The City of Greater Shepparton, whilst earning its reputation as a vibrant, diverse and secure place to live, is also subject to the uncertainties of the elements like anywhere else.
The occurrence of fire, flood, drought, storm and tempest, along with major accidents, has historically shaped the district environment and necessitated community reaction.
In particular, as Shepparton is located at the confluence of three major waterways there will always be period when flooding of various magnitudes will be experienced with the floods in May 1974 and October 1993 having a devastating effect on the community.
This section of the website has been developed specifically to assist the overall community to access advisory information prior to and during times of emergency irrespective of the cause.
The information contained is constantly subject to revision and is only provided as a guide during an emergency. For specific advice, you should contact the relevant agencies.
In an emergency, always dial '000' for Police, Ambulance or Fire.
All of Victoria is at risk of bushfire. Whether you live in the bush, on a farm, near the coast or in a suburban area surrounded by grassland, or if you plan to travel in these areas, you could be affected by a bush, grass or scrub fire this summer.
Community flood warning information, key information, links and telephone numbers, road closure information and details on developing your own flood plan.
For information regarding a heatwave and how to beat the heat.
Power outages occur all over the state for various reasons, most commonly during events of extreme weather.
Storms can happen anywhere at anytime of the year and are the most frequent emergencies affecting Victorians. Storms can be accompanied by torrential rain, strong winds, large hailstones and lightning.
Greater Shepparton City Council has a Municipal Emergency Management Plan which sets out key responsibilities, contact people and actions during an emergency including Council's arrangements with other support agencies and emergency services.