Emergencies

Emergencies

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 the Get Prepared App and completing an emergency plan.get the emergency preparedness app

We understand how hard it is to look beyond the COVID pandemic, but being prepared for potential bushfires, floods and sudden family crises is a great way to counter uncertainty and bring peace of mind.

It is also important to note current health orders state that in case of an emergency, you can leave your home or Local Government Area to find safety and the support you need.

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.

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:

Get Ready Business Resources

Is your business prepared for emergencies and natural disasters such as storms, flood, bushfire and heatwaves that may cause damage or interruption to your business?
Being prepared means getting your business back up and running more quickly.

Get Ready Business is a program developed by Resilience NSW in conjunction with NSW Treasury and the NSW Small Business Commission. A free Toolkit and Guide has been developed to assist you in preparing your business for disasters.To learn more about Get Ready Business and to download the free Toolkit and Guide go to: https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/Pages/for-the-community/get-ready/business.aspx

  • 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 including:

  • providing support to community groups and organisations
  • supporting organisations helping animals
  • government resources to help if the fires have impacted you or members of your extended family
  • goverment services 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.