Every year, our emergency services work tirelessly to keep Queenslanders safe during horrific event like floods, fires, cyclones and storms.

The best way you can support emergency services this year is by preparing your own household so they can return to their families sooner. 

Gilda, Matt and Charlotte are three extraordinary volunteers who have dedicated their lives to helping Queenslanders and have shared their advice on how you can be prepared for severe weather.

Matt Peteranec, Training Coordinator at Lifeline Queensland

“Our Lifeline Community Recovery Teams are one of the first on the ground when there’s a disaster. We’ll get the call up and send in staff who will work in the capacity of psychological first-aid in Hubs and outreach to affected properties.”

Hear Matt’s story and his Get Ready Queensland tips.


Gilda Tate, First Officer at Queensland Rural Fire Service

Hear Gilda’s story and her Get Ready Queensland tips.

I have been in the service for almost 30 years. When I first started, I wanted to do something to assist my community. Ever since then I have grown more and more to love what I do.”


Charlotte Morrison, Queensland State Emergency Service

During a disaster, we respond to community calls and respond to any damage that has happened to properties and help prevent further damage from happening.”

Hear Charlotte’s story and her Get Ready Queensland tips.

Enter our schools competition

This October, students from across Queensland are learning about how to prepare for disasters as part of the Get Ready Queensland Schools Competition.

One lucky school will win a visit from footy legend and Get Ready Queensland Ambassador Johnathan Thurston! It’s easy to get your school in the running, visit getready.qld.gov.au/schools for details


Get Ready Queensland Ambassador Johnathan Thurston

Find more information

The Get Ready Queensland website is full of information to help your household get ready for disaster season. Click the links below to get started. 

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