VicEmergency 4+

State of Victoria - Department of Justice

Designed for iPad

    • 3.5 • 4 Ratings
    • Free



VicEmergency is the official Victorian Government app for emergency warnings and information. Download VicEmergency, set up a user profile and watch zones to ensure you receive official warnings and information for areas that interest you.

Watch the VicEmergency video at
To review support articles or submit a request, visit

Main Features:
• Live incident map showing current warnings, planned burns and other types of incidents across Victoria.***
• Simple to create a profile and use watch zones that ensure you get official warnings for your local area. Warnings and information* are pushed out to a user's phone when issued by Victoria’s emergency services. 
• GPS integration to determine your current location** and surrounding incidents. 
• Emergency Warnings, Warnings, Advice and information as issued by Victoria’s emergency services
• Share incidents and warnings with friends and family.
• View forecast Fire Danger Ratings on the map.
• View today's and tomorrow’s Total Fire Ban status.

* Your device must have an internet connection to receive warnings and information issued by Victorian emergency services. 
** To view your current location, GPS must be switched on and location functionality enabled.
*** Map symbols represent the origin of the emergency, not its current location or spread.

The VicEmergency app is just one tool to assist you to access warnings and information about emergencies, however you should never rely on just one information channel. Emergency services use a range of other information channels including SKY TV, ABC local radio, some commercial and designated community radio stations, VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226, VicEmergency website on and VicEmergency Twitter and Facebook.

Are you getting a message asking you to turn on notifications? You need to ensure that push notifications are enabled specifically for the VicEmergency app, as follows:

For iOS10, iOS9, iOS8 and iOS6:
1. Click on the Settings icon and then select Notifications. 
2. Scroll down, click the VicEmergency icon
3. Ensure 'Allow Notifications" or "Notification Centre" (iOS6) at top of the screen is set to On. 
4. We recommend that you set Alert Style as 'Banners' or Alerts' and ensure that Sounds and "Show on Lock Screen" or "View in Lock Screen" (iOS6) are set to On. 

For iOS7: 
1. Open the device's Settings icon and then select 'Notification Center'.
2. Under 'Access on Lock Screen', check that 'Notifications View' is On (showing as green).
3. Scroll further down and ensure that VicEmergency is in the list under INCLUDE. Click it to open it.
4. At the top, set Alert Style as 'Banners' or Alerts'
5. Then ensure that everything in this section is turned On - ‘Badge App Icon’, ‘Sounds’, 'Show in Notification Center', 'Show on Lock Screen’, etc (all should be showing as green).

What’s New

Version 6.4.0

- Adopted the Australian Fire Danger Rating System which standardises our use of fire danger ratings nationally.
- Updated our base map to the latest Spatial Vision VicMap Book
- Improved compatibility with the latest devices

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Ofnoconcern ,

Slow to the point of uselessness

While on one hand an old iPhone 3GS isn't exactly a racehorse, there is nothing in this app that should require the added oomph of an iPhone 5. As it stands the app is klunky and non-responsive. Updates take forever. To put it flippantly: if you rely on this, you may find flames licking on your doorstep before it shows you a current status!
Badly needs refactoring and performance tuning! For now I'll rely on the website on and on ABC radio.

Mike Marblehead ms ,

This is an amazing

This is truly amazing. I haven’t seen anything like it anywhere. I now live in Boston USA and our family have a farm at Strathbogie near Euroa/Seymour. I have been in the CFA and SES and the quality of maps and updates is amazing. The ease of use and live data is exceptional. For a running fight when fighting bush fires and when you are on a tanker and the flames are surrounding you it is essential to know where farm fences run and it is accurate within feet on all the fences l know

The other emergency features on trees down health etc show the massive effort being used. A truly remarkable Ap.

It should be shared with every emergency management department around the world it will absolutely save human lives without question

I was so impressed l forwarded a screenshot the other day to the director of the state emergency management here in MA USA

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback ^Amy

Previos user ,

Great content!

Very innovative app and great content!!!! Would recommend a return/ back to app button when linked to website so you don't have to re-open app to explore other features.

App Privacy

The developer, State of Victoria - Department of Justice, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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