FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 000
A new VicEmergency Hotline has been created for warnings, preparedness and recovery information, planned burns and more.
The new hotline will replace the existing Victoria Bushfire Information Line (VBIL), SES Information Line, Victorian Emergency Recovery Information Line, and others from DEDJTR and DELWP.
The new phone number is - 1800 226 226
Vic Emergency is a combined source of emergency information and warnings. You can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
Tune in to emergency broadcasters for updates, alerts and messages.
MIXX FM - 101.3 FM
ABC Radio - 94.1 FM / 594 AM
3WM - 1089 AM
Triple H (Horsham) - 96.5 FM
Prepare for an emergency
The Horsham Municipal Emergency Management Plan(PDF, 1MB) (MEMP) addresses the prevention of, response to and recovery from emergencies within the Horsham municipality. It is the result of the co-operative efforts of the emergency management planning committee, which includes representatives from Victoria Police, CFA, DELWP, Ambulance Victoria, DEDJTR, SES, DHHS, VicRoads, GWMWater, Red Cross, Wimmera CMA, Horsham Rural City Council and other agencies. The MEMP does not attempt to reinvent the wheel and actively recognises the previous planning activities of the municipal area.
The Horsham Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee (MFMPC) includes members from DELWP, CFA and Horsham Rural City Council. The committee is supported at a regional level by the Grampians Strategic Fire Management Planning Committee and at a State level by the State Fire Management Planning Committee.
A key responsibility of the MFMPC is the development of a Municipal Fire Management Plan(PDF, 2MB),
This plan describes how regional authorities, local government, fire agencies and other relevant organisations can work together to effectively anticipate, respond to and recover from bushfire events affecting the Horsham Municipality.
Municipal Relief and Recovery Plan
The Horsham Municipal Relief and Recovery Plan sets out a plan for recovery following an emergency in Horsham Rural City.
The Plan aims to assist and involve the community in returning to an effective level of functioning after an emergency.
This Plan is currently under review and will be made publicly available once the review is complete.
Any enquiries relating to Relief and Recovery can be directed to the Municipal Recovery Manager on (03) 5382 9777.
RediPlan is a free disaster preparedness guide from Red Cross that will get you prepared for any emergency in four simple steps. RediPlan helps you:
• learn about the risks you face and how they might affect you
• make an emergency survival kit to help you through a disaster
• take action now to protect the important things in life
• create your personal emergency plan to help you when disaster strikes.
Head to the Red Cross website and find out more about RediPlan.
"Get Prepared" is the iOS app version of the RediPlan, available from the App Store.