Before a Tsunami


Know your Warnings

You should know the warning types, warning signs, and the official warning channels that may be used, to indicate a tsunami is approaching.

  • For information on official Tsunami Warnings,  click here
  • For information on how you might receive official Tsunami Warnings, click here
  • For the natural warning signs of tsunami, click here

Talking to NSW SES

Know where to go

  • Find the safest route to travel in the event that you might need to evacuate and identify the point at which your evacuation route may be cut 
  • In many locations, it is likely that you will need to evacuate by foot due to congestion on roads
  • Find out where any evacuation centres could be set up in your area. If you prefer, check with friends and relatives outside the affected area to organise a place to go

Know who to call

  • For emergency help in tsunami, call the NSW SES on 132 500
  • Keep local emergency numbers handy (in your phone or wallet)
  • In a life‐threatening emergency, call 000 (triple zero)


Know your plan

  • To help households and businesses plan for tsunami, the NSW SES has developed a Home Emergency Plan. It is available free of charge at the link below:

             Create your Home Emergency Plan here

  • Review your plan annually to keep it up‐to‐date


Get your kit together

  • Put together an emergency kit for your home or business

Find out what to put in your Emergency Kit here