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.
NSW FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY SPECIALISTS TO HELP BATTLE WILDFIRES IN CANADA
27/07/2021 12:00:57 PM
A retinue of 38 specialists from NSW firefighting and emergency services will join an Australian deployment to Canada to assist firefighters as they continue to battle devastating wildfires.
Media statement: NSW SES members assist NSW Police in search
28/06/2021 02:16:34 PM
NSW SES members from the Wollongong and Dapto Units assisted NSW Police in the search for two men who became lost in the Royal National Park at Otford about 6pm last night (Sunday 27 June 2021).
NSW SES MEMBERS RECOGNISED IN QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST
13/06/2021 11:00:00 PM
Three NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) members have been awarded the Emergency Services Medal (ESM) in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List today (14 June).
Australia says thanks to our first responders
09/06/2021 06:00:16 AM
NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is encouraging everyone to show their appreciation for Australia’s 300,000 first responders today (Wednesday 9 June 2021), to mark Thank a First Responder Day.