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Get Ready Queensland

Get Ready Queensland provides information for Queenslanders on how to stay safe during a natural disaster event.

Prepare your home

There are steps you can take to prepare your home so you stay safe and healthy during natural events.

Household emergency kit

A household emergency kit should contain items you will need if you are isolated in your home or need to evacuate your home following an emergency, or if power or water are disrupted for several days.

Be prepared and find out how to put together a household emergency kit to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Food and drinking water

Many households may lose access to water, electricity and food stores during emergency events such as floods, storms, cyclones or bushfires in Queensland.

The following pantry lists have been prepared to assist you in planning for an emergency:

Preparing for an emergency

During an emergency

If you have a disability or care for someone who does, you can also take steps to prepare for a natural disaster event. Information for farmers is available from the National Centre for Farmer Health.

Stay connected

During a natural disaster event or extreme weather event, keep up-to-date with the latest information available. There are a number of services that can assist:

Get Ready Queensland

The Get Ready Queensland website has information to help you to stay connected. Read the Tune into warnings fact sheet for a list of who to contact in an emergency. 

Queensland Alert

Queensland Alert is a Queensland Govenment website that provides up-to-date information to the public during an emergency or disaster, including road closures.

Tune in to your local radio station

Make sure you have a battery-operated radio ready as part of your household emergency kit and you can tune into your local station for weather updates and community service announcements.

Australian Early Warning Network

Register for free severe weather alerts. Choose to receive an email, SMS or recorded message to your home phone if potentially dangerous weather is heading your way. You can learn more and register on the Australian Early Warning Network.

Contact your local council

Contact your local council for information for your specific location.

Last Updated: 24 October 2013
Last Reviewed: 24 October 2013

Key contacts

In an emergency, call 000 for police, fire or ambulance
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Call 13 HEALTH at any time for practical health advice and assistance following the disaster.
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