Fire, flood and emergencies

Preparing for an emergency is everyone’s responsibility.

Council ensures effective arrangements are in place before, during and after an emergency.


Emergency contacts

For all emergencies - dial Triple Zero (000)

Warnings and advice

VicEmergency website

StormSafe website

FloodSafe website

North Central Catchment Management Authority Flood Eye website

Apps for smart phones and devices

The following apps can be downloaded through your smart phone: 

  • VicEmergency app
  • Storm Safe app
  • VicTraffic app

Emergency information

Ambulance Victoria website

Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) website

Country Fire Authority website

VicRoads website

Victoria Police website

Victorian State Emergency Service (VICSES) website

Community support agencies and others

Australian Red Cross website

Disaster Legal Help website

RSPCA website

Salvation Army website

Wildlife Victoria website

Agriculture Victoria website

Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committees

Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC)

The MEMPC, established under Section 59A of the Emergency Management Act 2013, operates strategically to ensure comprehensive, collaborative and integrated planning occurs. With a focus on preparedness and resilience, municipal planning applies risk-based analysis to mitigate or reduce the consequences of emergencies on the built, economic, social and natural environments and improve community outcomes.

The MEMPC is the peak planning body for emergency management within the municipal district. It is the forum for government and non-government agencies to develop policies, procedures, strategies and frameworks to support coordinated emergency management planning for the municipality.  

The MEMPC membership includes representatives from:

  • Ambulance Victoria
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Campaspe Shire Council | Municipal Emergency Management Officer | Municipal Recovery Manager
  • Country Fire Authority
  • Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
  • Department of Health
  • Victoria Police - Municipal Emergency Response Coordinator (MERC)
  • Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry
  • Victoria State Emergency Service

The MEMPC is chaired by Campaspe Shire Council’s Director Community Safety and Recovery, Shannon Maynard.

Municipal Recovery Committee

The Municipal Recovery Committee (MRC) supports flood-impacted communities across Campaspe Shire. The MRC is a vital link between government departments agencies, other community recovery committees, impacted communities and Council.

The role of the MRC is to coordinate flood recovery processes and support flood-impacted communities within Campaspe Shire. This involves coordinating information, resources and services, establishing priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of a Municipal Recovery Plan.

Federal, local and state government logos

Council's flood recovery program is generously funded by the State of Victoria through Emergency Recovery Victoria’s Recovery Hubs Program in response to the October 2022 flood event which impacted Victorian communities in the Shire of Campaspe.