The State Government recently announced changes to allow property owners to travel to their second property to carry out fire preparedness activities, provided they have a Letter of Support from the Council where the second property is located.
In case of emergency call 000
If it is not safe at home, talk to friends or family about staying somewhere else for a while. Check if anyone in that house is self-isolating.
If this isn’t an option, call EDVOS on 9259 4200 (Mon-Fri 9am-8pm and Sat 9am-5pm) for support and advice about finding safe accommodation.
For 24-hour support, contact safe steps 24/7 on 1800 015 188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If it is not safe, have your friend or family member call EDVOS on 9259 4200 or safe steps 1800 015 188 for help with safety planning for you and help setting up a safe word signal during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you can, stay connected to family and friends through social media and messaging platforms. Decide on a ‘safe word’ or signal to use with close friends, family or neighbours so they know if you need help and to call the police or emergency services.
Pack an emergency bag, with important papers, such as passports and clothes, in case you need to leave in a hurry. You may need to leave it at a friend’s place.
Yarra Ranges Shire Council
P.O. Box 105, Anderson Street
Lilydale, VIC 3140
P 1300 368 333
F (03) 9735 4249
Yarra Ranges Council respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, as the custodians of this land. We pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past and present, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the history of the region.
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