Emergency management

 Council helps in the management of emergencies throughout the Shire under the Emergency Management Act and the Municipal Emergency Management Plan. The Plan covers the management, prevention, response, recovery and support arrangement for emergencies.

Emergencies range from bushfires to floods. Information in relation to bushfires is on the following pages. For extensive information on bushfire-related matters, visit the CFA website here.

The SES is a volunteer based organisation responding to emergencies and working to ensure the safety of communities around Victoria and is the lead agency when responding to floods, storms and earthquakes, and operates the largest network of road rescue in Australia. Visit the SES website here.

Important phone numbers:


In times of emergency:

Call 000 for Police, Fire and Ambulance EMERGENCY

SES flood and storm emergencies - Phone 132 500 or click the SES logo above.

Victorian State Emergency Service Information Line (operates during significant flood and storm events) Phone 1300 842 737

Victorian Bushfire Information Line 1800 240 667

VicRoads - Road closures - Phone 131 170, or  visit  alerts.vicroads.vic.gov.au

Radio Stations

In times of bushfire listen to ABC Radio - 106.5FM, or 89.7FM, 91.7FM, 99.7FM

Indigo Shire Emergency Information Guide

Indigo Shire is a vibrant place to live, work and visit. However, emergencies like bushfires and floods can happen, so residents need to be prepared.

The Indigo Shire Emergency Information Guide which can be found here provides basic emergency safety advice for most emergencies and key emergency contact numbers or websites where you can find further information.

The Guide does not cover every emergency or the detailed planning you and your family need to take to survive emergencies. That part is up to you.

Last updated: 17 May 2017