Emergency Management

Councils play an important role in preparing for and recovering from emergencies. We work in collaboration with community groups, state emergency services, agencies, businesses and other councils to prepare and plan for emergencies.

An emergency can happen at any time and can affect your life in ways you don't expect. Planning and preparing for emergencies can reduce the impact of the event and reduce the time it takes to recover. You can plan and prepare for an emergency by creating a home emergency plan.

The types of risks you may face in the municipality include heatwaves, storms, riverine/flash flooding, protracted utilities interruption, dangerous goods incidents including factory fires and major road accidents. More information can be found in the Maribyrnong Municipal Emergency Managment Plan.

Maribyrnong Municipal Emergency Management Plan

The Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP)(PDF, 962KB) addresses the mitigation of, response to, and recovery from, emergencies within the City of Maribyrnong.

Maribyrnong Flood and Storm Plan

The Maribyrnong Storm and Flood Emergency Plan is a sub-plan of the MEMP, it was developed by VicSES and Council and provides comprehensive information of flood risks within the municipality. VicSES has also developed a local Flood Guide for the suburbs of Maribyrnong, Footscray and Yarraville which provides local flood information as well as tips on how to stay safe in a flood emergency and what items should be in every household flood emergency kit.

For these plans and more information on how to get ready for flood and storm emergencies visit the VicSES website.

Maribyrnong Extreme Heat Plan

The Maribyrnong Extreme Heat Plan is a sub-plan of the MEMP, it was developed by and endorsed by the Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee in November 2020. The plan provides information regarding the heat vulnerability index, information and warnings and the roles and responsibilities of community, schools, Council, health services and Government.


The VicEmergency website and app (available via the Apple App Store and Google Play) provides up to date information on emergencies across the state as they happen.  It also provides information on emergency forecasts and preparing for and recovering from emergencies. You can also call the hotline directly on 1800 226 226.

Red Cross RediPlan

The Red Cross Preparing for Emegencies webpage has information to assist in your planning including RediPlan in Auslan and Easy English resources.