Emergency Management

In the event of an emergency, please call 000.

You can also visit TasALERT (external website) or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

Council encourages residents to do their own emergency planning. Be pro-active, and talk to your family and friends about being prepared and staying safe in the event of a disaster. By working together, we build a stronger community and become more resilient to disasters.


Being prepared for the bushfire season is essential in a municipality that has a lot of bushland. It is important to remember how quickly things can change; bushfires can range from slow moving controllable fires to catastrophic firestorms. Visit our Fire page for more information on preparing for this natural hazard in Kingborough.

The Tasmania Fire Service has great resources on their website to help you make a plan for your family and home. Visit the Tasmania Fire Service website (external link). 

Call Emergency Services on 000.

Floods and storms

Visit the Tasmania State Emergency Service (SES) website (external link).

Or call SES 132 500.

The SES website all provides preparation information on being:

Police Assistance Line

You can report a non-urgent crime by calling the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

Call the line to report:

  • break-ins
  • motor vehicle theft
  • stealing from a motor vehicle
  • stealing
  • malicious damage
  • minor motor vehicle collisions
  • lost property.

Preparing for an emergency

The Tasmania Fire Service provides a range of information and resources in preparing for bushfires. 

The Red Cross also has a free disaster preparedness guide, RediPlan (external link) that will help you to prepare for any emergency in four simple steps.

The following are some tips for your family to consider to prepare for an emergency:

  • How will you stay in touch in the event of, or after an emergency?
  • How you will contact each other if you are separated?
  • Who will collect family members and who will check on neighbours?  
  • Where will you meet?
  • What will you do about pets?