The Fire Danger Period for the Macedon Ranges Shire started at 1am on Monday 9 January 2023. Burning off is not allowed during this time. You can dispose of green waste for free at transfer stations.
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There are particular risks for women in a disaster situation, they may be:
Source: Violence in times of disaster
If you are a woman experiencing family violence, you are at greater risk during fires and other emergencies and you need to have a plan.
If you know someone who is experiencing family violence, they are at greater risk during fires and other emergencies. You can help them with their emergency planning.
Some of the things that need to be considered as part of an emergency plan:
If you are a woman experiencing family violence, you can contact family violence support services for help to develop a safety plan that includes a fire and other emergencies plan.
Support and referral for women and children experiencing family violence. Call 1800 884 038 or visit Centre for Non Violence
Telephone counselling and referrals. Call 1800 015 188 (24 hours) or visit safe steps Family Violence Response
Sexual assault and family violence counselling service. Call 1800 737 732 (24 hours) or visit 1800 Respect
Telephone counselling for any reason. Call 1800 55 1800 (24 hours) or visit Kids Helpline
Men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service. Call 1300 766 491 or visit No to Violence (Men's Referral Service website)