Council has arranged for a number of centres that can be started up at short notice. These are listed below and can be opened as required. It may be necessary to open one or more centres depending on the location and type of emergency.
- If you are directed to evacuate, you will be advised by local radio and television which centres are open.
- You cannot take alcohol or weapons to an evacuation centre.
- You can take domestic pets with you.
- You should seek refuge with family or friends if at all possible. Evacuation centres should only be used if you have nowhere else to go.
- Evacuation centres are not 'cyclone shelters' and are not designed to protect against high winds or windborne debris.
- Upon arrival you will be asked to register with the Red Cross. Your information is provided to the National Registration and Inquiry System . Concerned family members and friends look for people through the register.
- Do not go to any evacuation centre unless officially advised.
- In severe events other locations may be identified as Evacuation Centres. The additional centres will displayed on the council current warnings page.
A map view of Evacuations Centres is available under the Maps page.