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

Shellarbour City
ANZAC DAY MARCH

ANZAC DAY MARCH

Thursday

25/04/24 4:00 to 25/04/24 9:00

Albion Park RSL sub-branch ANZAC Day 2023 Commemoration Date Tuesday, 25 Apr 2023, 4:25am Shellharbour City Memorial commemorating the 109th Anniversary of ANZAC Day on Thursday 25 April 2023 from 7:35am - 8:30am.

Willoughby Park Willoughby
Anzac Day  Participation

Anzac Day Participation

Thursday

25/04/24 6:45 to 25/04/24 9:00

Participation in Anzac Day service including laying of wreath and assistance with crowd

The Canopy Lane Cove
Anzac Day lane Cove

Anzac Day lane Cove

Thursday

25/04/24 7:00 to 25/04/24 8:00

Participation in Anzac Ceremony

Macksville
ANZA DAY

ANZA DAY

Thursday

25/04/24 8:00 to 25/04/24 12:00

Remember the ANZAC'S

Goolmangar Hall
Goolmangar Community Get Together

Goolmangar Community Get Together

Friday

26/04/24 17:30 to 26/04/24 20:30

Lismore SES Unit is attending the Goolmangar Community Get Together community meeting to meet the residents of Goolmangar, Blakebrook, Koonorigan, Keerrong, Coffee Camp and surrounds. Residents are invited to an evening of discussion, flood mapping, dinner and music. Our aim is to collect local information about flood behaviour in your area and to...

Orange Showground
Orange Show

Orange Show

Saturday

27/04/24 9:00 to 27/04/24 18:00

The Orange NSW SES Unit will be at the Orange Showground at Leeds Parade. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display. Kids activites and handouts will be available.

Tocal College
NSW SES display at Tocal Field Days

NSW SES display at Tocal Field Days

Friday

03/05/24 9:00 to 05/05/24 0:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Northern Zone Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for storm season. We are recruiting! Talk to us about the variety of volunteer roles available to assist your community in times of floods and storms.

Payton Oval, Narromine
Narromine Emergency Services Day

Narromine Emergency Services Day

Saturday

04/05/24 8:00 to 04/05/24 17:00

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

31 Coral Street Corindi Beach
Open Day - Come and Try

Open Day - Come and Try

Saturday

04/05/24 9:30 to 04/05/24 14:00

The Corindi-Woolgoolga NSW SES Unit will be holding a 'Come and Try' Open and Information Day at the Unit Headquarters. Come and Try out some SES activities, build a sand bag wall, use a radio, walk up a ladder, and check out our vessels and vehicles. Meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and...

Bunnings Young
Mothers day family fun night

Mothers day family fun night

Thursday

09/05/24 17:00 to 09/05/24 19:00

The Young NSW SES Unit will be at the Bunnings Young mothers Day Family Fun evening, Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Telegraph Point Community Hall
Flood awareness workshop - Telegraph Point

Flood awareness workshop - Telegraph Point

Thursday

09/05/24 18:00 to 09/05/24 20:00

The Port Macquarie Hastings Unit is co-hosting a flood awareness workshop with the Mid North Coast Joint Organisation for the residents of Telegraph Point. This workshop will allow guests to increase their knowledge about floods in their area and interact with SES and other key partners around the content. To register, please go to...

Dubbo Showground, 191 Fitzroy Street Dubbo NSW 2830
Dubbo Show

Dubbo Show

Saturday

11/05/24 8:00 to 11/05/24 17:00

The Dubbo NSW SES Unit will be at the Dubbo Annual Show. 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 Community Engagement trailer. We will have giva aways for the young ones and resources on how to prepare for storms and floods and how to...

Coonamble Showground
Coonamble Show

Coonamble Show

Tuesday

14/05/24 9:00 to 15/05/24 17:00

The Coonamble NSW SES Unit will be at the Coonamble Show. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display, boats and vehicles. We look forward to seeing you there!

Panthers Port Macquarie
Flood awareness workshop - Port Macquarie

Flood awareness workshop - Port Macquarie

Tuesday

14/05/24 18:00 to 14/05/24 20:30

The Port Macquarie Hastings Unit is co-hosting a flood awareness workshop with the Mid North Coast Joint Organisation for the residents of Telegraph Point. This workshop will allow guests to increase their knowledge about floods in their area and interact with SES and other key partners around the content. For registration details, go to...

Lakemba Womens Health Centre - Lakemba
Community Safety and Outreach sessions - Lakemba

Community Safety and Outreach sessions - Lakemba

Wednesday

15/05/24 10:00 to 15/05/24 13:00

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

Shellharbour City
Kids Fest Shellharbour 2024

Kids Fest Shellharbour 2024

Tuesday

21/05/24 0:00

KidsFest Shellharbour is the longest running FREE week long children’s festival in NSW. Events are held across a range of venues in Shellharbour in May. Activities are ‘hands on’ giving children experiences to create, explore and discover. Events are hosted by community service organisations, supported by local businesses to develop an increased...

Gymea Tradies, 57 Manchester Rd, Gymea, NSW
Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

Wednesday

22/05/24 10:00

Are you a member of Gymea Men's 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.

40 McIntosh Road Crookwell
WOW Day Open Day

WOW Day Open Day

Wednesday

22/05/24 10:00 to 22/05/24 16:00

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

Casino
Beef Week Casino

Beef Week Casino

Saturday

25/05/24 9:00 to 25/05/24 15:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Casino 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. Street Parade to follow on Walker Street.

Anzac Park, Wattle Street, West Ryde
City of Ryde Sustainability Festival

City of Ryde Sustainability Festival

Sunday

02/06/24 10:00 to 02/06/24 14:00

Once again NSW SES Ryde Unit will have an information display at the 2024 Ryde Sustainability Festival in Anzac Park in West Ryde. This year SES will additonally have an interesting activities table to assist residents to learn and understand how to be prepared for weather emergencies such as floods or storms. Free to attend and plenty of street...

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.

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.

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.

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