Get Ready Queensland Week, which runs from 13 – 19 October 2019, is the perfect time to get Queenslanders thinking about how they can prepare for any surprises summer may have in store.

Get Ready Queensland Ambassador and rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston will join a range of emergency and disaster service agencies to officially kick off the 2019 Get Ready Queensland Week program in Brisbane’s King George Square on Monday 14 October

There be an opportunity to engage with agencies including Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Rural Fire Service, SES, Australia Red Cross, Lifeline, Queensland Urban Utilities, RSPCA,  and other state agencies and community service providers.  Visitors can also play the Get Ready Queensland virtual reality preparedness game, visit the disaster preparedness hub and collect a wide range of disaster preparedness information.

The Get Ready Queensland team will be out and about in communities talking to Queenslanders about the importance of being prepared for natural disasters. Following the official launch on Monday 14, the team will visit a local school alongside Channel 7 weather presenter Tony Auden, participate in a community recovery forum and do another school visit later in the week.

As part of the 2019-20 Get Ready Queensland program, Queensland’s 77 local councils and one town authority will share in $2 million in state funding to help improve their communities’ resilience and to be better prepared for natural disasters.

Get Ready Queensland Week 2019 runs from 13-19 October 2019, for more information on how to prepare your family go to the ‘Have a plan’ tab of our website.