Emergency Management

The following information will provide householders of actions which they may take to contribute towards risk reduction and their personal safety in the event of a natural emergency.

This information has been made available following a recommendation of the 2001 Waratah-Wynyard Municipal Risk Management Project and as part of an ongoing public education program driven by Council's Emergency Management Planning Committee.

The following free pamphlets are available from Council Offices.

  • Earthquate Action Guide
  • Emergency! A Step by Step Guide to What You Need to Know And Do
  • Flood Action Guide
  • Lightning Protection Action Guide
  • Severe Storm Action Guide
  • Severe Storms - Facts, Warnings and Protection.

The Australian Red Cross also produces REDiPlan, which provides four steps to prepare your household for emergencies. A copy of REDiPlan is available here.

Council's Interim Planning Scheme also makes reference to landslip areas, flood prone areas, storm surge areas and bushfire prone areas. Please click here for more information.

The following brochure also provides information on cooperation between the Tasmanian Fire Service and farmers to reduce fire risk.

TFS Farming Communities Brochure(1833 kb)

Local Incident Management Plans and Community Protection Plans

These plan sets out the things you should do to survive a bushfire and/or other natural disasters.

Sisters Beach/Boat Harbour Community Protection Plan

Waratah Local Incident Management Plan(455 kb)

Emergency Management Links

Western Emergency Management Plan(5596 kb)

TasALERT is the Tasmanian Government’s official emergency website that brings together information from emergency services and government agencies - the website is http://www.alert.tas.gov.au

Bushfire Ready Neigbourhoods

Tasmanian Fire Service Publications

Tasmania Police

Tasmania State Emergency Service

Attorney-General's Department Emergency Management Division

Social Media Links

Council and other services may also provide updates in the event of an emergency via the following social media channels.

Waratah-Wynyard Facebook Page

Waratah-Wynyard Council Twitter

State Emergency Services Facebook Page

State Emergency Services Twitter

Tasmania Police Facebook Page

Tasmania Police Twitter

Tasmanian Fire Service Facebook Page

Tasmanian Fire Service Twitter

Other Links

Neighbourhood Watch Tasmania

Tasmanian Health Organisation - North West

Are you able to help in the case of emergency? Volunteer here - http://www.emergencyvolunteers.tas.gov.au/

Waratah Wynyard Council
21 Saunders Street : PO Box 168, Wynyard TAS 7325
Phone (03) 6443 8333 : Fax (03) 6443 8383 : Email: council@warwyn.tas.gov.au
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