During an emergency, there are a range of ways you can get warnings and information.
Remember to always check more than one source of emergency information:
Call 1800 240 667
Check the VicEmergency app (download from the App Store or Google Play) – The VicEmergency app is the official Victorian Government app for access to community information and warnings for all types of emergencies in Victoria.
Listen to local radio, talk to your host and visit an accredited Visitor Information Centre.
For parks and forests closures and information, visit parks.vic.gov.au
BEFORE YOU LEAVE
Download the FireReady app, bookmark the Emergency Victoria website emergency.vic.gov.au
Save the VicEmergency Hotline number – 1800 266 266 – into your mobile phone.
Make sure your mobile phone has a fully charged battery (and regularly keep it charged).
WHILE YOU’RE AWAY
Listen to local radio for warnings and advice while you’re on the road. The Emergency Victoria website emergency.vic.gov.au has a full list of emergency broadcasters.
Stay informed by visiting the Emergency Victoria website emergency.vic.gov.au, checking the VicEmergency app, calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226, following VicEmergency on Twitter or Facebook, talking to locals, visiting an accredited Visitor Information Centre or by listening to an emergency broadcaster.
Check if a Total Fire Ban has been declared for the area you are visiting. On a Total Fire Ban day, campfires are not allowed. Only gas and electric barbecues are allowed if you follow the regulations.
For more information about Total Fire Bans, visit the CFA website cfa.vic.gov.au.
On Severe or Extreme Fire Danger Rating days, it’s safer to travel to cities and towns. Never travel into a high risk bushfire area when a Code Red Fire Danger Rating has been forecast.
Be aware of grassfires when you’re travelling. Grassfire can move at speeds of up to 25 km/hr and jump highways.
ABC Latrobe Valley 100.7FM – or visit abc.net.au to find another location frequency.
Gippsland FM – 104.7FM.