NSW Government NSW Rural Fire Service Fire and Rescue NSW

Important Items Checklist

Prepare an Emergency Survival Kit before the bush fire season starts.

Keep your Emergency Survival Kit in a waterproof storage container in a location that is easy to get to and that the whole family knows about. This will make it quick and easy to find when you need it.

Items to include

  • Portable battery-operated radio
  • Waterproof torch
  • Spare batteries
  • First aid kit with manual
  • Woollen blankets
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Drinking water

Before You Leave Add

  • Cash, ATM cards, credit cards
  • Medications, toiletries and sanitary supplies
  • Special requirements for infants, elderly, injured, disabled
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Important documents (passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, insurance policy), valuables and photos
  • Change of clothes for everyone
Remember to prepare for your pets as well. Make sure your pet is wearing an identification tag. If you are leaving, take a leash, basket, medication, food and a familiar toy for your animal.