For Emergency Services contact
Ambulance, Fire, Police: 000
State Emergency Service (SES): 132 500
Lifeline (24 hours): 131 114
Maternal and Child Health Advice Line: 132 229
Poisons Information Centre: 131 126
Crime Stoppers & Hoon Hotline: 1800 333 000
Victorian Bushfire Information Line: 1800 240 667
Bushfire - Leaving Early Plan
All Victorians should be prepared and ready to act if bushfire threatens. But some people may need help to prepare their fire plan and to leave early. They could be a relative or a member of your community who may need help leaving early on a high fire risk day.
Visit the CFA Website - Helping People Leave page for more information.
Leaving early is the safest way to survive a bushfire. People die during bushfires trying to leave their homes at the last minute.
Know your trigger to leave
The Fire Danger Rating is your trigger to act. The higher the rating, the more dangerous the situation if a fire starts.
On a Code Red day, leaving high risk bushfire areas the night before or early in the morning is the safest option.
Don't rely on an official warning to leave. Bushfires can start quickly and threaten lives and homes within minutes.
Visit the CFA Website - Leaving Early Planning Template
Animal Welfare in Emergencies
Planning for an emergency event is important - don't forget to have a plan of action for your pets and livestock.
For information about animal welfare in emergencies visit the Department of Environment and Primary Industries website.
Other useful sources of information for preparing an emergency plan for animals include:
Emergency Broadcasters in Mitchell Shire
The Victorian Government has formal arrangements for the broadcast of emergency warnings and information to the community.
During emergencies, Victoria's emergency broadcasters will broadcast information, including updates and community alerts, which will help the public to make decisions based on the advice of the emergency services.
If necessary, emergency warnings will interrupt normal programming on the radio and television station.
The only two ‘approved' emergency broadcast ABC stations that cover all of Mitchell shire are: 774 AM (774 Melbourne) and 621 AM (Radio National).