The NSW SES is committed to building resilience in floods in NSW communities. New program now available.
Winter Safety Tips for Residents and Travelers In the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains can be affected by a range of natural events that can disrupt the community. These events include strong winds from that generally occur from June until October, and summer storms from mid-November until the end of February.
What's your flood risk in the Hawkesbury-Nepean floodplain?
Find out how floods have affected your area and learn what you can do to prepare.
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 Western 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
The Hawkesbury-Nepean River is one of the major river systems of NSW, draining a catchment area of 22,000 square kilometres. Exceptionally heavy rainfall in this area can lead to severe flooding.
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.
We have also compiled some handy links to other resources that may help you get back on your feet.
Thank A First Responder Day
02/06/2020 10:08:33 AM
From floods, storms and tsunamis to car accidents, missing people, advanced first aid and animal rescues, our NSW State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers are there when you need them the most.
February flood hero awarded young volunteer of the year
29/05/2020 02:43:21 PM
A young volunteer who helped save lives during the floods in February 2020 has been named the NSW State Emergency Servcie (SES) Young Volunteer of the Year.
Strong overnight winds damage roofs across NSW
22/05/2020 08:55:02 AM
The NSW SES has received more than 110 jobs across the state for leaking and damaged roofs.
Possible Severe Weather to Impact Eastern NSW
20/05/2020 01:54:17 PM
Eastern NSW, particularly southern parts of the coast can expect a cold front to cross NSW during Thursday bringing a cooler southerly change, which looks set to remain in the region through the weekend.