Simple steps to plan for emergencies

29 September 2017

Disasters can happen quickly so having your emergency plan in place is vital.

What will you do if roads are blocked, you need to evacuate or you can’t reach family members? These scenarios are all possible and having an emergency plan in place is your family’s agreed course of action prior to a major incident.

  • Record important details on your emergency plan, such as: family mobile phones, work, school, childcare providers, friends, neighbours and your household emergency contacts.
  • Nominate a meeting place and two family members or friends who do not live with you (one local, one interstate) to be household emergency contacts in case you and your family become separated.
  • Have your emergency kit ready and be prepared to look after yourself for up to three days.
  • Keep your emergency plan in a prominent place in your home.

For more information on preparing an emergency plan, download a copy of the Community Disaster Guide from

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