Hunter Region
Hunter Region

The Hunter Region is located to the north of Sydney.  It includes Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Nelson Bay in the east  and extends inland to include Merriwa in the west.  The region includes  Karuah, Dungog and Murrurrundi in the north and Cooranbong and Cessnock in the south.

Events and Activities

Visit these events to meet your local NSW SES members and learn about Flood, Storm and Tsunami Safety.

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Local rivers

  • Allyn
  • Goulburn
  • Hunter
  • Isis
  • Merriwa
  • Pages
  • Paterson
  • Williams
  • Wollombi Brook

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Recent Floods and Storms

February/March 2012

Locations affected by Floods

  • Upper Hunter

January/February 2012

Locations affected by Floods

  • Gloucester
  • Upper Hunter

November 2011

Locations affected by Floods

  • Muswellbrook
  • Upper Hunter

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Record floods

February
1990
Gauge: Dungog
Peak Height: 9.10m
River: Williams River
March
1978
Gauge: Gostwyck Bridge
Peak Height: 15.24m
River: Paterson River
February
1955
Gauge: Maitland (belmore Bridge)
Peak Height: 12.10m
River: Hunter River
March
2000
Gauge: Maitland (belmore Bridge) - Superceeded
Peak Height: m
River: Hunter River
March
1963
Gauge: Mill Dam Falls
Peak Height: 11.58m
River: Williams River
February
1955
Gauge: Muswellbrook
Peak Height: 11.89m
River: Hunter River
June
2007
Gauge: Oakhampton Bridge (u/s Maitland)
Peak Height: 12.26m
River: Hunter River
March
1978
Gauge: Paterson
Peak Height: 12.12m
River: Paterson River
February
1955
Gauge: Raymond Terrace
Peak Height: 5.00m
River: Hunter River
February
1955
Gauge: Singleton
Peak Height: 14.55m
River: Hunter River