Get Ready Queensland - for councils
About Get Ready Queensland
Get Ready Queensland is about building our resilience to deal with the extreme weather and natural disasters that are part of living in our state. Its aim is to make Queensland the nation’s most disaster resilient state.
Resilience is about more than just good preparation or effective responding. It is about accepting that extreme weather is part of living in Queensland, and preparing to handle it accordingly.
The program provides a total of $2 million in Queensland Government funding to help local governments improve their communities’ resilience and aligns with QRA’s mission to make Queensland the most disaster resilient state in Australia.
Get Ready Queensland Week 2019 is October 13-19.
Councils have been advised in writing of their respective approved funding amount for the 2019-20 Get Ready Queensland program.
Guidelines, Funding Agreement, and plan of activities
- The Get Ready Queensland Guidelines 2019-20 (PDF, 1.23 MB) provide a program overview and information about eligibility, desired outcomes, branding and funding conditions.
- Funding is conditional on your organisation submitting a Plan of Activities (.xml, 885 KB) for approval by 5 July 2019, and abiding by the requirements of the terms and conditions of the Funding Agreement and the Program Guidelines.
Co-branded advertising resources
Councils are encouraged to localise program messages by co-branding marketing and advertising materials. If you would like to add your council logo to an existing generic campaign material, or if you would like to create new campaign material from scratch, please contact the Get Ready Queensland team on (07) 3008 7233 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-branded print materials and collateral
An online Get Ready Queensland portal has been set up to provide an option for councils to order print materials and collateral for delivery. Councils to upload their logo for co-branding if they wish. To make alternate print arrangements for Get Ready Queensland please refer to the Get Ready Queensland branding guidelines and logos.
Access the Get Ready Queensland portal.
Branding Guidelines, logos and resources
All disaster preparedness activities delivered using 2019-20 Get Ready Queensland Program funding must use the Get Ready Queensland name, namestyle logo and branding. Please refer to the Get Ready 2019-20 Queensland Branding Guidelines and Key Messages for Councils (PDF | 2.9 MB)
Where possible use the Get Ready Queensland namestyle logo with website address as a call to action.
The Get Ready Queensland namestyle logos are available for download via zip file.
If you have any queries about Get Ready Queensland branding and use of logos please contact Get Ready Queensland team on (07) 3008 7233 or via email to email@example.com.
Get Ready Queensland branded resources for councils available for download are:
- Generic A3 posters via zip file
- Emergency contact list and packing list DLs via zip file
- Email banners via zip file
- Facebook cover photos via zip file
- Social media videos via zip file
- Powerpoint templates
- Word document templates via zip file
In addition, Get Ready Queensland has created an image library, these photographs are available to councils to be used on Get Ready Queensland materials.
- Sub category brand hero image library via zip file
- Bushfire/landslide/earthquake image library via zip file
- Business/council/practical tasks image library via zip file
- Heatwave/pandemic image library via zip file
- Lifestyle/community image library via zip file
- Storms/storm surge/flood/cyclones image library (Part 1) via zip file
- Storms/storm surge/flood/cyclones image library (Part 2) via zip file
Media protocol and social media acknowledgement
Councils and state government agencies undertaking media for the Get Ready Queensland program are requested to send details of scheduled media events and media releases to firstname.lastname@example.org
Councils should recognise the Get Ready Queensland program through social media accounts by proactively arranging photographs and social media posts for Get Ready Queensland activities and initiatives and applying the social media hashtag and tagging the Get Ready Queensland social media accounts:
- Facebook - @GetReadyQueensland #GetReadyQueensland
- Twitter - @GetReadyQld #GetReadyQueensland
- Instagram - @GetReadyQueensland #GetReadyQueensland
Social media tile images and Facebook cover images for councils to promote Get Ready Queensland through Twitter and Facebook are available for download (.zip)
Administration of Get Ready Queensland
In August 2017, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) assumed administrative responsibility for the Get Ready Queensland grant program from the (then) Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP).
Last updated on 12 July 2019.