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

NSW
Wow Day

Wow Day

Wednesday

22/05/19 0:00 to 22/05/19 23:59

Dress in your Orange and Thank your local SES members for all their time they put in to help your community.

Maitland Park
WOW DAY

WOW DAY

Wednesday

22/05/19 7:00 to 22/05/19 17:00

Join Australia in saying #thankyouSES this WOW Day. Wear something orange to school or work as a token of appreciation for the thousands of everyday people doing extraordinary things in their community. Units from the Hunter have teamed up with 106.9 Newcastle to make WOW Day extra special this year. So keep an eye out for the Hit Squad to get...

WOW Day Celebrations

WOW Day Celebrations

Wednesday

22/05/19 8:18

The Dapto NSW SES Unit will be out and about this WOW Day. If you see Paddy walking around, come by and say Hi.

Numerous locations
WOW Day Events

WOW Day Events

Wednesday

22/05/19 9:00 to 22/05/19 17:00

Get in the groove and wear ORANGE on WOW Day to show your support and appreciation for your local Ulladulla SES Unit.

Centennial Park Cooma
Wow Day Celebrations

Wow Day Celebrations

Wednesday

22/05/19 10:00 to 22/05/19 14:00

Celebration of SES WOW Day come along and speak so members of the Cooma - Monaro SES Unit, see what they get up to... or even talk about how you may be able to contribute to your local unit or your community

Jellybean Park, Nowra CBD
WoW Day Display

WoW Day Display

Wednesday

22/05/19 10:00 to 22/05/19 17:30

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.

Surf Beach, Kiama
Kiama Farmer's Markets WOW Day

Kiama Farmer's Markets WOW Day

Wednesday

22/05/19 14:00 to 22/05/19 17:00

The Kiama NSW SES Unit will be at the Kiama Farmer's Markets. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and see our Rescue truck.

Wodonga SES
WOW Day Albury

WOW Day Albury

Wednesday

22/05/19 21:08

The Albury NSW SES Unit will be at the celebrating WOW Day in Wodonga Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Banora Point Community Centre Coolamon Room Cnr Leisure and Woodland Drive, Banora Point
Tweed Shire Seniors/Retirees - Preparing for Extreme Weather Meeting

Tweed Shire Seniors/Retirees - Preparing for Extreme Weather Meeting

Thursday

23/05/19 13:00 to 23/05/19 15:00

NSW SES and Tweed Council are holding a community meeting for seniors and retirees in the Tweed Shire to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Maitland Showground
Hunter Valley Caravan Camping and 4x4 Show

Hunter Valley Caravan Camping and 4x4 Show

Friday

24/05/19 9:00 to 26/05/19 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.

Goulburn
Volunteer Expo

Volunteer Expo

Friday

24/05/19 9:00 to 24/05/19 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.

Mt Victoria
Mt Victoria Great Train Weekend

Mt Victoria Great Train Weekend

Saturday

25/05/19 22:00 to 26/05/19 16:00

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Mt Victoria Great Train Weekend. Come meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters .

Jack Evans Boat Harbour - Tweed Heads
Tweed Emergency Services Expo

Tweed Emergency Services Expo

Sunday

26/05/19 10:00 to 26/05/19 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, Tweed Coast Units. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Lismore Workers Club
Get Ready Lismore CBD Meeting

Get Ready Lismore CBD Meeting

Tuesday

28/05/19 18:00 to 28/05/19 20:30

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

South Lismore Bowls Club
Get Ready Nth Lismore Meeting

Get Ready Nth Lismore Meeting

Wednesday

29/05/19 18:00

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

South Lismore Bowling Club
Get Ready North Lismore Meeting

Get Ready North Lismore Meeting

Wednesday

29/05/19 18:00 to 29/05/19 20:30

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

South Lismore Bowls Club
Get Ready South Lismore Meeting

Get Ready South Lismore Meeting

Thursday

30/05/19 18:00 to 30/05/19 20:30

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

Lawrence Shop
Lawrence Markets

Lawrence Markets

Sunday

02/06/19 8:00 to 02/06/19 12:00

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

Murwillumbah Ex Services Club
Get Ready Murwillumbah Meeting

Get Ready Murwillumbah Meeting

Tuesday

04/06/19 18:00 to 04/06/19 20:30

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

Cudgen Leagues Club
Get Ready Chinderah and Kingscliff Meeting

Get Ready Chinderah and Kingscliff Meeting

Wednesday

05/06/19 18:00

Tweed Heads and Tweed Coast Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Chinderah and Kingscliff and surrounds to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Cudgen Leagues Club
Get Ready Chinderah and Kingscliff Meeting

Get Ready Chinderah and Kingscliff Meeting

Wednesday

05/06/19 18:00 to 05/06/19 20:30

Tweed Coast Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Chinderah, Kingscliff and surrounding areas to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Mullumbimby Civic Hall
Get Ready Mullumbimby Meeting

Get Ready Mullumbimby Meeting

Tuesday

11/06/19 18:00 to 11/06/19 20:30

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

South Golden Beach Hall
Get Ready Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach Meeting

Get Ready Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach Meeting

Sunday

16/06/19 18:00 to 16/06/19 20:30

Mullumbimby SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Cavanbah Room, Byron Community Centre, Byron Bay
Get Ready byron BayMeeting

Get Ready byron BayMeeting

Tuesday

18/06/19 18:00 to 18/06/19 20:30

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

Katoomba
Winter Magic Festival

Winter Magic Festival

Saturday

22/06/19 10:00 to 22/06/19 17:00

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Winter Magic Festival. Come and meet and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters .

Grafton
Smoking Ceremony

Smoking Ceremony

Sunday

30/06/19 10:00 to 30/06/19 14:00

Ulmarra SES has been invited to the Grafton Aboriginal smoking ceremony.

Tucabia Shop
Tucabia Shop

Tucabia Shop

Monday

29/07/19 10:00 to 29/07/19 14:00

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

Ulmarra Unit
Fathers Day

Fathers Day

Sunday

01/09/19 0:00 to 01/09/19 23:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Ulmarra Unit
Grand Final Football

Grand Final Football

Saturday

14/09/19 0:00 to 14/09/19 23:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Brushgrove Hotel
Brushgrove Markets

Brushgrove Markets

Sunday

15/09/19 8:00 to 15/09/19 12:00

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

Ulmarra RFS
SES/RFS Open Day Ulmarra

SES/RFS Open Day Ulmarra

Thursday

19/09/19 10:00 to 19/09/19 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers and RFS Members from Ulmarra 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.

Princes Highway, Dapto
Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Saturday

28/09/19 7:00 to 28/09/19 16:54

The NSW SES Dapto 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.

Picton Showground
PICTON SHOW

PICTON SHOW

Saturday

12/10/19 7:00 to 13/10/19 17:00

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

Cooma Show Ground
Cooma Motorfest

Cooma Motorfest

Saturday

02/11/19 7:00 to 02/11/19 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.

Ulmarra Unit
Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day

Monday

04/11/19 23:00 to 05/11/19 22:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Ulmarra Memorial Park
Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Monday

11/11/19 10:00 to 11/11/19 11:00

Come respect the fallen soldiers with the community of Ulmarra and Ulmarra SES.

Cooma McDonalds
McHappy Day

McHappy Day

Saturday

16/11/19 11:00 to 16/11/19 14:00

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.

Ulmarra Park
Ulmarra Santa Run

Ulmarra Santa Run

Saturday

07/12/19 9:00 to 07/12/19 13:00

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the Ulmarra Park. Come and meet Paddy Platypus, Santa and our friendly volunteers.

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