Emergencies

Emergencies

Get Prepared app - are you ready for an emergency

Are you ready for an emergency?

Download the free Get Prepared app to prepare for an emergency

Penrith City Council encourages you to prepare and stay safe in a disaster or a time of crisis by downloading and completing an emergency plan on the Get Prepared App.

Co-created by Australian Red Cross and general insurer IAG, the Get Prepared 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.

The App is a free and easy-to-use, one-stop tool to help you prepare for any type of emergency. 

You can:

  • establish a quick and easy network of support with three key contacts
  • review 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.

As a participating Council in the Resilient Sydney program, we are collaborating with the Councils of Sydney to create a metropolis that is connected, inclusive and resilient.

Do one simple thing to make you and your family safer in an emergency: download the Get Prepared app.

  • Ambulance, fire brigade or police emergencies: 000
  • Police Assistance Line: 131 444

- including bushfires, floods and major storm damage.

If you live near a waterway or flood prone area, visit the NSW SES FloodSafe site to plan for and stay safe from floods.

Sites to monitor for updates include:

Bushfire Resources and Donations

The following fact sheet has information that may be of assistance:

  • How to provide assistance to community groups and organisations
  • How to support organisations helping animals
  • Government resources available that may be able to help if the fires have impacted you or members of your extended family
  • Goverment Services available that may be able to provide assistance if you or a family member are a landholder or a small business owner directly impacted by the bushfires

Bushfire Information Fact Sheet 

Download the Penrith Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) for the Penrith Local Government Area.