Emergency and support services

In the event of a life threatening emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Key contacts

    Agency Contact information

    Emergencies: call Triple Zero (000)

    Non-urgent reports: call 131 444 or submit a report online


    Emergencies: call Triple Zero (000)

    Bushfire information and advice: call VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226

    Ambulance Emergencies: call Triple Zero (000)
    State Emergency Services (SES) Call 13 25 00
    VicEmergency Hotline 1800 226 226
    Council's Emergency After Hours number (03) 5422 0333
    Electricity/Streetlight Faults—Powercor 13 24 12 or use the postcode network locator to find out which distribution network you are connected to.
    Electricity/Streetlight Faults—Jemena 131 626 or search the boundary map to find out your distribution network.
    Coliban Water—emergencies and faults 1300 363 200
    Western Water—emergencies and faults 1300 650 422
    Wildlife Victoria—to report an injured animal  Call (03) 8400 7300 or report via the Wildlife Victoria website
    Poisons Information Centre (VIC) 13 11 26

    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. 

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