Are you prepared for an emergency?
Visit the Council Collaboration Group's Emergency Preparedness website to learn how to prepare your household in case of an emergency.
The website contains:
- emergency planning checklists
- information on emergency warnings
- emergency plan templates
- what to include in your emergency kit
- important contacts
- information on how to recover from an emergency.
A booklet is also available to download.
Note: the fire danger ratings have been updated. You can find the new rating system on the CFA website.
Types of emergencies
There most common types of emergencies are:
- power outages
- home fires
- bushfire and grassfires
- infectious diseases.
Being informed before and during an emergency is your best chance of survival.
VicEmergency provides emergency warnings and information across the state.
- VicEmergency website
- VicEmergency hotline 1800 226 226
- Vic Emergency app (download from the App Store or GooglePlay)
- VicEmergency Facebook
- VicEmergency Twitter
Visit our emergency alerts page for more information.
Know your neighbours
Getting to know your neighbours is an important part of emergency planning.
Knowing your neighbours makes it more likely you'll:
- turn to each other for help
- cope better with crises and emergencies in the future.
Don't be caught out.
Get to know your neighbours and their needs before an emergency.
Include pets in your plans
If you own pets, don’t forget to include them in your emergency planning and preparation. Make your plans before a fire, storm or other emergency hits. By law, animal owners have the responsibility for the health and wellbeing of their pets.
Contact us and we will get back to you.
Or call our Emergency Management team on 9298 8000.