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Preparing for an emergency

Emergencies can happen at any time.

Preparing an emergency plan will help you feel more in control when an emergency strikes. It will also help you and your family recover afterwards. 


Are you prepared for an emergency?

Visit the Council Collaboration Group's Emergency Preparedness website to learn how to prepare your household in case of an emergency. 

The website contains:

  • emergency planning checklists
  • information on emergency warnings
  • emergency plan templates
  • what to include in your emergency kit 
  • important contacts
  • information on how to recover from an emergency. 

A booklet is also available to download. 

Visit Emergency Preparedness website  Download Emergency Preparedness booklet

Note: the fire danger ratings have been updated. You can find the new rating system on the CFA website.

Types of emergencies

There most common types of emergencies are:

  • heatwaves
  • power outages
  • home fires
  • bushfire and grassfires
  • smoke
  • storms
  • infectious diseases.

Stay informed

Being informed before and during an emergency is your best chance of survival.

VicEmergency provides emergency warnings and information across the state.

Visit our emergency alerts page for more information. 

Know your neighbours

Getting to know your neighbours is an important part of emergency planning.

Knowing your neighbours makes it more likely you'll:

  • turn to each other for help
  • cope better with crises and emergencies in the future.

Don't be caught out.

Get to know your neighbours and their needs before an emergency.

Include pets in your plans

If you own pets, don’t forget to include them in your emergency planning and preparation. Make your plans before a fire, storm or other emergency hits. By law, animal owners have the responsibility for the health and wellbeing of their pets.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Emergency Management team on 9298 8000.

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