Emergency Management

Planning to cope with potential emergencies is a vital part of our work.

We have a Municipal Emergency Management Plan which is updated regularly. The Plan has actions that help us plan for, prevent, respond to and recover from emergencies. This Plan is the result of co-operative efforts between Council, local emergency services and the Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) region.

As part of the overall plan, a number of other plans have been developed including:

  • Municipal Fire Prevention Plan - identifies areas, buildings and land use which are at particular risk in the event of fire; how each identified risk is to be treated and who is responsible for treating those risks.
  • Municipal Recovery Plan - guides us in recovery efforts in the case of emergency.  Activates up to 13 sub committees (dependant on the type of emergency and degree of recovery measures required.)

For more information on emergency planning, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator on 1300 BCOAST (226 278).

Current Emergencies, Warnings and Weather Reports

This page contains links to agencies providing information on current emergencies, warnings and weather

Emergency Management & Relief

Council plays an important coordinating role in an emergency.

Emergency Management Plan

Council's Municipal Emergency Management Plan guides us in how to prevent, respond to and recover from emergencies within the Shire.

Fire Danger Period, Burning Off and Total Fire Ban

Find out what local restrictions are in place.

Fire Management

The Municipal Fire Management Plan contains information on bushfire risk and the risk of fire associated with structures and chemicals and identifies work that takes place across member agencies to reduce these fire risks.

Flood & Storm

If your area is subject to flooding please make sure you and your family read the following advice, it could help save your property or life

Bushfire Place of Last Resort

A Neighbourhood Safer Place is also known as a Place of Last Resort. It is a building or space within a community that may provide some protection from radiant heat, the biggest killer during bushfire.

Volunteering for emergency work

Looking for a rewarding experience? Become a volunteer.

What You Can Do - Personal Planning

Take some time to think about and plan for emergencies

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