Community Safety

Ambulance, Fire & Police
In a life threatening or time critical emergency
– telephone 000
000 alternative for Mobile Telephones 112
000 alternative if you are hearing impaired 106 TTY

Epping Police Station direct phone number: 9409 8100

Bushfire Information
Information & advice about significant fires, total fire bans, fire restrictions & bushfire planning
– telephone 1800 240 667
http:///www.cfa.vic.gov.au

Medical Centres in City of Whittlesea

Lists the Medical Centres in the municipality and the languages spoken by the doctors at each of the Centres.
Medical Centres in CoW & languages spoken

Home Visiting Doctor
(Bulk-billed after hours medical care – nights, weekends, public holidays)
– telephone 9429 5677
http://www.mmds.com.au/home-visiting-doctor

Nurse On-Call
(free 24-hour health advice hotline)
– telephone 1300 606 024

The Northern Hospital
185 Cooper St Epping
– telephone 8405 8000

Plenty Valley Community Health
-telephone 9409 8787
http://www.pvch.org.au/

Poisons Information Centre
– telephone 131 126

Police Station (Epping)
785 High Street
– telephone 9409 8100

Crime Stoppers
– telephone 1800 333 000

Hoon Hotline
– telephone 1800 333 000

Neighbourhood Watch
http://www.nhw.com.au/whittlesea
Whittlsesea City NHW Police Coordinator: Sandy O’Connor
More details here.

Dial Before You Dig
– telephone 1100
http://www.1100.com.au

Roads and Footpaths
To report a damaged local road or dangerous footpath, contact the Whittlesea Council Works Depot
– telephone 9401 0555
For further information on drainage and road problems visit  Whittlesea Council web site

Street Lights
Report a faulty street light via the Faults & Emergencies number – 131799
or via email using streetlight@sp-ausnet.com.au
Information required:
– street address that the light is located outside of
– light identification number from the pole (this number is on the metal plate attached to each pole and is at about face height)
Please note that each faulty light must be reported separately.

Swooping Birds
http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/plants-and-animals/native-plants-and-animals/problem-wildlife/swooping-birds

Traffic light faults
contact VicRoads on 13 11 70

Vandalism/ Rubbish/ Safety Concerns
If you find any vandalism or grafitti to City of Whittlesea street trees, play/ park equipment, signs etc then please call the relevant nunmber below:
Rubbish or Grafitti: – Council Works Depot 9401 0555
Damage to playgrounds and park equipment- Council Parks and Open Space 9401 0539
Damage to street trees- Council Parks and Open Space 9401 0539
All other issues- Council General Enquiries- 9217 2170

Victoria State Emergency Service
Flood & storm emergency
– telephone 132 500
http://www.ses.vic.gov.au
VICSES Flood & Store Information Line 1300 842 737
during major emergencies only 1300 VIC SES

National Relay Service
The deaf/hearing/speech impaired can call
SES 132 500 (or 000) using NRS

Speak and Listen (SSR) dial 1300 555 727 then ask for 132 500 or 000
users phone:
TTY/Voice users phone dial 133 677 then ask for 132 500

Internet Relay users http://www.ireplay.com.au/call/index.aspx
connect via:                     and enter 132 500 or 000

Weather warnings
– telephone 1300 659 217
Bureau of Meteorology

Wildlife Rescuers
Volunteer group that specialise in the rescue and rehabilitation of native Australian wildlife in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.  Can only attend to kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, koalas and echidinas. All other animals call Wildlife Victoria 1300 094 535.
– telephone 0417 506 941

Wildlife Victoria
Wildlife Victoria maintains a wildlife care and communication network across Victoria.
– telephone 1300 094 535

Yarra Valley Water
Faults and emergencies
– telephone 132 762

Australian Tsunami Warning Centre
– telephone 1300 878 6264
www.bom.gov.au

Department of Health
www.health.vic.gov.au

Department of Human Services
www.dhs.vic.gov.au

Department of Primary Industries
www.dpi.vic.gov.au

Australian Red Cross
www.redcross.org.au