Preparing for Disasters

Keep up to date

TasALERT is an official website offering emergency information. You can also view updates via Facebook.

Are you ready for an emergency?

The Red Cross have simple and practical steps you can take to protect yourself, the people you love, and the things you value most. Start planning on the Red Cross Website or download the Get Prepared app for your phone.

Staying in touch and informed is vital in an emergency. Telstra provide some tips on preparing your communications in the lead up to an emergency.

Floods & Storms

Call the Tasmania State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 or visit their website.

For information on how to prepare for and stay safe during floods and storms visit the Tasmania SES website pages Flood Preparation and Storm Preparation.

SES is working with local community at high risk of flooding to develop Community Protection Flood Plans and guides. Check these out for the following areas: Huonville and Ranelagh, Geeveston, Upper Huon River, Mountain River area above Ranelagh, Cygnet and Surrounds, Franklin to Port Huon, and Dover and Far South.

Bushfire Planning

You can find fire alerts on the Tasmania Fire Service Website.  The TFS also have offer information for preventing and preparing for bushfires. Prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan

For more information visit ABC Emergency

Bushfire Resilience Rating Home Self-assessment

Free Bushfire Resilience Rating app to help protect homes: in a world-first, residents can measure the bushfire resilience of their own home, and receive a customised action plan to make practical, evidence-based improvements to their homes.

Learn more:

picture of a mobile phone with the Bushfire Resilience Rating Home Self-assessment app open on the screen