When it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’.

Queensland is the most natural disaster impacted state in Australia, exposing our communities and infrastructure to repeated damage.

As Queenslanders we understand the impacts from natural disasters can include minor inconveniences such as transport delays, needing to use alternative travel routes, collecting children early from school, massive queues at the petrol station or supermarket, and loss of power or internet connection.

And then there are the alarming scenarios like flood waters moving swiftly toward your house, a loved one unable to get home, and leaving behind pets during evacuation. 

You can't control the weather or when the next disaster will hit Queensland, but you can be aware and prepared. Get Ready Queensland helps you to take the steps to protect what’s most important to you.  

It’s easy to Get Ready in 3 simple steps.

Hover over the interactive dots below or expand the checklist to find out how.

Alternatively you can download, save and print the Get Ready Queensland 3 steps to get ready booklet 

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Step 1: Have a plan

Step 1. Have a plan - an emergency and evacuation plan will ensure everyone in your household knows exactly what to do if the worst happens. It is designed to keep you and your household members connected and safe in the event you become separated and/or you lose mobile phone connectivity. You can complete your own tailored household emergency and evacuation plan online.

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Step 2: Pack supplies

Step 2. Pack supplies - natural disasters can cause major disruptions to essential services like power, gas and water, and access to supermarkets and pharmacies for crucial supplies. Pulling together supplies and preparing your household emergency and evacuation kits early is the second step you need to take to Get Ready.

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Step 3: Make sure you're covered

Step 3. Make sure you’re covered - wherever you live in Queensland, both homeowners and renters need to make sure your home and contents insurance cover is enough to cover the cost of rebuilding your home and/or replacing your contents or possessions. 

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Step 1: Have a plan

Step 1. Have a plan - an emergency and evacuation plan will ensure everyone in your household knows exactly what to do if the worst happens. It is designed to keep you and your household members connected and safe in the event you become separated and/or you lose mobile phone connectivity. You can complete your own tailored household emergency and evacuation plan online.

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Step 2: Pack supplies

Step 2. Pack supplies - natural disasters can cause major disruptions to essential services like power, gas and water, and access to supermarkets and pharmacies for crucial supplies. Pulling together supplies and preparing your household emergency and evacuation kits early is the second step you need to take to Get Ready.

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Step 3: Make sure you're covered

Step 3. Make sure you’re covered - wherever you live in Queensland, both homeowners and renters need to make sure your home and contents insurance cover is enough to cover the cost of rebuilding your home and/or replacing your contents or possessions. 

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Step 1: Have a plan

Step 1. Have a plan - an emergency and evacuation plan will ensure everyone in your household knows exactly what to do if the worst happens. It is designed to keep you and your household members connected and safe in the event you become separated and/or you lose mobile phone connectivity. You can complete your own tailored household emergency and evacuation plan online.

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Step 2: Pack supplies

Step 2. Pack supplies - natural disasters can cause major disruptions to essential services like power, gas and water, and access to supermarkets and pharmacies for crucial supplies. Pulling together supplies and preparing your household emergency and evacuation kits early is the second step you need to take to Get Ready.

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Step 3: Make sure you're covered

Step 3. Make sure you’re covered - wherever you live in Queensland, both homeowners and renters need to make sure your home and contents insurance cover is enough to cover the cost of rebuilding your home and/or replacing your contents or possessions. 

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So now you know what you need to do to Get Ready, it's time to start - Step 1: Have a plan.