Get organised

Getting organised will reduce stress and save you precious time as you recover.

Consider coverage for:

  • health
  • pet
  • car
  • home and contents
  • income protection
  • business and life.

Having adequate insurance cover can help you avoid major financial stresses related to your home, business, health or income.

  • Passports
  • Wills
  • Driver’s licences
  • Birth and marriage certificates
  • Immigration documents
  • Land titles and mortgage
  • Insurance documents
  • Prescriptions

Identifying yourself, proving ownership of your home/car and providing details for your insurance cover can become a real headache without the original paperwork or copies of it.

There is a fast, easy and secure way to prove who you are by downloading the free Australia Post Digital iD app. Having your identity confirmed and key documents stored in the one place means you can feel more in control if you needed to check in to an evacuation centre or apply for replacement documentation.

Consider what your animals need for a week (food and medication) and how you would identify, transport and accommodate them. It is also smart to have a plan in case you can’t make it home.

People have lost their lives going home to get their animals. Knowing they are safe during and after an emergency can reduce your stress and save your life.

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