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The following documents have been designed to help people better prepare, respond to and recover from emergencies. Please email us for more information about these resources or to order printed copies.

You can use this order form to order publications.


This section contains resources to help you be better prepared in case of an emergency.

Emergency REDiPlan: Four steps to prepare your household 
booklet | A4 brochure | audio

Emergency REDiPlan: Household preparedness for seniors
booklet | audio 

Emergency REDiPlan: Household preparedness for people with a disability, their families and carers
booklet | easy English booklet | easy English emergency workbook

Bushfires - Preparing to leave early
booklet | plan

Get Ready!
children's activity book

Household emergency plan
planning sheets

Emergency contact cards
for home | for your wallet | for children

Household emergency kit sticker
printable sticker

Coping with hot weather
fact sheet | advice for seniors

Psychological preparedness for disasters

Protecting the irreplaceable
information sheet | activity sheet


This section helps you to better understand what you might experience immediately after an emergency and/or how you might help others.

How to help after an emergency
fact sheet | audio

Dealing with the stress of an emergency

Donating food to emergency services
information sheet

Psychological First Aid: An Australian guide to supporting people affected by disaster.


This section helps you to better understand what you may experience when recovering from an emergency and what you can do to help yourself through this difficult time.

Coping with a major personal crisis
audio | bookleteasy English | large print

Cleaning up after an emergency: Dealing with wind and water damage
booklet | easy English

Looking after yourself and your family after a disaster

After the Emergency website, podcast and mp3 player
A website for young people recovering from an emergency.

The free podcast includes music and expert advice for young people affected by emergencies. The podcast can be downloaded from iTunes.

The After the Emergency mp3 player is pre-loaded with the podcast and is available free to people affected by emergencies. Red Cross welcomes orders from schools and youth organisations. For details visit the After the Emergency website or email

After the emergency: a book to help kids cope with emergencies

How to talk to children about emergencies
fact sheet | audio | large print

Helping children and young people cope with crisis

Dealing with memorials and anniversaries

Returning home after a bushfire evacuation
fact sheet | Information page

Promoting recovery after trauma: The Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Useful links

For weather information, visit the Bureau of Meteorology

For emergency management information, visit Emergency Management in Australia

For personal risk information, visit Know Risk

For recovery assistance information, visit Disaster Assist