Monitor VicEmergency warnings and advice
Stay safe during fire season. Monitor official warnings and information from Victoria’s Emergency Services:
- VicEmergency Hotline: call
- In-language VicEmergency Hotline: call (Translating and Interpreting Service)
- VicEmergency website:
- VicEmergency app: download the app on your device via the (Apple) or (Android)
We've also collated a range of Victorian Government translated materials below, to help you understand, prepare and stay safe during the fire season.
Fire danger ratings and safety information
Health and safety information
A range of factsheets and audio files about fire safety are available in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Khmer, Macedonian, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish and Vietnamese.
Smoke and your health
Find out more about how smoke can affect your health and the actions you can take to avoid or reduce potential health effects.
Emergency, crisis and support services
Survive the heat
This translated brochure contains information on how individuals can take care of themselves and look out for family, friends and neighbours who may need help coping with the heat.
Your guide to fire survival
This guide informs you on information such as how to stay informed on fire risk days, why you should leave early and guidance on how to stay informed on fires across your area.
Fire safety for older people and people with disability
A translated brochure that has been designed to assist older people or people with disability to reduce their risk of fire and harm from fires.
Home fire safety
This translated brochure provides a checklist on preventative measures you can undertake to minimise the chance of a fire in your house.
After a fire: asbestos hazards
This document aims to help address concerns raised about asbestos fibres and should be read with other information about asbestos.
After a fire: returning home safely
Information on how to protect yourself when returning to a bushfire-affected property.
After a fire: private drinking water and water tank safety
If you live in a bushfire-affected area your water source could become contaminated.
After a fire: fire retardants and your health
Fire retardants are chemicals used by the Victorian fire agencies to assist in the control of bushfires in Victoria.
Trauma: reaction and recovery
This resource gives some examples on how to resolve traumatic reactions to trauma and encourages the seeking of help from a health professional.
Recovering from long term trauma
Translated factsheets about recovering from long-term trauma.
Help for you and your family after disaster
Most people experience acute stress during events of natural disaster or large scale acts of violence.
Family help kit – post traumatic stress
This translated Family Help Kit provides information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition that some children and adolescents develop after they have experienced a traumatic event.
Mental health services
This subtitled video provides information on the range of mental health support services available in Victoria 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Extreme heat can place pressure on the electricity network, resulting in power outages. Find out how you can be prepared and be safe by reading the translated Your Power Outages Guide.
Advice on managing distress
The Red Cross also have translated advice to help you look after yourself and your family during a crisis in English, Arabic, Farsi, Somali, Swahili and Nepali.
Talking to children after a crisis
These are available in English, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Samoan, Somali and Vietnamese.
Reviewed 15 January 2020