NSW, do you know your tsunami evacuation area?

If there is a threat of land inundation from a tsunami, would you know where to go?

Know your tsunami warnings

Understand the warning levels and when to act. Share information with family, friends and neighbours.

Look out for each other

Making sure we are all safe in the event of a tsunami is important.

Before a Tsunami

NSW, do you know your tsunami evacuation area?

While the likelihood of a land-threat tsunami on the east coast of Australia is low, this maps show the areas where residents and workers would have to move to higher ground in the event of a land-threat tsunami.

Know Your Risk - Tsunami

What are tsunami?

What causes tsunami?

How do we detect them?

What is the risk to coastal NSW?

Plan now for what you will do

One of the most important things you can do now is plan for possible tsunami.

Head to our Emergency Plans page to complete your HOME or BUSINESS Emergency Plan

Prepare Your Home And Business

How to prepare your home or business for a tsunami

Be aware of tsunami

Know what kind of official Tsunami Products there are:

  • Tsunami Watch
  • Tsunami Warnings
  • No Threat and Tsunami Cancellations

Look Out For Each Other

Plan what you will do in the event of a tsunami with your family, friends and neighbours.

Encourage others to plan for a possible tsunami.

During a tsunami

Know Your Risk

Act early on warning advice as there can be very short time frames between earthquakes, tsunami forming and tsunami warnings.

Follow all advice given by emergency services.

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

An Emergency Kit can help save precious time in an emergency situation. It provides items you might need if you lose power or need to leave your home in a hurry.

Be Aware

In Australia you may receive an official Tsunami Warning,  however it is also important to be aware of the natural warning signs.

Look Out For Each Other

The protection of life is the highest priority for the NSW SES when we make decisions about planning for tsunami.

After a tsunami

Know Your Risk

Continue to listen to the radio for  advice and do not return to the evacuation zones until authorities have given the all-clear

Plan Now For What You Will do

Know where to get information from after a tsunami

Prepare Your Home and Business

Recovery centres may provide a range of welfare services including financial assistance, personal support, organising temporary accommodation and providing information and referrals.

Be Aware

Advice on what to be aware of after a tsunami

Look Out For Each Other

Communities and people pull together after major natural disasters.

After a tsunami, impacted communities will need to support each other.

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Upcoming community events

Tweed Coast Unit - 6 Centennial Drive Pottsville NSW
EPiC - Women's Workshop - Emergency Preparedness in Community

EPiC - Women's Workshop - Emergency Preparedness in Community

Saturday

27/07/24 9:30 to 27/07/24 16:00

Women in the Tweed Coast area are invited to a practical skill-based workshop designed to provide women with a diverse range of skills to help prepare their home and family for the impacts from natural hazards. The aim of the workshop is to demonstrate and provide opportunities to practice skills in a safe and inclusive environment with trained...

20 Pandora St, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
Raising the  First Nations Indigenous Flag

Raising the First Nations Indigenous Flag

Saturday

27/07/24 10:00 to 27/07/24 16:00

The Lightning Ridge NSW SES Unit will be holding a community meeting to raise the First Nations flag at our Unit in collaboration with local Elders followed by a Smoking Ceremony and BBQ. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer and be engaged with your community.

Spring Ridge
Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Saturday

03/08/24 15:00 to 03/08/24 23:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull. Come down and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and learn more about what we do.

Boronia Park
Moocooboola Festival

Moocooboola Festival

Sunday

04/08/24 9:00 to 04/08/24 16:00

The Hunters Hill NSW SES Unit will be at the Moocooboola 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.

Sutton Village Oval
Sutton 10 year

Sutton 10 year

Saturday

10/08/24 10:00 to 10/08/24 15:00

The NSW SES Sutton Unit will be at the Sutton Village Oval to celebrate 10 years supporting our local communities. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

28B Perry Street, Menindee
Menindee Open Day

Menindee Open Day

Saturday

10/08/24 10:00 to 10/08/24 14:00

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

Napier Street, Goolgowi
Goolgowi Unit Open Day

Goolgowi Unit Open Day

Sunday

18/08/24 11:00 to 18/08/24 15:00

The Goolgowi NSW SES Unit will be at holding an Open Day on Sunday 18 August. Come and meet our friendly volunteers and learn about how to better prepare for floods and storms and learn more about what the NSW SES does in your community. Free BBQ and jumping castle on the day!

Ganmain Showground, Ganmain NSW 2702
Ganmain Show

Ganmain Show

Saturday

24/08/24 9:00 to 24/08/24 16:30

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

Cathy Freeman Park
Deaf Festival

Deaf Festival

Saturday

24/08/24 10:00 to 24/08/24 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers and our Auslan Liaison Team. There will be activities, hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

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.

Bunnings Tuggerah Corner Bryant Drive &, Wyong Rd, Tuggerah NSW 2259
Wyong SES Visits Bunnings Tuggerah for Father Day event

Wyong SES Visits Bunnings Tuggerah for Father Day event

Thursday

29/08/24 17:30 to 29/08/24 19:30

The Wyong NSW SES Unit will be at the Tuggerah Bunnings. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters in your local area.

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.

Victoria Ave Chatswood
Chatswood Spring Fair

Chatswood Spring Fair

Saturday

07/09/24 9:00 to 07/09/24 18:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Willoughby - Lane Cove 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. We will have activities especially for the young children, and Paddy will take part in our parade, which will...

Memorial Oval, Williams Street Broken Hill
Silver City Show - Broken Hill

Silver City Show - Broken Hill

Thursday

12/09/24 10:00 to 14/09/24 21:00

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.

Riverwood Park
Lions Club Community Fair

Lions Club Community Fair

Sunday

15/09/24 9:00 to 15/09/24 17:00

The HURSTVILLE NSW SES Unit will be at Riverwood Park for the Lions' Club Community Fair. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Maitland City HQ, Waterworks Rd, Rutherford NSW
Maitland City SES Open Day

Maitland City SES Open Day

Saturday

21/09/24 10:00 to 21/09/24 14:00

The Maitland City NSW SES Unit will be opening their headquaters to the public. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive displays. Other emergency services will be in attendance as well. Free sausage sizzle available.

Jiggi Hall
Jiggi Spring Fair

Jiggi Spring Fair

Saturday

21/09/24 12:00 to 21/09/24 17:30

The Lismore NSW SES Unit will be at the Jiggi Spring Fair. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Bunnings Tuggerah Corner Bryant Drive &, Wyong Rd, Tuggerah NSW
Local Area Storm Preparedness workshop

Local Area Storm Preparedness workshop

Sunday

06/10/24 9:30 to 06/10/24 11:00

To help you prepare for the Summer Storm season, members of the Wyong SES unit will be presenting a short presentation on how to prepare for storms. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Cowabbie Street, Coolamon NSW 2701
Coolamon Fire Engine Muster

Coolamon Fire Engine Muster

Sunday

06/10/24 10:00 to 06/10/24 17:00

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

4559 Burley Griffin Way, Cunningar NSW 2587
Harden Kite Festival

Harden Kite Festival

Saturday

12/10/24 6:30 to 12/10/24 18:00

Come on down to Harden Showgrounds to meet our volunteers. Our volunteers will be there to help with your questions about how to keep you and your family Storm and Flood ready. The NSW SES offers a diverse range of voluntering opportunities, from working out in the field operations to administration and emergency management, there is a role for...

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.

Corrigans Beach Reserve Beach Road Batehaven
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

21/10/24 17:30 to 21/10/24 19:00

The NSW SES Unit will be at the < Playdates with Emergency Services at Corrigans Beach Reserve Batehaven> Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Quota Park 19 Riverside Drive Narooma
Playdates with  Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Thursday

24/10/24 17:30 to 24/10/24 19:00

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.

Riverside Park ,Ford Street ,Moruya
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

28/10/24 17:30 to 28/10/24 19:00

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.

Bunnings Kirrawee, 127 Bath Rd, Kirrawee
Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Thursday

05/12/24 0:00 to 05/12/24 17:19

The Heathcote NSW SES Unit will be at Bunnings Kirrawee's Christmas Community Event. 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 have a kids activity corner too.

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