Information Services

Key information services

Organisation Website Address Description
VicEmergency (Warnings, incidents and planned burns) Warnings, incidents and planned burns are all displayed on the VicEmergency website - the single location for all emergency information in Victoria.
VicRoads (road closures) On this website you will find information about unplanned (emergency) road closures and traffic alerts. It is Victoria's official source of information about roads and traffic during incidents and emergencies that may impact road users.
Emergency Alert (telephone warnings) Emergency Alert is the national telephone warning system used by emergency services. 
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
Latest information on current fires on public land, including threat alerts, warnings and community meetings
Parks Victoria This site includes information about closures to roads, tracks, visitor sites and picnic areas
Victoria Police Information for motorists travelling in a bush fire environment - access during road closures.
Note: The term 'roadblock' or 'road block' is no longer in use. Instead the correct term is 'road closure'.
Victorian Local Government (Local Councils) Provides a list within CFA's website of all Local Councils
Bureau of Meteorology Victorian Weather and Warnings
Wildlife Victoria
Help for Wildlife Wildlife rescue teams are on stand-by to assist in fire-affected areas to treat wildlife in need of help. For those close to fire affected areas, surviving wildlife will be disorientated, smoke affected, very likely suffering burns to some degree, hungry and severely dehydrated.
Department of Health This site has important information for the bushfire season from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Information about Code Red Day closures, the Bushfire At-Risk Register and support resources.
State Emergency Service (SES) Floods, severe storms, earthquakes, road accident rescue, search and rescue and other emergency support.
Ambulance Victoria  
Australian Red Cross Includes information about relief centres, registering and comforting evacuees and first aid care.
Energy Safe Victoria Includes information on electricity and gas safety advice during fires and incidents
Emergency Management Victoria Find out about emergency management in Victoria.

Emergency Broadcasters

During significant fires in Victoria, stay tuned to your emergency broadcasters to hear fire updates, community alerts and other important messages.

Emergency broadcasters include ABC Local Radio, UGFM – Radio Murrindindi, Stereo 974, Plenty Valley FM and commercial radio stations across Victoria and SkyNews television.

A complete list of official emergency broadcasters can be downloaded from the Emergency Management Victoria website.

Make sure you have access to a battery powered radio to use because the power may fail.

Alternatively you can call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 (free call).

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact the VicEmergency Hotline through the National Relay Service.

Other Australian Fire Services

Organisation Website Address State or Territory
ACT Rural Fire Service Australian Capital Territory
Country Fire Service South Australia
Department of Fire & Emergency Services Western Australia
Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) Northern Territory
Fire Rescue Victoria Victoria
NSW Fire Brigades New South Wales
NSW Rural Fire Service New South Wales
Rural Fire Service Queensland
Tasmania Fire Service Tasmania
Queensland Rural Fire Service Queensland
South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service South Australia




Page last updated:  Thursday, 8 December 2022 6:03:58 PM