Natural Disaster: Tools and Resources

Articles, Videos and Tools and resources to help you prepare for:

  • Bushfire

  • Storms and Flooding

  • Extreme Heat

  • Air Quality

Personal emergency: TOOLS AND RESOURCES

Tools and resources to help you prepare for:

  • Fires In The Home

  • Personal Safety

  • Being Out In The Community

  • Preparing Service Animals and Pets

External Resources


Alert NSW brings together social media messages from NSW emergency services all in one place. You will find agency Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds that can provide you with important information during an emergency.

Feeds may change during an emergency so they provide you with the most relevant information for the event.

Emergency New South Wales recommends that you obtain information from a variety of sources during an emergency incident. These include:

The above information on Alert NSW were taken from Emergency NSW ( as a result I'm Okay and PDCN are not responsible for any errors in this information.


Get Ready is a project run by the Deaf Society of NSW. The project has made important emergency information deaf-friendly and easily accessible. 

Their website features 7 Auslan videos based on the Red Cross Redi Plan. These videos cover the steps to take when preparing an emergency plan for your household based on the risks in your area including bushfires, housefires, floods and storms.

For more information and access to their resources please visit the Get Ready website. 

Prepare, nsw

Prepare, NSW is a project by the University of Sydney, Centre for Disability Research and Policy funded through the NSW and Commonwealth governments’ National Partnership Agreement – Natural Disaster Resilience Program.

The Project brought together knowledge and experience from the emergency management, health and disability sectors to design an online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) resource on person-centred emergency preparedness and planning with people with disability and chronic health conditions in the community.

For more information and access to their resources please visit the Prepare, NSW website.

Person Centred Emergency Preparedness Tool

The Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (PCEP) tool is designed for use by community health and disability providers to enable emergency preparedness in others. The PCEP can be used to facilitate meaningful conversations with clients in the community that raise awareness about emergency preparedness to:

·         Improve emergency preparedness for people with chronic health conditions and disability

·         Reduce negative consequences of disaster triggered by natural hazard emergencies, and

·         Improve recovery following a natural hazard event.

Please click here to access the User Guide.