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 Sydney Southern 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.
CURRENT EVACUATION CENTRES
02/12/2022 04:57:49 PM
Evacuation Centres for NSW Floods.
NSW STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE - OPERATIONAL STATISTICS UPDATE
30/11/2022 03:19:25 PM
NSW SES continues to lead the response to prolonged major flooding across Western and Southern NSW.
Isolated thunderstorms are possible over northern inland New South Wales during Wednesday afternoon or evening.
INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERSTATE SUPPORT FOR NSW AND THE NSW SES
25/11/2022 03:30:01 PM
NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is welcoming the second-round of New Zealand’s Incident Manage Team (IMT) personnel this week, with 24 new team members flying into Sydney to assist in NSW flood operations.
GOVERNOR VISITS NSW SES HEADQUARTERS TO EXTEND HER THANKS
25/11/2022 10:57:14 AM
In support of the NSW SES response to flooding, the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, has toured NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) Headquarters to be briefed on the state-wide flooding across NSW.
Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade
25/02/23 14:00 to 25/02/23 23:00
NSW SES PRIDE will once again reflect the diversity of the communities we come from by participating in the 2023 Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade. Our LGBTQIA+ members are extremely proud to be able to represent the NSW SES and visibly demonstrate the service's commitment to inclusive practice.