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Emergencies can happen at any time. They can be as large as a bushfire, flood or cyclone or as personal as a death in the family. But the better you prepare for them, the easier it is for you and your family to recover.

While emergency services do all they can to help, the person most responsible for your wellbeing before, during and after an emergency is you.

Your emergency RediPlan

RediPlan is a free disaster preparedness guide that will get you prepared for any emergency in four simple steps. RediPlan helps you:

  • learn about the risks you face and how they might affect you
  • make an emergency survival kit to help you through a disaster
  • take action now to protect the important things in life
  • create your personal emergency plan to help you when disaster strikes

If you haven't prepared and made a plan, an emergency could disrupt your life in ways you don't expect. Get prepared and you'll be more confident, more in control and more likely to cope when disaster strikes.

Get prepared now

Sign-up and we'll take you through the steps involved in creating your Rediplan. Or, if you're ready to get started on your own, you can download your Rediplan here.

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Get prepared for disasters in four easy steps

Step 1: Get in the know

Learn how to get in the know - the first step in getting prepared for a disaster.

Step 2: Get connected

Learn how to get connected - the second step in getting prepared for a disaster.

Step 3: Get organised

Learn how to get organised - the third step in getting prepared for a disaster.

Get Prepared app

Protect what matters most with the new Get Prepared app

Get Prepared helps you connect with your key support people, accomplish simple tasks to make you and your loved ones safer, and protect the things that matter most to you.

How ready are you for an emergency?

Take this quiz to test your readiness and identify what matters most.

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10 ways a disaster could affect you: the real reasons you should prepare

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With thanks to our partners

Australian Red Cross thanks our partners, First National Real Estate, Land Rover and Medibank for supporting our work to help people and communities prepare for disasters.