Emergency Broadcasters

The Victorian Government has formal arrangements for the broadcast of emergency warnings and information to the community.

Victoria has Memoranda of Understanding with a number of broadcasters and the Fire Services Commissioner is the administrator of Victoria’s emergency broadcasting policy on behalf of the emergency services, including the CFA, Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and the Victoria State Emergency Services (VICSES).

During emergencies, Victoria’s emergency broadcasters will broadcast information, including updates and community alerts, which will help the public to make decisions based on the advice of the emergency services.

If necessary, emergency warnings will interrupt normal programming on the radio and television station.

Emergency broadcasters include ABC Local Radio, UGFM – Radio Murrindindi, Stereo 974, Plenty Valley FM and commercial radio stations across Victoria and SkyNews television.

A complete list of official emergency broadcasters can be downloaded here.

For more information, phone: (03) 8684 1388 or email Emergency.Broadcasters@sccinfo.vic.gov.au with any enquiries.

Memoranda of Understanding – Emergency Broadcasting Victoria

Becoming a Victorian Emergency Broadcaster

Emergency Broadcasters play an important role in emergency management. Through broadcasting warnings and advice, Emergency Broadcasters support
communities to make informed decisions in planning for, and surviving emergencies. If your organisation is interested in finding out more about becoming an emergency broadcaster the information is below.

Applications are accepted on an annual basis.   2013 applications are now being accepted and will close at midnight on 30 August 2013.

For information on becoming an Emergency Broadcaster please click here
To download the Expression of Interest in Becoming an Emergency Broadcaster form please click here