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 quickly. Having an emergency kit allows you to grab and go.

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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Upcoming community events

Tweed Coast Unit - 6 Centennial Drive Pottsville NSW
EPiC - Women's Workshop - Emergency Preparedness in Community

EPiC - Women's Workshop - Emergency Preparedness in Community

Saturday

27/07/24 9:30 to 27/07/24 16:00

Women in the Tweed Coast area are invited to a practical skill-based workshop designed to provide women with a diverse range of skills to help prepare their home and family for the impacts from natural hazards. The aim of the workshop is to demonstrate and provide opportunities to practice skills in a safe and inclusive environment with trained...

20 Pandora St, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
Raising the  First Nations Indigenous Flag

Raising the First Nations Indigenous Flag

Saturday

27/07/24 10:00 to 27/07/24 16:00

The Lightning Ridge NSW SES Unit will be holding a community meeting to raise the First Nations flag at our Unit in collaboration with local Elders followed by a Smoking Ceremony and BBQ. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer and be engaged with your community.

Spring Ridge
Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Saturday

03/08/24 15:00 to 03/08/24 23:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull. Come down and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and learn more about what we do.

Boronia Park
Moocooboola Festival

Moocooboola Festival

Sunday

04/08/24 9:00 to 04/08/24 16:00

The Hunters Hill NSW SES Unit will be at the Moocooboola 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.

Sutton Village Oval
Sutton 10 year

Sutton 10 year

Saturday

10/08/24 10:00 to 10/08/24 15:00

The NSW SES Sutton Unit will be at the Sutton Village Oval to celebrate 10 years supporting our local communities. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

28B Perry Street, Menindee
Menindee Open Day

Menindee Open Day

Saturday

10/08/24 10:00 to 10/08/24 14:00

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

Napier Street, Goolgowi
Goolgowi Unit Open Day

Goolgowi Unit Open Day

Sunday

18/08/24 11:00 to 18/08/24 15:00

The Goolgowi NSW SES Unit will be at holding an Open Day on Sunday 18 August. Come and meet our friendly volunteers and learn about how to better prepare for floods and storms and learn more about what the NSW SES does in your community. Free BBQ and jumping castle on the day!

Ganmain Showground, Ganmain NSW 2702
Ganmain Show

Ganmain Show

Saturday

24/08/24 9:00 to 24/08/24 16:30

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

Cathy Freeman Park
Deaf Festival

Deaf Festival

Saturday

24/08/24 10:00 to 24/08/24 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers and our Auslan Liaison Team. There will be activities, hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Cronulla Golf Club, Cnr Hume and Elouera Roads, Cronulla
Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

Monday

26/08/24 0:00 to 26/08/24 10:00

Are you a member of Burraneer PROBUS? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms. This presentation will allow members to increase their knowledge about floods and storms in their area and interact with SES around the content.

Bunnings Tuggerah Corner Bryant Drive &, Wyong Rd, Tuggerah NSW 2259
Wyong SES Visits Bunnings Tuggerah for Father Day event

Wyong SES Visits Bunnings Tuggerah for Father Day event

Thursday

29/08/24 17:30 to 29/08/24 19:30

The Wyong NSW SES Unit will be at the Tuggerah Bunnings. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters in your local area.

Tambar Springs Hall and surrounds Tambar Springs NSW
Rescue Me Gala

Rescue Me Gala

Saturday

07/09/24 3:00 to 07/09/24 10:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Rescue Me Gala. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters. Participate in the different activities. There will be activities for both adults and children, something for all age groups.

Victoria Ave Chatswood
Chatswood Spring Fair

Chatswood Spring Fair

Saturday

07/09/24 9:00 to 07/09/24 18:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Willoughby - Lane Cove 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. We will have activities especially for the young children, and Paddy will take part in our parade, which will...

Memorial Oval, Williams Street Broken Hill
Silver City Show - Broken Hill

Silver City Show - Broken Hill

Thursday

12/09/24 10:00 to 14/09/24 21:00

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

Riverwood Park
Lions Club Community Fair

Lions Club Community Fair

Sunday

15/09/24 9:00 to 15/09/24 17:00

The HURSTVILLE NSW SES Unit will be at Riverwood Park for the Lions' Club Community Fair. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Maitland City HQ, Waterworks Rd, Rutherford NSW
Maitland City SES Open Day

Maitland City SES Open Day

Saturday

21/09/24 10:00 to 21/09/24 14:00

The Maitland City NSW SES Unit will be opening their headquaters to the public. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive displays. Other emergency services will be in attendance as well. Free sausage sizzle available.

Jiggi Hall
Jiggi Spring Fair

Jiggi Spring Fair

Saturday

21/09/24 12:00 to 21/09/24 17:30

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

Bunnings Tuggerah Corner Bryant Drive &, Wyong Rd, Tuggerah NSW
Local Area Storm Preparedness workshop

Local Area Storm Preparedness workshop

Sunday

06/10/24 9:30 to 06/10/24 11:00

To help you prepare for the Summer Storm season, members of the Wyong SES unit will be presenting a short presentation on how to prepare for storms. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Cowabbie Street, Coolamon NSW 2701
Coolamon Fire Engine Muster

Coolamon Fire Engine Muster

Sunday

06/10/24 10:00 to 06/10/24 17:00

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

4559 Burley Griffin Way, Cunningar NSW 2587
Harden Kite Festival

Harden Kite Festival

Saturday

12/10/24 6:30 to 12/10/24 18:00

Come on down to Harden Showgrounds to meet our volunteers. Our volunteers will be there to help with your questions about how to keep you and your family Storm and Flood ready. The NSW SES offers a diverse range of voluntering opportunities, from working out in the field operations to administration and emergency management, there is a role for...

Kendall Show Grounds
Camden Haven Show

Camden Haven Show

Saturday

19/10/24 7:00 to 20/10/24 18:00

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

Corrigans Beach Reserve Beach Road Batehaven
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

21/10/24 17:30 to 21/10/24 19:00

The NSW SES Unit will be at the < Playdates with Emergency Services at Corrigans Beach Reserve Batehaven> Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Quota Park 19 Riverside Drive Narooma
Playdates with  Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Thursday

24/10/24 17:30 to 24/10/24 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.

Riverside Park ,Ford Street ,Moruya
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

28/10/24 17:30 to 28/10/24 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.

Bunnings Kirrawee, 127 Bath Rd, Kirrawee
Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Thursday

05/12/24 0:00 to 05/12/24 17:19

The Heathcote NSW SES Unit will be at Bunnings Kirrawee's Christmas Community 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. We will have a kids activity corner too.

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