In Australia, natural disasters such as floods and fire can strike without warning, so it’s important to make sure your business is resilient in times of crisis.

How can you prepare your business?


Being prepared for an emergency can help you:

  • prepare your business for an emergency by identifying risks to critical areas and how to best protect them
  • know what you and your staff need to do during an emergency situation
  • make sure that if the worst happens, you have the tools and support in place to help you get back to business

If you’ve prepared well for a disaster, your business will recover more efficiently. 

Download our emergency management and recovery plan template to help you through the process of creating a solid, well-structured plan tailored to your business.

What to do in an emergency?


If an emergency or disaster happens, your first priority is safety of you, your employees and customers. 

When faced with an emergency situation, it’s important to:

  • follow emergency procedures
  • be guided by emergency services personnel and listen to their advice if you need to evacuate
  • be aware of any immediate emergency

Learn more about what to do in an emergency and how to recover.

Stay up-to-date in an emergency

Go to the Disaster Assist for Australia's responses to emergencies, disasters and security incidents.

Emergency services updates, alerts and warnings in the ACT.

Emergency services updates, alerts and warnings in NSW.

Emergency services updates, alerts and warnings in the NT.

Emergency services updates, alerts and warnings in QLD.

Emergency updates, alerts and warnings in SA.

Emergency updates, alerts and warnings in TAS.

Emergency updates, alerts and warnings in VIC.

Emergency updates, alerts and warnings in WA.

Continuing your business


Business continuity allows you to keep doing business until things return to normal.

Learn the steps you can take to help keep your business running during a disaster.

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