Stay or Go - Green Bag Project

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Home Evacuation Flagging Trial for Banjup and parts of Jandakot

In a major emergency, such as a bushfire, you may need to leave your property or you may choose to stay and defend it. You can alert emergency services what you have chosen to do by placing the green or orange flagging bag over your standard council bin at the front of your driveway.

GREEN MEANS I’VE GONE
Use a green bag placed over your standard green council bin as a flagging device when you are leaving your property and when you are confident no other people remain at the

Home Evacuation Flagging Trial for Banjup and parts of Jandakot

In a major emergency, such as a bushfire, you may need to leave your property or you may choose to stay and defend it. You can alert emergency services what you have chosen to do by placing the green or orange flagging bag over your standard council bin at the front of your driveway.

GREEN MEANS I’VE GONE
Use a green bag placed over your standard green council bin as a flagging device when you are leaving your property and when you are confident no other people remain at the property. You should only use the green bag flagging system when you have enough time to do so. Your safety comes first. Displaying the green home evacuation flagging bag over your council rubbish bin at the front of your property during an emergency indicates to the authorities that you’ve left your property. This allows police or other emergency authorities to prioritise checking on other properties where no green bag is displayed, saving time and potential lives.

ORANGE MEANS I’M STAYING
Use an orange bag placed over your standard green council bin as a flagging device when
you have chosen to stay and actively defend the property. You should only choose to actively defend if your property is prepared to the highest level, you have a well-developed and practiced emergency plan and you are confident that you are physically and mentally capable to defend. Displaying the orange home evacuation flagging bag over your council rubbish bin at the front of your property during an emergency indicates to the authorities that you have chosen to stay and defend.