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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Upcoming community events

4685 Wisemans Ferry Road, Spencer, NSW 2775
Spencer Community Information Day

Spencer Community Information Day

Saturday

03/12/22 11:00 to 03/12/22 14:00

Are you a resident of Spencer and surrounding communities? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms.

Coopernook School of Arts Hall
Coopernook Flood Workshop

Coopernook Flood Workshop

Sunday

04/12/22 11:30 to 04/12/22 13:00

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

Golfers Lounge, Moruya Golf Club
Moruya Floodplain Awareness Workshop

Moruya Floodplain Awareness Workshop

Tuesday

06/12/22 17:30 to 06/12/22 19:00

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

Ballina Masonic Hall , 56 Cherry St Ballina
Ballina Community Meeting

Ballina Community Meeting

Tuesday

06/12/22 17:30 to 06/12/22 19:00

​Tamara Smith MP is running a series of workshops for community to talk to residents about preparedness for future severe weather events. Ballina SES will be there to answer questions and to discuss ways to be flood and storm safe.

Glenelg Street, Raymond Terrace, NSW 2324
Christmas Community Day

Christmas Community Day

Saturday

10/12/22 10:00 to 10/12/22 14:00

Members from NSW SES Port Stephens Unit will be in Raymond Terrace on Saturday, 10th of December for Christmas Community Day. The event will start at 10am, upon the arrival of Santa in his NSW SES sleigh. Glenelg Street & Sturgeon Streets will be closed to traffic, for the event. There will be fun for everyone at this event including: > jumping...

Seagulls Rugby League Fooball Club Ballina
Ballina Riverside Christmas Carols

Ballina Riverside Christmas Carols

Sunday

11/12/22 17:30 to 11/12/22 22:00

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.

Harbour Foreshore Batemans Bay
Australia Day Celebrations

Australia Day Celebrations

Thursday

26/01/23 8:30 to 26/01/23 13:30

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.

Menai marketplace
Community education and awareness

Community education and awareness

Saturday

28/01/23 10:00 to 28/01/23 16:00

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

Sydney
Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade

Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade

Saturday

25/02/23 14:00 to 25/02/23 23:00

NSW SES PRIDE will once again reflect the diversity of the communities we come from by participating in the 2023 Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade. Our LGBTQIA+ members are extremely proud to be able to represent the NSW SES and visibly demonstrate the service's commitment to inclusive practice.

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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