You can't stop a disaster, but you can prepare for one. 

Being as prepared as possible can help you stay calm, reduce stress and minimise the impact of a disaster and potential damages. Australian Red Cross has created tools to help you. Take action now and plan ahead.

Get packing

Use this checklist to pack what you may need. 


Make a Rediplan

Use the Australian Red Cross template to create an emergency Rediplan. 


Download the App

The Get Prepared App1 helps you access your plan if a disaster hits. 


How we help communities plan for and respond to disaster

Find out about our other community initiatives

Community grants

Our grants program helps support local organisations doing great work in their communities.

Mental health and wellbeing

We work alongside Beyond Blue3 to help make mental health and wellbeing a part of everyday conversations.

Literacy and education

Our partnership with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation4 and our very own Pen Pal Club are two initiatives that help increase access for more children to books and literacy content.

1 Standard download charges apply based on your phone carrier. No further charges apply to download app. 

Australian Red Cross Society (ABN 50 169 561 394) 23-47 Villiers Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051. When you make a donation to Australian Red Cross at a participating Australia Post outlet, 100% of your donation is received by the Australian Red Cross Disaster Response and Recovery Fund.

3 Beyond Blue Limited (ABN 87 093 865 840) GPO Box 1883 Melbourne VIC 3001.

Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ABN 45 146 631 843) PO Box 663 Broadway NSW 2007.