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
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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 and VicEmergency Twitter and Facebook.

Are you getting a message asking you to turn on notifications? You need to ensure that push notifications are enabled specifically for the VicEmergency app, as follows:

For iOS10, iOS9, iOS8 and iOS6:
1. Click on the Settings icon and then select Notifications. 
2. Scroll down, click the VicEmergency icon
3. Ensure 'Allow Notifications" or "Notification Centre" (iOS6) at top of the screen is set to On. 
4. We recommend that you set Alert Style as 'Banners' or Alerts' and ensure that Sounds and "Show on Lock Screen" or "View in Lock Screen" (iOS6) are set to On. 

For iOS7: 
1. Open the device's Settings icon and then select 'Notification Center'.
2. Under 'Access on Lock Screen', check that 'Notifications View' is On (showing as green).
3. Scroll further down and ensure that VicEmergency is in the list under INCLUDE. Click it to open it.
4. At the top, set Alert Style as 'Banners' or Alerts'
5. Then ensure that everything in this section is turned On - ‘Badge App Icon’, ‘Sounds’, 'Show in Notification Center', 'Show on Lock Screen’, etc (all should be showing as green).

What’s New

Version 6.1.0

We've been working on some updates and fixes to improve VicEmergency app experience for iOS devices.

Here's what's changed in version 6.0:
• Switched base map to Spatial Vision VicMap Book
• Display of fire danger ratings for your current location and watch zones
• Watch zones now show the locality/suburb of their centre point
• Improved performance and reduced data usage
• Simplified side menu
• Miscellaneous bug fixes

Here's what's changed in version 6.1.0:
• Miscellaneous bug fixes

If something isn't working for you, please contact us for support:

Ratings and Reviews

Ofnoconcern ,

Slow to the point of uselessness

While on one hand an old iPhone 3GS isn't exactly a racehorse, there is nothing in this app that should require the added oomph of an iPhone 5. As it stands the app is klunky and non-responsive. Updates take forever. To put it flippantly: if you rely on this, you may find flames licking on your doorstep before it shows you a current status!
Badly needs refactoring and performance tuning! For now I'll rely on the website on and on ABC radio.

Dougies22 ,


I made the mistake of updating to this current version. The first map is very small and the second map very disjointed when I try to re-navigate and/or zoom into the incidents. There are no details as to the size or type of "incident" and I'm finding the whole app very klunky and not overly helpful. I'm going to rely on the CFA website and radio otherwise I'll end up throwing my iPhone 4 out in frustration! ;)

I really liked the old version though!

Previos user ,

Great content!

Very innovative app and great content!!!! Would recommend a return/ back to app button when linked to website so you don't have to re-open app to explore other features.


State of Victoria - Department of Justice
30.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Department of Justice & Regulation, Victoria


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