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  1. After a flood – returning home safely

    08 Oct 2020

    When returning to your home after a flood, take precautions to reduce the possibility of injury, illness or disease...

  2. Sewage overflows at home

    08 Oct 2020

    Sewage contains harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa...

  3. After a flood – animal and insect related hazards

    08 Oct 2020

    When returning to a flood-affected area, remember that wild animals, including rats, mice, snakes or spiders, may be trapped in your home, shed or garden...

  4. Emergencies - floods

    Emergencies - floods

    You and your family should work out an emergency plan in case of flood...

  5. Bushfire preparation advice

    26 Apr 2020 Bushfire preparation advice

    Being prepared for a bushfire helps you cope better in an emergency...

  6. Evacuating with infants in an emergency - Advice for parents and carers

    06 Feb 2020

    Due to the vulnerability of infants and the large amount of supplies required to safely formula feed infants in situations where there is no access to power or clean water, it is recommended that all...

  7. Bushfire aftermath - safety tips

    16 Jan 2020

    Houses, sheds and other buildings or structures burnt in a bushfire can leave potential health hazards...

  8. Bushfires and your private drinking water supply

    10 Jan 2020

    Debris, smoke, ash and dead animals from a bushfire can contaminate water tanks...

  9. Talking to children about bushfires

    09 Jan 2020

    Children can be affected by information regarding bushfires and they may become concerned about issues of safety. Talking to children openly in a way that suits their age, while also involving them in...

  10. How to cope and stay safe in extreme heat

    29 Nov 2019

    Know the effects of extreme heat, who is at risk and how you can prepare yourself and others...