Be ready for all kinds of hazards

Nelson Tasman Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Civil Defence is about the resilience of our communities. We assist families and businesses to be ready when disaster strikes. We make plans, so we are ready to respond to emergencies, lead the response to emergency events, and coordinate recovery afterwards. Learn more about us.

COVID-19 News

  • COVID-19 Alert Level 2 - 03/09/2021 4:56pm

    Nelson Tasman is at Orange (from 11:59 pm 2 December 2021). 

    The traffic light system is in place, and the Nelson Tasman region is currently at orange. 

    With cases currently in our community, please make sure you continue to check locations of interest regularly.
    For the latest testing and vaccination information from Nelson Marlborough Health, click here. 
    Anyone who was at a location of interest at the specified time and their household is asked to self-isolate and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on testing.

    Testing centres including hours of operation can be found here.

    For the latest information about the traffic light settings, please go here. 

    For the latest Tasman District Council facilities information go here.

    For the latest Nelson City Council facilities information go here.

    Go to to find out the latest information on COVID-19.


Get Ready at Work

  • Step 1: Prepare a workplace emergency plan for your business
  • Step 2: Get your staff ready
  • Step 3 : Get your business through

Get Ready @ Work

Get Ready at School

  • Step 1: Create an emergency management plan for your school
  • Step 2: Prepare students on what to do in an emergency
  • Step 3: Getting through and getting back on track

Get Ready @ School

Get Ready in the Community

  • Get to know your neighbours and community
  • Create a community-driven response plan
  • Become a emergency management volunteer

Get Ready @ Community

Get Ready at Home

  • Create a Household Emergency plan
  • Assemble & maintain emergency items
  • Get Connected

Get Ready @ Home