Prepare your property

Dedicate time to protect your physical assets from natural disasters. Whether you rent or own your business premises, you should inspect the physical plant and assess the impact a natural disaster would have on your facilities.

There are many things you can do to protect your property. Some are simple and temporary while others involve permanent structural work.

In high risk areas, consider an investment to make your property more resistant to the relevant natural hazard. If you live in a flood prone region, consider installing flood protection products. 

Tip: Always use qualified maintenance staff or licenced contractors.

Potential crisis events

Visit the Potential crisis events page for information on possible natural hazards and how to assess the risk of them affecting your business. If you aren’t sure whether your property or business is at risk from disasters caused by natural hazards, check with your local council.

Once you have an idea of what potential crisis events you are at risk of, spend time preparing your property as required.

The VIC State Emergency Services website External link has detailed information on how to prepare for different crisis events such as flood, storm and earthquakes. 

For bushfire property preparedness read the Tourism Business Fire Ready Kit, 2013 (1.3 MB)PDF

Last Updated 24th July 2017