What TsunamiSafe means for you

Recreational Boaters

If you are a recreational boater, here are some helpful things you can do when a Tsunami Warning is issued:

Marine and Immediate Foreshore ThreatCall NSW SES

  • Boats in harbours, estuaries and in shallow coastal water should return to shore. Secure your boat and move away from the waterfront
  • Move away from the immediate water's edge of harbours, coastal estuaries, rock platforms, and beaches
  • Vessels already at sea should stay offshore in deep water until further advised
  • DO NOT go to the coast to watch the tsunami
  • Check that others have received this advice
  • Keep listening to your local radio station for updates and advice

Land Inundation Threat

  • Boats in harbours, estuaries and in shallow coastal water should return to shore. Secure your boat and move away from the waterfront
  • Go to higher ground, at least ten metres above sea level, or if possible move at least one kilometre away from all beaches and the water's edge of harbours and coastal estuaries
  • Vessels already at sea should stay offshore in deep water until further advised
  • Take only essential items that you can carry including important papers, family photographs and medical needs
  • Consider walking to safety if possible to avoid traffic jams
  • If you cannot leave the area take shelter in the upper storey of a sturdy brick or concrete multi-storey building
  • DO NOT go to the coast to watch the tsunami
  • Check that others have received this advice
  • Keep listening to your local radio station for updates and adviceCall NSW SES

                     A Tsunami warning Cancellation will be issued when the Tsunami threat has passed


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.

Find out where any evacuation centres could be set up in your area. If you prefer, check with friends and relatives outside the tsunami prone 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)

Tsunami information for recreational marine users in NSW (PDF brochure)