Educational activities and hazard info
Hazards: What you need to know
Take the time to understand what you need to know about the specific emergencies that VICSES are involved with. Select from the hazards below to learn more about how you can plan and stay safe in specific situations:
Victoria has many flood-prone communities with thousands of homes, properties and businesses at risk of flooding. Floods cause more damage per year in terms of dollars and lives lost than any other natural hazard in Australia. Flooding can happen at any time of the year.
Storms can happen anywhere, at any time of year and are often accompanied by strong winds, large hailstones and lightning
Landslides happen often in Victoria. Large landslides are most common after bushfires or flash flooding.
The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is the control agency for earthquakes in Victoria, which means that we are responsible for planning for earthquakes and for managing responses if an earthquake does occur.
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.
Are your students emergency ready?
Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) want to educate and inspire all Victorians to plan and stay safe during emergencies, by providing a number of resources for use in the classroom that you can use to adapt lessons to suit your students.
Our VICSES volunteers run a free education program at Victorian primary schools, to ensure young students know how to stay safe in an emergency. The interactive presentations cover the topics of floods, storms, and how to prepare for emergencies, and are tailored to different age groups, running for approximately 30-45 min. Register your interest.
Are your students emergency ready? VICSES want to educate and inspire all Victorians to plan and stay safe during emergencies by providing a number of resources for use in the classroom that you can use to adapt lessons to suit your students including games, fact sheets, project information and more. Learn and play now.
VICSES wants to ensure all Victorian children are aware of what happens in an emergency. Here you can find resources to make a plan for your school so your students are prepared. Plan and stay safe.