Message from the Chief Commissioner


Release date: Wed 24 July 2013

Last updated: Tue 8 November 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.


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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