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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