It can be frightening to think about having to prepare your home or property for bushfires. However daunting it may be, it’s essential to undertake as much planning as you can – and it’s much easier than you think.
Thanks to the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and Get Ready Queensland, here are some tips to make your home and family feel prepared for bushfire season:
There are also advances in building and development that can help reduce fire risks in and around your home. You can find out more by exploring Resilience Road here.
Knowing how to respond to a bushfire warning could be the difference between disaster and the survival of your home. It’s important to stay on top of updates during peak fire season, and to be across risks — these might be different for every Queenslander.
Start by getting in touch with your local council. They’ll be able to tell you if the property you are living in is at risk. This information is important for planning ahead. When a major weather event hits, your family’s safety comes first. Contact 000 in an emergency and visit Queensland Disaster Management for current local and state emergency alerts.
The information is intended to be of a general nature only. Subject to any rights you may have under any law, we do not accept any legal responsibility for any loss or damage, including loss of business or profits or any other indirect loss, incurred as a result of reliance upon it – please make your own enquiries.
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Natural hazard resilience has long been a focus for Suncorp, with many other initiatives both existing and in progress. Suncorp Insurance’s Cyclone Resilience Benefit was introduced in 2016 and is available for eligible Home Insurance customers in North Queensland. Customers who undertake eligible upgrades to their home’s cyclone readiness may get a reduction on their Suncorp Home Insurance premium4.
An Australian first for Home Insurance. It’s our commitment to help create more resilient homes. It means that if your home is substantially damaged, we’ll rebuild it stronger with recommended resilience options up to $10,000, in addition to your sum insured, all designed to help withstand severe weather5.
Helping build a more resilient Queensland together.