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The Northern Illawarra Units of the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) are a group of volunteers who provide immediate assistance to the community during emergencies.

Our major roles are responding to floods and storms. We are responsible for an area of land bounded by sea to the east and the rugged cliff lines of the Illawarra escarpment to the west. Our northern boundary is Waterfall and the Royal National Park, and we go south as far as most of the way across Lake Illawarra. Our Wollongong Unit is located in Montague Street, North Wollongong, and our Dapto Unit is in Masters Road, Coniston.

Floods, storms, and high winds are the most common and costly natural hazard in New South Wales. Often, people feel there's not much they can do against severe weather. But there are many simple things that most people can do for themselves: for example, cleaning gutters or boarding up broken windows.

To find out more, ring the NSW SES at 132 500 or email us at, leave your name and address, and we will send you information about what you can do to help yourself, your family and your neighbours prepare for and cope with severe weather.

Contact us
Wollongong City State Emergency Service
PO Box 322
Fairy Meadow
NSW 2519

Phone: 132 500
Fax: (02) 4226 9042


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