Plan and Prepare

How to Prepare for Emergencies

  • Make a plan
  • Assemble your grab & go bag
  • Connect with your neighbours and community resources

Prepare Yourself Workbook

Regional preparedness guide that includes how to make an emergency plan and grab & go kit.

Register for a Free Workshop

Learn about making a plan, emergency kits and much more.

Grab & Go Bag Essentials

A checklist of what to include in your grab & go emergency kit.

Connect with Your Neighbours

Connected neighbourhoods and communities can recover quicker following an emergency. 

Here are some ways to connect with your neighbours and be better prepared:

  • create a neighbourhood map and identify a muster station, people with pets, skills and resources, and anyone who may need extra help
  • organize a first aid course or book a free emergency preparedness workshop for your neighbourhood group
  • create a tool library that you can share every day and during an emergency
  • purchase emergency supplies and kits together (in bulk) and save money
  • organize a block party that provides emergency preparedness resources, materials and games to share

Neighbour Hubs

Neighbour Hubs are public gathering places that provide emergency resources for neighbourhoods in Victoria. They include solar charging stations, bulletin boards, local emergency information and storage for emergency supplies. These amenities are built into public seating on local streets.

There are currently three Neighbour Hubs in Victoria 

  • Leonard Street: on Leonard Street at Cambridge Street, near Beacon Hill Park
  • Harbour Road: on Harbour Road, at the Galloping Goose Regional Trail intersection. 
  • Kings Road: on Kings Road, in front of the Wark Street Park. 

Read the Neighbour Hubs Information Guide to learn how you can bring one to your neighbourhood.