Preparing for an Emergency


Be Prepared!

It is important to be prepared for emergencies; you will need a plan for you and your family (including pets and livestock).

The following links will help you know the best ways to prepare for emergencies including storms, fires and floods.

Australian Red Cross – Prepare

Emergency Management Queensland

Emergency Management Australia – Emergency Action Guides

Pictorial Action Guides:  Community Safety Action Guides  developed specifically for culturally and linguistically diverse communities as pictorial alternatives to supplement existing written Emergency Action Guides.

Disaster preparedness information has been produced for people from culturally and linquistically diverse backgrounds. The information is designed to assist people to prepare for, respond to and recover from severe storms and cyclones. Please refer to the following links:

Resources for household preparedness
Storm Season - SES
Preparing for Cyclones booklet (Link temporarily down)
Tsunami Resources

People with a Disability
Emergency Management Queensland with the Australian Red Cross has prepared an information booklet which provides information on household preparedness for people with a disability, their family and carers. To view this booklet please click here.

Animals and livestock
For information on making preparations for the care and welfare of animals and livestock in a disaster situation, please visit the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Farming, Fishing and Forestry website.