Emergency Management Victoria has launched its bushfire-preparedness campaign How Well do You Know Fire?
Every Victorian is asked to plan and prepare for fire. Visit the campaign website for useful information at www.vic.gov.au/how-well-do-you-know-fire.
Bushfires are a major risk threatening life and property in Victoria. There are a number of ways you can prepare your family and property to minimise a bushfire's impact and give you peace of mind throughout the fire season.
You can locate valuable information on how to plan and prepare for fires on the Country Fire Authority website.
Forest Fire Management Victoria have great advice for communities on managing fuel and risks, with planned burning information listed also.
A national hazard warning system has been adopted to streamline warnings Australia-wide.
Visit the Australian Warning System website for more details.
The VicEmergency app is available on Android and Apple devices. It provides community information and warnings for all types of emergencies in Victoria and brings together emergency information and warnings from agencies including:
Victorian Bushfire Information Line - 1800 240 667. Callers with hearing or speech difficulties can use textphone / telewriter (TTY) on 1800 555 677.
SES - 132 500
SES Flood and Storm Information Line - 1300 VICSES (1300 842 737)
East Gippsland Water - 1300 134 202
Electricity - AusNet Services: Powerlines - 131 799, Transmission Network - 1800 111 164
Gas Emergencies - 136 707
Hospital – Bairnsdale - 5150 3333
Lifeline - 131 114
Poison Information - 131 126
RACV - 131 111
Traffic information and road closures - 131 170
Wildlife injuries - 1300 094 535