Be pet-ready in an emergency

This week is Emergency Preparedness Week – 31 August to 6 September 2020. Throughout this week Hawkesbury City Council is encouraging the Hawkesbury community to get prepared in the event of an emergency.

Do you have your plan ready to ensure your pets will be safe during an emergency such as flood, bushfire, storm or tsunami?

Make a plan for your animals today

Emergencies can occur suddenly and planning for your pets and animals keeps everyone safe.

The resources at have been prepared in collaboration with a range of organisations to help you, your group, association, breed club, business and local community to be prepared for emergencies.

If you are not at home when an emergency occurs, it’s worth having a simple chat to share your plan with family, friends or a neighbour. You can then have peace of mind that someone can help your animals if you are not there.

Get Ready and Make an Animal Emergency Plan

A template plan is available at

Emergency Information

  • In a life threatening emergency dial 000 (triple zero) immediately
  • If you find wildlife impacted during emergencies, please contact WIRES on 1300 094 737, or Wildlife Rescue Inc on 1300 596 457 (24/7 number).

For more information, visit


Council has created a One Stop Shop on its 'Your Hawkesbury Your Say' community consultation page which has important information, links, videos and documents that will help you to GET READY. If you haven’t done so already, download the Red Cross Get Prepared app at and download the Rediplan

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