Emergency services

This page contains a range of information which may be useful in times of emergency, such as bushfire and flood. In times of emergency, the Alpine Shire Council has a Municipal Emergency Management Plan that guides the organisation's actions.

  • SES flood and storm emergencies. Phone: 132 500
  • Life threatening emergency. Phone: 000 (for Police, Ambulance and Fire only)
  • Victoria State Emergency Service. Phone: 132 500
  • Victoria State Emergency Service Flood and Storm Information Line (operates during significant flood and storm events). Phone: 1300 842 737
  • Bureau of Meteorology - Phone: 1300 659 217
  • VicRoads - Road Closures - Phone: 131 170
  • Bushfire Enquiry Line on 1800 240 667

For current fire information and emergency updates go to the websites at the bottom of the page.

Radio stations

- ABC Local FM Emergency Radio
     + Bright 89.7 FM
     + Myrtleford 91.7 FM
     + ABC Goulburn Murray 97.7FM
     + ABC Upper Murray / Wodonga / Upper Kiewa / High Country 106.5 FM
- Alpine Radio 96.5 FM (Kiewa Valley)
- Alpine Radio 92.9 FM (Ovens Valley)
- Alpine Radio 94.5 FM (Harrietville)

Further Information:
See SES publications: "How to stay safe during floods" and "How to stay safe during storms" which are available from the SES website link below.

Also see links below to FloodSafe guides for the Ovens and Kiewa Valleys.

Neighbourhood Safer Places

11 Neighbourhood Safer Places at seven locations have been identified in the Alpine Shire.

Town(s) Place of last resort
Bright and Wandiligong Pioneer Park, Bright - oval and pavilion
Harrietville Harrietville Hall
Porepunkah Porepunkah Hall and oval
Dederang Dederang Recreation Reserve and Memorial Hall
Myrtleford Ablett Pavilion and RC McNamara Reserve oval
Mount Beauty Mount Beauty Sports Stadium
Tawonga Tawonga Memorial Hall

No place can be guaranteed as safe in a bushfire.

Neighbourhood Safer Places are places of last resort (for use when people's other plans have failed or cannot be followed) where a person's prospects of survival may be better than other places, but cannot be guaranteed.

For more information view our Neighbourhood Safer Places plan.

Township Protection Plans

Alpine Shire Council, the Country Fire Authority and the Department of Sustainability and Environment have developed Township Protection Plans for towns across the Alpine Shire.

The plans include the location of neighbourhood safer places and town specific information designed to assist emergency services.

Township Protection Plans can be viewed on the CFA website here.

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