Are you prepared? Emergency preparedness sessions

Published: 30 August 2019

Cardinia Shire Council and Outlook Community Centre are encouraging local residents to attend emergency preparedness sessions to discuss how you can be better prepared to survive an emergency event.

The free sessions provide residents with information such as checklists and contact numbers and assist in helping create personalised evacuation kits. The sessions are relevant to emergencies including fires, floods and storms.

Session details

6.30 – 8pm, 3 September 2019

Outlook Community Centre, 24 Toomuc Valley Road, Pakenham

Cost: Free

10 – 11.30am, 4 September 2019

Outlook Community Centre, 24 Toomuc Valley Road, Pakenham

Cost: Free

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Graeme Moore encouraged all residents, particularly those living within fire and flood zones, to attend one of Council’s free sessions.

“Emergencies can affect any community at almost any time, and the recent Bunyip Complex Fires have shown us just how dangerous, and real, they can be,” he said.

“It is vital that every community member living within an emergency zone is prepared for any event that may occur. Do not leave your planning to the last minute. Give your family the best chance by being prepared. Please consider attending one of these localised, free sessions.”

RSVP is essential. To book your place, call 5940 4728 or online at

A number of ‘drop-in’ emergency preparedness sessions are also available throughout the coming months. These sessions do not require RSVP. Residents are encouraged to come along for information regarding emergency preparedness.

Spring Reserve Roadshow – Cuppa with a cop

11am – 12pm, 3 September 2019

PB Ronald Reserve, Anderson Street, Pakenham

Seniors Expo – Embracing Ageing

9am – 5pm, 10 September 2019

Cardinia Cultural Centre, 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham

Emerald Monthly Market

9am – 2pm, 20 October 2019

Killvington Drive, Emerald

Spring Reserve Roadshow – Emergency Services visit

11am – 12pm, 6 November 2019

JAC Russell Reserve, Main Street, Gembrook

Music on the Grass

10am – 4pm, 17 November 2019

Koo Wee Rup Community Gardens Koo Wee Rup Regional Health Service, Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup

For more information, or if you would like the emergency management team to attend a meeting of your community group or a local community event, please contact on 5943 4232 or