Emergency broadcasters

Emergency broadcaster arrangements

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.

View the list of official emergency broadcasters in Victoria.

Victoria has Memoranda of Understanding with a number of broadcasters and Emergency Management Victoria is the administrator of Victoria’s emergency broadcasting policy on behalf of the emergency services.

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 becoming an emergency broadcaster, please see Becoming a Community Emergency Broadcaster (External link).