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Civil Defence

Get Ready

Disasters Happen! The good news is it’s easy to make sure you and the people and things you care about, are ready.

**** Important to remember to have an emergency pack ready to take with you if you need to evacuate and are unable to return home.


  • Radio/cellphone and charger/recreation material for children/snacks
  • First aid kit/cutlery/plates

Always keep your car full and check on your friends and neighbours.

Items to include in your getaway kit:

  • Food and drinking water for you (family)/pets/babies for up to 3 days
  • Any medication needed for anyone in the family, including baby formula
  • Proof of identity – eg passport, driver’s licence
  • Some cash if possible
  • Change of clothing / sleepwear / weatherproof / footwear / sleeping bag or stretcher / torch and batteries