Prohibited Burning Period Extended

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has further extended the Prohibited Burning Period to Sunday 28 April 2024. No Permits to Burn will be issued during this time. All enquiries to 9528 0333.

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Emergency information

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Where to find information in an emergency

  • Visit Emergency WA for current emergency information and updates.
  • During an emergency, you may receive a text or voice message from the emergency services to your telephone. Visit Emergency Alert to find out more.

  • Follow the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) on Facebookor Twitter.

  • You can sign up to receive an RSS feed which provides free updates to you when warnings are issued. To set up an RSS feed on your device, visit Emergency WA and select the correct link for your region under RSS and CAP AU feeds menu item.

  • Listen to ABC local radio and visit the ABC Emergency website.

  • Tune in to 720 AM radio in your local area.

  • Stay in touch with neighbours, family and friends.

  • Remain alert and aware of your surroundings.

Who to call in an emergency

ServicePhone number
Fire/Police/Ambulance (life threatening emergencies)000
Western Power (fallen power lines)13 13 51
Water Corporation (faults and Emergencies)13 13 75
Gas leaks and emergency services1800 427 532
State Emergency Service (SES for storm and flood damage)132 500
Police (non-urgent assistance) 131 444
Main Roads WA13 81 38
Shark sightings9442 8600


Emergency WA

Find out how to access information on the Emergency WA website.

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Local emergency volunteer groups

The City has a number of emergency services provided by members of our community, for our community. The contribution of these volunteers is invaluable. Their operations cover our coastal waters, rural, bushland and urban areas.


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