Emergencies and disasters
During an emergency or disaster it's important to know who you can call for help, or how you can get the latest update on emergency situations.
- For live updates on road closures visit Live Traffic NSW, or Council's Road Closure page for local closure information
- For live radio updates across Newcastle and the Hunter tune into 1233 ABC Newcastle
- If you require emergency assistance please call NSW SES on 132 500 or Triple Zero 000
- Weather updates and flood warnings visit the Bureau of Meteorology
Arrangements for, prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies with the Maitland Local Government Area are covered by the Maitland Local Emergency Management Plan
The Ready123 website provides information to our communities on how they can prepare for an emergency and what they should do in the event of an emergency.
This website is a collaboration between Cessnock, Dungog, Maitland and Port Stephens Councils to provide information to our communities on how they can prepare for an emergency and what they should do in the event of an emergency.
The project to develop the website was conducted under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program. It has been jointly funded by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments in conjunction with the participating councils.