Emergency relief and recovery

We are the lead agency for emergency relief and recovery at the local level. 

The Macedon Ranges is one of the most fire prone areas in Victoria and has a history of bushfires occurring throughout the shire; but fire is only one of many potential emergencies including:

  • Flood
  • Storm
  • Transport accidents
  • Pandemic
  • Chemical or industrial accidents

An emergency may affect a whole community, or it may be a localised event that affects one or two families, such as a house fire.

Unless the emergency is very large, relief and recovery management happens at the local level and is led by Council.   

Find out more about our emergency planning, relief, response and recovery services below.