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Get Ready GC

Disasters can happen quickly, sometimes without warning, so having your emergency plan in place is vital. Discover easy steps to keep your family, pets and property safe.

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Disaster management

While the Gold Coast is renowned for its sunny weather, the city is still vulnerable to severe floods, storms, bushfires, cyclones and heat waves.

Our best protection in any disaster is to be prepared. Click on the subjects below to find practical advice helpful before, during and after a disaster.

City Dashboard

City Dashboard

Visit the City dashboard for real-time information on road closures, weather warnings, and traffic and beach conditions during a severe weather event.

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Be Prepared

Be prepared

Know how to be prepare for an emergency situation to help avoid panic, cope with the unexpected, and minimise the risk to you, your family and your pets.

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Prepare your emergency kit

Emergency kit

Did you know that most items in an emergency kit can be found around the house? Find out what you have and buy what you don’t have.

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Emergency Plan

Emergency plan

Emergencies are very stressful situations. You can reduce the impact on your household by agreeing on a course of action prior to a major incident.

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Emergency Contacts

Emergency contacts

Save this list of emergency contacts into your phone and write them into your family emergency plan. It’s important that you are able to call for help if the situation arises.

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Get Ready

Get Ready

Get Ready Gold Coast is an annual campaign promoting the importance of preparing for potential severe weather events.

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Pet emergency plan

Pet emergency plans

Pets are vulnerable in storms. Will your pets be looked after if you can’t get home in a storm? Make sure you have a plan for them.

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During a disaster

During a disaster

Do you know what to do in the middle of an emergency weather event? Find useful website links, plus tips on how to keep you and your family safe.

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Community Disaster Management Guide

Community disaster guide

Read our Community Disaster Guide and find out about three easy steps to protect your family, property and belongings in a disaster situation.

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Recovering from a disaster

Recovering from a disaster

In the immediate hours following a disaster, City of Gold Coast coordinates the initial welfare and evacuation response for the city.

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Disaster Coordination

Disaster coordination

Disaster coordination is a partnership between the City of Gold Coast, State and Federal emergency teams and the community.

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City news updates

City news updates

For City of Gold Coast’s latest news and alerts in one convenient location, view our Media Centre. Save the link so you won't miss a thing.

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