WARNINGS AND CONTACTS

IN EMERGENCIES - DIAL TRIPLE ZERO 000

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 & 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

SES Hindmarsh Flood Information & HistoryFlood information for the Hindmarsh Shire Council, encompassing local flood guides and a Municipal Flood Emergency Plan

COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE

ACCESSING COUNCIL FACILITIES - VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

In line with Victorian Government requirements, as of 6pm Friday 29 October 2021, community members will need to show proof of double vaccination to access Councils community facilities including swimming pools, Nhill Memorial Community Centre, community halls and Hindmarsh Shire Libraries in Dimboola, Jeparit, Nhill and Rainbow. You can do this via the Services Victoria app or with a printed Vaccination Certificate and photo ID.
 
Children under 16, or those with an approved medical exemption, will still be able to access services.
To assist our community who are unable to access library services, in person, click and collect services are available along with e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines. Telephone your local Hindmarsh Shire Libraries branch to organise click and collect.
 
At this stage, Council’s Customer Service Centre in Nhill does not require customers to be double vaccinated. Community members needing access to customer services in person, can attend the Nhill Customer Service Centre at 92 Nelson Street, Nhill. Online services are available on our website or telephone 03 5391 4444 for assistance over the telephone.

Updated 3/11/2021