Emergency management

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Are you prepared for an emergency?

The following booklet provides important information and resources to help you prepare for an emergency and be ready to respond in an urgent situation.

Preparing for an Emergency in Hobart booklet

Our Emergency Management Plan

The City of Hobart has an integral role in emergency management.  It has resources that may be directly utilised, has access to other resources within the community and to vital information that will be required when responding to and recovering from an emergency. 

The City of Hobart Municipal Emergency Management Plan details how the City will reduce emergency-related risks to the community. It also provides a way to mitigate and counter the impact and effects of an emergency that may arise within the municipal area.

City of Hobart Municipal Emergency Management Plan

Flooding

There are a large number of watercourses running through the City of Hobart. The steep slopes of Mount Wellington and the high rainfall nature of Tasmania means that there can be a considerable amount of water moving very quickly down Hobart’s watercourses.

See more information on what to do before, during and after a flood 

Bushfire

The City of Hobart is committed to minimising the risk of wildfire to its community, visitors and the natural environment.

The City of Hobart and the Tasmania Fire Service provide information to help the community prepare for a bushfire event. This includes supporting the delivery of the Tasmania Fire Service Bushfire Ready neighbourhood program.

View further details and relevant sites relating to Bushfire Management

Evacuation Centres

The City of Hobart has a number of Evacuation Centres that can be established if necessary. The location of the Evacuation Centre will depend upon the nature and location of emergency.

During an emergency, contact us directly or visit our official social media channels, such as Facebook, for information about the location of our evacuation centres.

Impacts on businesses

A disaster toolkit has been developed by CPA Australia to assist businesses following a disaster.

The toolkit provides a comprehensive guide for business owners following an unforeseen disaster event.

This guide has been prepared to assist business owners or managers to take a considered approach to the many elements of recovery following a disaster.

See the Disaster Recovery Toolkit for Businesses

Pets and animals

It is up to animal owners to prepare for their safety and welfare in the case of an emergency. Planning now will reduce the stress during an emergency. 

Further details for pet management during emergencies

Emergency contacts

The City of Hobart After Hours Emergency Telephone Number is (03) 6278 0200

The Emergency Services number is 000

View further Emergency Contact Details