Warnings and Contacts


VicEmergency Hotline 

The VicEmergency Hotline has been created for warnings, preparedness and recovery information, planned burns and more.  The hotline replaces the Victoria Bushfire Information Line (VBIL), SES Information Line, Victorian Emergency Recovery Information Line, and others from DEDJTR and DELWP.

Phone: 1800 226 226 

Web: emergency.vic.gov.au

App: VicEmergency - available on both iOS and Android

Facebook: Vic Emergency

VicDeaf has created online Deaf Emergency Information Resources for those with hearing impairments during emergencies.
If you are hearing impaired, deaf or speech impaired, you can also call the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and request the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

Emergency phone numbers and websites

Police, Fire, Ambulance: Triple Zero (000)

State Emergency Service (SES) – floods or storms: 13 25 00

Powercor – electricity or street light faults: 13 24 12

GWM Water – emergencies and faults: 1800 188 586

RACV – roadside assistance: 13 11 11

Snakes and Wasps – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP): 13 61 86

Wildlife Victoria  - report injured animals: (03) 8400 7300

Poisons Information Centre (VIC) : 13 11 26

Nurse on Call : 1300 606 024

Emergency Alert Information

VicEmergency Map Alerts – fire, planned burns and other incidents

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Weather Warnings – Victorian weather warnings

BOM Rainfall and River Conditions – Wimmera Mallee area

VicRoads Road Closures ­ - current road closures


As of 11:59pm Wednesday 16 September 2020, Regional Victoria will move into the third step of the COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery. Read below for an update on the changes to Council’s services.

Unfortunately we are unable to open our libraries, so libraries and customer service centres will remain closed, except that the Nhill office will now be open from 10am to Midday and 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday without the need to make an appointment, although appointments are encouraged. Only click and collect services will be available at our libraries, for more information on this, click here.

Our parks, playgrounds and skate parks will all be open as of today and people are able to gather (up to 10 people) outdoors.

Halls and the cinema will remain closed as under the third step indoor venues are to be closed.

Updated 17/9/2020