03/18 21:40

The Coniston NSW SES Unit will be at the Red Cross Fete . Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display. Come and speak to our friendly members and get some new ideas of how to be safer during floods

Eastwood Plaza
Eastwood Harmony Day Community Expo

Eastwood Harmony Day Community Expo

Thursday

22/03/18 9:30 to 22/03/18 12:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ryde Unit. We will be giving away specially made SES red packets, gutter gloves and fridge magnets with our 132500 phone number along with literature in English, Chinese and Korean so it will help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms...

Nowra Showground, Junction Street Nowra
Nowra Relay for Life 2018

Nowra Relay for Life 2018

Saturday

24/03/18 8:06 to 25/03/18 12:06

The Nowra NSW SES Unit will be supporting the Nowra Relay for Life community fundraising event.

JJ Kelly Park Swan Street, Wollongong
Get Ready Community BBQ

Get Ready Community BBQ

Saturday

07/04/18 12:00 to 07/04/18 14:00

Have you or your family been affected by flood water? Would you like to know more about how you can prepare? How can the Wollongong SES unit help you during a natural disaster? The Wollongong City unit will be hosting a Community BBQ to meet the residents of Wollongong. Our friendly members will be there to assist local residents with preparation...

MAITLAND STATION
STEAMFEST

STEAMFEST

Saturday

14/04/18 21:23 to 15/04/18 21:23

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.

Koala Park (Delta Electricity) scenic Drive
Goats Family Festival

Goats Family Festival

Sunday

15/04/18 7:30 to 15/04/18 17:00

Direct Traffic and parking.

Macquarie Road Springwood
Springwood Foundation Day

Springwood Foundation Day

Saturday

28/04/18 9:00 to 28/04/18 17:00

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.

Toronto Avenue Dapto
Scouts Visit

Scouts Visit

Tuesday

01/05/18 19:30 to 01/05/18 21:00

Coniston Unit will be attending Dapto Scouts holding an education night with information on floods and storm.

Tocal Agricultural College
TOCAL FIELD DAYS

TOCAL FIELD DAYS

Friday

04/05/18 10:00 to 06/05/18 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.

Collector Village
Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

Saturday

05/05/18 9:00 to 06/05/18 18:00

Come and join in the fun at the Annual Pumpkin Festival

Tambar Springs Unit, Tambar Street, Tambar Springs
Tambar Springs Open Day

Tambar Springs Open Day

Saturday

05/05/18 11:00 to 05/05/18 18:00

Tambar Springs Unit Invites you to a community Open Day at our local headquarters. Come along for a fun filled learning adventure with our members. Learn how you can help us help your community.

Lapstone Public School
Lapstone Fireworks Display

Lapstone Fireworks Display

Saturday

05/05/18 18:09 to 05/05/18 21:30

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Lapstone Primary School for their Fireworks Night. Come meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters .

Yass township
WOW Day Yass

WOW Day Yass

Wednesday

09/05/18 17:42

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.

crookwell
Potato Festival

Potato Festival

Friday

11/05/18 11:46 to 14/05/18 11:46

The Crookwell NSW SES Unit will be at the Potato 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.

State-wide
WOW Day

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 9:00 to 20/06/18 21:30

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and NRMA Insurance will be painting New South Wales orange with a range of WOW Day activities to show their support of NSW SES volunteers.

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