Emergency contact information


For life threatening emergencies call Triple Zero 000 (Police, Fire and Ambulance)

Flood, Storm and Tsunami

For emergency help in flood, storm and tsunami call NSW State Emergency Services (SES) on 13 25 00

For flood, storm and tsunami information call NSW SES on 1800 201 000 or visit www.ses.nsw.gov.au

Rural Fire Information

For information on major bush fires and total fire bans, call the NSW Rural Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737 or visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

Weather Information

For information on current weather warnings visit the Bureau of Meteorology.

NSW coastal, land weather and flood warnings      1300 659 218
QLD tropical cyclone warnings   1300 659 212   
QLD land weather and flood warnings   1300 659 219
QLD coastal marine warnings   1300 360 427
Australian Tsunami threat information   1300 878 626

Roads Information

For information on local road closures and road conditions visit www.myroadinfo.com.au


The Byron Central Hospital is open 24hrs, 365 days per year.  Located at 54 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale NSW 2481.  Phone 02 6639 9400

Power Outages

To report a power outage or for information on current outages, call Essential Energy on 13 20 80 or visit www.essentialenergy.com.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.

Local Media

Listen, watch and read to keep up to date


  • ABC North Coast - 94.5 FM
  • Bay FM community radio - 99.9 FM
  • North Coast Radio ZZZFM - 100.9 FM
  • North Coast Radio 2LM - 104.3 FM


  • Prime7 local news
  • NBN local news
  • WIN local news


Do you have an emergency plan for storms, flood and fire?

For valuable information on preparing your home and yourself, see:

Emergency Plans

For valuable information relating to emergency planning in Byron Shire.