Council has an important role in emergency management to assist communities to prepare for emergencies. If an emergency does occur in the Shire, Council will be there to support communities during the response and recovery.
Vic Emergency's website has more information about current emergencies, and how to prepare for and recover from an event.
After Hours Emergency Contact Number 03 5775 8555
This recorded message provides options to contact on-call staff including:
- Local Laws Officers
- Field Services Staff
- Other emergency services provided by Council can be arranged by these Council staff
For life threatening emergencies call 000
Municipal Emergency Management and Planning
Council is required to deliver an extensive range of activities before, during and after an emergency.
Some of these activities are required through the Emergency Management Act such as the development and maintenance of a Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) and administration of a Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee (MEMPC) to oversee the MEMP. The MEMPC has broad responsibilities for ensuring all hazards are considered and planned for in relation to risk and emergency management within the Municipality.
The key roles for the MEMPC are risk assessment and development and maintenance of the Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) and sub plans:
- Mansfield Shire Municipal Emergency Management Plan 4.13MB PDF
- Mansfield Shire Municipal Fire Management Plan 5.44 MB DOCX
- Mansfield Shire Flood Emergency Plan 998.58 KB PDF
- Mansfield Shire Relief and Recovery Sub Plan
- Heatwave Plan 154.42 KB DOCX
- Emergency Animal Welfare Plan 1.27 MB PDF
- Pandemic Plan 423.95 KB PDF
- Woods Point and Surrounding District Community Safety Plan 2.88 MB PDF
The MEMPC uses the Community Emergency Risk Assessment (CERA) process to identify and understand the likely impacts of a range of emergency scenarios upon community assets, values and functions and to inform the planning it undertakes. The CERA results for Mansfield can be viewed in the MEMP.
Council's Emergency Management Activities
Council will take the lead role in delivering relief and recovery services to the community during and after an event. Visit the During and After sections for more information
Councils other emergency management activities include (but are not limited to):
- Risk management
- Emergency management planning
- Municipal fire management
- Administration of Fire Directions Notices
- Broadcasting emergency warnings and information
- Community education
You can find more information about Council's role in Council's Emergency Management Responsibilities Flyer.