We provide a public health response in emergencies such as:

  • Natural disasters (e.g. earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding)
  • Pandemics like COVID-19 or influenza
  • Infectious disease outbreaks (cryptosporidium, norovirus)
  • Hazardous substance and chemical spills incidents

Are you prepared?

Getting ready before a disaster strikes will help reduce damage to your home and business and help you survive.

Preparing for an emergency

School resources

  • What’s the plan Stan? is a resource to support schools, teachers, students, and parents to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency events.
  • Emergency planning for schools - the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office actively engages with the schools in our region to ensure their plans are appropriate and are regularly practiced.

Early childhood centre resources

Community resources

  • Community Response Plans are a community-driven response plan which sets out a plan for how they will respond to an emergency.

During or after an emergency

Drinking water

Useful websites

Last updated 1 September 2023.