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

7/26-54 River St, BALLINA NSW 2478
NRMA WOW Week Display

NRMA WOW Week Display

Monday

21/05/18 14:00 to 25/05/18 16:00

This is your chance to take a selfie and post to say "Thanks SES" while visiting the SES WOW Week Display at the NRMA Branch in Ballina. Your local SES volunteers from the Ballina Unit will be there in our bright orange uniforms. On display are mannequins dressed in SES Uniforms, lots of useful hand-outs to help you and your family better...

SES Port Macquarie Unit headquarters 9 Central Road, PMQ
Port Macquarie Get Ready Girls Program

Port Macquarie Get Ready Girls Program

Monday

21/05/18 18:30 to 21/05/18 20:30

NSW SES Port Macquarie Unit is hosting a workshop for women on how to prepare for and deal with emergencies All 40 places in the workshop have been booked out. For more information visit the NSW SES Port Macquarie Unit Facebook page.

Warilla Grove
WOW Day at Warilla Grove

WOW Day at Warilla Grove

Wednesday

23/05/18 8:00 to 23/05/18 17:00

Come on down to Warilla Grove outside Woolworths and say hi and a thank you to your local SES volunteers from Shellharbour City unit for Wear Orange Wednesday on May 23rd!

Goulburn
WOW Day - Goulburn

WOW Day - Goulburn

Wednesday

23/05/18 8:00 to 23/05/18 17:00

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.

NRMA office, Cnr of Deering St and Princes Highway, Ulladulla
WOW Day

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 8:50 to 23/05/18 12:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display at the Ulladulla NRMA office to celebrate WOW day and say thank you to our volunteers.

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.

111 Kerr St Ballina NSW
WOW day at Hungry Jacks Ballina

WOW day at Hungry Jacks Ballina

Wednesday

23/05/18 9:00 to 23/05/18 13:00

Make sure you grab a burger and visit the SES WOW day display at Hungry Jacks Ballina. NSW SES volunteers in bright orange uniforms will be there in the car park with one of our rescue vehicles, all from your local Ballina Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as...

Shoalhaven City Council, Bridge Road Nowra
WOW Shoalahven City Council Display

WOW Shoalahven City Council Display

Wednesday

23/05/18 9:16 to 23/05/18 17:16

Make sure you visit the SES Display at the Shoalhaven City Council Admin building Each year the Shoalhaven City Council show their support to the NSW SES Volunteers by setting up a display in their front foyer and the staff all wear orange

The Hive, Erina Fair Shopping Centre
Gosford unit WOW Day

Gosford unit WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 10:00 to 23/05/18 14:00

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

Condamine St & Balgowlah Road, Balgowlah NSW 2093 (Bunnings Warehouse)
WOW Day - Manly SES @ Bunnings

WOW Day - Manly SES @ Bunnings

Wednesday

23/05/18 10:00 to 23/05/18 15:00

Wednesday 23 May is WOW Day (Ware Orange Wednesday). Make sure you visit the Manly SES team at your local Bunnings warehouse. 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 are interested in joining the SES as an active volunteer, this is your...

Dapto Mall Cnr Princes Hwy & Moombara Street Dapto
WOW Day

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 10:30 to 23/05/18 14:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Coniston Unit. Come down to Dapto Mall and say Thankyou for your wonderful local volunteers. We'll have hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

North Sydney Plaza
WOW Day

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 12:00 to 23/05/18 16:30

North Sydney volunteers will be manning a stand to promote the work of the SES for WOW Day 2018. We will have some useful stormsafe tips to share and fun activities for the community to engage with. We will be joined by our wonderful ambassador, Paddy the Platypus.

Yass township
WOW Day Yass

WOW Day Yass

Wednesday

23/05/18 23:00

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.

Little Bay
Little Bay Pharmacy hosting Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea

Little Bay Pharmacy hosting Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea

Thursday

24/05/18 9:30 to 24/05/18 13:30

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

Bermagui Woolworths Carpark
BBQ at Bermagui Woolworths

BBQ at Bermagui Woolworths

Friday

25/05/18 11:00

Bermagui SES is having a BBQ outside Bermagui Woolworths to meet members of the local community. SES Volunteers will be offering free sausages to the members of the community in exchange for their time to listen to information re flood and storm safety as well as recruitment opportunities.

Warrick Lane, Blacktown
Blacktown City Parade

Blacktown City Parade

Saturday

26/05/18 8:00 to 26/05/18 12:00

Blacktown City Parade

Mt Victoria Historic Railway Station
The Great Train Weekend

The Great Train Weekend

Saturday

26/05/18 10:00 to 26/05/18 15:00

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 especially snow in the Blue Mountains.

Casino
Beef week Parade

Beef week Parade

Saturday

26/05/18 12:54

Come along to Casino Beef Week Parade and meet Casino SES Members. Paddy platypus our mascot will be at the parade to meet the kids while mums and dads can talk to us about preparing for floods and storms.

Prince Henry Hospital Museum Little Bay
Cub Scouts Day Out 2018

Cub Scouts Day Out 2018

Sunday

27/05/18 9:00 to 27/05/18 16:00

The South Metropolitan Region Cub Scouts have organised our annual Cub Day Out at the Prince Henry Hospital Museum in Little Bay around the theme of ?Emergencies?. SES will be available during the event to provide a display, activities to the cubs as well as members of the public. Who: Cub Scouts from groups within South Metropolitan. Based on...

Mt Victoria Historic Railway Station
Great Train Weekend

Great Train Weekend

Sunday

27/05/18 10:00 to 27/05/18 15:00

Come and see the volunteers of the Blue Mountains Unit will be at the Great Train Weekend. We will have information on how to be ready for the winter season in the Blue Mountains.

Tom Strong Reserve, Warilla
Get Ready "Flooding Near Me" pop-up BBQ meeting - Warilla

Get Ready "Flooding Near Me" pop-up BBQ meeting - Warilla

Saturday

02/06/18 11:00 to 02/06/18 13:00

Shellharbour City Unit are holding a community BBQ meeting to meet the residents of Warilla to discuss local flood impacts and what actions the local community takes when flooding does occur.

Todd Park, Cummins St, Unanderra
Community BBQ

Community BBQ

Sunday

10/06/18 11:00 to 10/06/18 13:00

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...

Northcliffe Drive, Warrawong
Storm Education - Bunnings Warehouse

Storm Education - Bunnings Warehouse

Saturday

16/06/18 10:00 to 16/06/18 14:36

The Coniston NSW SES Unit will be at the Bunnings Warehouse Warrawong . Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and how to prepare and protect your home during storm season.

Wooli sports ground
Wooli Market Day

Wooli Market Day

Saturday

14/07/18 8:00 to 15/07/18 16:00

Wooli-Yuraygir

Broken Hill Memorial Oval
Sivercity Show Broken Hill

Sivercity 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

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.

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.

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.

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