Preparing a Household Emergency Plan

We're dedicated to providing you with the necessary tools to make our community more prepared and emergency-resilient.

Emergencies strike without warning, and we all have a responsibility. So it is crucial to be prepared:

  • at home
  • at school
  • at work
  • in your community

Emergency REDiPlan

When you prepare a household emergency plan we recommended you follow the Australian Red Cross' easy-to-follow Four Step Emergency REDiPlan.

  • Be informed: take an all-hazards approach to preparedness. We encourage you to understand your environment and all potential threats. Learn about sources of information or help in an emergency.
  • Make a plan: cover your household procedures for both evacuation and staying at home, considering both short-term requirements and longer-term needs like insurance cover and financial security. Your underlying premise: 'protect what's important to you'.
  • Get an emergency kit: from survival essentials to passports and photographs, look for advice on useful items to keep handy in case of emergency.
  • Know your neighbours: research shows that people who feel part of their community are more likely to be prepared for, and to help each other in, an emergency. We encourage simple community-building exercises to help you get to know your neighbours.