Every summer bushfires start suddenly and without warning. As the former Fire & Emergency Services Adviser to the Premier, I’ve seen first hand the devastating impact a bushfire can have and I know we need to work together to protect our community from the threat of bushfires.
If you live in or near scrub or bush - fire is a real risk to you and your family. Now is the time to prepare your property and put a bushfire survival plan in place.
Below is some further information on how you and your family can prepare for the upcoming bushfire season.
ALWAYS CALL TRIPLE ZERO '000' FOR FIRE OR LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES
How can you increase the chances your house will survive a bushfire? What should you do when a bushfire is coming? Is it possible to defend your house from a bushfire? Read this Department of Emergency Services guide to find out.
Warnings and alerts
- Call the DFES public information line on 13 3337 or visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts
- Listen to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) recorded information line on 1300 659 213
Local venues that may be nominated as an evacuation centre are:
- Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre
- Halls Head Recreation Centre
- Bortolo Pavilion
- Falcon Pavilion
If you need to evacuate, first seek shelter with family or friends. The Department of Child Protection and Family Support is responsible for the opening and management of an evacuation centre. It's location will depend entirely on the nature and extent of the hazard.
Utilities & City of Mandurah
- Australian Red Cross 1800 246 850
- Centrecare 9325 6644
- Centrelink 13 28 50
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- The Samaritans 9381 5555
- The Salvation Army 9260 9500
- Homeless Advisory Service, Department of Housing (8am-5pm Monday to Friday) 1800 065 892
- Insurance Council of Australia 1300 728 228
- Department for Child Protection and Family Support Crisis Care 9223 1111
- Or after hours country free call 1800 199 008
- Central Office 9222 2555
- Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) 9395 9300
- DFES Chaplain (pager service - leave a message and you will be called back) 9485 7800
- Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA) 9395 9404
- RSPCA WA 9209 9300
- Wildcare helpline Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) 9474 9055