Preparing for an emergency

An emergency checklist and first aid kit.

To prepare for floods, it is recommended to create an emergency plan and gather important documents and phone numbers.

The NSW SES offer templates for home emergency plans.

The Australian Red Cross has a ‘Get Prepared’ app that allows you to create an emergency plan on a mobile device. You can download the app using the QR code below.


It is also recommended to have a checklist of important family records, including wills, birth and marriage certificates and financial documents, stored in a secure location and ready to be packed in a waterproof bag in case of evacuation.

What to have in your emergency kit

It’s a good idea to have a basic kit ready at all times.

At least, the kit should comprise:

  • First-aid supplies
  • Torch
  • Battery operated portable radio
  • Spare batteries for radio and torch
  • Gloves