Your neighbourhood

Disaster preparation is about more than just preparing your household, it is also about preparing your community. Get to know your neighbours before an emergency happens so that you can  help vulnerable community members.

Helping your neighbours

Talking to your neighbours about emergency planning and preparation is the first step to building a resilient community. Other actions could include:

  • helping to
    • secure a property before a cyclone or storm
    • prepare a household emergency plan and emergency kit
    • get emergency resources
    • move furniture and valuables in a disaster
  • providing emergency shelter
  • helping to clean up after a disaster
  • providing emotional support after an emergency.

Neighbourhood safety

Community safety programs can help  prevent crime and improve safety in your neighbourhood. These include: