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 kit and evacuation kit now early is Step 2 to Get Ready.

Emergency kit with essential items for three days

If, as a result of a natural disaster, you are unable to leave your home for an extended period, due to an emergency such as a bushfire, storm, flood or a cyclone, your emergency kit contains a collection of essential items that will equip your household for up to three days of isolation.

For those that would like to take further steps to cover a wider range of scenarios for a longer period, you can add additional supplies to create a  comprehensive kit to ensure you are extensively covered.

Your kit should be kept in a sturdy waterproof storage container and stored in a safe place in your home. Make sure that it is easy for all members of the household to access (except young children – make it childproof if necessary). Make a note of the emergency kit’s location on your household emergency and evacuation plan.

Toggle between the essential and comprehensive flatlays below and hover over the interactive dots  or expand the checklists to find out what items to include.

 

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Essential emergency kit
Comprehensive emergency kit
Essential emergency kit
Essential emergency kit items
First aid kit

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual and include a week’s supply of prescription and over the counter medication. 

14.00%
32.00%
First aid kit icon
Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent.

11.00%
54.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Make a three day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit. 

15.00%
64.00%
Can opener icon
Important documents

Your emergency kit should contain up to date copies of important documents. For example documents could include your driver licence, insurance policies (home, content, vehicles, life), passports, legal documents (property deed, wills etc.), birth and marriage certificates.

20.00%
72.00%
Documents icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum.

37.00%
35.00%
Water bottles icon
Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

30.00%
50.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Mobile phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

32.00%
62.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
USB

Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your emergency kit.

17.00%
52.00%
USB icon
Torch

Even if your home is not damaged in a disaster, electricity may not be available and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or a battery powered lantern.

33.00%
74.00%
Torch icon
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days.

56.00%
24.00%
Spare batteries icon
Battery operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss. 

47.00%
50.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Sturdy gloves

A pair of study work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handling rubbish and debris.

52.00%
68.00%
Gloves icon
First aid kit

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual and include a week’s supply of prescription and over the counter medication. 

14.00%
32.00%
First aid kit icon
Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent.

11.00%
54.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Make a three day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit. 

15.00%
64.00%
Can opener icon
Important documents

Your emergency kit should contain up to date copies of important documents. For example documents could include your driver licence, insurance policies (home, content, vehicles, life), passports, legal documents (property deed, wills etc.), birth and marriage certificates.

20.00%
72.00%
Documents icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum.

37.00%
35.00%
Water bottles icon
Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

30.00%
50.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Mobile phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

32.00%
62.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
USB

Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your emergency kit.

17.00%
52.00%
USB icon
Torch

Even if your home is not damaged in a disaster, electricity may not be available and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or a battery powered lantern.

33.00%
74.00%
Torch icon
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days.

56.00%
24.00%
Spare batteries icon
Battery operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss. 

47.00%
50.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Sturdy gloves

A pair of study work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handling rubbish and debris.

52.00%
68.00%
Gloves icon
First aid kit

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual and include a week’s supply of prescription and over the counter medication. 

14.00%
32.00%
First aid kit icon
Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent.

11.00%
54.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Make a three day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit. 

15.00%
64.00%
Can opener icon
Important documents

Your emergency kit should contain up to date copies of important documents. For example documents could include your driver licence, insurance policies (home, content, vehicles, life), passports, legal documents (property deed, wills etc.), birth and marriage certificates.

20.00%
72.00%
Documents icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum.

37.00%
35.00%
Water bottles icon
Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

30.00%
50.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Mobile phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

32.00%
62.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
USB

Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your emergency kit.

17.00%
52.00%
USB icon
Torch

Even if your home is not damaged in a disaster, electricity may not be available and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or a battery powered lantern.

33.00%
74.00%
Torch icon
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days.

56.00%
24.00%
Spare batteries icon
Battery operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss. 

47.00%
50.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Sturdy gloves

A pair of study work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handling rubbish and debris.

52.00%
68.00%
Gloves icon
Comprehensive emergency kit
Comprehensive emergency kit items
FIrst aid kit including essential medication

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual and include a week’s supply of prescription and over the counter medication. 

14.00%
32.00%
First aid kit icon
Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

11.00%
54.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Although most tins have a ring pull, there are still quite a few for which you will need a can opener.

15.00%
64.00%
Can opener icon
Important documents

Your emergency kit should contain up to date copies of important documents. For example documents could include your driver licence, insurance policies (home, content, vehicles, life), passports, legal documents (property deed, wills etc.), birth and marriage certificates.

20.00%
72.00%
Documents icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum. 

37.00%
35.00%
Water bottles icon
Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

30.00%
50.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Mobile phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

32.00%
62.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
USB

Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your emergency kit.

17.00%
50.00%
USB icon
Torch

Even if your home is not damaged in a disaster, electricity may not be available and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or  a battery powered lantern.

33.00%
74.00%
Torch icon
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days.

56.00%
24.00%
Spare batteries icon
Pet supplies

Your pets have their own special needs that you should prepare and plan for as a responsible pet parent. For more detail check out the protect your pet page.

56.00%
45.00%
Pet supplies icon
Battery operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss.

47.00%
50.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Sturdy gloves

A pair of study work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handling rubbish and debris.

52.00%
68.00%
Gloves icon
Rubbish bags

Rubbish bags to clean up your backyard.

52.00%
83.00%
Rubbish bags icon
Sunglasses or safety glasses

Protect your eyes from any flying debris that may occur when during cleaning up post weather event.

60.00%
72.00%
Sunglasses icon
Whistle

Use a whistle for attracting attention if you need assistance.

59.00%
82.00%
Whistle icon
Wrench or pliers

Wrench or pliers to turn off all utilities.

62.00%
18.00%
pliers
Tarpaulin and ropes

A tarpaulin and ropes can be used to cover any areas of your home that may have been damaged during severe weather. These should only be affixed once the weather system has passed and it is safe to do so. 

75.00%
35.00%
Tarpaulin icon
Essential medications

Include any prescribed medication or aids required by household members such as prescription glasses, medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit), dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups), Epipen or batteries for hearing aids.

80.00%
46.00%
Medication icon
Spare clothes

In addition to basic items make sure you include a warm jumper, waterproof jacket, a hat, gloves and enclosed-toed shoes or boots for each household member.

71.00%
65.00%
Spare clothes
Extra supplies for infants

For formula- fed babies check the use-by date on any formula and use it before it expires, replacing the one in your kit. Queensland Health recommends storing enough ready-to-drink formula for three days. Don’t forget to include a bottle! Also include enough nappies and wipes for three days based on your baby’s needs. Ensure you check sizing of nappies packed in your kit periodically as infants may outgrow the nappies you have packed for them.

75.00%
78.00%
Baby supplies icon
Utility knife

A utility knife is a useful tool during and after a disaster.

77.00%
83.00%
Utility knife
Woolen and thermal blankets

Blankets will keep you warm if you are exposed to the elements.

87.00%
38.00%
Blanket icon
Spare cash

Pack a small amount of cash (notes and coins) in case ATMs are inaccessible or not working due to power failure.

84.00%
61.00%
Spare cash
Bedding

Beds can become damaged or sodden during a weather event such as a cyclone, severe storm or flood. Camping mattresses and sleeping bags are easy to store with your kit.

94.00%
37.00%
Bedding icon
Barbeque or portable stove with fuel

Think about how you are going to cook or heat up meals if you are without power.

94.00%
59.00%
Portable stove icon
Cooking and kitchen equipment

Think about including cooking equipment, the items you need to serve it up, eat it and store it. 

92.00%
83.00%
Kitchen supplies icon
FIrst aid kit including essential medication

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual and include a week’s supply of prescription and over the counter medication. 

14.00%
32.00%
First aid kit icon
Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

11.00%
54.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Although most tins have a ring pull, there are still quite a few for which you will need a can opener.

15.00%
64.00%
Can opener icon
Important documents

Your emergency kit should contain up to date copies of important documents. For example documents could include your driver licence, insurance policies (home, content, vehicles, life), passports, legal documents (property deed, wills etc.), birth and marriage certificates.

20.00%
72.00%
Documents icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum. 

37.00%
35.00%
Water bottles icon
Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

30.00%
50.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Mobile phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

32.00%
62.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
USB

Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your emergency kit.

17.00%
50.00%
USB icon
Torch

Even if your home is not damaged in a disaster, electricity may not be available and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or  a battery powered lantern.

33.00%
74.00%
Torch icon
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days.

56.00%
24.00%
Spare batteries icon
Pet supplies

Your pets have their own special needs that you should prepare and plan for as a responsible pet parent. For more detail check out the protect your pet page.

56.00%
45.00%
Pet supplies icon
Battery operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss.

47.00%
50.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Sturdy gloves

A pair of study work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handling rubbish and debris.

52.00%
68.00%
Gloves icon
Rubbish bags

Rubbish bags to clean up your backyard.

52.00%
83.00%
Rubbish bags icon
Sunglasses or safety glasses

Protect your eyes from any flying debris that may occur when during cleaning up post weather event.

60.00%
72.00%
Sunglasses icon
Whistle

Use a whistle for attracting attention if you need assistance.

59.00%
82.00%
Whistle icon
Wrench or pliers

Wrench or pliers to turn off all utilities.

62.00%
18.00%
pliers
Tarpaulin and ropes

A tarpaulin and ropes can be used to cover any areas of your home that may have been damaged during severe weather. These should only be affixed once the weather system has passed and it is safe to do so. 

75.00%
35.00%
Tarpaulin icon
Essential medications

Include any prescribed medication or aids required by household members such as prescription glasses, medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit), dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups), Epipen or batteries for hearing aids.

80.00%
46.00%
Medication icon
Spare clothes

In addition to basic items make sure you include a warm jumper, waterproof jacket, a hat, gloves and enclosed-toed shoes or boots for each household member.

71.00%
65.00%
Spare clothes
Extra supplies for infants

For formula- fed babies check the use-by date on any formula and use it before it expires, replacing the one in your kit. Queensland Health recommends storing enough ready-to-drink formula for three days. Don’t forget to include a bottle! Also include enough nappies and wipes for three days based on your baby’s needs. Ensure you check sizing of nappies packed in your kit periodically as infants may outgrow the nappies you have packed for them.

75.00%
78.00%
Baby supplies icon
Utility knife

A utility knife is a useful tool during and after a disaster.

77.00%
83.00%
Utility knife
Woolen and thermal blankets

Blankets will keep you warm if you are exposed to the elements.

87.00%
38.00%
Blanket icon
Spare cash

Pack a small amount of cash (notes and coins) in case ATMs are inaccessible or not working due to power failure.

84.00%
61.00%
Spare cash
Bedding

Beds can become damaged or sodden during a weather event such as a cyclone, severe storm or flood. Camping mattresses and sleeping bags are easy to store with your kit.

94.00%
37.00%
Bedding icon
Barbeque or portable stove with fuel

Think about how you are going to cook or heat up meals if you are without power.

94.00%
59.00%
Portable stove icon
Cooking and kitchen equipment

Think about including cooking equipment, the items you need to serve it up, eat it and store it. 

92.00%
83.00%
Kitchen supplies icon
FIrst aid kit including essential medication

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual and include a week’s supply of prescription and over the counter medication. 

14.00%
32.00%
First aid kit icon
Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

11.00%
54.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Although most tins have a ring pull, there are still quite a few for which you will need a can opener.

15.00%
64.00%
Can opener icon
Important documents

Your emergency kit should contain up to date copies of important documents. For example documents could include your driver licence, insurance policies (home, content, vehicles, life), passports, legal documents (property deed, wills etc.), birth and marriage certificates.

20.00%
72.00%
Documents icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum. 

37.00%
35.00%
Water bottles icon
Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

30.00%
50.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Mobile phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

32.00%
62.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
USB

Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your emergency kit.

17.00%
50.00%
USB icon
Torch

Even if your home is not damaged in a disaster, electricity may not be available and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or  a battery powered lantern.

33.00%
74.00%
Torch icon
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days.

56.00%
24.00%
Spare batteries icon
Pet supplies

Your pets have their own special needs that you should prepare and plan for as a responsible pet parent. For more detail check out the protect your pet page.

56.00%
45.00%
Pet supplies icon
Battery operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss.

47.00%
50.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Sturdy gloves

A pair of study work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handling rubbish and debris.

52.00%
68.00%
Gloves icon
Rubbish bags

Rubbish bags to clean up your backyard.

52.00%
83.00%
Rubbish bags icon
Sunglasses or safety glasses

Protect your eyes from any flying debris that may occur when during cleaning up post weather event.

60.00%
72.00%
Sunglasses icon
Whistle

Use a whistle for attracting attention if you need assistance.

59.00%
82.00%
Whistle icon
Wrench or pliers

Wrench or pliers to turn off all utilities.

62.00%
18.00%
pliers
Tarpaulin and ropes

A tarpaulin and ropes can be used to cover any areas of your home that may have been damaged during severe weather. These should only be affixed once the weather system has passed and it is safe to do so. 

75.00%
35.00%
Tarpaulin icon
Essential medications

Include any prescribed medication or aids required by household members such as prescription glasses, medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit), dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups), Epipen or batteries for hearing aids.

80.00%
46.00%
Medication icon
Spare clothes

In addition to basic items make sure you include a warm jumper, waterproof jacket, a hat, gloves and enclosed-toed shoes or boots for each household member.

71.00%
65.00%
Spare clothes
Extra supplies for infants

For formula- fed babies check the use-by date on any formula and use it before it expires, replacing the one in your kit. Queensland Health recommends storing enough ready-to-drink formula for three days. Don’t forget to include a bottle! Also include enough nappies and wipes for three days based on your baby’s needs. Ensure you check sizing of nappies packed in your kit periodically as infants may outgrow the nappies you have packed for them.

75.00%
78.00%
Baby supplies icon
Utility knife

A utility knife is a useful tool during and after a disaster.

77.00%
83.00%
Utility knife
Woolen and thermal blankets

Blankets will keep you warm if you are exposed to the elements.

87.00%
38.00%
Blanket icon
Spare cash

Pack a small amount of cash (notes and coins) in case ATMs are inaccessible or not working due to power failure.

84.00%
61.00%
Spare cash
Bedding

Beds can become damaged or sodden during a weather event such as a cyclone, severe storm or flood. Camping mattresses and sleeping bags are easy to store with your kit.

94.00%
37.00%
Bedding icon
Barbeque or portable stove with fuel

Think about how you are going to cook or heat up meals if you are without power.

94.00%
59.00%
Portable stove icon
Cooking and kitchen equipment

Think about including cooking equipment, the items you need to serve it up, eat it and store it. 

92.00%
83.00%
Kitchen supplies icon

Evacuation kit

There may also be times during an emergency where it becomes unsafe for your household to stay at home and you need to evacuate. 

In addition to your emergency kit you need to pack an evacuation kit – one for each member of the household.

The evacuation kit is a much smaller kit designed to contain only essential items for each household member that they can easily and quickly ‘grab and go’.

Packed in a bag such as a backpack or duffle bag, this kit will ensure you have what you need if you are staying with friends or family members outside of the disaster zone, or at an emergency evacuation centre, where basic bedding, food and cooking equipment are provided.

Make a note of the evacuation kits' location on your household emergency and evacuation plan which ideally is in the same place as your emergency kit. 

Hover over the interactive dots below or expand the checklist to find out what you should include.

Evacuation kit icons
First aid kit

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual.

23.00%
34.00%
First aid kit icon
Important documents

Your evacuation kit should contain up to date copies of the same important documents in your emergency kit. 

20.00%
40.00%
Documents icon
Sturdy gloves

A pair of sturdy work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handle rubbish and debris.

17.00%
55.00%
Gloves icon
Medication

Include any prescribed medication or aids required by household members such as prescription glasses, medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit), dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups), Epipen or batteries for hearing aids.

21.00%
62.00%
Medication icon
Torch

Electricity may not be available where you are headed to and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or a battery powered lantern.

19.00%
68.00%
Torch icon
Non-perishable snacks

Non-perishable snacks like muesli bars and packet snacks will curb hunger until you reach your evacuation point.

39.00%
32.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days. Ensure you have packed the correct battery type and quantities required for your torch, radio, kid’s toys that are packed and other included electricals.

35.00%
36.00%
Spare batteries icon
Essential toiletries

Add toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent.

36.00%
75.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Although most tins have a ring pull, there are still quite a few for which you will need a can opener.

57.00%
26.00%
Can opener icon
Batter operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss. 

54.00%
35.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Mobile phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

52.00%
72.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
Water for three days

Pack drinking water.

84.00%
32.00%
Water icon
Spare cash

Pack a small amount of cash (notes and coins) in case ATMs are inaccessible or not working due to power failure.

83.00%
42.00%
Spare cash
Extra supplies for infants

For formula- fed babies check the use-by date on any formula and use it before it expires, replacing the one in your kit. Also include enough nappies and wipes for three days based on your baby’s needs.

85.00%
55.00%
Baby supplies icon
Spare clothing

Multiple changes of clothes for each household member (long pants, longsleeved shirts, hats and strong shoes are recommended).

71.00%
76.00%
Spare clothes
Bedding

Pillows and sleeping bags for each household member.

82.00%
75.00%
Bedding icon
Valuables

Place a reminder on your evacuation checklist to grab valuables, photos (prints, CDs, USB data stick) and small mementos – make a list of the specifics of what to grab as it may be hard to think clearly at the time of evacuation.

94.00%
45.00%
Personal photos icon
Books and games

Pack some books and games that do not require electricity to help entertain the kids whilst evacuated.

95.00%
66.00%
Books icon
First aid kit

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual.

23.00%
34.00%
First aid kit icon
Important documents

Your evacuation kit should contain up to date copies of the same important documents in your emergency kit. 

20.00%
40.00%
Documents icon
Sturdy gloves

A pair of sturdy work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handle rubbish and debris.

17.00%
55.00%
Gloves icon
Medication

Include any prescribed medication or aids required by household members such as prescription glasses, medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit), dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups), Epipen or batteries for hearing aids.

21.00%
62.00%
Medication icon
Torch

Electricity may not be available where you are headed to and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or a battery powered lantern.

19.00%
68.00%
Torch icon
Non-perishable snacks

Non-perishable snacks like muesli bars and packet snacks will curb hunger until you reach your evacuation point.

39.00%
32.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days. Ensure you have packed the correct battery type and quantities required for your torch, radio, kid’s toys that are packed and other included electricals.

35.00%
36.00%
Spare batteries icon
Essential toiletries

Add toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent.

36.00%
75.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Although most tins have a ring pull, there are still quite a few for which you will need a can opener.

57.00%
26.00%
Can opener icon
Batter operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss. 

54.00%
35.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Mobile phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

52.00%
72.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
Water for three days

Pack drinking water.

84.00%
32.00%
Water icon
Spare cash

Pack a small amount of cash (notes and coins) in case ATMs are inaccessible or not working due to power failure.

83.00%
42.00%
Spare cash
Extra supplies for infants

For formula- fed babies check the use-by date on any formula and use it before it expires, replacing the one in your kit. Also include enough nappies and wipes for three days based on your baby’s needs.

85.00%
55.00%
Baby supplies icon
Spare clothing

Multiple changes of clothes for each household member (long pants, longsleeved shirts, hats and strong shoes are recommended).

71.00%
76.00%
Spare clothes
Bedding

Pillows and sleeping bags for each household member.

82.00%
75.00%
Bedding icon
Valuables

Place a reminder on your evacuation checklist to grab valuables, photos (prints, CDs, USB data stick) and small mementos – make a list of the specifics of what to grab as it may be hard to think clearly at the time of evacuation.

94.00%
45.00%
Personal photos icon
Books and games

Pack some books and games that do not require electricity to help entertain the kids whilst evacuated.

95.00%
66.00%
Books icon
First aid kit

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual.

23.00%
34.00%
First aid kit icon
Important documents

Your evacuation kit should contain up to date copies of the same important documents in your emergency kit. 

20.00%
40.00%
Documents icon
Sturdy gloves

A pair of sturdy work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handle rubbish and debris.

17.00%
55.00%
Gloves icon
Medication

Include any prescribed medication or aids required by household members such as prescription glasses, medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit), dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups), Epipen or batteries for hearing aids.

21.00%
62.00%
Medication icon
Torch

Electricity may not be available where you are headed to and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or a battery powered lantern.

19.00%
68.00%
Torch icon
Non-perishable snacks

Non-perishable snacks like muesli bars and packet snacks will curb hunger until you reach your evacuation point.

39.00%
32.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days. Ensure you have packed the correct battery type and quantities required for your torch, radio, kid’s toys that are packed and other included electricals.

35.00%
36.00%
Spare batteries icon
Essential toiletries

Add toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent.

36.00%
75.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Although most tins have a ring pull, there are still quite a few for which you will need a can opener.

57.00%
26.00%
Can opener icon
Batter operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss. 

54.00%
35.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Mobile phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

52.00%
72.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
Water for three days

Pack drinking water.

84.00%
32.00%
Water icon
Spare cash

Pack a small amount of cash (notes and coins) in case ATMs are inaccessible or not working due to power failure.

83.00%
42.00%
Spare cash
Extra supplies for infants

For formula- fed babies check the use-by date on any formula and use it before it expires, replacing the one in your kit. Also include enough nappies and wipes for three days based on your baby’s needs.

85.00%
55.00%
Baby supplies icon
Spare clothing

Multiple changes of clothes for each household member (long pants, longsleeved shirts, hats and strong shoes are recommended).

71.00%
76.00%
Spare clothes
Bedding

Pillows and sleeping bags for each household member.

82.00%
75.00%
Bedding icon
Valuables

Place a reminder on your evacuation checklist to grab valuables, photos (prints, CDs, USB data stick) and small mementos – make a list of the specifics of what to grab as it may be hard to think clearly at the time of evacuation.

94.00%
45.00%
Personal photos icon
Books and games

Pack some books and games that do not require electricity to help entertain the kids whilst evacuated.

95.00%
66.00%
Books icon

 

So that's Step 2 done - now to Step 3: Make sure you're covered.