Last updated November 17, 2023
In the last years, the Hunter New England and Central Coast has been affected by various disasters, including floods, bushfires, drought, the Covid-19 pandemic and a rodent plague.
Emergencies and disasters may affect primary care providers and their staff, and the community they work and live in, and may cause multisystemic losses.
Please note: Follow the advice of first responding lead agencies at all times.
The PHN is actively supporting primary care providers who are affected by disasters and emergencies:
- Coordinating the PHN Emergency Register [Link Coming Soon]
- Providing wellbeing support for providers and their staff
- Providing helpful resources on HealthPathways
HealthPathways is NOT designed to be used by patients or general community members and as such a user name and password are required to use the site. Clinicians without access can request password details by contacting us.
Keep up to date: Alerts and declarations for your area.
Hazards Near Me (App)
Find current information about local emergencies, including bushfires, floods, tsunamis and advice on what to do to stay safe
Emergency Plus App
GPS for emergency
Developed by Australia’s emergency services and their Government and industry partners, the SES GPS functionality built into smart phones to help a Triple Zero (000) caller provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services
NSW Rural Fire Service: Fire Danger Ratings and Bans
Fire danger rating
Fire danger ratings give you an indication of the consequences of a fire if one was to start. The higher the fire danger, the more dangerous the conditions.
NSW Live Traffic
Find incidents along your route.
ABC Listen Radio App
Find your national network and local station.
Bureau of Meteorology – Warnings
Provides a summary of the valid weather warnings issued in each State.
NSW Natural Disaster Declarations
LGAs affected by Natural Disaster
Frequently updated list of Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have been impacted by a natural disaster. With a disaster declaration for their area, affected communities and individuals can access a range of special assistance measures.
natural disaster map
Natural disaster map with national warning and incident maps, hotspots, wind overlays, notifications