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

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

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.

What you can do to help

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

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.

Disaster Assistance Financial Support

If you have been impacted by recent floods or storms and need ongoing support, please contact 1800 018 444.

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.

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Upcoming community events

176D Cooper Road, Yagoona
Vietnamese Community Information Day

Vietnamese Community Information Day

Monday

24/02/20 9:30 to 24/02/20 13:00

Bankstown Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Vietnamese Community to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

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.

5 Flowers Drive, Catherine Hill Bay
Clean Up Australia Day & Free Community BBQ

Clean Up Australia Day & Free Community BBQ

Sunday

01/03/20 7:00 to 01/03/20 16:00

The Swansea SES unit will participating in Clean Up Australia Day in the Wallarah National Park and surrounding areas removing rubbish and dumped items. We will also be providing a free community BBQ on the day. https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/fundraiser/SwanseaSES

Bathurst Unit HQ 2a Lloyds Road Bathurst
New member info night

New member info night

Monday

02/03/20 18:00 to 02/03/20 20:00

New volunteer info night

Collector Sports Ground
Collector Community Youth Day

Collector Community Youth Day

Saturday

14/03/20 9:00 to 14/03/20 14:30

The Collector NSW SES Unit will be at the Collector Community Youth Day on Sat 14 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.

Lawrence General Store
Lawrence Recruitment Display

Lawrence Recruitment Display

Saturday

14/03/20 9:00 to 14/03/20 15:00

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

Camden Showground. Argyle Street Camden
Camden show

Camden show

Friday

27/03/20 9:30 to 28/03/20 21:00

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

Crozier Oval Lismore
Kids Day Out

Kids Day Out

Saturday

04/04/20 10:00 to 04/04/20 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...

Collector Village
Collector Pumpkin Festival

Collector Pumpkin Festival

Sunday

03/05/20 9:00 to 03/05/20 17:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Collector, Bungendore and Sutton 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.

Maitland Showground, Maitland NSW
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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