During a disaster, information about evacuations, cyclone shelters and evacuation centres will be broadcast to the community via local ABC radio broadcasts and other media.
If an evacuation is called in your area you will find out more from:
- local radio (ABC frequency finder, local commercial radio frequencies)
- Emergency Alert phone warnings – if you receive one, it is important
- local radio or TV when you hear the standard emergency warning signal
- local council
- possibly street patrols and door knocking by emergency services.
If you are asked to evacuate it is because there is a real danger.