your community
for disasters
& emergencies

Northern & Yorke Regions of SA

Communities that are prepared for disaster are generally better equipped to cope and rebound

So where do we start?

In the past, events such as drought and bushfire were considered a normal part of life, however the increasing severity and complexity of events – combined with more fragmented societies, volatile climate, an increased focus on wellbeing, fewer people volunteering, and information overload – mean that communities need a simple way to plan and respond to disasters.

This website provides information and resources to help communities and councils to understand the planning, preparation, response and recovery process and what to think about when preparing for disasters. 

Information provided here reflects community feedback from a series of workshops with Councils, emergency response agencies and community members across the Northern and Yorke region of South Australia.

It’s what you told us you need: local, practical, collaborative


read the handbook

Read the handbook, it’s a good overview of the things you might need to consider when preparing your community for disasters, critical incidents and other emergencies.


Think & Prepare

Each page on this website has information to help you think about and prepare for disasters. 


Dive deeper

Dive into the resources, there are ‘how to’ guides we’ve developed for this project (look for RESOURCES in the filename), examples of other plans and links to useful sites.

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Useful apps

Alert SA

SA Government’s public safety and emergency alert app


Bureau of Meteorology
 Weather warnings and information

Be Informed

Be Informed South Australia Incidents, warnings and fire bans

SA Fires

Information about bushfire data

CFS Scan

Live pager feed for CFS, MFS, SA Ambulance Service, SES and Medstar