Alerts can be received via:
Alerts will begin with “Emergency, Emergency” and will only be received if your landline (based on its billing address) and mobile phone (based on its billing address and the handsets last known location) is within the defined area and has service.
Telephone Alerts are not used in all circumstances, and depends on the nature of the incident. You should not wait to receive a Telephone Alert before you act.
Community Alert Sirens – Community alert sirens are used as part of Victoria’s warning system for all hazards – including flood, fire and storm.
Standard Emergency Warning Signal – (SEWS) A distinctive siren sound may be played over the radio or TV before an alert message is broadcast
SEWS Community Service Announcement (Includes introduction):