Emergencies - what you need to know

Emergencies - What you need to know

Take time to understand what you need to know about specific emergencies that Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) can help with. Choose from the hazards below to learn more about how you can plan for and stay safe in specific situations:

The VICSES is the control agency for flooding in Victoria. Victoria has many areas that are prone to flooding. Learn how you and your loved ones can be flood ready - Plan and safe safe.

There are a number of things that you can do to make sure you and your property stay safe during storms. Plan and stay safe.

Landslides happen a lot in Victoria. Large landslides are most common after bushfires or flash flooding. Know what to do when a landslide occurs. Learn how to stay safe. 

VICSES plays a significant role in the State’s road safety, responding to between 1,300-1,400 Road Crash Rescues each year. Take the time to learn about road safety before you get behind the wheel. Stay safe on the road. 

While earthquakes are rare, there are a number of things that you can do to make sure you stay safe during an earthquake. Plan and stay safe. 

VICSES is the control agency for tsunami in Victoria. While its difficult to predict a tsunami, there are a number of things that you can do to make sure you stay safe during the unlikely occurence of a tsunami. Stay safe during a tsunami.

Latest News

Congratulations to our newest Emergency Service Medal (ESM) recipients, Jo Hunter and Kylie Trott, for their distinguished service to the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) which has been recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours. 
Female volunteer Jo Hunter faces camera in orange SES uniform with an SES truck in the background
"Our relationships, made and tested by events, save lives."
"The new design contributes to a safer and more operationally efficient facility for the volunteers."