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.

Prepare now for a Tornado

It is important to be aware of the conditions that can cause tornadoes and know what to do to prepare, respond and recover.

Learn about Coastal Erosion

During storms coastal erosion can occur rapidly, causing damage and potential danger to buildings, infrastructure and people.

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.

Make a plan for your animals today

Planning how to take care of your animals before an emergency helps to keep everyone safe.

Learn about Coastal Erosion

Coastal erosion is the loss of land along the shoreline due to the natural removal of beach and dune material in response to changing wave and water level conditions.

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.

Know your warnings

Severe Weather 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.

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

Electricity Safety Tips

If your power or gas goes out or there's a fault or emergency, your distributor is usually the best place to start.

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?

Get Ready Animals

Emergencies such as floods or bushfires can happen quickly.

Planning how to take care of your animals before an emergency helps to keep everyone safe.

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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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.

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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