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

Lismore show ground
Lismore Show

Lismore Show

Thursday

18/10/18 8:00 to 20/10/18 16:00

Between the 18th and 20th of October we will be hosting a stand at the Lismore Show to educate the public on who we are and what we do.

Irrawang Primary School
Irrawang Primary School 50 Year Celebration

Irrawang Primary School 50 Year Celebration

Friday

19/10/18 8:00 to 19/10/18 14:00

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.

Hill Top Public School
Hill Top P.S. Bounce Fair

Hill Top P.S. Bounce Fair

Friday

19/10/18 13:00 to 19/10/18 20:00

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.

The Rock Showground
The Rock Show

The Rock Show

Saturday

20/10/18 8:00 to 20/10/18 15:00

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

Oatley Town Centre
Oatley Village Festival

Oatley Village Festival

Saturday

20/10/18 9:00 to 20/10/18 17:00

Assisting Lions Club with traffic as well as SES display

Hornsby Heights Public School
Hornsby Heights Public School Bushland Fair

Hornsby Heights Public School Bushland Fair

Saturday

20/10/18 10:00 to 20/10/18 16:00

The Hornsby NSW SES Unit will be at the Hornsby Heights Public School Bushland Fair. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Moss Vale Showground
Relay For Life Southern Highlands

Relay For Life Southern Highlands

Saturday

20/10/18 11:00 to 21/10/18 11:00

Come see us and visit the SES Display staffed by volunteers from Wingecarribee Unit. We'll not only be taking part in the Southern Highlands Relay for Life but will have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Crookwell Showgrounds
Get Ready Day

Get Ready Day

Sunday

21/10/18 6:00

Unit is attending with the Rotary Club and Rural Fire Service at the Crookwell Showgrounds to promote Emergency readiness to the community.

Bradman Oval, Bowral NSW
Triple Zero Cricket

Triple Zero Cricket

Sunday

21/10/18 8:00 to 21/10/18 16:00

The NSW SES Wingecarribee Unit will be at the Triple Zero Cricket Challenge, Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Railway Primary School
School Display/Fete

School Display/Fete

Tuesday

23/10/18 15:00 to 23/10/18 18:30

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.

Marrickville Unit
Sydney East Day Unit- Information Day

Sydney East Day Unit- Information Day

Wednesday

24/10/18 10:30 to 24/10/18 13:00

Do you want to help people when they need it the most? Have you got some spare time? Are you available during business hours? The NSW State Emergency Service is looking for volunteers to join the Sydney East Day Unit; a support unit in Sydney that provides both field and operations support for for other units in Sydney during the day. The...

Lismore City SES
Bexhill public school Unit visit

Bexhill public school Unit visit

Friday

26/10/18 10:00 to 26/10/18 12:00

on the 26th of October the K-2 group of students from bexhill Public School till be ateending the Lismore City SES to learn about who we are and what we do.

The Entrance
Wyong SES assistance at ChromFest

Wyong SES assistance at ChromFest

Saturday

27/10/18 7:30 to 27/10/18 16:00

The Wyong NSW SES Unit will be at ChromeFest. Come and meet our friendly volunteers and check out the amazing show cars. We will also be assisting with the shuttle buses.

Kingscliff Beachside Market
Kingscliff Beachside Market SES stall

Kingscliff Beachside Market SES stall

Saturday

27/10/18 7:30 to 27/10/18 13:00

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

ChromeFest

ChromeFest

Saturday

27/10/18 8:00

Glenbrook Public School
Woman Alive Festival

Woman Alive Festival

Saturday

27/10/18 10:00

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.

Glenbrook Public School
Zonta Women Alive

Zonta Women Alive

Saturday

27/10/18 10:00 to 27/10/18 16:00

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

The Entrance
Wyong SES ASsisting at ChromeFest

Wyong SES ASsisting at ChromeFest

Sunday

28/10/18 6:00 to 28/10/18 17:00

The Wyong NSW SES Unit will be at ChromeFest. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, and check out the amazing show cars. We will also be assisting with the shuttle buses.

Lions Park, Burrill Lake
Ulladulla Unit Exercise

Ulladulla Unit Exercise

Sunday

28/10/18 8:30 to 28/10/18 15:30

Your local Ulladulla Unit will be conducting an activity day at the Lions Park in Burrill Lake. If you would like to see some of your local SES members in action or are contemplating volunteering, come along and have a look.

Cumberland State Forest
Cumberland Forest Fair

Cumberland Forest Fair

Sunday

28/10/18 10:00 to 28/10/18 16:00

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

At the front of Bungendore IGA
Stormsafe Community Engagement at local IGA

Stormsafe Community Engagement at local IGA

Saturday

03/11/18 0:00 to 03/11/18 12:45

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

Eastgrove Park - GOULBURN
Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Saturday

03/11/18 8:00 to 03/11/18 16:00

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.

Blackheath
Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

Saturday

03/11/18 10:00 to 03/11/18 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from 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 17:00 to 03/11/18 18:00

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.

Narara Valley High School, Narara
Gosford SES at Central Coast Kids Day Out, Narara

Gosford SES at Central Coast Kids Day Out, Narara

Sunday

04/11/18 10:00 to 04/11/18 15:00

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.

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Lifesaving Club
Tea Gardens Hawks Nest World Tsunami Day BBQ

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest World Tsunami Day BBQ

Sunday

04/11/18 11:00 to 04/11/18 14:00

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is inviting residents from Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest and surrounding areas to a community event on Sunday 4th November to raise awareness about tsunamis.

Memorial Park, The Entrance
Wyong SES Open/Recruitment Day

Wyong SES Open/Recruitment Day

Sunday

04/11/18 18:27

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Wyong 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. If you would like to volunteer have a chat to one of our members.

Corrigans Beach, Batehaven.
Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale

Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale

Saturday

10/11/18 7:00 to 10/11/18 15:00

The NSW SES Batemans Bay Unit will be at the Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale at Corrigans Beach. 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 Showgroung
Convoy for Kids

Convoy for Kids

Saturday

10/11/18 8:00 to 10/11/18 16:00

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.

Glenbrook
Glenbrook Spring Festival

Glenbrook Spring Festival

Saturday

10/11/18 10:00 to 10/11/18 16:00

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

Memorial Park, The Entrance
Wyong SES Open/Recruitment Day

Wyong SES Open/Recruitment Day

Sunday

11/11/18 18:33

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Wyong 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. If you would like to volunteer please talk to one of our members.

43 Illowra Crescent Primbee
Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Friday

16/11/18 16:16 to 16/11/18 20:16

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 9:00 to 17/11/18 21:00

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

Marulan
Australia Day - Marulan

Australia Day - Marulan

Friday

25/01/19 13:53 to 28/01/19 13:53

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.

Bungendore Showgrounds
Bungendore Show

Bungendore Show

Sunday

27/01/19 13:01

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

Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown (walking distance from Bankstown Train Station)
Young Humanitarians Conference.

Young Humanitarians Conference.

Tuesday

26/02/19 15:32 to 27/02/19 15:32

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