Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) sees the media as a vital partner in emergency management and values the important role the media has in informing and warning communities.

We believe the media should be treated with courtesy and respect, and should be given reasonable assistance to inform the community of incidents, emergencies and disasters involving VICSES.

An on-call media duty officer is available through the VICSES Media Line (1300 783 933) to assist with news and information, and media releases are distributed to members of the news media via email or available for download.

VICSES Social Media

VICSES also provides up-to-date information about the latest warnings and operations on Facebook and Twitter, and through the news feed on our website.

VICSES Media Line

Media representatives can contact the VICSES Media Line on 1300 783 933 between the hours of 6am and 10pm, seven days a week.

Between 10pm and 6am you will be given the option to leave a non-urgent message for the State Media Duty Officer (SMDO). For urgent enquiries, please call back from 6am.

During large-scale emergencies, the VICSES Media Line will be available 24 hours.

You can also contact the VICSES media team via email: media@ses.vic.gov.au