There are websites and apps that can provide you with real-time information about storms, fires, floods and other emergency situations. Please remember though that it is your responsibility to stay informed before, during and after an emergency.
We have outlined a few useful ways of staying informed in the sections below.
VicEmergency has a real time map display with incidents across the State including floods, storms, fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, beach closures, shark sightings and more.
Remember, always access more than one source of emergency information and warnings.
VicEmergency is the official Victorian Government app for emergency warnings and information. Download VicEmergency from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
You can set up a user profile and watch zones to ensure you receive official warnings and information for areas that interest you.
Ring the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 to find out about:
Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 6.00pm. Opening times are extended during significant bushfires.
Recorded information on specific topics can be accessed 24 hours a day.
You can also contact VicEmergency here
Contact us through the National Relay Service;
To report a fire or emergency (TTY users only), access TTY 106.
If you don't speak English call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 for translated information from VicEmergency Hotline.
If you know someone who can't speak English, provide them with this number.
You can get Emergency Information by tuning into these local radio stations:
A full list of Emergency Broadcasters in Victoria can be found here
Visit Vic Roads for information on road closures.
Visit the BOM website for weather information.
The warnings will be issued via the VicEmergency App, on the radio, television and via emergency services social media pages. There are three different levels of warnings:
2. Watch and Act
3. Emergency Warning.
To learn about what each warning means, visit VicEmergency