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Check your Neighbours

Print out your copies of the Check your Neighbours checklist.

Check on your neighbours

From time to time, all households may need support, regardless of its make-up.  It is important to talk to your neighbours before an emergency happens so your neighbourhood community is prepared to help others during times of need.  Getting to know your neighbours is an important part of preparing your household. 

Do any of your neighbours have special skills, eg medical, technical, trade?  Plan how your neighbourhood could work together after a disaster.

Know your neighbours

There may be people in your community who could need more help than others in the case of an emergency - help that can often by provided by neighbours.  Think about people in your neighbourhood who may need your help; for example:

Help your neighbours

If there are people who might need help in your area, talk to them about emergency planning.  If they are happy to talk to you – and remember that many people value their privacy – you might want to ask them if they would like assistance preparing their emergency plan or preparing their home and yard.

Follow the links to an information sheet for further information.

Don’t be caught out by a storm, cyclone or flood this season.  Take steps to prepare now!

Further information and reading

Bureau of Meteorology

Be Prepared

Emergency Contact Information

Emergency Management Australia

Emergency Management Queensland

Emergency REDiPlan

  • A booklet to assist household preparedness for
    people with a disability, their familles and carers”

Queensland disaster management  services

Tune into Warnings

Department of Communities

Australian Red Cross

  • Emergency REDiplan
    - a booklet specifically for seniors and a kids' activity booklet, as well as resources for people who are visually impaired, including large print booklets and audio files.

Lifeline Community Care Queensland

The Salvation Army

Print out your copies of the Check your Neighbours checklist.

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Last updated 9 August 2011