Northern Rivers Get Ready Together
Your local SES would like to partner with you to help you to develop your own Emergency Plan so you are better prepared for the next event.
Using sandbags to protect your home
Sandbags will not stop the water completely but can reduce the amount of water entering your home. During low level flooding, sandbags placed in the right locations around your home can reduce the impact of flooding.
Recent Floods and Storms
You can learn a lot from the past.
Read about the significant floods and storms that have happened in your area in recent years.
Here are the records of floods in your area. They may help you understand the risk in your area.
They are listed for significant river systems with key warning gauges only.
Local Road Information
Here are some handy links to Roads and Maritime Services and your local councils who manage road closures in your area.
A list of significant rivers in the Richmond Tweed Region of NSW and a handy link to river conditions and latest rainfall totals to help you self-assess the risk in your area.
Things to consider if you live in an urban area
Urban areas, including metropolitan, suburbs and towns, can have specific storm risks including impacts of flash flooding. It is important to remember that storm water and floodwater in urban areas can be very dangerous.
Your Local Councils
Check with your local council for information about property-specific risks, local road closures and local planning approval guidelines.
Your Local NSW SES Units
NSW is divided into 17 Regions based on major river systems. Check here to see the local Units operating in your area.
Each Region Controller is responsible for the operational control of emergency flood and storm responses, including planning, training, operational support and other functions within their area of control.
Emergency Service Organisations
Contact details for Emergency Service Organisations in NSW
Local Radio Stations
Your local radio station can provide information and updates during emergencies that are specific to your local area
Other useful contacts
Some other useful contacts that may help you during and after disasters
Flood Storm and Tsunami Guides
Download the FloodSafe, StormSafe and TsunamiSafe guides here to help you prepare for emergencies near you.
Flood Storm and Tsunami Plans
The NSW SES undertakes flood, storm and tsunami planning to determine how to best manage natural disasters.
Tsunami Evacuation Map
The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has released maps showing evacuation areas in the event of a land-threat tsunami.
Learn how tsunami could impact your location.
Next steps toward recovery
In NSW, recovery following a disaster is managed by a range of organisations. The NSW SES has produced a recovery guide to help you take the next steps towards recovery from floods, storms and tsunami.
Community urged to stay alert despite Storm Season ending
13/04/2021 11:41:51 AM
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott reminded the community that although the storm season is over, the community cannot get complacent.
NSW SES still focused on floods out West while East Coast communities enter recovery
09/04/2021 02:01:54 PM
While NSW SES continues to support communities impacted by flooding in western parts of the state, the operation for flood-affected communities from the Mid North Coast, Hunter and Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley has now moved into recovery.
Supplies delivered to towns cut off by floodwater as Northern NSW braces for more rain
04/04/2021 03:30:18 PM
NSW SES Volunteers have delivered food, medical and other essential supplies to towns in Western NSW that have been cut off by floodwater as parts of Northern NSW brace for more rain in the next 24 hours.
Recovery information for residents returning to their property after a flood
31/03/2021 09:04:19 AM
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.
Anzac Day Dawn Service
25/04/21 4:00 to 25/04/21 6:30
SES members are providing Tea/Coffee to the general public and provide assistance as necessary to attendees.
ANZAC Day March
25/04/21 10:00 to 25/04/21 13:00
Come and Ballina SES Members and fellow emergency services with war veterans will be marching in formation down to the Ballina RSL Cenotaph and participate in the service.