Emergency Event

When should I evacuate?

You can evacuate at any stage if you have concerns regarding your personal wellbeing and safety.

In circumstances such as a bushfire or flooding, it may become necessary for you to evacuate from your home.

Emergency Services may recommend that you evacuate. If you choose not to accept or act on these recommendations, and the situation becomes more critical, the Police have the authority to instruct you to evacuate.

How will I be notified to evacuate?

Affected members of the community may be notified by one or more of the following methods:

  • Visit from the Police, Fire Service or SES.
  • State Government alerts, Emergency Alert is the national telephone warning system used by emergency services to send voice messages to landlines and text messages to mobile phones within an area about likely or actual emergencies.
  • Media– ABC Radio is the national Emergency Broadcaster

Where should I evacuate to?

If you are unable to arrange alternative accommodation (with relatives, friends, hotels, motels, caravan parks, etc.), temporary short term accommodation may be available at a designated evacuation centre.

If you evacuate to a relative’s or friend’s house, consider registering online through the Register.Find.Reunite program to help others find you. This website is only activated during emergencies.

PLEASE NOTE: Once an evacuation centre has been activated, details will be promoted via various means including ABC Radio, Council website and social media.

What should I take in an emergency?

Emergency kit

Pet Emergency kit

Emergency Contacts and Links

Tasmania PoliceEmergency Calls: 000
Non-emergency Calls: 131 444
Tasmania Police Community Alerts
Ambulance TasmaniaEmergency calls: 000
Non-emergency ambulance assistance: 1800 008 008
Tasmania Fire ServiceEmergency calls: 000
Information Line: 1800 000 699
Tasmania Fire Alert List
TasALERT An emergency warning and information system in an online platform
State Emergency ServiceSES are equipped to provide emergency response services for severe storms and floods, road crash rescue, and a range of other general rescue and community support roles through our volunteers
Bureau of Meteorology Tasmanian Warnings Summary
Kingborough Council After Hours Emergency Telephone Number : 6211 8200