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

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.

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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32-48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
S.E.S. Story Time (5 years & under) at Waverley Library

S.E.S. Story Time (5 years & under) at Waverley Library

Friday

19/08/22 10:00 to 19/08/22 11:00

Waverley Woollahra SES will be hosting a special story time session here at Waverley Library. https://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/library/whats_on/library_events/events/s.e.s._story_time_5_years_and_under

Singleton Council Civic Green
Singleton Emergency Service Expo

Singleton Emergency Service Expo

Saturday

20/08/22 8:00 to 20/08/22 12:00

The Singleton NSW SES Unit will be at the Singleton Emergency Sercice Expo on the Singleton Council Civic Green. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Sydenham Green, Sydenham
SES display at Inner West Council's EDGE event

SES display at Inner West Council's EDGE event

Saturday

20/08/22 10:00 to 20/08/22 16:00

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

Hunter's Hill Council Chambers, Alexander St Hunter's Hill
Moocooboola Festival

Moocooboola Festival

Saturday

20/08/22 10:00 to 20/08/22 16:00

The Hunter's Hill NSW SES Unit will be at the Moocooboola Festival . Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Maroota Public School.
Maroota Muster

Maroota Muster

Sunday

21/08/22 10:00 to 21/08/22 15:00

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

Condobolin SRA Ground
Condobolin SES Unit Community Information and Demonstration Day

Condobolin SES Unit Community Information and Demonstration Day

Saturday

27/08/22 7:00 to 27/08/22 18:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Condobolin 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. Come and watch our Road Crash Rescue demonstration, vertical rescue capability, storm response and flood rescue.

Warrina Street Oval, 65 Hillcrest Rd, Berowra NSW 2081
Hornsby SES @ Berowra WoodChop Festival

Hornsby SES @ Berowra WoodChop Festival

Sunday

28/08/22 10:00 to 28/08/22 16:00

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

CABRAMATTA TOWN CENTRE
CABRAMATTA MOON FESTIVAL

CABRAMATTA MOON FESTIVAL

Sunday

28/08/22 11:01 to 28/08/22 20:01

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

Strathfield Park
Strathfield Spring Festival

Strathfield Spring Festival

Saturday

03/09/22 10:00 to 03/09/22 17:00

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

The Pocket School, The Pocket Road Billinudgel
the Pocket Spring Festival

the Pocket Spring Festival

Sunday

04/09/22 10:00 to 04/09/22 14:00

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

2 Grey Gum Road TUNCURRY NSW 2328
Hallidays Point Senior Citizens

Hallidays Point Senior Citizens

Wednesday

07/09/22 10:00 to 07/09/22 15:00

Lilyfield Greenway
Local Flood Awareness and Resilience

Local Flood Awareness and Resilience

Saturday

10/09/22 8:00 to 10/09/22 16:00

Ashfield Leichhardt SES Unit is hosting a community awareness and resilience interactive display to assist the local community to understand and prepare for weather events that can lead to localised flooding.

Jack Mundey Reserve Eastlakes
Bayside Spring Fair

Bayside Spring Fair

Saturday

10/09/22 8:00 to 10/09/22 18:00

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

East St Quirindi
Quirindi Spring Show 10/11 September 2022

Quirindi Spring Show 10/11 September 2022

Saturday

10/09/22 9:00 to 10/09/22 16:00

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

NSW SES Albury Unit - 1 Hoffman Road, Albury NSW 2640
NSW SES Albury Open Day

NSW SES Albury Open Day

Sunday

11/09/22 10:00 to 11/09/22 16:00

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

Haberfield Greenway
Local - Flood Awareness and Resilience

Local - Flood Awareness and Resilience

Saturday

17/09/22 8:00 to 17/09/22 16:00

Ashfield Leichhardt SES unit is hosting a community awareness and resilence interactive display to assist the local community to understand and prepare for weather events that can lead to localised flooding.

Young Showgrounds
150th Young Show

150th Young Show

Sunday

18/09/22 9:00 to 18/09/22 17:00

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

90 Menangle Rd, Menangle NSW 2568
Menangle RFS Get Ready weekend

Menangle RFS Get Ready weekend

Sunday

18/09/22 11:00 to 18/09/22 15:00

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.

Tinonee Public School
Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Thursday

22/09/22 11:00 to 22/09/22 13:30

St Ives Showground - Mona Vale Rd St Ives
St Ives Food and Wine Show

St Ives Food and Wine Show

Sunday

25/09/22 8:00 to 25/09/22 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ku ring gai 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.

Gosford SES Unit, Pateman Road, Erina
Coastal Twist

Coastal Twist

Monday

03/10/22 7:00 to 03/10/22 17:00

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

Taree Showground 24 Muldoon Street Taree NSW 2430
Taree Show

Taree Show

Saturday

08/10/22 7:00 to 09/10/22 16:00

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

Narara Valley High School, Narara
Central Coast Kids Day Out

Central Coast Kids Day Out

Sunday

06/11/22 7:00 to 06/11/22 17:00

The Gosford NSW SES Unit will be at the Central Coast Kids Day Out. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters. We'll have activities and hand outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms, floods and tsunami.

Muswellbrook Show Ground
Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023

Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023

Friday

17/03/23 8:00 to 18/03/23 18:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the local Upper Hunter 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.

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