Emergency Information

Some references and sources of information for use in emergency situations.

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Vic Emergency

Vic Emergency Hotline
1800 226 226

The Vic Emergency Hotline provides information during and after major incidents in Victoria. It also offers information to help householders, landowners and small businesses plan for and recover from emergencies. If you don’t speak English call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 for translated information from the VicEmergency Hotline. If you know someone who can’t speak English, provide them with this number.

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Corona (Covid-19) Virus Information

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak via the World Health Organisation website and Victorian Government website

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

Australian Government Hotline – 1800 020 080

If you wish to be tested please call the Colac Clinic on 52 325 402.

Colac Area Health Community Support Line  1800 512 424
Surf Coast Community Support Line 51 610 600
Hesse Rural Health 52 671 200
Lorne Community Hospital 52 894 300
Corangamite Shire General Enquiries 55 937 100
Terang Mortlake Health Service 55 920 300
Timboon District Health Service 55 586 000
Camperdown Hospital 55 937 300
Cobden Health 55 953 100
Beaufort and Skipton Health Service 53 401 100

Infographic on how to wear a medical mask.

As with many flus and viruses, the best precaution is good hygiene. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly and appropriately dispose of coughs, sneezes, mucus etc.

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Maintain at least 1 metre distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing, as someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.

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Diagram 2 of how to proect others from sickness
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Emergency Bushfire Information

For Bushfire Information Use the Bushfire Information Line, 1800 240 667 – NOT TRIPLE 0

OCR FM Community radio station are not an emergency broadcaster. In an emergency tune to ABC local radio on 774 or MIXX FM to receive the most up to date information.

Remember not to rely on power sourced radio, so take a battery operated transistor or tune in to your car radio for updates.

 Stay updated during the bushfire season by visiting cfa.vig.gov.au and downloading the Fire Ready app.

Click the images to visit the CFA website or download the Vic Emergency App

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If you are effected by smoke from a bushfire seek medical attention

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SES - Flood and Storm Damage

Victorian State Emergency Service
132 500

Diagram of when to call VIC SES

SES - Earthquake Recommendations

Victorian State Emergency Service
132 500

Diagram for earthquake protection