In the event of a life threatening emergency, call Triple Zero (000).
Crisis and support services
Staying informed during an emergency event
If a severe weather event such as a storm, bushfire, flood threatens your community, it is important to stay informed:
- Visit the VicEmergency website or download the VicEmergency app for up-to-date fire warnings, bans and ratings.
- Listen to ABC Radio (774 AM in Melbourne or 91.1FM in Bendigo).
- Call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.
- If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, call the National Relay Service:
- TTY users phone 1800 555 660 and ask for 1800 226 226.
- Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 226 226
- Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 1800 226 226
- To report a fire or emergency (TTY users only), access TTY 106. This is a dedicated text-based emergency relay service with direct access to fire, police and ambulance services. It can only be contacted through a TTY machine, not from a mobile phone or ordinary phone.
- For non-English speakers, the Translating and Interpreting Service can provide information from the VicEmergency Hotline. Call 131 450.
- VicDeaf has created an online Deaf Emergency Information resource for deaf and hearing impaired people in emergencies.
Emergency Alert +61 444 444 444
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