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

Goulburn Police Academy
Police Academy Graduation Ceremony

Police Academy Graduation Ceremony

Friday

13/12/19 10:00 to 13/12/19 13:00

Are you a member of ? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms.

Coraki Riverside - near ANZAC Memorial
Coraki Community Markets

Coraki Community Markets

Saturday

14/12/19 9:00 to 14/12/19 16:00

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

Goulburn Police Citizen Youth Club
PCYC Community Christmas Party

PCYC Community Christmas Party

Wednesday

18/12/19 16:00 to 18/12/19 19:00

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.

Various locations in the Shellharbour City Local Government Area
Santa's Coming with the NSW SES

Santa's Coming with the NSW SES

Saturday

21/12/19 14:30 to 21/12/19 21:30

The Shellharbour City NSW SES Unit will be at assisting with Santa in the Shellharbour City Local Goverment Area. There will be lollies for all of the kids. Times and Location will be confirmed closer to the date

Area side of Wooli Hotel Motel
Santa to Carols by candlelight

Santa to Carols by candlelight

Sunday

22/12/19 18:30 to 22/12/19 20:00

Support to carols by candlelight

636 Prune Street Lavington
Visit to child care centre

Visit to child care centre

Monday

23/12/19 14:00 to 23/12/19 14:38

The Albury Unit will be visiting the Community Child Care centre in Lavington to show the children our response vehicle and boat.

Wooli
Wooli SES distribute lollies to children in Wooli

Wooli SES distribute lollies to children in Wooli

Tuesday

24/12/19 18:00 to 24/12/19 21:00

SES Santa to Wooli Village run

Goulburn & Marulan
Australia Day - Goulburn

Australia Day - Goulburn

Sunday

26/01/20 7:00 to 26/01/20 20:00

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.

Berrima NSW 2577
AUSTRALIA DAY - BERRIMA

AUSTRALIA DAY - BERRIMA

Sunday

26/01/20 8:00 to 26/01/20 15:00

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

Governor Phillip Park on the river in Windsor
Australia Day - Hawkesbury

Australia Day - Hawkesbury

Sunday

26/01/20 9:00 to 26/01/20 17:00

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.

John Street Camden
Australia Day

Australia Day

Sunday

26/01/20 9:00 to 26/01/20 14:00

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.

BKK LHQ
First Wattle Grove Scout Visit

First Wattle Grove Scout Visit

Tuesday

04/02/20 18:30 to 04/02/20 20:00

Overview of role of SES to Scouts and parents

Maitland Showground
Maitland Show

Maitland Show

Friday

14/02/20 8:00 to 16/02/20 17:00

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.

Lions park on Lake at Forbes
Forbes Unit Open Day

Forbes Unit Open Day

Saturday

15/02/20 9:00 to 15/02/20 18:01

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

Victoria Park, Camperdown, NSW
Mardi Gras Fair Day

Mardi Gras Fair Day

Sunday

16/02/20 10:00 to 16/02/20 16:00

The City of Sydney NSW SES Unit, with the support of the NSW SES LBGTI and Allies Network, will be at the 2020 Mardi Gras Fair Day. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Crozier Oval Lismore
Kids Day Out

Kids Day Out

Saturday

22/02/20 10:00 to 22/02/20 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...

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

MAITLAND SHOWGROUND
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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