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TsunamiSafe - What's Your Plan?


The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is the control agency for tsunami in Victoria, which means that we are responsible for planning for tsunami and for managing response if a tsunami does occur.

A tsunami is a series of waves generated by any of the following:

  • Vertical movement of the sea floor after a large earthquake
  • Submarine or coastal eruptions
  • Meteor impacts
  • Submarine or coastal landslides

Even though the overall tsunami risk to Victoria is lower than many other parts of the world, a tsunami may still impact the Victorian coast. The largest tsunami to affect Victoria in recent times occurred in May 1960 after a 9.5 magnitude earthquake in Chile.

We’ve put together some important information that can help you learn more about what you can do to prepare for tsunami. You can use the sub-navigation or click on one of the questions below to start preparing now.

Download the Emergency Toolkit which will help you before, during and after a tsunami emergency.


TsunamiSafe Teacher resources

For lesson plans and activity ideas about tsunami, visit our Teachers section.