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 And Business

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

Wagga to Albury Bike Race

Wagga to Albury Bike Race

Tuesday

17/07/18 9:00 to 17/07/18 14:29

The Albury SES Unit will provide 3 escort vehicles for the Wagga to Albury Bike Race. The race is ?started? by the Mayor of Wagga Wagga in front of the Tolland Hotel, Burke Street Wagga Wagga. Riders then make their way in a neutral fashion to the official start line, on Holbrook Road adjacent to Jubilee Park. The race travels through Mangoplah,...

Roads from Wagga to Albury
Wagga to Albury Bike Race

Wagga to Albury Bike Race

Tuesday

17/07/18 9:00 to 17/07/18 14:29

The Albury SES Unit will provide 3 escort vehicles for the Wagga to Albury Bike Race. The race is ?started? by the Mayor of Wagga Wagga in front of the Tolland Hotel, Burke Street Wagga Wagga. Riders then make their way in a neutral fashion to the official start line, on Holbrook Road adjacent to Jubilee Park. The race travels through Mangoplah,...

Roads from Wagga to Albury
Wagga to Albury Bike Race

Wagga to Albury Bike Race

Tuesday

17/07/18 9:00 to 17/07/18 14:29

The Albury SES Unit will provide 3 escort vehicles for the Wagga to Albury Bike Race. The race is ?started? by the Mayor of Wagga Wagga in front of the Tolland Hotel, Burke Street Wagga Wagga. Riders then make their way in a neutral fashion to the official start line, on Holbrook Road adjacent to Jubilee Park. The race travels through Mangoplah,...

Roads from Wagga to Albury
Wagga to Albury Bike Race

Wagga to Albury Bike Race

Tuesday

17/07/18 9:00 to 17/07/18 14:29

The Albury SES Unit will provide 3 escort vehicles for the Wagga to Albury Bike Race. The race is ?started? by the Mayor of Wagga Wagga in front of the Tolland Hotel, Burke Street Wagga Wagga. Riders then make their way in a neutral fashion to the official start line, on Holbrook Road adjacent to Jubilee Park. The race travels through Mangoplah,...

Grey St, Glen Innes.
Chill in Glen

Chill in Glen

Saturday

21/07/18 7:00 to 21/07/18 17:00

33 Sefton Rd, Thornleigh
Hornsby SES 60th Anniversary Open Day

Hornsby SES 60th Anniversary Open Day

Saturday

04/08/18 10:00 to 04/08/18 16:00

The Hornsby NSW SES Unit will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary with an Open Day held at the Unit headquarters, at 33 Sefton Rd, Thornleigh. Come and experience what it's like to be part of Hornsby SES through our hands-on activity demonstrations, meet Paddy Platypus, and chat to our friendly volunteers. There will also be a BBQ.

Boronia Park
Moocooboola Festival

Moocooboola Festival

Sunday

05/08/18 8:00 to 05/08/18 16:00

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

Melbourne Avenue, Umina Beach.
Gosford SES Community Engagement at Club Umina Bowling Club, Umina Beach

Gosford SES Community Engagement at Club Umina Bowling Club, Umina Beach

Sunday

05/08/18 10:00 to 05/08/18 14:00

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 and floods.

Bourke Oval, Bourke
Darling River Emergency Services Promotion and Community Enagement Activity

Darling River Emergency Services Promotion and Community Enagement Activity

Thursday

23/08/18 9:00 to 23/08/18 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Bourke Unit, along with fellow emergency services, Police, Rural Fire Services and Fire and Rescue NSW. We'll have activities, hand-outs and displays to help you and your family better understand our services and how to prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods and many...

Bunnings Ulladulla, St Vincent St, Ulladulla
Bunnings Fathers Day Evening

Bunnings Fathers Day Evening

Thursday

30/08/18 17:00 to 30/08/18 19:00

Come along and enjoy an evening at Bunnings and have a browse of the SES interactive display.

Bunnings West Gosford Store, Yallambee Avenue, West Gosford
Gosford SES Father's Day Family Night

Gosford SES Father's Day Family Night

Thursday

30/08/18 18:00 to 30/08/18 20:00

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

Broken Hill Memorial Oval
Silvercity Show Broken Hill

Silvercity Show Broken Hill

Thursday

13/09/18 16:00 to 15/09/18 22:00

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

Inala, Castle Hill Rd, Cherrybrook
Inala Fair

Inala Fair

Sunday

16/09/18 9:00 to 16/09/18 15:00

The Hornsby NSW SES Unit will be at the Inala Fair again this year. Come and speak to our volunteers about storm safety and hop in the flood boat.

Yass High School
NAIDOC

NAIDOC

Thursday

20/09/18 8:00 to 20/09/18 17:00

Lake Munmorah
Lake Munmorah High School

Lake Munmorah High School

Friday

21/09/18 9:00 to 21/09/18 12:00

SES invited to attend Pray for the volunteers and give talk on the role ses play in the community

Ulladulla HQ, Camden St, Ulladulla
Shoalhaven Combined Units Open Day

Shoalhaven Combined Units Open Day

Saturday

22/09/18 12:00 to 22/09/18 15:00

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

Dapto Showground, Princes Highway, Dapto
Dapto Showground

Dapto Showground

Saturday

29/09/18 9:01 to 29/09/18 16:01

The Coniston NSW SES 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. We will be talking If its flooded, forget it.

Wooli Sports Groung
Wooli Goanna Pulling Competition

Wooli Goanna Pulling Competition

Sunday

30/09/18 9:00 to 30/09/18 16:00

Wooli family fun day with the Goanna pulling championships

Springwood Community HUB
Planning for Animals In Emergencies

Planning for Animals In Emergencies

Saturday

06/10/18 9:30 to 06/10/18 15:00

Members of the Blue Mountains SES Unit along with other emergency organisations will be conducting a seminar on how to manage animals during emergencies.

Murrumbateman
Murrumbateman Field Day

Murrumbateman Field Day

Saturday

20/10/18 7:00 to 21/10/18 17:00

Glenbrook Public School
Woman Alive Festival

Woman Alive Festival

Saturday

27/10/18 9:00

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

Prince Street Grafton
Grafton Jacaranda Float Parade

Grafton Jacaranda Float Parade

Saturday

03/11/18 16:00 to 03/11/18 17:00

Make sure you visit the SES Displays by NSW SES volunteers from Clarence Valley Units. We'll have Rescue Trucks, Boats and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

43 Illowra Crescent Primbee
Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Friday

16/11/18 15:16 to 16/11/18 19:16

The Coniston NSW SES Unit will be at the Primbee Primary School 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 interactive display.

Ulladulla Civic Centre, Princes Highway, Ulladulla
Ulladulla Relay For Life

Ulladulla Relay For Life

Saturday

17/11/18 8:00 to 17/11/18 20:00

Ulladulla SES will be participating in the Relay for Life. Providing support and encouragement for the community in the battle against cancer.

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