Preparing

Prepare your household for an emergency, such as a fire, flood or storm.

Natural disasters can happen at any time of year. During an emergency, the most important thing is keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. Evacuating to safety should be your first priority.

Setting 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.

There are also state and territory resources that can help you prepare for natural disasters. These links will take you away from our website.

State or territory Resource
ACT The ACT Emergency Services Agency provides resources that can help you to be ready for storms and bushfires.
NSW

NSW State Emergency Service has information about preparing for floods and storms.

NSW Rural Fire Service has resources to help you prepare yourself and your home for bushfires.

NT

SecureNT has information to help you prepare for emergencies including bushfires.

NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services has information about being prepared for floods, severe storms and cyclones.

Qld

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has information on bushfire readiness.

The Queensland Government’s Get Ready Queensland website can help you with steps to be prepared for natural disasters.

SA

The South Australian Country Fire Service can help with information on preparing for fires.

The South Australian State Emergency Services website has information to help you plan for floods and storms.

Tas

Tasmania Fire Service has resources to help you create a bushfire survival plan.

The Tasmanian State Emergency Service has information to help you be prepared for storms and floods.

Vic

Victorian Country Fire Authority tells you how to prepare your property in case of a fire.

The Victoria State Emergency Service website has information to help you be prepared for storms and floods.

WA

Emergency WA has information about preparing for different hazard types, including storms, cyclones and fires.

Getting up-to-date information about an emergency

The Disaster Assist website can help you find information on declared natural disasters. You can also find information about preparing an emergency plan.

States and territories have up-to-date information about active natural disasters. Many states and territories also have emergency alert apps available.

The ABC broadcasts emergency information on the radio, which is great for when you don’t have access to the internet. Find your ABC radio frequency on the ABC website.

Make sure you know where to get information in your state or territory. These links will take you away from our website.

State or territory Resource
ACT The ACT Emergency Services Agency provides real-time updates on emergencies in the ACT.
NSW The NSW Rural Fire Service gives real-time information about fires in your area.
NT SecureNT has information to help with bushfires, floods and other disasters.
Qld Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has a map with active incidents.
SA

The South Australian State Emergency Service has a map with incidents and warnings.

The South Australian Country Fire Service has a warnings and incident list and map.

Tas

The Tas State Emergency Service has an alert map. TasALERT has a list of announcements about current emergencies.

Tasmania Fire Service gives real-time information and alerts about incidents.

Vic Emergency Management Victoria has an incidents and warnings map.
WA Emergency WA has a real-time warning and incidents map so you can see if there are disasters threatening your area.

Help during an emergency

We can help if you are directly affected by disaster events in active disaster declared areas.

Page last updated: 14 December 2021