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Disaster preparedness

Being prepared for a bushfire, cyclone, flood or whatever emergency may come your way means you're more likely to cope and get your life back on track. Make your disaster preparedness plan in just four simple steps.

Plan to protect what matters most

Emergencies happen: Plan to protect what matters most

Emergencies can strike at any time. They can destroy homes and valuables, damage your health, upset routines and can lead to significant financial pressures. Some of us feel the effects of a disaster for a long time. For some, lives will never return to the way they were before.

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

If you're wondering how to prepare for a disaster, there are things you can do now to help you and your loved ones with emergency preparedness, so you can get your lives back to normal with less stress and anxiety.

Get ready for anything. Get Red Cross RediPlan.

Download the Red Cross RediPlan: a free disaster preparedness guide that shows you and your family how to create a personalised emergency plan in just four simple steps:

Step 1: Get in the know »

Understand the risks you face, how your life might be disrupted and who can help - before disaster strikes.

Step 2: Get connected »

Connect with your community so you can help each other in an emergency and during the recovery journey afterwards.

Step 3: Get organised »

Think through what might happen during and after an emergency and take action to protect the important things in your life.

Step 4: Get packing »

Identify and pack things that might help you survive in an emergency and get you back on your feet quickly.

Get ready for anything. Get Red Cross RediPlan.

This free guide is packed with helpful hints and clever strategies on how to prepare for disasters and make your emergency plan.

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Now help your friends and family prepare too

Now you're getting prepared for disasters, let your friends and family know how they can plan to protect what matters most too.

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Step 1

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

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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.