Natural disasters can happen at any time of year. It’s good to have a plan ready in case they do. Being prepared will give you and your family the best chance at staying safe.
Set up a plan
It’s a good idea to have a plan in place so you can protect yourself in case of a natural disaster. The Australian Red Cross has information about how to prepare for emergencies on their website.
The ABC has an Emergency website, which includes a Ready Together Toolkit and resources to help you prepare. They also broadcast emergency information on the radio. You can find your ABC radio frequency on the ABC website.
The Disaster Assist website can help you find information on declared natural disasters.
Get local information
Make sure you know where to get information about being prepared in an emergency in your state or territory. These links will take you away from our website.
Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
New South Wales (NSW)
Northern Territory (NT)
SecureNT has information to help you prepare for emergencies including heatwaves, floods, cyclones and storms. They also have information to help with bushfires and other disasters.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has information on bushfire readiness.
The Queensland Government’s Get Ready Queensland website has information to help you prepare for natural disasters.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has a map with active incidents.
South Australia (SA)
TasALERT has a list of announcements about current emergencies.
The Victorian Country Fire Authority tells you how to prepare your property in case of a fire.
Emergency Management Victoria has an incidents and warnings map.
Western Australia (WA)
Get emergency payments
If you’re directly affected by a natural disaster event, we have payments available. Check your eligibility and how to claim by selecting your natural disaster event.