City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444

Family Emergency Planning including pets and livestock

During a major emergency, confusion and fear could make decision-making difficult, therefore having a plan can help.

Your plan should include any pets and livestock. Below is a short clip captured by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI), its about the Black Saturday experiences of a farmer and horse owner in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria.

The following video aims to help other horse owners prepare for the bushfire season. 


The City has developed the Disaster Aware App which helps the community understand relevant risk within Cockburn and how to best prepare.

The App allows users to create and share tailored emergency plans for families and friends and can send push notifications of emergencies unfolding within the City of Cockburn to keep our residents informed, safe and aware of what is happening around them.

Other useful links for developing a Family Emergency Plan:

  • Prepare. Act. Survive
  • RediPlan (Red Cross)

    Survival KitsSurvival Kit

    Along with your plan, there should be a survival kit. Whether you plan to leave early or stay and defend your property, a prepared kit for you, your family and pets will help you get through the first few days after a fire or major emergency.

    Other useful links for developing a Family Emergency Plan:

  • Family emergency planning


    Contact Us:

    T: 08 9411 3444