Message from the Chief Commissioner


Release date: Wed 24 July 2013

Last updated: Tue 5 July 2016

Emergency Response

Emergency Information

Information on emergency services and relevant contact information

Traffic Management Points

Traffic Management Points (TMPs) are temporary road closures set up during an emergency. They are used to protect the community and emergency services personnel when there is potential danger nearby.

Community Evacuation

Information about evacuating in the event of an emergency.

Fire Ready APP

FireReady app is the official Victorian Government app for access to timely, relevant and tailored bushfire warnings and information in Victoria.

If you are an Apple user, you can download the app for free from the App Store. If you are an Android user, you can download the app for free from Google Play.

Before you download the app, make sure notifications are switched on for your device. Once downloaded, be sure to set up a Watch Zone to receive warning and incident notifications. 


The Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS)

The Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS) is a distinctive "wailing" siren which may be broadcast on radio, television, or public areas such as shopping centres or sports grounds. The use of SEWS is intended to attract the listener's attention prior to the broadcast of an important safety message.

SEWS is used in Victoria to alert members of the community that an official emergency announcement is to be made concerning an actual or impending emergency.


What should I do if I hear SEWS broadcast?

  • Stop what you are doing
  • Listen carefully to the information provided
  • Act as directed.


Information on SEWS


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