Information Services

Key information services

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 to send voice messages to landlines and text messages to mobile phones within a defined area about potential emergencies.

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA)

DEECA brings together Victoria’s energy, environment, water, agriculture, forestry, resources, climate action, and emergency management functions into a single department to maximise connections between the environment, community, industry and economy.

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'.

Find your local council or information about Victoria's 79 councils.

Victorian Weather and Warnings

Wildlife Victoria OR 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.

Information on bushfires and public health

Bushfire At-Risk Register (BARR)

Information on the BARR, including a list of the schools, kindergartens and child care facilities assessed to be most at risk of bushfire.

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, 21 December 2023 1:58:48 PM