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TOTAL FIRE BAN declared in the ACT – 17 January 2019

ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from: 00:01 Thursday, 17 January 2019 to 23:59 Thursday, 17 January 2019. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting dry, windy conditions today with a predicted temperature of 41… Read more »

TOTAL FIRE BAN declared in the ACT – 15 January 2019

ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from: 8:30am Tuesday, 15 January 2019 to 11:59 Tuesday, 15 January 2019. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting dry conditions today with a predicted temperature of 39 degrees…. Read more »

Thursday 13th December – Final Storm Update

ACT SES, ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service and Transport Canberra and City Services have been responding to 168 Requests For Assistance following today’s rain events. Crews will continue to work throughout the evening and into tomorrow to complete requests. The Bureau of Meteorology is maintaining a watch on the weather in the… Read more »

Storm contact – 132500

A reminder for storm and flood assistance, including fallen trees, please contact the ACT State Emergency Service on 132 500. Only call Emergency Triple Zero ‘000’ in a life-threatening situation. The ACT Emergency Services Agency has received reports that a number of tress have come down across Canberra with recent thunderstorm activity and high winds.

2018-19 Bushfire season Starts 1 September 2018

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) has declared that bushfire season will begin one month early – on 1 September 2018 – due to forecast dry conditions. Traditionally, the bushfire season commences on 1 October and runs through until 31 March, unless conditions warrant a variation. After assessment of the current conditions and consideration of… Read more »