Emergencies in NSW

Planning and recovery information for fires, floods and other emergencies in NSW.

A fire fighting helicopter

Be prepared for extreme weather

We all need to play our part and get ready for storms, floods and fires. Prepare your home and the people you love now so you can stay safe in an emergency.

How to prepare

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A firefighter speaks with a woman outside her house. Two other firefighters are inspecting her roof.

3 steps to get ready

Emergency contacts and information

Get help in an emergency

In a life-threatening situation, call Triple Zero (000) or TTY 106 for police, ambulance and help in a fire.

For floods, storms and tsunamis

Stay up to date with Hazards Near Me

Download the Hazards Near Me app to access information about local emergencies and what to do to stay safe.


Information by disaster type


Emergency and recovery management

Recovering from a disaster

Find information and support to help you and your community once the danger of a disaster has passed.

Natural disaster declarations

After a disaster, affected areas may be included in a natural disaster declaration. Disaster declarations are assigned an Australian Government reference number (AGRN) to help people access recovery funding.

Emergency management plans

Emergency management plans (EMPLANs) hold information on state, region and council preparations to manage risk and disaster responses.

Grants and funding

The government provides recovery support for those affected by natural disasters. Check the grants finder for programs available to you.

Emergency resources and contacts

Guides and resources
Contacts and support
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