In some emergencies the safest action is to stay inside, but in other circumstances it can be safer to leave a building or evacuate an entire area. The appropriate action depends on the particular hazard causing the emergency.

Consult the relevant information and action guides and follow advice from emergency authorities.

If you leave

If you have time before you leave, you should:

Helpful hints

If you decide or are advised to evacuate the area, leave as early as possible - even hours before, in the case of bushfires.