1. Understand your risk

Tasmania continues to experience bushfires, floods, and other natural disasters that have major impacts on individuals, communities, the economy and the environment.

A natural disaster can happen at any time and things can change quickly. Bushfires, floods and storms are not uncommon to Northern Tasmania and can take place at short notice. Other disasters may be rare but it's important to be aware of and plan for them.

Included in this section are a range of disasters that may occur in the City of Launceston municipality. For each type of disaster, you will find information to help you assess your risk and determine the types of emergencies you may need to plan and prepare for. 

Types of disasters