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Emergency Management

.  Emergency Services Contacts
.  Road Closures - Local (Municipal), State and Forestry
.  Pets & Bushfires - A Pet Owners Guide
.  Coping with a Traumatic Event - Information Flyer


Council plays an important role in assisting the community during and after an emergency situation. This role includes working with Emergency Services during the emergency and then the community during the recovery process.

Council provides assistance during the recovery process that starts as soon as the Emergency commences. Council can be contacted on 0409 547 797 or 0418 507 113.

Emergency Services Contacts

  • Tasmania Police
    Northern Region General Enquiries - phone 03 6336 3701
    Police attendance (non urgent matters) - phone 13 14 44
    Emergency Calls - phone 000

    For the folllowing enquiries:
    -  Road Closures (see Police website under "Alerts")
    -  Transport crash
    -  Flood dams
    -  Earthquakes
    -  Infrastructure failure (buildings)
    -  Landslide
    -  Intentional violence

  • Tasmania Fire Service
    Northern Region - phone 03 6336 5633
    Freecall (all hours) - phone 1800 000 699
    Emergency Calls - phone 000

    For the following enquiries:
    -  Fire
    -  Hazardous materials-chemicals
    -  Bushfires:
       -  Are You Ready? Bushfire: Prepare, Act, Survive
       -  Create your Bushfire Survival Plans - Leave or Stay and Defend
       -  Community Bushfire Protection Plans
          (Blackstone Heights, Prospect, Hadspen, Jackeys Marsh Area, Meander Area)
       -  Home Fire Safety
       -  Bushfire Safety

           TFS Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods Newsletter

  • Tasmania Ambulance Service
    Northern Administration - phone 03 6336 5777
    Freecall Non Urgent Ambulance - 1800 008 008
    Emergency Calls - phone 000

  • State Emergency Service (SES)
    Northern Regional Office - phone 03 6336 3790
    Storm and Flood Emergency Assistance - phone 132 500

    For the following enquiries:
    -  Floods, rivers
    -  Storms
    -  High winds
    Storm Safe - Simple steps to follow before, during and after a severe storm

  • Red Cross
    Get Prepared App - a help to connect you with your key support people, accomplish simple tasks to make you and your loved ones safer and protect the things that matter most to you
    -  Emergency REDiplan - Create your emergency plan
    Make a Pet Plan - Get pet prepared - an emergency kit for your pet

  • DHHS (Department of Health & Human Services)
    -  Public health emergency
    -  Influenza pandemic
    -  Water supply contamination

Road Closures - Local (Municipal), State and Forestry

For reference to all road closure notices for MUNICIPAL, STATE and FORESTRY TASMANIA, click on the links below to access the respective websites:

MEANDER VALLEY LOCAL (MUNICIPAL) ROAD CLOSURES:  Click on the link Meander Valley Council road closures to access current road and bridge closures on Meander Valley Council maintained roads

TASMANIA POLICE ROAD CLOSURE ADVICE DURING AN EMERGENCY EVENT:  This site is kept updated during an emergency incident and can be accessed at

STATE ROAD CLOSURE ADVICE: The Department of State Growth has a list of closed State roads and bridges.  This list is regularly updated and can be accessed at

FORESTRY TASMANIA ROAD AND TRACK CLOSURE ADVICE: Forestry Tasmania has a list of road and track closures on Forestry land.  This list is regularly updated and can be accessed at


Pets and Bushfires - A Pet Owners Guide

Keep your best friend safe this bushfire season

Do you have a plan for your pets in the event of a bushfire?  If you live near bush or grassland or in a rural area you need to make preparations to protect your pets. 

Bushfires can strike quickly and pet owners often have to evacuate their properties in a hurry, leaving vulnerable pets and animals behind.  This causes a great deal of anguish to owners.  Plan ahead to keep your pets safe and out of danger.

The 'Pets and Bushfires - A guide for pet owners' information sheet, provided as a pdf document below, contains information to assist you in planning and preparing for how to care for your pets in the event of a bushfire.

Pets and Bushfires - A Guide for Pet Owners(500 kb)


Coping with a Traumatic Event - Information Flyer

A tramatic event affects all members of the community.  It is important to know about possible reactions to such events, how to look after yourself and how you might be able to help others.

The information flyer provided below covers such things as:

.  What to expect - typical reactions

.  How to look after yourself

.  How to  look after others

.  When to seek help

.  Where to seek help

 Coping with a traumatic event(1401 kb)



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