For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero 000 (Police, Fire and Ambulance)
Flood, storm and tsunami - SES (State Emergency Services)
For flood, storm and tsunami information call NSW SES on 13 25 00 or visit the State Emergency Services website
Rural fire information - RFS (Rural Fire Service)
For information on major bushfires and total fire bans, call the NSW Rural Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737 or visit fires near me
Weather information - BOM (Bureau of Meterology)
For information on current weather warnings call the Bureau of Meteorology on 1300 659 210 or visit the Bureau of Meteorology
For information on local road closures and road conditions visit myroadinfo.com.au
Hospital - Byron Central Hospital
Byron Central Hospital is open 24hrs, 365 days per year. Located at 54 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale NSW 2481. Phone 02 6639 9400
Power outages - Essential Energy
To report a power outage or for information on current outages, call Essential Energy on 13 20 80 or visit essentialenergy.com.au
For 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services call 13 11 14 or visit lifeline.org.au
After hours council assistance
Byron Shire Council provides 24 hour customer support through an after hours answering service available on 02 6622 7022. The answering service is provided with the emergency contacts of relevant staff who are on call to assist in times of community emergency and need.
There are practical steps you can take to protect yourself, the people you love and the things you value most in the event of an emergency.
- Know your risk – Think about the area you live in and the types of disasters that could affect you
- Plan now for what you will do – Sit down and talk with your family and plan for what you will do if a disaster affects your area
- Get your home ready – Prepare your home by doing general home maintenance and checking your insurance
- Be aware – Find out how to prepare and what to do if there is a disaster in your area
- Look out for each other – Share information with your family, friends, neighbours and those that may need assistance
Several agencies provide advice to guide you through making an emergency plan. These include:
NSW State Emergency Services
An online template to guide you through making an emergency plan.
NSW Rural Fire Service
Get to know your risk of bushfire and make a bushfire survival plan.
Australian Red Cross
Start a conversation, create a survival kit or create an emergency plan.
The Office of Emergency Management
Information to help individuals, councils, community service organisations and businesses become disaster ready.
Emergency planning in Byron Shire
Find out more about emergency planning in the Byron Shire.