Be prepared and plan ahead

An emergency is any incident causing significant disruption to individuals or the community and requires an immediate response. This may include a fire, a hazardous materials incident, a flood, a severe storm, an explosion, an earthquake, an outbreak of contagious disease, transport accident, civil disturbance or failure of electricity, water, gas or telecommunications services. From time to time, there can be emergencies in our area requiring a significant coordinated response from emergency services and other government agencies such as health and transport.

Emergency services have plans in place for responding to incidents and emergencies and will coordinate the response but you can also plan ahead. The more prepared you are, the calmer you will be if an emergency is declared by authorities.

To manage a coordinated response, emergency service agencies in the local area have worked with the Council to develop the local emergency management plan. The plan describes the local arrangements to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

Get ready NSW

The Office of Emergency Management provides information for individuals, councils, community service organisations and businesses to become disaster ready through its Get Ready NSW initiative.

Red Cross Get Prepared App 

Council encourages you to prepare and stay safe in a disaster or a time of crisis by downloading and completing an emergency plan on the Red Cross Get Prepared app. The app 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. 

Get Prepared is a free and easy to use, one-stop tool to help you prepare for any type of emergency.

You can:  

  • Establish a quick and easy network of support with your three key contacts
  • Review the risks relevant to where you live
  • Create checklists of actions to make an emergency plan
  • Save the emergency plan as a PDF to be printed and shared with others

Emergency contacts

Do not dial 000 (triple zero) for general advice or information. Only call 000 (triple zero) during a life-threatening emergency requiring police, ambulance or fire and rescue help.  

For non-emergency situations call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or your nearest police station, which you can find in the local White Pages telephone directory.

State emergency agencies

Local emergency agencies