Civil Defence Centres

Listen to your radio or check social media during an emergency to find out which Civil Defence Centre is open and what support they are providing.

A Civil Defence Centre (CDC) is a support facility that is managed by Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) during an emergency to support individuals, families/whanau and the community.

CDCs are open to members of the public and may be used for any relevant purpose, including public information, evacuation, welfare and recovery, depending on what the community needs. They can be operated by CDEM-led teams, including CDEM-trained volunteers, OR by official other agencies. 

​​Hamilton City currently has two potential Civil Defence Centres (CDCs).​​
​We may open one or both of these if an emergency happens

On the western side of the Waikato River

FMG Stadium Waikato, 128 Seddon Road​

On the eastern side of the Waikato River

Claudelands Event Centre, corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace​

​Places like community halls, churches, stadiums and other suitable facilities may be activated in response to an emergency or disaster in Hamilton also. These will be updated on the 'Hamilton City Emergency Status' during an emergency or disaster.

Find a list of local radio stations here.

Page reviewed: 08 Mar 2022 10:15am