Strathbogie Shire Council

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Emergency Management

In an emergency please call 000 for immediate assistance.

Emergencies can happen at any time and are often unexpected. Strathbogie Shire, like most places, is not exempt from emergencies such as bushfire, flood and storms.

It’s the Australian way to lend a hand in times of trouble, but in the aftermath of a natural disaster it is important to remember that the best thing people can do is stay away from affected areas.

In the first instance, trained emergency services personnel will be busy responding to immediate threats, assessing damage and deciding on the best course of relief action.  Clean-up and recovery processes are often long and complex, and will take place over the weeks and months that follow.

Read Volunteering in an emergency for more information on how you can help.

 

Council's role in an emergency

Strathbogie Shire Council is not an emergency service provider, our role is to inform the public of current activity, events and updates as we receive them from the State Incident Control Centre. Council can only set-up relief centres is the event of an emergency or natural disaster, as per direction from the State Incident Control Centre. 

In extreme heat, we direct members of the public to follow the recommendations and information provided by Better Health Victoria however this is not an emergency situation in most cases. 

In the lead up to the 2019/2020 fire season and hot weather, Strathbogie Shire Council staff prepared and issued numerous print and social media notices to aid and inform the community of the fire danger period, days of total fire ban, extreme heat and thunder storm asthma warnings. Specifically this information has been promoted via the Strathbogie Shire Council Website, via media releases and enquiries via the website link here, articles in The Euroa Gazette and The Community Voice, Council’s Facebook page, Council’s Quarterly Bulletin a printed publication that is posted to every household across the shire, via Council customer service and the Visitor Information Centres in Euroa and Nagambie.

Please review the following links and information available via the links on the left pane of this page:

  • Animal Welfare in Emergencies

  • Bushfires and Housefires

  • Bushfire Places of Last Resort (BPLR)

  • Community Information Guides

  • Emergency Management Plan

  • Floods and storms

  • Guides to Power outages

  • Heatwave

  • Volunteering in an emergency

  • Vic Emergency Website and App 

Emergency service links for resources and information include:

Vic Emergency Website

CFA website

 

For more information, please call us on 1800 065 993. 

 

 



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