The nature of flooding can vary dramatically in terms of cause, timing, and depth between different locations.
The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is responsible for dealing with floods in New South Wales. This includes planning for floods and educating people about how to protect themselves and their property. During a flood, SES volunteers are responsible for flood safety advice, evacuation, rescue and the provision of essentials to people cut off by flood waters.
In a life-threatening emergency call 000
(triple zero) immediately
For general help in a flood or storm, call the SES on 132 500
Preparing for flood
The SES have a number of resources available to the community and to businesses to assist them in preparing for flood events, including a Community Flood Safe Guide, a Rural Properties Flood Safe Guide and information on preparing a Home Emergency Kit for floods.
NSW State Emergency Service website
What to do
When there is a flood warning
If you need to evacuate
Check for road closures in areas currently affected by flood
After the flood - Recovery
Including Infectious diseases and health advice for Recreational activities.
More information on Flood personal safety
Including Household cleanup, Children's toys, In the Yard, Rainwater tanks, Animals and more
More information on Flood household safety
Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes
There are a number of schemes available to those in areas listed in the above Natural Disaster Declarations, including Personal Hardship and Distress Assistance, Primary Producers, Small Business, Assistance for Council and more.
More information on Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes