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Save the Date! The Readiness Rally is back!


Join us for the Lithgow Readiness Rally to prepare, prevent and protect from Natural Disaster.

The new and expanded 2022 Readiness Rally expo at the Union Theatre and Transformation Hub will showcase a diverse range of activities and information sessions for all ages including:

  • Special Guest Speakers from key local industries 
  • Products and Services to help you prepare and retrofit your home
  • Workshops, Demonstrations and so much more…

Be sure to save the date and keep in touch for all the latest info on our growing list of keynote speakers, information stalls, online resources, interactive workshops and activities for the whole family.

About the Lithgow Readiness Rally

The Lithgow Readiness Rally is expanding to an exciting new venue on 15 October 2022 to bring more exhibitors, more activities and more visitors access to products and services, information, and demonstrations relating to natural disasters.
After being restricted to an online event due to Covid 19 in 2021, the 2022 Readiness Rally will be held as a FREE all day community event across the Union Theatre and University of Western Sydney to pack even more action into the highly anticipated event.
The Readiness Rally gives access to trade skills for constructing or retrofitting your home, landscaping and maintenance, to protecting your home through insurance, technology or firefighting equipment.
It’s never too early or too late to start incorporating these activities to prepare, prevent and protect from natural disaster impacting your home, family and animals.

This is a Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund project through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Highlights from the 2021 Program

View the engaging presentations and highlights from the 2021 Readiness Rally online program.

Due to the ongoing impact of Covid 19, all presentations and interactive Q & A sessions were recorded with local emergency services, community organisations and businesses and available free via the Readiness Rally website.
The presentations covered the following topics:

  • Bushfire seasonal update
  • Weeds and environment / FireWise Gardens
  • Bushfire design and construction
  • Reducing your house and property risk

2021 Readiness Rally Session Recordings

The Speakers


A list of speakers for the 2022 Readiness Rally will be added shortly. Please check back regularly and contact us if you would like more information about becoming part of our 2022 expo, key speakers and workshops program.


Nigel Bell

ECODesign Architects

Chris Ferreira

The Forever Project

Steven Houghton

Statewide Bushfire Consulting

Readiness, Resilience & Resources

In recent years, fires, floods, drought and the ongoing pandemic have brought unforeseeable challenges to the community of Lithgow. Now is the time to come together as a community and prepare for the future, together.

Our residents have fresh experiences of living through and seeing the impact of natural disasters and want to feel empowered and prepared rather than afraid. Community members are thinking more about these events and are interested in learning more about preparedness as well as the more ‘practical’ considerations of protecting your family, animals and home. 

Emergency disaster management is more effective when everyone in the community works and plans together. Our community will face disasters again in the future, in one form or another, and the best way to recover & thrive is to be aware and be prepared. Research shows that the more prepared a community is for disasters, the more resilient they become, the better their recovery will be.

Watch the Readiness Rally 2021 sessions and take important steps to ensure you know the risks, plan ahead for prevention, know how to respond during a disaster and be more resilient.

Knowledge Hub

Preparedness resources for the whole family. It’s never too early or too late to be aware and be prepared!

Register your interest in being an exhibitor at the 2022 Readiness Rally Expo today!

Are you a local business or organisation that offers disaster preparation products or services? 

To make the event bigger and better than ever, Lithgow City Council is calling for businesses and organisations that provide products, services or information to better prepare for disasters to sign up to exhibit at the event at the Union Theatre & Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub, conveniently  located on the corner of Bridge & Mort Streets, Lithgow on Saturday 15 October 2022. 

With spaces available both inside and outside the venue, the 2022 Readiness Rally is a fantastic opportuntiy bring more exhibitors, more activities and more visitors access to products and services, information, and demonstrations relating to natural disasters.

Exhibitors from Readiness Rally 2020-2021

Lithgow Bushfire Recovery and Community Day 2020

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Lithgow’s Readiness Rally 2022

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For more information or to submit a questions to the Readiness Rally contact:

Rachel Nicoll, Community Recovery Officer, 
Lithgow City Council  
Phone: 02 6354 9999

or Agnes Zalan

How to get there

Free parking etc.
Directions / Instructions.

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