Emergency Management

What you need to know before, during & after an emergency

Emergency Management

The role of Councils in an emergency varies depending on the type, size and impact of the emergency.


Mitchell Shire Council has a legislated role in emergency management.  We work closely with emergency services and community organisations to assist our community during the response and recovery phases to an emergency event.

To help plan for emergencies, we have a Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC) with representatives from various response, relief and recovery agencies and organisations. The committee prepares the Municipal Emergency Management Plan which contains information about identified potential emergency risks and hazards within the municipality. 


during an EMERGENCY

Council will provide a range of support in response to requests by VicEmergency and relevant emergency response agencies. 

We may also operate an Emergency Relief Centre to provide immediate support to people who cannot return to their homes during the emergency. This may include food, shelter and registration. It may also be a community meeting place and there will usually be other support agencies at the centre. Emergency Relief Centres are opened in safe locations after all details of the specific emergency situation are known. This will often be some distance away from the emergency and may also operate for people from neighbouring municipalities. 





Ambulance, Fire, Police:

State Emergency Service (SES):
132 500

VicEmergency Hotline
1800 226 226

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

Mitchell Shire Council After Hours:
(03) 5734 6200


VicEmergency Website

CFA Website

SES Website

DEDJTR - Pets and Emergencies

DEDJTR - Livestock and Emergencies

Emergency Broadcasters

The only two ‘approved' emergency broadcast ABC stations that cover all of Mitchell shire are 774 AM (774 Melbourne) and 621 AM (Radio National)


VicEmergency Page

CFA Page

Mitchell Shire Fire Information Page

Animals of Mitchell Shire Page