Early warning networks

In Australia we have a number of different warning systems in place. Some are automatic, others require you to register.

Australian Early Warning Network

Register for emergency alerts for your area with Lake Mac’s Early Warning Network Android and iPhone app. Receive warnings for events such as severe storms, hail, damaging and destructive winds, heavy rain and flooding. You will also receive alerts for tsunamis, fire weather warnings and bush fire emergency warnings.

The app is free to download by searching Lake Macquarie City Council alerts on the Google Play Store or iTunes Store. Receive alerts based on your physical location via push notification when connected to wifi or mobile data (enable this option in app notification settings). Further instructions are available in the factsheet.

Early Warning Network SMS alerts are still available to those without a smart phone.

This is a privately run system, which Council subsidises for its residents, businesses, schools, community groups, emergency service workers and employees.

Lake Macquarie FloodWatch

Rural Fire Service (RFS)

Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS)

Federal Emergency Alerts

In the event of an emergency you may receive an emergency alert on your mobile or landline from the Federal Government's Emergency Alert system.

Australian Tsunami Warnings

The Australian Tsunami Warning System provides tsunami warnings in Australia.

Page last updated: 22 May 2019