Emergency Management

Council's Municipal Emergency Management Plan 2017 (PDF 1.1MB) guides us in how to prepare for, respond to and recover from, emergencies within Bass Coast. It maps out how we, as a community, can respond to and recover from disasters.

The Plan:

  • Identifies things that can be done to prevent or reduce the causes or effects of emergencies
  • Provides information on how we best use municipal resources in response to emergencies
  • Details how support may be provided to, or from, adjoining municipalities
  • Identifies how we will assist the affected community to recover following an emergency
  • Links to other local, regional and state planning arrangements

What will Council do?

Council will manage municipal resources and coordinate community support during both the response to, and recovery from, emergencies including:

  • Provide emergency relief to affected persons when the emergency is happening usually by opening an Emergency Relief Centre
  • Coordinate the assessment of the impact of the emergency, finding out who has been impacted and to what extent
  • Coordinate recovery activities within Bass Coast, in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services

Need to know more or have any comments?

More information about the Municipal Emergency Management Plan is available by contacting the Emergency Management Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.

Current Emergencies, Warnings and Weather Reports

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

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Emergency Management & Relief

Council plays an important coordinating role in an emergency.

Fire Danger Period, Burning Off and Total Fire Ban

Find out what local restrictions are in place.

Fire Management

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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

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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