Be Prepared

To lessen the impact of an event or disaster for you and your family, it is important to be prepared by:

  • knowing what types of events may affect you
  • knowing your surroundings, neighbours and what services are within the community
  • planning and taking some simple steps to ensure you are prepared.


Preparing for Warm Weather Disasters factsheet

Get Ready for An Event

Isolated Properties Resupply factsheet

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DisasterWatch App

The DisasterWatch app is an initiative of the Australian Government. It provides access to informationDisasterWatch app phone about disaster related events and disaster resilience in Australia.

Please note that the application does not provide emergency warnings.

DisasterWatch links to authorised websites of key emergency agencies in Australia. The information is updated approximately every 20 minutes when the device is online. DisasterWatch draws together existing public information from authorised sources.

NOTE: You should not rely upon any single source of information during an emergency; you should seek information from as many sources as possible including radio, television, and other online applications, websites or services when available. Your power supply may become unavailable if the electricity service is disrupted.

Find out more about DisasterWatch….


For Kids

Get Ready Kidnas

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Get Ready Kidnas is an interactive, web-based resource that provides a child friendly approach to disaster preparation. There are simple games for children and disaster planning activities.


Red Alert

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The Red Alert! website contains a collection of fifteen two-minute digital stories about cyclones, bushfires and severe storms and floods.

It’s a chance for young Queensland people to share their personal experiences with different disasters affecting their local areas.

These stories are a useful resource for developing an understanding of what it is like to experience such events and how to prepare for disasters.


For Seniors

Seniors and Safer booklet rotatedSeniors and Safer, a booklet of practical tips for a safer home contains expert advice about how seniors can decrease their risk of injury, and prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It also includes a Home Escape Plan and Emergency Phone List.




Australian Red Cross logoFor those with a disability, and their families and carers, Australian Red Cross have an Emergency REDiPlan and household preparedness information available for download.