Cyclone Season - Are you prepared?
Cyclone season occurs from November through to April in Australia so it’s a good idea to have an emergency kit and household plan organised. Be prepared this season.
Get cyclone smart
At work: Make sure you know and follow your workplace emergency evacuation procedure;
At home: Trim treetops and ensure branches are clear of your home, clear your property of loose material that might cause damage during extreme weather and clear out your gutters;
Create an emergency contact list;
Organise an emergency management plan and clearly communicate this to all of your family;
Prepare an emergency kit, check out some suggestions below;
Here are some handy planning websites.
The Queensland Government has a great website available
The WA Department of Fire and Emergency services also offer resources
Visit the QLD Government Alerts and warnings page
For current alerts and warnings in WA click
Don't forget your pets
Our pets are so special, make sure you don’t forget to pack for them too! Ensure they have a collar, are clearly identifiable and have a secure pet carrier, leash or harness on hand. Include them in your emergency plan – if there’s a weather warning, keep your animals close.
Handy emergency contacts
Life threatening emergencies
Telephone Triple Zero (000). For life threatening, critical or serious situations only.
State Emergency Service (SES) flood and storm assistance
Telephone: 132 500 for help with a damaged roof, rising flood water, trees fallen on buildings, or storm damage.
Visit your local council website for information for your specific location, or look up your local council contact numbers.
Weather and warnings
Visit the Bureau of Meteorology web site at www.bom.gov.au
Alternatively, visit the Bureau's Telephone Weather Services Directory for Queensland.
Additionally, tune to your local radio station for warnings and advice. Details of your local ABC radio frequency and local web-page can be obtained from www.abc.net.au/local.
Wildlife Hotline: To report wildlife emergencies, marine strandings and pollution incidents, call the Wildlife Hotline on 1300 130 372.
To report lost or missing animals during times of disaster and emergency events visit your state RSPCA lost/found web site:
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- Northern Territory
- Australian Capital Territory
Should you need to report an animal in distress, or you have concerns for the welfare of an animal, please contact one of the following options:
Emergency Animal Disease and Biosecurity Matters
Follow your state police service, SES, fire and rescue service and local council for real time information.