Stay informed during an emergency

Australian Warning System

The Australian Warning System (AWS) was established in 2021 to provide consistent warnings for emergencies like bushfire, flood, storm, extreme heat and severe weather.

The three warning levels are:

  • Advice: An incident has started. There is no immediate danger. Stay up to date in case the situation changes.
  • Watch and Act: There is a heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing and you need to start taking action now to protect you and your family.
  • Emergency Warning: An Emergency Warning is the highest level of warning. You may be in danger and need to take action immediately. Any delay now puts your life at risk.


Live Traffic

Check road and traffic conditions with Live Traffic NSW

Live Traffic NSW provides real-time information about roads and changed traffic conditions that affect your journey on roads throughout NSW. 

  • To check for roadworks, water levels and hazards, enter your origin and destination points when you plan a trip within NSW
  • You can view a list of current incidents by region or check hazards closed in the past 24 hours when you check traffic incidents

Interstate traffic conditions

You can check other state and territory websites:

What to do during an emergency


Triple Zero (OOO) - In an emergency when the safety of yourself or others is threatened for urgent assistance from police, fire or ambulance services.

SES 132 500 – for emergency flood or storm assistance.

Bush Fire Information Line 1800 679 737 - For major incident information. 


Up-to-date information about bushfires, storms, flooding, and other emergencies from around Australia, along with advice to protect you and your property.

  • 648 AM
  • 99.1 FM

Alternatively, download or print the national or state radio frequency guides to find your favourite ABC radio station frequency when travelling.

You can also find all your favourite ABC stations playing live on the ABC Listen app


  • Hazards Near Me NSW - Stay updated with current information about local emergencies.
  • Live Traffic NSW - Real-time information about roads and changed traffic conditions.
  • ABC listen - listen for information during an emergency.