Emergency Management

Emergency events can occur at any time with little warning, rapidly spread over designated boundaries and cause diverse and widespread impacts across affected communities.

The City of Mitcham can help to minimise these threats and contribute to the safety and wellbeing of its community by participating in local emergency management alongside neighbouring councils. For the purpose of emergency management, South Australia is divided into 11 Emergency Management Zones. The City of Mitcham is part of the Southern Adelaide Zone together with our neighbouring councils; City of Onkaparinga, City of Marion and City of Holdfast Bay. Key Hazards and Risks relevant to the Southern Adelaide Zone have been assessed and summarised in the Southern Adelaide Zone Emergency Management Plan

Refer to the SES Emergency Kit Checklist or the following website links and emergency apps for contact details and emergency incident information.

All State emergencies are governed under the Emergency Management Act 2004 which provides the authority for the State Emergency Plan. A copy of the Act can be found from the South Australian Legislation website State Emergency Management Act (SA)

The State Government has developed a State Emergency Plan. This details the responsibilities and strategies of State Government to manage significant state emergencies.

The following website links and emergency apps provide contact details and useful emergency incident information:

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Triple Zero

Stay focused, stay relevant, stay on the line ...

  • Is someone seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help?
  • Is your life or property being threatened?
  • Have you just witnessed a serious accident or crime?

If you answered YES call Triple Zero (000). Triple Zero calls are free.

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Metropolitan Fire Service

The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) is the primary provider of structural firefighting services to the State of South Australia.

If the matter is life threatening… Call Triple Zero (000).

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Country Fire Service

The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) serves communities through dedicated volunteers delivering professional fire and rescue services to outer metropolitan, regional & rural South Australia.

If the matter is life threatening… Call Triple Zero (000).

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State Emergency Service

The only way to request SES attendance for an emergency response OR non-emergency response is by calling 132 500.

If the matter is life threatening… Call Triple Zero (000).

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Disasters: prepare and stay safe

Local Government Association link for Emergencies and Safety

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Primary Industries & Regions SA

Report illegal activity or suspected sightings of pests or disease.

  • Fishwatch hotline: 1800 065 522

  • Fruit fly and quarantine: 1300 666 010

  • Emergency animal diseases: 1800 675 888

  • Emergency plant pest: 1800 084 881

  • Agriculture & animal services: 1800 255 556

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Disasters and Mental Health Support

A source of information on mental health support options to prepare, respond and recover from disasters such as bushfires, floods, storms, drought, pandemics, community violence and other major incidents that impact on the health and wellbeing of communities.

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APP: Emergency+

Australia’s Triple Zero Awareness Working Group has developed a smartphone app for iOS, Android and Windows devices to:

  • provide the caller with information about when to call Triple Zero

  • provide the caller with information about who to call in various non-emergency situations

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APP: Red Cross

The Red Cross First Aid App is a comprehensive guide to first aid and CPR, giving you access to the most up to date first aid information anytime, anywhere.

  • Use the interactive quizzes on the App to refresh your first aid knowledge learnt at a Red Cross first aid training course.

  • Instructions are clear and easy to use with helpful videos and images.

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APP: Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology's weather app, BOM Weather, gives you the most accurate weather information at your fingertips, including:

  • Current conditions

  • Forecasts

  • Radar and Warnings

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APP: Volunteering SA

'We Do' is an initiative of Volunteering SA&NT and the Government of South Australia. Create a profile to be notified of opportunities matched to skills and interests. Search hundreds of volunteer positions in South Australia, express interest and apply directly with organisations. Log and print a record of your volunteer hours.

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APP: Get Prepared

'We Do' is an initiative of Volunteering SA&NT and the Government of South Australia. Create a profile to be notified of opportunities matched to skills and interests. Search hundreds of volunteer positions in South Australia, express interest and apply directly with organisations. Log and print a record of your volunteer hours.