When an emergency happens, civil defence and emergency services will be busy helping the people who need them most.
It's up to you to make sure your whānau and the people you care about know what to do.
Planning for emergencies makes good business sense. It helps keep you and your workers safe and minimises downtime.
getready.govt.nz is now available in both Te Reo Māori and New Zealand Sign Language. Just select the language you want in the top right corner of the website to get started.
There are a number of different hazards in New Zealand. Find out about other hazards, and who is responsible for managing emergencies related to these hazards.
The 2022 nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is happening between 6-7pm on Sunday 22 May. Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. They are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted cell towers.Learn more about Emergency Mobile Alert
What’s the Plan, Stan? is a resource to support schools, teachers and students to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency events.Explore our resource for schools
Help your friends, family and community get prepared for emergencies. Get to know your neighbours and plan for an emergency with your community.Find out how to get your community ready
With COVID-19 in our community, there are simple steps that we can take to slow the spread of the virus — protecting ourselves and others.Find out how to get COVID-19 ready
If you have a disability or any requirements that may put you at greater risk in an emergency, find advice to get ready. See what steps you can take and find information in New Zealand Sign Language and audio format.Find advice for disabled people
Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, and often without warning. It is important to make emergency plans so you know what to do when an emergency happens.
Make a plan for your home, work, school, marae or community.Make your emergency plans