Severe weather preparation

Understand the risks and prepare for severe weather with this information pack.

Our community has experienced some harsh weather in recent years. We've been hit by brutal storms and floods at one extreme, and scorching summer heatwaves, lasting several days, at the other.

Climate science tells us that these sorts of weather events will be more frequent and more intense.

If you are experiencing severe weather now, these agencies offer up-to-date advice:

  • Vic Emergency
  • SES
  • Department of Health Victoria
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • EPA Victoria

We have worked with the State Emergency Service to help you understand the risks and prepare yourself, your family and your property for severe weather.

How to prepare

Important and useful phone numbers

000 - Life-threatening emergencies: ambulance, police and fire.

132 500 - State Emergency Services (SES)

For more information or if you require this information in an alternative format, such as large print, audio, braille, or in a different language, please contact us via Online Services or telephone 03 9209 6777.

Relief centres

Port Phillip’s relief centres are located above flood level.

St Kilda Town Hall functions as Port Phillip’s main relief centre. The town hall is located at 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda.

This centre will operate as the key contact centre for large-scale recovery purposes. This includes delivery of government and community services for the duration of an emergency. Smaller neighbourhood community centres may be used for localised service delivery as required.

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