Fire and Emergency Management Information

Emergency Incident Information

The Emergency WA website provides up to date and current information on warnings and incidents throughout the State as well as what you can do to prepare for, or recover from an emergency incident. Current Fire Danger Ratings and details of Total Fire Bans are also available through Emergency WA.

Local Emergencies

Local emergencies including bush fire, storm and flood can strike suddenly and sometimes without warning. For information on how to prepare for, manage and recover from emergencies such as these visit the DFES website.  

Beach Emergency Number Signs 

Beach Emergency Number (BEN) signs (pictured to the right) have been installed at all key beach access points along the City’s coastline. Each sign provides a unique code which, when provided to emergency services, provides them with specific beach access location information. During an emergency incident, providing a BEN sign code can save lives.

A map showing the location of BEN signs along the entire WA coast is available on the Shark Smart Activity website.

Bureau of Meteorology

Go to the BOM website for weather warnings and fire weather warnings for the State.

Travelling During Bushfire Season

If you plan to travel in bushfire season it’s essential you know what to do if you encounter a bushfire. Visit the DFES website for tips to stay safe when travelling in bushfire season. 

Australian Red Cross

Resources to assist prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies are available on the Australian Red Cross website. You can also Volunteer with, or Donate money to Red Cross on this website.

Donation of Goods

Public generosity and care during and following an emergency plays a significant role in individual and community recovery. It reflects broader community sentiment and helps those affected to feel supported and more positive about the rebuilding task ahead.

The City encourages the donation of money to approved fundraising agencies, such as the Lord Mayor’s Relief Fund or GIVIT because it provides flexibility and choice to meet immediate needs. It also circulates in the affected community stimulating faster recovery for the local economy.

GIVIT provide a free emergency recovery service that supports charities, front-line services, agencies and government by coordinating the deluge of donations that commonly occur post-emergency. GIVIT do not accept physical donations, they do however, facilitate an online process that matches the needs of the individual impacted by the emergency with an offer to donate good quality goods. 

Key Emergency Contacts

The following contacts will be of assistance in the event of an emergency.

Call 000 for Police, Fire, Ambulance in an Emergency

Department of Fire & Emergency Services - 131 444 (in the case of a fire or bushfire emergency)

Emergency Alert

Emergency WA  - Emergency warnings & incidents

Geoscience Australia - Reports on significant earthquakes 

Australian Red Cross - Information & resources to help communities

Bushfire Brochures

Fire Retardants and A-Class Foams Brochure

Using Rainwater after a Fire Brochure

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