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Will you leave early?

 
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​​​Will you leave early?

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​If you plan to leave early, then you ​​​must leave your home well before a bushfire threatens and travelling by road becomes hazardous.

You will need a Bushfire Evacuation Kit to ensure you and your family have important items and equipment required to relocate for the time needed.​​

Protective clothing for you and your family
Long sleeve shirt
Long sleeve shirt
Jeans
Jeans
Boots
Boots
Hat
Hat
Safety goggles
Safety goggles
Bottled water (enough for all)
Bottled water (enough for all)
Battery-operated radio
Battery-operated radio
Batteries
Batteries
Mobile phone & charger
Mobile phone & charger
Blankets (natural fibres)
Blankets (natural fibres)
Passports & birth certificates
Passports & birth certificates
Wallets/purses
Wallets/purses
Medications
Medications
Family photos, valuables & documents
Family photos, valuables & documents
Children's toys
Children's toys

Your property should be well-prepared for the fire, even if you intend to leave early.
A well-prepared property stands a greater chance of surviving.

  • Move cars to a safe location
  • Remove garden furniture, door mats and other items
  • Close windows and doors and shut blinds
  • Take down curtains and move furniture away from windows
  • Seal gaps under doors and windows with wet towels
  • Bring pets inside and restrain them (leash, cage or secure room) and provide water
  • Block downpipes (at the top) and fill gutters with water if possible
  • Wet down the sides of buildings, decks and close shrubbery in the likely path of the bushfire
  • Wet down fine fuels close to buildings
  • Turn on garden sprinklers for 30 minutes before the bushfire arrives
  • Fill containers with water - baths, sinks, buckets, wheelie bins
  • Tune in to warnings to monitor local radio, websites or social media for updates
  • Put on protective clothing
  • Drink lots of water.

Contingency Plan

Have a contingency plan, just in case. For example, a rapid onset fire could make travel dangerous and force you to stay, or your vehicle may be unavailable or not working.

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