VicEmergency at www.emergency.vic.gov.au is the primary site for fire and flood warnings and shows emergency incidents in Victoria on a real-time Google Map display.
The site includes bushfire and grassfire incidents, as well as other emergencies such as storms, power outages and traffic incidents. Visitors can also access planning and recovery information on fire and flood.
A single all-emergencies website supports the Victorian Government’s all hazards, all agencies approach to emergency management. It was a recommendation of the Review of the 2010-11 Flood Warnings and Response and is consistent with the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.
VicEmergency is being developed in phases. The first phase, which is currently available, includes warnings and incidents from CFA, MFB, SES, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (planned burns), VicRoads (traffic incidents), and the Bureau of Meteorology (weather warnings).
The first phase also includes fire and flood planning and recovery information, with links to sites including CFA, SES, the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services.
Quick facts on VicEmergency:
- The new VicEmergency website displays warnings in real-time on a map display with emergency events including fires, floods, storms, power outages, hazardous material incidents and traffic incidents
- It also includes important planning and recovery information on fire and flood
- To visit VicEmergency, go to www.emergency.vic.gov.au