New Zealand ShakeOut

ShakeOut is the national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, taking place on Thursday 15 October 2020.

During the ShakeOut drill, participants drop, cover and hold for up to one minute to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake — Drop, Cover and Hold — and to practise a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) if in a coastal area.

As part of the ShakeOut drill, staff and students are encouraged to review their own readiness regarding what they need to do during an earthquake, what their plan is if the campus they are on is at risk of a tsunami, and what they can do at home and work to prepare for an emergency.

For more information about the national drill, visit the New Zealand ShakeOut website

Personal emergency planning

Whether an earthquake occurs while at home or at work, ensure you have a plan for communicating with family and have sufficient emergency supplies.

Participating in emergency response

Find out about how to participate in the University's response to an earthquake as a Building Cluster or Victoria Rescue responder

University earthquake procedures

Find out about the University’s procedure for what do if an earthquake occurs while on campus.

University News articles on ShakeOut

Week 1 - Drop, cover and hold for ShakeOut and be in to win

Week 2 - Prepare for an emergency to help yourself and those around you

Week 3 - Knowing what to do in the aftermath of an earthquake