Storm Types in NSW

Learn about some common storm types that we experience in NSW

Managing Pets in Disasters

Your pets are reliant on you during storms and can be scared by lightning, thunder and heavy rain. Read more on how to look after your pets this storm season.

Get Ready NSW

NSW SES and NRMA Insurance are working side by side to encourage NSW residents to Get Ready.

Prepare for a storm NOW

Preparing now can help reduce damage caused by severe storms and reduce the resulting repair bill.

Summer storms are here

Together with NRMA Insurance we’re asking everyone to make clearing the gutters a top priority.

Before a storm

Know Your Risk

Storms can happen anywhere, at any time of the year. It is important to prepare your family and prepare your property now and stay prepared all year round. Storms are the most costly natural disaster to affect NSW.

 

Plan Now For What You Will Do

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

Remember, it is important to protect your family from storms and minimise damage to your property or business. 

Prepare Your Home

There are eight simple things that you can do now to prepare your home and help reduce the potential damage caused by severe storms.

Be Aware

Severe Weather Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are issued by the Bureau of Meteorology to alert communities to the threat of severe weather.

Look Out For Each Other

Looking out for each other before a storm hits can help one another prepare and ensure everyone is on the same page.

Things to consider if you live in a rural area

As a rural property owner or manager you may have experienced many storms.

The effects of storms on rural property owners can include losses to livestock, crops, fencing, buildings, personal items, farm equipment and machinery.

Get Your Emergency Kit Together

When a severe storm impacts your area, you may need to relocate until the area can be deemed safe. Having an emergency Kit ready will allow to to move to safety knowing you have everything you and your family need.

StormSafe for people living with deafness and hearing impairments

Many people across NSW are affected by dangerous storms and there have been avoidable deaths due to storm activity. The protection of life is the highest priority for the NSW SES when we make decisions about planning for storms.

During a storm

Know Your Risk

During storms it is important to protect your family and property from major storm impacts including:

  • Damaging winds
  • Hail
  • Lightning
  • Heavy rainfall
  • Damaging surf

Plan Now for What You Will Do

Has a Severe Weather Warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning been issued?

Now is the time to activate and follow your HOME or BUSINESS emergency plan.

Prepare Your Home and Business

A Severe Weather Warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued.

Now is the time to activate your home or business emergency plan.

 

Be Aware

Severe Weather Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings?

How will I know if a storm is about to hit? Find out here.

Look Out For Each Other

How can we all look out for others during a storm?

Pets and Animals

Information on caring for your pets and animals - before, during and after a storm.

Make sure you look after your pets and include them in your emergency plans.

After a storm

Know Your Risk - After a Storm

What dangers are there after a storm has hit?

Find out what to be aware of and how to keep safe.

Plan Now For What You Will Do

Now is the time to activate your HOME or BUSINESS emergency plan.

Prepare Your Home and Business

Keep listening to your local radio station for information, updates and advice.

Be Aware

Listen to your local radio station and other media for information, updates and advice

Look Out For Each Other

Check your house or property for damage

Volunteer with NSW SES

Volunteering with NSW SES is an exciting and rewarding experience. As a NSW SES volunteer you can not only make a difference in the lives of others, but also gain valuable training and skills.

Every NSW SES volunteer is part of a team of highly-trained professionals across the state who share a commitment to helping their communities. Do you have what it takes? #VolunteerExperience

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Upcoming community events

Ballina RSL
Lions Club Guest Speaker

Lions Club Guest Speaker

Tuesday

23/07/19 18:00 to 23/07/19 21:30

explain SES role Flood Storm & Tsunami In particular Tsunami Evacuations Home plans & Home emergency kits

Tambar Springs Community Hall
First Aid Awareness Workshop

First Aid Awareness Workshop

Thursday

25/07/19 18:30 to 25/07/19 20:00

Tambar Springs SES Unit is holding a First Aid Awareness Workshop to provide basic first aid information to assist community members until a NSW SES Community First Responder or NSW Ambulance arrives on scene.

St Mark?s Anglican Church Corner Barker and West Street, Casino
Women on The Land : Looking After Yourself Workshop

Women on The Land : Looking After Yourself Workshop

Friday

26/07/19 9:30 to 26/07/19 15:00

NSW SES, DPI, Red Cross and partners are holding a series of workshop for women living on the land. The first workshop has a "Looking After Yourself" theme. Topics for this workshop include: Estate Planning, Rural Financial Support options, banking and loan options and most importantly heart health info and RELAXATION activities. Preparation...

Tucabia Shop
Tucabia Shop

Tucabia Shop

Friday

26/07/19 16:00 to 26/07/19 18:00

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

Warragamba Community Park
Warragamba & Silverdale Community Street Meet

Warragamba & Silverdale Community Street Meet

Saturday

27/07/19 10:00 to 27/07/19 14:00

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.

Douglas Park Public School
Douglas Park P.S Fete

Douglas Park P.S Fete

Sunday

28/07/19 10:00 to 28/07/19 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.

Ulmarra Unit
Fathers Day

Fathers Day

Sunday

01/09/19 0:00 to 01/09/19 23:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Ulmarra Unit
Ulmarra SES Display - Fathers Day

Ulmarra SES Display - Fathers Day

Sunday

01/09/19 9:00 to 01/09/19 12:32

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

Murrumburrah Showground
Harden Show

Harden Show

Saturday

07/09/19 9:00 to 07/09/19 17:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the Harden 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 Unit
Grand Final Football

Grand Final Football

Saturday

14/09/19 0:00 to 14/09/19 23:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Terrigal primary school, Havenview Road, Terrigal.
Gosford Unit - Terrigal Family Fun Day

Gosford Unit - Terrigal Family Fun Day

Saturday

14/09/19 10:00 to 14/09/19 16:00

The Gosford NSW SES Unit will be at the Terrigal Family Fun Day. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our local friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters.

Coldstream Street, Ulmarra
Ulmarra Interagency Open Day

Ulmarra Interagency Open Day

Sunday

15/09/19 10:00 to 15/09/19 15:00

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the interagency open day at Coldstream Street Ulmarra come have a 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 display.

Princes Highway, Dapto
Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Saturday

28/09/19 7:00 to 28/09/19 16:54

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

Bermagui
Bermagui 'Reboot' Activity Day

Bermagui 'Reboot' Activity Day

Monday

07/10/19 9:30 to 07/10/19 13:30

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

Harden Racecourse
Harden Kite Festival

Harden Kite Festival

Saturday

12/10/19 8:00 to 12/10/19 16:00

The Harden NSW SES Unit will be at the Harden Kite 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.

Wollongong
Australian Police & Emergency Service Games

Australian Police & Emergency Service Games

Thursday

17/10/19 9:31 to 24/10/19 9:31

Australian Police & Emergency Service Games

Murrumbateman Field Day on 19th and 20th October 2019
Murrumbateman Field Day

Murrumbateman Field Day

Saturday

19/10/19 6:00 to 20/10/19 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Yass 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 Unit LHQ, Pateman Road, Erina. NSW 2250.
Gosford Unit - Get Ready Girls

Gosford Unit - Get Ready Girls

Thursday

24/10/19 18:00 to 24/10/19 20:00

Calling all women. Make sure you visit the SES Get Ready Girls night 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 and floods.

Picton Showground
PICTON SHOW

PICTON SHOW

Saturday

26/10/19 7:00 to 27/10/19 17:00

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.

Yass
Classic Yass

Classic Yass

Saturday

02/11/19 6:30 to 02/11/19 15:00

The Yass NSW SES Unit will be at the Classic Yass Billy Cart Derby. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters, view our interactive display and watch the Yass-Hill Tops Billy Cart race to glory :-)

Cooma Show Ground
Cooma Motorfest

Cooma Motorfest

Saturday

02/11/19 7:00 to 02/11/19 16:00

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.

Barclay Street Ovals, Eden
Eden Whale Festival

Eden Whale Festival

Saturday

02/11/19 9:30 to 02/11/19 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Eden 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 Unit
Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day

Monday

04/11/19 23:00 to 05/11/19 22:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Ulmarra Memorial Park
Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Monday

11/11/19 10:00 to 11/11/19 11:00

Come respect the fallen soldiers with the community of Ulmarra and Ulmarra SES.

Cooma McDonalds
McHappy Day

McHappy Day

Saturday

16/11/19 11:00 to 16/11/19 14:00

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

Ulmarra Park
Ulmarra Santa Run

Ulmarra Santa Run

Saturday

07/12/19 9:00 to 07/12/19 13:00

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

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