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

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

Smithtown RSL Bowling Club
Lower Macleay Flood Hypothetical

Lower Macleay Flood Hypothetical

Sunday

11/02/18 9:00 to 10/03/18 12:00

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES), Lower Macleay Community Action Team and Kempsey Shire Council are conducting a community flood education exercise for residents of the Lower Macleay.

Sofala Showground, Sofala Road, Sofala
Sofala Show

Sofala Show

Sunday

25/02/18 10:00 to 25/02/18 16:00

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

Newcastle Show
Newcastle Show

Newcastle Show

Friday

02/03/18 14:28 to 04/03/18 14:28

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

Gaskill Street, Canowindra
Coffee with NSW SES Canowindra Unit

Coffee with NSW SES Canowindra Unit

Saturday

03/03/18 9:00 to 03/03/18 12:00

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

Eastwood Plaza
Eastwood Lunar New Year Grand Celebration

Eastwood Lunar New Year Grand Celebration

Saturday

03/03/18 10:00 to 03/03/18 16:00

KUNG HEI FAT CHOI In the Year of the Earth Dog 2018, the celebration of Eastwood Lunar New Year reaches its 10th Anniversary and is planned to be bigger and better to mark this great milestone! There will be a day-long celebration including music and dance performances, martial arts, dragon parade, lion dance, fire crackers, a visit from the God...

John Purchase Oval, Cherrybrook 2126
Cherrybrook Movies Under the Stars

Cherrybrook Movies Under the Stars

Saturday

03/03/18 16:00 to 03/03/18 20:00

The Hornsby NSW SES Unit will be at the Cherrybrook Movie Under the Stars event on Saturday 3rd March. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Cudgen Leages Club, Kingscliff
Community Event - 1 year anniversary of Chinderah Flood

Community Event - 1 year anniversary of Chinderah Flood

Saturday

03/03/18 17:30 to 03/03/18 19:37

The Tweed Heads and Tweed Coast NSW SES Units will attending the Chinderah Chilli Festival, Cudgen Leages Club. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Parramatta River Kissing Point
Ryde LGA Clean Up Australia Campaign

Ryde LGA Clean Up Australia Campaign

Sunday

04/03/18 8:00 to 04/03/18 13:00

NSW SES Ryde Unit will be supporting their community on Parramatta River helping to clean up litter using the SES floodboats. Say hello to your friendly local volunteers and learn about what SES does to support their community in floods and stroms.

Clean Up Australia Day: Echo Point Katoomba
Echo Point Clean Up Australia Day

Echo Point Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday

04/03/18 8:00 to 04/03/18 12:00

Volunteers of the Blue Mountains Unit shall be performing clean-up Australia Day duties around the Echo Point area of Katoomba. If you see volunteers at work, say 'hi'.

19 - 31 Killeen Street Auburn NSW 2144
Emergency Services Open Day

Emergency Services Open Day

Sunday

04/03/18 10:00 to 04/03/18 15:00

The Auburn NSW SES Unit will be hosting the local Emergency Services Open Day at the Auburn SES HQ. Come down and visit the displays by SES and the other emergency services. We will have a free BBQ from 11am -1pm and meet Paddy Platypus and say hi to our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our...

Cooks River, Marrickville
Cooks River on Clean Up Australia Day

Cooks River on Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday

04/03/18 14:30 to 04/03/18 18:30

NSW SES Marrickville Unit looks forward to getting busy on the Cooks River - looking for things that don't belong in the water and taking them out. Here's to a happier, healthier river.

Bermagui Seaside Fair, at the Bermagui Oval
Bermagui Seaside Fair

Bermagui Seaside Fair

Saturday

10/03/18 9:00 to 10/03/18 16:00

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

Singleton Town Head Park
Singleton Emergency Service Expo

Singleton Emergency Service Expo

Saturday

10/03/18 9:00 to 10/03/18 14:00

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

Blue Mountains Music Festival. Lurline Street Katoomba
Blue Mountains Musical Festival

Blue Mountains Musical Festival

Saturday

17/03/18 9:00 to 18/03/18 17:00

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

102 Fowlers Road, Dapto
Red Cross Fete

Red Cross Fete

Sunday

18/03/18 9:40 to 18/03/18 15:00

The Coniston NSW SES Unit will be at the Red Cross Fete . Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display. Come and speak to our friendly members and get some new ideas of how to be safer during floods

Eastwood Plaza
Eastwood Harmony Day Community Expo

Eastwood Harmony Day Community Expo

Thursday

22/03/18 9:30 to 22/03/18 12:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ryde Unit. We will be giving away specially made SES red packets, gutter gloves and fridge magnets with our 132500 phone number along with literature in English, Chinese and Korean so it will help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms...

Nowra Showground, Junction Street Nowra
Nowra Relay for Life 2018

Nowra Relay for Life 2018

Saturday

24/03/18 8:06 to 25/03/18 12:06

The Nowra NSW SES Unit will be supporting the Nowra Relay for Life community fundraising event.

JJ Kelly Park Swan Street, Wollongong
Get Ready Community BBQ

Get Ready Community BBQ

Saturday

07/04/18 12:00 to 07/04/18 14:00

Have you or your family been affected by flood water? Would you like to know more about how you can prepare? How can the Wollongong SES unit help you during a natural disaster? The Wollongong City unit will be hosting a Community BBQ to meet the residents of Wollongong. Our friendly members will be there to assist local residents with preparation...

MAITLAND STATION
STEAMFEST

STEAMFEST

Saturday

14/04/18 21:23 to 15/04/18 21:23

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.

Koala Park (Delta Electricity) scenic Drive
Goats Family Festival

Goats Family Festival

Sunday

15/04/18 7:30 to 15/04/18 17:00

Direct Traffic and parking.

Macquarie Road Springwood
Springwood Foundation Day

Springwood Foundation Day

Saturday

28/04/18 9:00 to 28/04/18 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.

Toronto Avenue Dapto
Scouts Visit

Scouts Visit

Tuesday

01/05/18 19:30 to 01/05/18 21:00

Coniston Unit will be attending Dapto Scouts holding an education night with information on floods and storm.

Tocal Agricultural College
TOCAL FIELD DAYS

TOCAL FIELD DAYS

Friday

04/05/18 10:00 to 06/05/18 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.

Collector Village
Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

Saturday

05/05/18 9:00 to 06/05/18 18:00

Come and join in the fun at the Annual Pumpkin Festival

Tambar Springs Unit, Tambar Street, Tambar Springs
Tambar Springs Open Day

Tambar Springs Open Day

Saturday

05/05/18 11:00 to 05/05/18 18:00

Tambar Springs Unit Invites you to a community Open Day at our local headquarters. Come along for a fun filled learning adventure with our members. Learn how you can help us help your community.

Lapstone Public School
Lapstone Fireworks Display

Lapstone Fireworks Display

Saturday

05/05/18 18:09 to 05/05/18 21:30

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Lapstone Primary School for their Fireworks Night. Come meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters .

Yass township
WOW Day Yass

WOW Day Yass

Wednesday

09/05/18 17:42

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.

crookwell
Potato Festival

Potato Festival

Friday

11/05/18 11:46 to 14/05/18 11:46

The Crookwell NSW SES Unit will be at the Potato 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.

State-wide
WOW Day

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 9:00 to 20/06/18 21:30

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and NRMA Insurance will be painting New South Wales orange with a range of WOW Day activities to show their support of NSW SES volunteers.

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