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Community and Wellbeing

Emergency management

If you require urgent emergency services assistance call 000.

For urgent council related matters, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 8563 8444.

Emergency management is a shared responsibility between all levels of government, emergency services, and the community.

Councils play a role in mitigating risk, supporting the state emergency management, and the community through communication at a local level, and supporting recovery following an emergency event.

In collaboration with Light Regional Council, the Town of Gawler, and Adelaide Plains Council we have developed the Barossa Zone Emergency Management Plan (ZEMP) which outlines potential natural disasters and hazards which have been identified as having specific relations to the Barossa Zone.

The State Emergency Management Plan sets out the state’s emergency management arrangements. It outlines a coordinated approach to address natural and man-made risks and emergencies.

You can learn how to prepare for a range of emergency situations through’s prepare for an emergency resources.

Living in a bushfire risk area it is also important to have a bushfire survival plan and know where bushfire safer places and last resort refuges are located.

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