Emergency and evacuation kits

Natural hazards can cause major disruptions to essential services. Two of the most important steps you can take are to prepare your household emergency kit and your evacuation kit.

Emergency kit

Your emergency kit contains a collection of essential items that will equip your household in the event of emergencies like bushfire, storms, floods and cyclones. Your kit should be kept in a sturdy, easy to carry bag or waterproof storage box and stored in a safe place that is easy to access.

Click on the icons below to learn more about the items you should consider having in your emergency kit.

Evacuation kit

If you live in a location that is at risk of flooding, or being impacted by cyclones or bushfire, preparing an evacuation kit now could save you time and stress in the event of a major disaster.

Keep all contents of your evacuation kit in a sturdy, easy to carry bag or waterproof storage box and store in a safe place that is easy to access.

In addition to the contents you have gathered in your emergency kit, include a little bit of cash (ATMs and banks may not be open) and any valuables and mementos.

If you’re going to an evacuation centre or the home of family or friends, you may like to also include:

  • sleeping bag
  • kids toys/entertainment
  • pillows
  • warm clothes
  • towel

Download the Get Ready Queensland evacuation kit fact sheet for more details on things you should look at putting into your evacuation kit.

If you are on holiday away from home and don’t have family or friends to shelter with, contact your accommodation manager to identify options for evacuation.