The welfare of your pets is your responsibility. It is up to you to prepare for the safety and welfare of your pets in case of an emergency. Planning now will lessen the stress during an emergency on both you and your animals.

Be Prepared

Act Early

If you decide to move animals to a safer place, do so early to avoid unnecessary risk.

Ensure there is access to plenty of food and water.

If staying at home, secure animals in good time so that they do not take flight.

Be Considerate

If you have to leave pets behind:

Act Safely

Your safety, and that of your family, is paramount. Do not risk human life trying to find and protect pets.


If you are directed to evacuate take your pet with you. Do not leave animals unattended or in a motor vehicle during an emergency.

If you are unable to evacuate your animals you should notify the Department of Primary Industries on (02) 6391 3100