Inspector-General for Emergency Management

Email (External link)

Twitter Follow Tony Pearce - Inspector-General through @the_IGEM (External link) and for general updates follow @IGEM_Vic (External link)

Phone 03 8684 7900

Postal address 
GPO Box 4356
Melbourne VIC 3001

Street address 
Level 29
121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Media enquiries

For Inspector-General for Emergency Management media enquiries and media releases, call 03 8684 0330.

To access ministerial media releases, visit the Premier of Victoria (External link) (External link) website.

In an emergency

Triple Zero (000) - Emergency (External link)

  • Triple Zero (000) should be called when police, fire or ambulance attendance is needed in a life-threatening or time critical situation.
  • Be prepared to describe your location as accurately as possible. Your mobile phone only shows call-takers your billing address, not your current GPS location.
  • If you see smoke, check the planned burns map (External link) before calling Triple Zero (000). 


VicEmergency (External link)

  • VicEmergency ( (External link)) is a centralised website to find emergency information and warnings for Victoria. You can also access preparedness and recovery information related to emergencies.
  • The website has a real-time Google Map display with incidents across the state including floods, storms, fires, earthquakes, tsunami, beach closures, shark sightings and more.
  • You can get information by tuning in to ABC local radio, or other emergency broadcasters (External link) including radio or SKY News, by downloading the VicEmergency app (External link), phoning the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or following VicEmergency on Facebook (External link) or Twitter (External link).
  • Remember, always access more than one source for emergency information and warnings.

Flood, storm, tsunami and earthquake emergency (External link)

  • Call 132 500 from anywhere in Victoria for flood, storm, tsunami and earthquake emergency.

National Relay Service (External link)

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact emergency numbers using the National Relay Service (External link):

  • TTY users phone 106 then ask for either Triple Zero (000) or 132 500
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 then ask for either Triple Zero (000) or 132 500
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS (External link) then ask for either Triple Zero (000) or 132 500

Deaf Emergency Information (External link)

A website for deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people, in Auslan and in written English to help with:

  • understanding how to watch and act so you can take responsibility for your own safety
  • learning how to prepare, respond and recover from natural hazard events in your area
  • understanding how emergency services work together