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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

Be prepared

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.

For a list of emergency numbers go to how to report an emergency and crisis helplines.

Where to find current alerts and emergency warnings

Your local ABC radio station is the official emergency broadcaster delivering warnings and alerts.

Find information about current alerts and emergency warnings on the SA.GOV.AU website.

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.

Recovery centres

The State Government may establish recovery centres as a one stop shop to provde access to all services available to affected communities.

The location of recovery centres will be advertised at the time of the incident on SA.GOV.AUFacebook SARecoveryInfo and other media.

Types of emergency

Bushfire

For emergency assistance during a bushfire dial Triple Zero (000).

Prepare for a bushfire: Country Fire Service (CFS) and SA.GOV.AU.

During a bushfire: CFS warning and incidents and Alert SA event and warning information.

After a bushfire: SA.GOV.AU for information about a specific bushfire recovery event and general

 

 

 

District Council of Elliston
21 Beach Terrace
Elliston SA 5670
Fax: 08 8687 9176