Flood SMS Warning System

To assist locals and visitors alike in times of flood, Council has established an emergency flood warning SMS system that operates by subscription to warn the public regarding roads closed and streets that may be impacted. 

This system was invaluable in the 2016 flood and was well received by the community. 

Council is committed to ensuring that everyone who needs to subscribe to this service does, so if the need arises Council will notify subscribers of roads closures - right to your phone! 

To subscribe 

Email your name and mobile number to:



If you require further assistance, please contact Forbes Shire Council office and our friendly staff can assist you, 02 6850 2300. 

Download the Hazards Near Me App

View emergency warnings and advice for floods, fires and tsunamis in NSW. 

hazard near me app

To ensure accuracy, set your WATCH ZONE to ensure you receive warnings directly about events near you or in your area you are traveling to or have family or friends. 

The app also provides other warnings and activities in your area:

  • Fire danger ratings
  • Total fire bans
  • Hazard reduction activities


Hazard Near Me IOS App

Hazard Near Me Android App