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
- Total fire bans visit the Rural Fire Service (note that Maitland is included in the NSW Fire Area 3)
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
GET READY MAITLAND
When disaster hits, NSW Government and emergency management agencies will try to help but you need to get ready as well. Every year flood, fire and other disasters affect peoples' lives and may cause millions of dollars in property damage. Being prepared can save lives and help you and your family make better decisions when disaster strikes.
Are you ready?
Visit the Office of Emergency Management 'Get Ready NSW' website for more information.