Natural disasters can happen very fast. This can make it dangerous to stay in your home and you may need to leave quickly (evacuate).
Having a plan means everyone in your household knows what to do in an emergency. 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.
Get Ready Queensland online household emergency and evacuation plan
The online plan form below should take 20 minutes to complete. You can download, save and print the form once you have finished. You can change the form to suit your household.
We do not collect your data, which means an incomplete form will not save if this window is closed. Complete the form in one go. Check if you have all the information you need before starting.
If you prefer to complete the plan offline, download the Dangerous Weather Emergency Plan. The emergency plan form is inside the booklet. When you finish, print to have a paper copy.
4 Things To Think About When Making Your Plan
1. Where will you go if you need to evacuate?
If you need to evacuate your home because of a disaster you will need somewhere to stay. Ask family and friends if they have space to house you.
2. How will you get away?
During disasters some roads can be too dangerous to drive on. Plan ahead to know different routes in case of a closed road.
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.
4. How much stuff can you take?
While we would like to take everything with us, we don't always have the space. You should think about how many things you can pack in your car. This can help you plan what to take and what to leave behind.
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.