What to do during a bushfire
On hot, dry, windy days, fires can start and spread quickly. If the Fire Danger Rating is Severe, Extreme or Code Red, you’re risking your life if you wait and see. Leaving early is the safest option to protect yourself and your family.
It is important that you listen to the instructions provided by emergency services during a bushfire emergency, and observe any recommendation to leave/ evacuate the area.
Visit the VicEmergency website, or download the app, to ensure you have current information.
The presence of police or other emergency services during an evacuation cannot always be guaranteed.
Evacuation is not a substitution for planning ahead or choosing to leave a high-risk bushfire before a fire threatens.
In an emergency – if you need assistance call Triple Zero (000).
VicEmergency: 1800 226 226
VicEmergency also is the official Victorian Government app for emergency warnings and information.
Download the VicEmergency app, set up a user profile and watch zones to ensure you receive official warnings and information for areas that interest you.
Agriculture Victoria: 136 186
If you are deaf, of have hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service on 133 677.
Country Fire Authority
The Country Fire Authority provides emergency services and non-emergency fire prevention activities, including educational resources for teachers and schools.
Metropolitan Fire Brigade
The Metropolitan Fire Brigade provides emergency services as well as fire prevention activities, including education programs for primary schools.