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About this app

VicEmergency is the official Victorian Government app for emergency warnings and information. Download VicEmergency, set up a user profile and watch zones to ensure you receive official warnings and information for areas that interest you.

Watch the VicEmergency video at www.youtube.com/channel/UCskGgVGdfEp1C3BMiiwAyzQ
To review support articles or submit a request, visit http://support.emergency.vic.gov.au

Main Features:
• Live incident map showing current warnings, planned burns and other types of incidents across Victoria.***
• Simple to create a profile and use watch zones that ensure you get official warnings for your local area. Warnings and information* are pushed out to a user's phone when issued by Victoria’s emergency services. 
• GPS integration to determine your current location** and surrounding incidents. 
• Emergency Warnings, Warnings, Advice and information as issued by Victoria’s emergency services
• Share incidents and warnings with friends and family.
• View forecast Fire Danger Ratings on the map.
• View today's and tomorrow’s Total Fire Ban status.

* Your device must have an internet connection to receive warnings and information issued by Victorian emergency services. 
** To view your current location, GPS must be switched on and location functionality enabled.
*** Map symbols represent the origin of the emergency, not its current location or spread.

The VicEmergency app is just one tool to assist you to access warnings and information about emergencies, however you should never rely on just one information channel. Emergency services use a range of other information channels including SKY TV, ABC local radio, some commercial and designated community radio stations, VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226, VicEmergency website on www.emergency.vic.gov.au and VicEmergency Twitter and Facebook.

What's New in this Version?
• Addition of other types of emergencies e.g. flood, earthquake, storms, tsunami, shark sightings etc
• Addition of user profile so watch zones can be accessed across multiple devices
• Integration of user profiles and watch zones with the VicEmergency website
• Addition of landscape view for all screens
• Addition of custom tone for notifications
• Addition of edit function for all aspects of watch zones
• Addition of warning notifications by email

Are you getting a message asking Allow "VicEmergency" to access to your location? You need to allow access to see incidents and warnings for your current location. The steps for this will vary depending on your device, model and version of android, but should be similar to this:
• Open device settings
• Select applications
• Select manage applications
• Choose VicEmergency from the list
• Tick the ‘show notifications’ box at the top of the screen
Updated on
Oct 24, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.49K reviews
John Gehman
March 8, 2024
Frustrating. Incidents are popping up all the time, but the only information I can get on them so often is an icon on a map. No detail. At best it's useless and frustrating, thinking in doing something wrong -- "there's got to be more here, that's there entire point of this app". But it's also dangerous -- when we can do nothing but shrug, we're going to miss or ignore something critical.
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A Google user
February 14, 2020
Great app for getting info. Terrible as a notification of emergencies in your area as the constant, perpetual, unending, sleep stealing warnings that I can't turn off left me ignoring everything in the end. How about an option to be notified when situations change/escalate rather than being told the same stuff over and over and over and over and over and over and over at all times and days? Constant noise is just noise. E: There are notification types that can't be turned off or modified Amy.
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Department of Justice & Community Safety, Victoria
February 14, 2020
Hi, if you want to provide feedback or receive technical support please contact us here: https://vicemergency.zendesk.com/hc/en-gb/requests/new
Darren Mobile
October 19, 2022
The general premise of the app is a good one, even though the user interface of this particular version is chaotic and appears to have been designed by a committee. But my main concern is with the quality of people feeding information into it. Due to heavy spamming of identical 'watch and act' messages (sometimes less than 10min apart), I've had to disable notifications entirely because this category of message can't be selectively disabled, which sort of defeats the entire purpose of the app.
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What's new

Minor enhancements and bug fix(s).