Being Prepared


The history of emergencies within this municipal area is varied with floods, storm events, fire and vehicle accidents.

Whatever the emergency, it is best to be prepared.

This section has been developed to provide the community with information to be able to plan, prepare, respond and recover from an emergency. The information provided is a guide only and you should contact the relevant agency for further information.


Alpine Shire is often impacted by natural disasters, most commonly bushfire and flood events.

The Vic Emergency website and app has been recently re-developed, and provides a centralised location for Victorians to access timely emergency information and warnings.

Please keep in mind that this is a useful source of information, but should not be your only source of info.

The Official Emergency Service Broadcasters, such ABC Radio and TV, along with Alpine Radio should also factor in building your awareness with what emergencies may be developing near you.

These tools assist you in looking after yourself, your family and your neighbours.

Access the Vic Emergency website HERE.

Flood and Storm

Click here to find information regarding the FloodSafe program, as well as a range of maps indicating areas that are subject to flood waters throughout the Alpine Shire.

Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) is the control agency for floods and storms in Victoria. SES is responsible for planning and managing a response if flooding or storms occur.

• Learn more about FloodSafe.
• Learn more about StormSafe.

In an emergency visit the SES website for up-to-date information.

Myrtleford Flood Guide

The Myrtleford Flood Guide has been developed by SES with consultation and support from the local Myrtleford SES Unit, Alpine Shire and the North East Catchment Management Authority.

You can view the guide here.


The Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) are the control agencies for fires in Victoria.

Current Warnings, alerts and updates

Community Information Guides
Community Information Guides (formerly known as Township Protection Plans) are a key resource of information for the community and an important tool to emphasise the shared responsibility between the community, fire services and local government.

View Community Information Guides

Neighbourhood Safer Places - Place of Last Resort
Neighbourhood Safer Places are municipal Council designated buildings or spaces with the community that may afford some protection from radiant heat. They are a place of last resort in bushfire emergency only.

View more information

Other Information
Both the CFA and DELWP have a wealth of information relating to fire.

View CFA website

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