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October 24, 2023

Weather Alert – Bushfire Season – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia

Event: Every year Australian bush fires ravage large areas of land, causing property damage and loss of life.  State and territory emergency services in Australia provide up-to-date information on bush fires and advice on precautionary measures that can help minimize fire-related risks.  U.S. citizens visiting or living in Australia should monitor local television and radio stations, as media reporting may be the best source for breaking news on fire conditions.  Please see the list of resources below of emergency services available in Australia to further prepare for bush fire season.

Actions to Take:

  • Dial 000 (triple zero) for immediate assistance from the police, ambulance service or fire brigade.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.  For more information see Crisis Abroad: Be Ready.


For general information Australia-wide, please refer to the following links.  See below for emergency services nationwide.


Australian Capital Territory

  • ACT Emergency Services Agency:  Manages fire emergencies across the Australian Capital Territory and provides emergency assistance following a disaster.


New South Wales


Northern Territory




South Australia






Western Australia




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