Pets and Animals
Information on caring for your pets and animals - before, during and after a storm.
Make sure you look after your pets and include them in your emergency plans.
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.
Get your Emergency Kit together?
When a severe storm impacts your area, you may need to relocate until the area can be deemed safe. Having an emergency Kit ready will allow to to move to safety knowing you have everything you and your family need.
How you might be warned about a storm
Severe Weather Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are issued by the Bureau of Meteorology to alert communities to the threat of severe weather.
8 Simple things you can do NOW to prepare for a storm
There are eight simple things that you can do now to prepare your home and help reduce the potential damage caused by severe storms.
For emergency help in floods, storms and tsunami, call the NSW SES on 132 500.
Before a flood
There are 8 simple things you can do before a flood, If you live, work or visit a flood‐prone area there are 8 tips you can do NOW to prepare for floods.
We don’t want to steal your thunder NSW but…
Natural weather disasters can happen at any time and storm safety is everyone's responsibility.
So grab your thunder-buddy and learn how you can get ready for storms at any time.
Create an Emergency Plan Now
One of the most important things you can do now is to plan for future emergencies.
Remember, it is important to protect your family from storms and minimise damage to your property. By planning, you and your household or business know what to do before, during and after storms.
NSW SES speaks your language
NSW is made up of many diverse people and cultures.
The NSW SES aims to provide information on floods, storms and tsunami in key community languages.
Here you will find our resources in various languages.
Learn More About Your Local Risk
NSW SES provide warnings specific to local areas. Simply enter your postcode or suburb to view the location on the map along with a list of warnings here.
Find out what to do when we issue Evacuation Order, Evacuation Warnings and All Clears.
Live updates, traveler information and personalised alerts for NSW roads..
What you can do during a flood
When a Flood Warning is issued, there are a few things you can do to protect your family and property...
What you can do during a storm
During a storm, there are simple things you can do to help protect your family...
Recovery information for residents returning to their property after a flood
When you return to your home or business after a flood, the task of where to start can be overwhelming.
Download this recovery guide to help you get on your feet , safely and quickly.
There are a number of schemes available to those in areas declared Natural Disasters, including Personal Hardship and Distress Assistance, Primary Producers, Small Business, Assistance for Council and more.
More information on Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes
Make a donation to NSW SES
Donations made directly to NSW SES Units are used to support the local volunteers who in turn support their local communities in times of flood, storm and other emergencies.
NSW Council Links
Click here to view a list of all NSW councils websites for local council information.
Need to make a claim?
Heavy rain, high winds and hail can cause major damage to your home, but it's damage that can often be prevented. Maintaining your property is your first line of defence.
Recover with Red Cross
Dealing with an emergency can be stressful and exhausting. Recovering from a disaster is a complex process that may take months, even years to overcome.
Red Cross is committed to supporting people on their disaster journey. We talk with people in emergency-affected communities to identify gaps in support and our volunteers work with communities in the days, months and sometimes years after an emergency.
Simple things you can do after a storm
New volunteering opportunities for NSW residents
22/09/2017 11:00:00 AM
The new initiative, ‘Volunteering Reimagined’, has been launched and allows more flexibility as well as offering different options for people to get involved with the Service while broadening the capability of the NSW SES.
NSW SES Headquarters Officially Opens Its Doors
22/09/2017 02:00:00 AM
The New South Wales State Emergency Service (NSW SES) officially opened the doors to its new headquarters in Wollongong today.
Emergency Response Capability Enhanced in NSW SES Central West Region
15/09/2017 03:42:50 PM
NSW SES volunteers from Bathurst, Lithgow, Oberon and Portland Units in Central West Region were very happy with their four new emergency vehicles handed over today by Minister for Emergency Services, Troy Grant and Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole.
Illawarra South Coast volunteers acknowledged for long service to community
13/09/2017 11:22:57 AM
The Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast, Gareth Ward, officially presented 40 awards including the National Medal, NSW SES Long Service medals and certificates as well as Commissioner’s Unit Citations and Certificates of Appreciation in recognition of the volunteers’ dedication to serving their community.
Holiday Haven Currarong Beachside Park
Make sure you visit the SES Display by NSW SES volunteers from the Nowra 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.
Portland Family Fun Day
The Portland NSW SES Unit will be at the Portland 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.
Bringing Spirit Back to Community
Old Bar Beach Festival
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from