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 Southern Highlands 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 a rural area
As a rural property owner or manager you may have experienced many storms.
The effects of storms on rural property owners can include losses to livestock, crops, fencing, buildings, personal items, farm equipment and machinery.
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.
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.
We have also compiled some handy links to other resources that may help you get back on your feet.
Australasian Rescue Challenge 2019 Team Profile: NSW SES Snowy River Unit
18/07/2019 10:24:48 AM
Volunteers from the Snowy River Unit will be helping to cut open eighty used cars at the Australasian Rescue Challenge (ARC) in Dubbo next week.
The Winter Weather is here, just in time for the Weekend
12/07/2019 12:47:18 PM
Cold and blustery winter weather in New South Wales, particularly southern and centrals parts of NSW has been welcomed by strong westerly winds which are forecast as a cold front moves through the state later today and during Saturday morning. Another front is expected on Sunday too.
NSW Prepares for a "Blustery Outbreak"
10/07/2019 03:18:21 PM
The Bureau of Meteorology have advised that cold and blustery winter weather is expected in New South Wales, particularly southern and centrals parts of New South Wales.
NSW SES Recognises South Eastern NSW Lifelong, Long Service, National Medal Award and Commissioner's Commendation for Service Recipients.
02/07/2019 11:04:18 AM
Volunteers from the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) have been recognised for their diligent service to their community at an awards ceremony in Goulburn. On Saturday 29th June 2019, NSW SES Commissioner Kyle Stewart presented a number of NSW SES members with very special awards.