Bushfire and Emergency Management

The City of Bunbury has developed plans and structures to bring together government, voluntary, and private agencies in a coordinated way to deal with major emergencies through its Local Emergency Management Committee. Plans cover the whole spectrum of hazards, including prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

The City of Bunbury Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) is a committee established under the Emergency Management Act that advises and assists the City in ensuring that local emergency management arrangements are established and maintained for its district.

The LEMC membership draws on the City of Bunbury, WA Police, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service and Fire and Rescue Service to name a few.

An Emergency Management Evacuation Plan has also been created by the City of Bunbury, to deal with bushfires, floods, severe weather, hazardous materials incident, terrorist and civil disturbances.

For more information on Emergency Safety, follow the links below:

For information on on how to prepare for the bushifre season visit the Safer Community Network website​ HERE.​

Emergency Management Plan
The City's Emergency Management Arrangements can be viewed below or a copy can be obtained from the City of Bunbury Customer Service Centre, 4 Stephen street, Bunbury.
Emergency Numbers
Police, fire and ambulance emergencies call 000

Bunbury Regional Hospital - 9722 1000

St John of God Hospital - 9722 1600

RuralLink - 1800 522 002 (Operating between 4:00pm and 9:00am weekdays, 24hrs over weekends and Public Holidays)

Lifeline - 13 1114

Poison Information Centre - 13 1126

State Emergency Services: 132 500

Bunbury Police Station: 13 1444 or 9722 2111

Aqwest - 9791 3272 (emergency only)

ATCO Gas Australia - 13 13 52

Water Corporation - 13 1375

Western Power - 13 1351 ​​​