In an Emergency
An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property, or environment. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation.
Types of emergencies
- Medical emergencies including heart attacks, strokes, cardiac arrest and trauma
- Natural disasters including bushfires, floods, earthquakes, mudslides
In an emergency such as bushfires or severe weather events, Housing Choices Australia will follow directions from the lead response agency and we strongly advise all our residents to do the same.
Below you will find crucial contact information that will assist you in the event of an emergency
Flood, Storm, Tsunami and Earthquake Emergency: 132 500
Call 132 500 from anywhere in Victoria for flood, storm, tsunami and earthquake emergency. For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).
Contact information for Victoria State Emergency Services offices across the state.
Vic Emergency Hotline: 1800 226 226
Current emergency information is available by calling the Vic Emergency 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.
Other emergency services
Ambulance Victoria (AV)
Country Fire Authority (CFA)
1800 226 226
Metropolitan Fire & Emergency Services Board (MFB)
Supporting information and contacts
Weather warnings summary
Road closures and traffic alerts
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
ABC LOCAL WEBSITES BY REGION (VICTORIA)