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

Harwood Island Community Hall - 18 River St Harwood
Chatsworth and Harwood Island Community Meeting

Chatsworth and Harwood Island Community Meeting

Tuesday

05/07/22 18:00 to 05/07/22 20:00

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

Corrigans Reserve Beach Road Batehaven
Naidoc Week Community Fun Day

Naidoc Week Community Fun Day

Wednesday

06/07/22 9:00 to 06/07/22 14:00

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

Naidoc

Naidoc

Wednesday

06/07/22 10:00 to 06/07/22 14:00

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.

Lincoln St Eastwood
Eastwood Heights Vacation Care

Eastwood Heights Vacation Care

Thursday

07/07/22 12:00 to 07/07/22 13:30

Children at Eastwood Heights Public School OOSH vacation care will learn about NSW SES and how they support the community in floods and storms, learn how children can prepare for an emergency and how to help put together a Home Emergency Kit.

Mudgee
Mudgee Small Farms Field days

Mudgee Small Farms Field days

Friday

08/07/22 7:00 to 09/07/22 17:00

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

1C Quirk Road, Balgowlah
Manly SES Open Day

Manly SES Open Day

Sunday

24/07/22 16:00 to 24/07/22 20:00

Your local Manly SES unit will be hosting a family friendly event and open the doors on Sunday afternoon for the annual SES Open Day. We would like to invite you as a nearby resident to visit our unit and get to know your local State Emergency Service! Just like you today, some of our active volunteers were interested in SES and stopped by for a...

62 Erith Street Bundanoon NSW 2578
Bundanoon is Brigadoon

Bundanoon is Brigadoon

Saturday

06/08/22 8:00 to 06/08/22 17:00

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

Banksia Waters Lifestyle Village - 192 Piggabeen Rd, Tweed Heads West NSW 2485
Banksia Waters Lifestyle Village Community FloodSafe Meeting

Banksia Waters Lifestyle Village Community FloodSafe Meeting

Tuesday

09/08/22 18:00 to 09/08/22 20:00

Tweed Heads Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Banksia Waters Lifestyle Village to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Condobolin SRA Ground
Condobolin Unit Community Information and demonstration day

Condobolin 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.

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.

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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