Emergency Services

Emergency Contact Numbers
For Emergencies, Police, Fire and Ambulance….000

Non Emergency Calls Only  
Carnarvon Police Station 9941 7333
Carnarvon Regional Hospital 9941 0555
State Emergency Service (SES) 9941 2121
Carnarvon Volunteer Sea Rescue 9941 3613
Volunteer Fire & Rescue 9941 1013
St John Ambulance 9941 1082
Community Emergency Services Manager 0448 081 637

Please read the following important information –

Preparing your Property

Cyclone Diagram Cyclone

Cyclone Season

Every year between November and April, coastal areas within cyclonic regions C and D are at risk of being hit by cyclones.  Carnarvon is located within Region D.  A cyclone is a violent storm characterised by strong winds rotating around a calm centre and can produce destructive winds and heavy rains causing flooding and, in some events, cause a storm surge.  Strong winds, heavy rain and flying debris created during a cyclone can cause extensive damaged to your house however, the risk of damage can be minimised if you take a proactive approach to protecting your house.  One of the most important actions you can take to protect your house is to maintain in a good condition and ensure that all loose objects on your property are either secured or stored away out of the wind; this includes swimming pool equipment, solar panels, satellite dishes, antennas and similar objects that may be blown around in a cyclone.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) provides regular updates on approaching cyclones with the  alert level changing to reflect the increasing risk to your life and advises what you need to do before, during and after a cyclone. DFES then issues the following cyclone alerts, Blue, Yellow, Red and All Clear.

Blue Alert
Get Ready for a cyclone. You need to start preparing for cyclone weather.
Yellow Alert
Take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone. You need to prepare for the arrival of a cyclone.
Red Alert
Take shelter from the cyclone. You need to go shelter immediately.
All Clear
The Cyclone has passed but take care. Wind and Storm surge dangers have passed but you need to take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.
Cyclone Watch
Is used when damaging winds or gales are expected to affect communities within 48 hours.
Cyclone Warning
Are issued when damaging winds or gales are likely to affect communities within 24 hours.

Current Emergency Alerts (Department Fire & Emergency Services)
Cyclone Watch (Bureau of Meteorology)
Western Australia Cyclone Plan (Westplan Cyclone)
DFES Cyclone & Flood Cyclone Alert System 
Home & Family Storm Safety
What to do During a Storm
Cyclone & Flood Emergency Kit
Cyclone & Flood Relocation Kit
Driving in Flood Waters Information
Cyclone Smart Information Booklet


Gascoyne River - Flood 2010

Gascoyne River – Flood 2010

Intersection Highway/Robinson Street 2010 Flood

Intersection Highway/Robinson Street
2010 Flood

Flood Damage - Giles Road - Flood 2010

Flood Damage – Giles Road – Flood 2010

Recently Constructed Levee

Recently Constructed Levee

The town of Carnarvon is built on the Gascoyne River Delta and therefore can be susceptible to flooding due to heavy rainfall in the catchment areas further inland. During 2013/2014 extensive flood prevention levees have been constructed to enable the deflection of  floodwaters away from populated areas.  To see more photos or information on the Flood Mitigation Works please go to the Browns Range Alliance Website.

Flood Watch
Flood Watch provides information to generate early awareness of developing hydro meteorological conditions, which may lead to possible or likely flooding in a particular district during the next 24 to 72 hours. Messages will make short generalised statements about the developing weather situation, including forecast rainfall totals, the current state of the catchments and the indication of the rivers at risk from flooding. Enable people and the community to take action to increase safety and reduce the cost associated with flooding.

Flood Warning
Flood Warning provided information to enable timely appropriate action to be taken when flooding is anticipated or occurring. Messages are issued for specific river basins and, where possible, will provide sufficient information to explain what is happening, where it is happening, how it will affect the recipient of the message and what possible evasive actions could be deployed.

For further information on emergencies please visit
Department Fire & Emergency Services
Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia Flood Plan (Westplan Flood)
River Monitoring Stations in WA


Fire Restriction Information
Bush Fire Act 1954
Western Australia Fire Plan (Westplan Fire)
Bushfire Warnings and Emergency Alerts