Corangamite Shire

Council Services


Council plays an important role in both emergency management planning, and in the response and recovery phase in the event of an emergency.

Through a cooperative effort between Council and local emergency services, a Municipal Emergency Management Plan has been developed and is updated regularly.  This plan has actions that help plan for, prevent, respond to and recover from emergencies.

A number of sub-plans have been developed as part of the overall plan and include:

Municipal Fire Management Plan - an integrated plan developed by multiple agencies to chart the planned and coordinated implementation of measures designed to minimise the occurrence, and mitigate the effect not only of bushfires, but also structural and hazardous materials fires.

Neighbourhood Safer Places Plan - provides the methodology for Council to follow in identifying, designating, establishing, maintaining and decommissioning NSPs - Places of Last Resort, in the event of bushfires.

Municipal Emergency Animal Welfare Plan - in the event of an emergency, this plan guides emergency animal welfare arrangements.

For more information, please contact the Emergency Management Department on 5593 7100.

VicEmergency Website

The VicEmergency website has been updated to provide the Victorian community with one, centralised location for emergency warnings and information. The site now includes all warnings for fires, hazardous material incidents, storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and traffic hazards. It is also fully mobile responsive and has been tested by Vision Australia to meet online accessibility requirements.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Contact details for agencies and utilities that can assist during an emergency event.    

Assistance after an Emergency

Contact details of agencies involved in emergency recovery services.    

Current Emergencies

This page will be updated regularly during emergency events.    

Emergency Management & Relief

Highlights the important role that Council plays in coordinate activities during emergency events.    

Fire Danger period - What can I do?

The Fire Danger Period in Corangamite Shire will commence on 12 December 2016.  No burning off will be permitted within the Shire without a permit.  Read more >>

Fire Awareness and Planning

Even outside the fire danger period restrictions exist around the use of fire within the Shire.    

Fire Prevention Q & As

Provides important information about some commonly asked questions.    

Total Fire Bans

Corangamite is in the South Western District for Total Fire Bans.  Check here to see if today is a day of Total Fire Ban.    

Coping with Hot Weather

During times of hot weather, babies, young children, frail older adults and people with a disability or chronic medical condition are at an increased risk of heat related illnesses.    

Powerline Bushfire Safety Program - Power Outages





Neighbourhood Safer Places

Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSPs) are places of last resort in the event of a bushfire.  NSPs, which may be a building or open space within the community, may provide some protection from radiant heat during a bushfire.    

Corangamite Shire Flood Emergency Plan

The purpose of the Corangamite Shire Flood Emergency Plan is to detail arrangements for the planning, preparedness, response and recovery from flood incidents.  Click on the link above to download a copy.

Community Information Guides (CIGs)

CIGs have been developed for towns within the Shire which have been assessed as being at an extreme bushfire risk.    

State Emergency Services (SES)

Important information on State Emergency Service responsibilities.