Are you ready for an emergency?

A new app, jointly created by Australian Red Cross and general insurer IAG, is making it easier for you to prepare for an emergency.

Called Get Prepared, the app aims to help keep personal emergency plans close to hand.

Hawkesbury City Council is encouraging residents to prepare and stay safe in a disaster or a time of crisis by downloading and completing the emergency plan available on the Get Prepared app, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert said.

“The app helps you connect with your key support people, accomplish simple tasks to make you and your loved ones safer, and protect the things that matter most to you,” Mayor Calvert said.

Get Prepared is a free and easy to use, one-stop tool to help you prepare for any type of emergency. You can:

  • Get Prepared - establish a quick and easy network of support with your three key contacts
  • Review the risks relevant to where you live
  • Create checklists of actions to make an emergency plan
  • Save the emergency plan as a PDF to be printed and shared with others.

Council is supporting local residents to become more resilient to disasters, the Mayor continued.

“As a participating Council in the Resilient Sydney Strategy, we are collaborating with the Councils of Sydney to create a metropolis that is connected, inclusive and resilient,” Mayor Calvert said.

“Council is also developing its own local Resilience Plan in order to strengthen the community to become more resilient to the challenges that are presented from chronic stresses and major shocks affecting the local government area.”

The Get Prepared app is available at

Resilient Sydney

Resilient Sydney is a program aligned to the 100 Resilient Cities initiative pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. The program is a collaboration of all the councils of metropolitan Sydney, hosted by the City of Sydney.

The Resilient Sydney Strategy (2018) is the first resilience strategy for metropolitan Sydney which calls for business, government, academia, communities and individuals to lead and work as one city. Resilient Sydney’s vision for Sydney is a metropolis that is connected, inclusive and resilient. The Resilient Sydney Strategy is available at

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