Victoria has a long history of emergencies, some of them highly destructive, and has developed a capability for dealing with such events. Many organisations in the community, including the emergency services, play a part. 
For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).

Below you will find crucial contact information that will assist members of the public in an emergency.

Flood, Storm, Tsunami and Earthquake Emergency 132 500

Call 132 500 from anywhere in Victoria for flood, storm, tsunami and earthquake emergency.

Contact information for Victoria State Emergency Services offices across the state.

For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).

VicEmergency Hotline 1800 226 226

Current emergency information is available by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.  When this service is operating during a large-scale emergency, you may be connected to a call taker or hear a message recorded by VICSES. At any time, warnings and advice are available by visiting the VicEmergency website.

National Relay Service

National Relay Service

National Relay Service

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact emergency numbers using the National Relay Service:

  • TTY users phone 106 then ask for either 000 or 132 500 or 1800 226 226
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 then ask for either 000 or 132 500 or 1800 226 226
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for either 000 or 132 500 or 1800 226 226

Other emergency services

Ambulance Victoria (AV)
Country Fire Authority (CFA)
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
Metropolitan Fire & Emergency Services Board (MFB)
Victoria Police

For detailed explanations of agency roles, please refer to the Emergency Management Manual Victoria.

Supporting information and contacts

Emergency broadcasters
Weather warnings summary
Australian rainfall and river conditions
Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre
Earthquake activity
Road closures and traffic alerts
Power outages
Gas and electricity emergency contacts
Current Red Cross response
Emergency relief and recovery
Personal health and safety information
Local council directory
Flood, storm and fire related park closures