Emergencies and Disasters
The information on this page will assist you to:
- understand the support that your council and state government can provide before, during and after an emergency
- identify who to contact for emergency assistance
- improve your understanding of emergencies
Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time and affect anyone.
It is important to plan and prepare for emergencies to help reduce the impact and recover more quickly.
To find out how prepared you are, take the following quizzes:
Before, during and after an emergency
You can contact the Council for any non life threatening emergencies on the Council office number: 08 8687 9177/
If you have a life threatening or urgen situation dial Triple Zero (000) and ask for ambulance, fire or police depending on the type of emergency.
Where to find current alerts and emergency warnings
Your local ABC radio station is the official emergency broadcaster delivering warnings and alerts.
Emergency Services and the State Government issue advice and warning messages to the public through websites, smartphone apps, television and radio broadcasts, mobile phone SMS messages and posts on social media.
Where to shelter in an emergency
Houseing SA may establish relief centres to provide support in an emergency event.
Relief centres provide immediate and short term shelter, food and drink, and emotional support during an emergency event.
The location of relief centres will be advertised through the media, at the time of the incident.
In the event of a bushfire, if you have a bushfire survival plan and you plan to leave early, it is important that you know where to go. Use the CFS interactive maps to find the bushfire safer places and last resort refuges
After an emergency
SA.GOV.AU provides general information about disaster recovery including what services may be offered and how they are provided.
Following a major emergency, the South Australian recovery hotline and SA.GOV.AU provide information for those needing or offering help.
Council may help with recovery operations including:
- Damage assessments
- Clearance of roads and bridges
- Removal of debris
- Clean-up and disposal
- Environmental remediation and restoration.
Council services will be advertised at the time of the incident on this site and other media.
The State Government may establish recovery centres as a one stop shop to provde access to all services available to affected communities.
Emergency Management Plan Eyre and Western Zone
Emergencies and Safety
Types of emergency
For emergency assistance during a bushfire dial Triple Zero (000).