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)

  • Police/Fire/Ambulance - Triple Zero (000‍)
  • Victorian Bushfire Information Line - 1800 240 667. Callers with hearing or speech difficulties can use textphone/telewriter (TTY) on 1800 555 677
  • SES - 132 500‍
  • SES Flood and Storm Information Line - 1300 VICSES (1300 842 737)‍
  • Nillumbik Shire Council - 03 9433 3111
  • Lifeline - 131 114‍
  • Poison Information - 131 126‍
  • RACV - 131 111‍
  • Traffic information and road closures (VicRoads) - 131 170‍
  • Wildlife injuries (Help for Wildlife) - 0477 555 611

Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) and related policies

The Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) is Nillumbik’s overarching emergency management document. The MEMP addresses the prevention of, response to and recovery from emergencies in Nillumbik.

The MEMP has been produced by the Nillumbik Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC).

Below is a copy of the plan and supporting sub plans.

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
  • Ausnet
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Country Fire Authority
  • Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
  • Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
  • Department of Health
  • Fire Rescue Victoria
  • Lifesaving Victoria
  • Nillumbik Shire Council - Manager Community Safety | Municipal Emergency Management Officer | Municipal Recovery Manager
  • Plenty Valley FM
  • Services Australia
  • Salvation Army
  • Victoria Police - Municipal Emergency Response Coordinator (MERC)
  • Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry
  • Victoria State Emergency Service
  • Yarra Valley Water

The MEMPC is chaired by Nillumbik Shire Council’s Emergency Management Coordinator. The Deputy Chair appointed by the committee on 30 June 2021 is the MERC (S/Sgt Eltham Police).

Read the Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committees Terms of Reference(PDF, 192KB).  

Read the Municipal Fire Management Planning Committees Terms of Reference(PDF, 514KB).