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

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

Know what kind of official Tsunami Products there are:

  • Tsunami Watch
  • Tsunami Warnings
  • No Threat Bulletins 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.

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.

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

Now is the time to activate 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

Macquarie Road Springwood
Springwood Foundation Day

Springwood Foundation Day

Saturday

28/04/18 8:00 to 28/04/18 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.

Tumut
Festival of the Falling Leaf

Festival of the Falling Leaf

Saturday

28/04/18 8:00 to 28/04/18 23:00

The Tumut NSW SES Unit will be at the Tumut Festival of the Falling Leaf come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display. Enjoy the Street Parade, Gala Day and Night Fireworks

Orange Show Ground, Leeds Parade, Orange
Orange Show

Orange Show

Saturday

28/04/18 9:00 to 29/04/18 16:00

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

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

28/04/18 11:00 to 28/04/18 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.

Yetman
Toughen Up Challenge

Toughen Up Challenge

Sunday

29/04/18 9:00 to 29/04/18 16:00

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Level One Auditorium of Ballina RSL Club
Ballina Country Music Club Fundraising Day Ballina SES

Ballina Country Music Club Fundraising Day Ballina SES

Sunday

29/04/18 9:15 to 29/04/20 17:00

All the Community is invited this weekend to the Ballina Country Music Club. Music All Day Fundraiser for Ballina SES, the show will have Talented solo artists, with line dancing and four country music bands alternating between each event. Raffles and lucky door prizes are up for grabs. SES volunteers will be in attendance as...

Toronto Avenue Dapto
Scouts Visit

Scouts Visit

Tuesday

01/05/18 18:30 to 01/05/18 20:00

Coniston Unit will be attending Dapto Scouts holding an education night with information on floods and storm.

Broken Hill Regional Events Centre Race Course Road
Broken HIll Agfair (NSW SES Unit Display)

Broken HIll Agfair (NSW SES Unit Display)

Friday

04/05/18 8:00 to 05/05/18 18:00

Come along and discuss with our unit Volunteers the many opportunities and valve of our service 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.

Tocal Agricultural College
TOCAL FIELD DAYS

TOCAL FIELD DAYS

Friday

04/05/18 9:00 to 06/05/18 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.

Collector Village
Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

Saturday

05/05/18 8:00 to 06/05/18 17:00

Come and join in the fun at the Annual Pumpkin Festival

Lapstone Public School
Lapstone Fireworks Display

Lapstone Fireworks Display

Saturday

05/05/18 17:09 to 05/05/18 20:30

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Lapstone Primary School for their Fireworks Night. Come meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters .

Ballina Amphitheatre Missingham Bridge
Our Kids Dayout

Our Kids Dayout

Sunday

06/05/18 8:00 to 06/05/18 14:00

The Ballina NSW SES Unit will be at the Our Kids Day Out, come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display, plus live entertainment for the children throughout the day.

Ku-ring-gai Council Festival on the Green

Ku-ring-gai Council Festival on the Green

Sunday

06/05/18 9:00

St Ives Village Green, Memorial Avenue St Ives
Festival on the Green in St Ives

Festival on the Green in St Ives

Sunday

06/05/18 10:00 to 06/05/18 16:00

Festival on the Green this year will be themed HeroFest with attendees invited to bring our their inner hero. Superheroes will be roaming the park fighting crime and protecting the public throughout the day with appearances from some fan favourites as well Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles performing a live show on the main stage! Young...

crookwell
Potato Festival

Potato Festival

Friday

11/05/18 10:46 to 14/05/18 10:46

The Crookwell NSW SES Unit will be at the Potato 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.

Armidale City Public School
Armidale City Public School Fete

Armidale City Public School Fete

Saturday

12/05/18 8:00 to 12/05/18 13:34

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

Danebank Autumn Fair

Danebank Autumn Fair

Saturday

12/05/18 19:53

Campsie Food Festival

Campsie Food Festival

Saturday

12/05/18 19:58

Urunga Foreshores
Urunga Markets

Urunga Markets

Sunday

13/05/18 7:00 to 13/05/18 13:00

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.

Grafton Shopping World
WOW day

WOW day

Saturday

19/05/18 8:00 to 19/05/18 17:00

Wee Jasper
Wee Jasper Fireworks

Wee Jasper Fireworks

Saturday

19/05/18 11:00 to 19/05/18 21:00

Wee Jasper
Wee Jasper Fireworks

Wee Jasper Fireworks

Saturday

19/05/18 23:00

Evans Head Beef and Reef Street Parade
Beeef and Reef Parade Evans Head

Beeef and Reef Parade Evans Head

Sunday

20/05/18 13:00 to 20/05/18 15:00

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!

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.

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.

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

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 18:50

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

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
TBC - Little Bay Pharmacy hosting Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea

TBC - 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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Grafton Main Street
Grafton Float Procession

Grafton Float Procession

Sunday

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

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the Grafton Jacaranda Float Procession. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our float display.

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.

43 Illowra Crescent, Primbee
Commuity Engagement

Commuity Engagement

Friday

16/11/18 17:00 to 16/11/18 19:11

The Coniston NSW SES Unit will be at the Primbee Primary School Family Fun Night. 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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