Emergency broadcasters

Emergency broadcasters

The Victorian government has formal arrangements with a number of media outlets to broadcast emergency warnings and information to the community.

During emergencies, the stations listed in the link below, as well as SKY NEWS television (including website), will broadcast information which will help you make decisions based on the advice of emergency services.

If necessary, emergency broadcasters will interrupt normal programming on the radio or television station.

It is important to understand that this is a guide only – radio reception varies and may also depend on local weather and geographical conditions. In addition, you should always use more than one source of information to make sure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.

Download the complete list of official emergency broadcasters (External link)

If you have any questions please use the Contact Us (External link) form.

Memoranda of Understanding – Emergency Broadcasting Victoria

Go to Memoranda of Understanding Emergency Broadcasters (External link) page for copies of the signed MoU's.

Becoming a Victorian Emergency Broadcaster

Emergency Broadcasters play an important role in emergency management. Through broadcasting warnings and advice, Emergency Broadcasters support communities to make informed decisions in planning for, surviving, and recovering from emergencies. If your organisation is interested in finding out more about becoming an emergency broadcaster, please review the below information:

Download information on Becoming a Community Emergency Broadcasters (External link)
Download the Community Emergency Broadcaster Expression of Interest Form (External link)

Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time. The formal application process begins on 1 April each year.