Emergencies are an inherent part of the Australian environment. While we cannot prevent events such as floods, storms and earthquakes, we can all take action to minimise the risks they pose to our community.
In the state of South Australia, there are dedicated lead agencies for each hazard/emergency. The list below shows some of the hazards we may face and which agency is in charge.
Types of emergency
Bushfire – Country Fire Service
Urban Fire – Metropolitan Fire Service
Storms and flood – State Emergency Service
Extreme heat – State Emergency Service
Earthquake – South Australia Police
RediPlan emergency preparedness sessions - cancelled
18 March 2020 - These events have been cancelled due to state and federal government advice on COVID-19. For more information on Council's response to COVID-19 and other affected services, programs and events visit this page
Emergencies can strike at any time. They can damage and in some cases destroy homes and valuables. They often have negative effects on health, they upset routines, and in many cases they can lead to significant financial burden.
Discover how you can get prepared for an emergency at a RediPlan Emergency Preparedness workshop session.
RediPlan emergency preparedness sessions:
- Monday 16 March, 1-3pm - Holden Hill Community Centre, Holden Hill
- Tuesday 17 March, 5.30-7.30pm - Road & Cycle Safety Centre, Ridgehaven
- Thursday 19 March, 12.30-2.30pm - Tea Tree Gully Library, Modbury
- Monday 23 March, 10am-12pm - Tea Tree Gully Library
- Tuesday 24 March, 9.30-11.30am - Greenwith Community Centre, Greenwith
- Thursday 2 April, 6-8pm - Surrey Downs Community Centre, Surrey Downs
For more information on other hazards and for general information on emergencies refer to sa.gov.au via the link below.
For disaster / emergency information relating to the City of Tea Tree Gully please refer below.