Preparing for emergencies

Emergencies are an inevitable part of life. Emergencies, whether natural (such as bushfires, floods or storms earthquakes) or non-natural (such as chemical incidents, transport accidents or major criminal acts of violence), can occur in any community without warning.

Always be ready and make your self prepared for the unexpected things that happens.  Planning is essential for anyone and every household should have an emergency plan to help prepare and recover from emergency which could be the result of any disaster such as bushfire, flood or other health pandemic.

Things to think about:

  • Do you have access to your own reliable transport in order to evacuate?
  • Do you have a family member, friend or neighbour who can help you if you need to evacuate?
  • Are you physically able to look after yourself, should an emergency occur?

Your local emergency relief centre

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Emergency Relief and Recovery Victoria website

The Victorian Government Emergency Relief and Recovery Victoria website provides details of current support available to emergency affected people, communities and businesses. Go to:

Contact information

Victorian Emergency Recovery Information Line
Tel: 1300 799 232

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