Disaster Ready Communities_ACT

  • VolunteeringACT’s role in emergency recovery

    As the peak body for volunteering in the ACT, VolunteeringACT holds the responsibility under the ACT Community Recovery Plan to coordinate spontaneous volunteers.

  • Why should I prepare?

    The government expects that you will be able to look after yourself for up to 72 hours, without official external help.

    As we saw during the 2003 bushfires, with most of the ACT a disaster-declared area, sometimes the scale of the disaster is simply too great. The government and emergency services simply can't help everyone at once.

  • Is my local community prepared?

    Why does it matter if your community is prepared?

    You have your emergency kit, a get-away plan and are ready to roll come what may... so who cares if there's fisticuffs at the supermarket emptying the shelves, if people are grid-locking the highways trying to get away or get home...