Hazards in Wellington

Wellington City is threatened by various hazards, both natural and man-made.

Natural hazards are naturally occurring processes such as earthquakes and storms. Man-made hazards are the result of human activities such as infrastructure failures and hazardous substances.

While incidents occur every day, the occurrence and/or impact of a hazard can cause an emergency if the consequences have a significant negative effect on people, property, or the environment.

Our top hazards

The top hazards we plan for in Wellington City are:

  • pandemic 
  • earthquake
  • landslide
  • tsunami
  • storm
  • lifeline utility failure.

Get prepared

Check out the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) website to find out how you, your household, whānau, organisation, business and community can be better prepared.

Get prepared

See also these websites for further information relating to natural hazards: