Extreme weather can happen very fast.

Having a plan means everyone in your household knows what to do if the weather turns bad. When you are making a plan, you might want to include your neighbours or friends. People you know who are elderly or have special needs may need your help. 

If you need help making an emergency plan, ask a friend or neighbour to help.

Household Severe Weather Emergency Plan  

Download and print the Household Severe Weather Emergency Plan (PDF, 2.07MB) which is best filled in with pen on paper. This is a good opportunity to have a chat with your household and fill it in together.

Alternatively, you can fill out our online version below. Download, save, and print the form once you've completed it. 

Remember, we don't store your data, so an unfinished form won't be saved if you close this window. 

Reviewing Your Emergency Plan

At least once a year you should review your emergency plan. It is important to keep information up to date. If the details of your plan are not updated you may have incorrect information. This can be very unhelpful when trying to act fast. 

It is also important to update your plan if you move houses.

Some things to think about when making your plan
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1. Staying at home during extreme weather
When extreme weather strikes, staying at home is the best place for you and the members of your household. That is why you should have your emergency kit ready to keep you safe and comfortable for at least three days.
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2. Where will you go if you need to evacuate?
If you cannot stay home because the weather is too dangerous, you may need to leave quickly (evacuate). Plan ahead and ask family and friends if they have space to house you and your household. Think about your pets or animals as well. What is your trigger for leaving? If you are told to evacuate by emergency services, follow their direction.
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3. Are you ready to evacuate if you are not home?
We are not always at home. Many of us spend a lot of time at work or school. If you need to evacuate, you might not be able to get home. Think about what places you are in often and plan to evacuate from there too.
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4. How much stuff can you take?
While we would like to take everything with us, we don't always have the space. Make a list, thinking  about the most important things and how much can pack in your car. This can help you plan what to take and what to leave behind.
If you have pets, it's important to create a plan for your pet too!
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RSPCA and Get Ready Queensland have worked together to create an emergency plan for pets, which should be in adddition to your existing household severe weather plan. The plan steps you through all of the things you should think about for your pet in severe weather including packing a pet emergency kit.

Household emergency and evacuation plan

This will be used as the title of your plan, e.g. 'Dixon family'
Please complete the following contact details (as relevant) for every member of your household.
Family / household members contact details
Do you have any pets?
Vehicle/s make and registration
Do you own any vehicles?
Vehicle/s make and registration
Emergency contacts (local)
Emergency contacts (out of town)
Neighbours' contact details
Local council contact details
Do you have any children (including teenagers) in your care at any time during the week or year?
Workplace/s contact details
Include the details for your electricity, water, gas, internet and phone suppliers as relevant.
Utility companies' contact details
Doctor/s contact details
Does any member of your household take any medications?
Household members who require special assistance
Do any members of your household have any special needs (includes the elderly)?
Include below details of all your insurers including home and contents, vehicle, boat, caravan and pets.
Insurance companies
Household safe meeting point
Electricity supply at home
For households who have a built in gas supply.
Gas supply at home
Water supply at home
Emergency and evacuation kit location

Our checklist if we need to evacuate the house