Your plan must be prepared and practised with all members of your family or household before the start of the bushfire season. You need to know how long it will take to prepare yourself and your house and to find all your kits. Practise packing the car so it is quick and everything fits – including the pets! Your Bushfire Survival Plan should include a list of what you will take or store and what you will pack it in. This way you can avoid dithering and a rising sense of panic as you race to complete everything in time. Fires can move very quickly.

Circumstances change so review your plan each year before the bushfire season starts. Keep it in an easy to find place and make sure everyone in the family knows where it is. Share your plan with your wider family, friends and neighbours so that when there is a bushfire they will know that you are prepared and know where to find you.