Don't wait until it's too late! When a disaster hits, emergency service agencies will try and help you, but you need to get ready too. Taking steps to prepare for a disaster can help you get back to normal faster. If you are unprepared, the devastation and financial loss caused by natural disasters can be magnified.
Have you done enough to protect yourself and your family from disaster?
Know your risk
Think about where you live and the types of disaster that could happen, such as bush fire, flood, severe storm, landslip. Are you and your family at risk? Also think about possible indirect effects that disasters could have, such as whether your home might be cut off by flood waters in intense storm events.
You'll find some handy links on the right side of this page.
Plan what you will do
In an emergency…
For all life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000). Don’t assume other people will do this. Don’t call 000 for information as the operator will not be able to help you.
Our local emergency radio broadcaster 97.3 ABC Illawarra will provide you with regular emergency broadcasts and regular updates.
After the Event
After an emergency normal routines can be disrupted. For information on what you can expect and need to be prepared for, these pages can help:
- Evacuation Centres
- Recovery Centres
- Electricity losses
- Telecommunication system issues
- Mobile Phones
- Personal Protective Measures