Emergency Preparedness

Are you prepared for an emergency?

There are a number of things that you can do to make sure you and your property are properly prepared to stay safe in an emergency or severe weather event.

Emergency events can include:


CFA has a wealth of resources to help you understand your fire risk and know what to do before and during a fire.  Visit the CFA website for more information.

The CFA website also has bushfire survival planning, bushfire survival guide resources and explains fire danger ratings and what you can or can't do during Fire Danger Periods, including Total Fire Ban Days. 

Severe weather conditions - Flood and Storms

Sandbags can be purchased from your local hardware store. 

For more information on how to help prepare and protect your home and family in a flood, visit www.ses.vic.gov.au. 

Other emergencies may include:

  • Hazardous material spills
  • Utility disruption - loss of gas, electricity, water or communications

In the event of an emergency your house number can save your life.

Emergency plans

Create an emergency plan and keep it up to date.

Get informed and stay informed

Vic Emergency has key information on understanding warnings that may be used in an an emergency.

Download the Vic Emergency app to stay informed during an emergency.

Get to know your bushfire place of last resort and emergency markers.

Prepare a basic home emergency kit

A basic home emergency kit should contain:

If an emergency occurs, add the following items to your emergency kit:
  •  Portable radio with spare batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • First aid kit
  • A copy of your emergency plan
  • Bottled water
  • Enough non-perishable food for 3 days
  • Rubber gloves
  • Food and special requirements for pets
  • Important documents such as passports, birth certificates and insurance papers
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Strong boots and shoes, and any other appropriate clothing
  • Medications and prescriptions

Know who to contact

Know how to access local emergency contacts and who to contact in different situations.