Emergency and utility outage information

To find information on utility outages, emergency information or road closures, please visit the relevant website for more information.

Road closures – Main Roads Western Australia

Find the latest incident information on road closures, crashes, roadworks, bushfires and more with Main Roads’ Travel Map.

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Emergencies and bushfires – Emergency WA

For information on bushfires and emergencies, visit the Emergency WA map.

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Water outages – Water Corporation

To find out if there are any water outages or works near you, visit the Water Corporation outages and works map.

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Power outages – Western Power

To search for known power outages, please visit the Western Power website and search for your area.

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Floodplain mapping – Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

To search for floodplains in your area, use the mapping tool provided by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

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Under the Emergency Management Act 2005, hazards are managed through carefully considered State Hazard Plans (Westplans) that delegates roles and responsibilities, including to Local Governments. The City of Swan may have roles and responsibilities in prevention, preparedness, response or recovery activities for any given hazard.


  • Collapse
  • Cyclone
  • Chemical
  • Earthquake
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Radiological
  • Storm
  • Tsunami

WA Police

  • Air Crash
  • Hostile act
  • Land search
  • Marine search
  • Nuclear warships
  • Road crash
  • Space debris
  • Terrorism

Government of WA, Department of Health

  • Heatwave
  • HAZMAT Bio
  • Pandemic

Government of WA, Department of Transport

  • Marine emergency
  • Oil spill

Arc Infrastructure WAPOL or DFES by agreement

  • Rail crash freight

Public Transport Authority WAPOL or DFES by agreement

  • Rail crash passenger

Government of WA, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

  • Biosecurity

Under section 38 of the Emergency Management Act 2005, we are required to establish a Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC). The LEMC must be managed and chaired by the City of Swan with representation from organisations and agencies that play a key role in emergency management within their district.
The functions of a LEMC are:

  • To advise and assist the local government in ensuring that Local Emergency Management Arrangements are established for its district.
  • To liaise with public authorities and other persons in the development, review and testing of the LEMA.
  • To carry out other emergency management activities as directed by the SEMC or prescribed by the regulations.

We ensure emergency management arrangements are in place for our local government area.

Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA)

When natural disasters strike it can impact your communications network. This includes your mobile, landline and internet services, which are all vital in an emergency.

It’s important to be prepared for an outage and have backup options available. 

Here’s what you can do to stay safe, connected and informed:

  • Don’t rely on one form of communication, such as a mobile phone, as it might become unavailable
  • Consider getting a portable battery-powered radio so you can listen to emergency updates
  • Have plenty of spare batteries and portable chargers/power sources
  • Consider getting a satellite phone, UHF/two-way radio or personal location beacon
  • Keep your emergency contact list up-to-date, so if your phone goes flat you still have their details
  • Follow all advice from emergency services
  • Plan and leave early if it is safe to do so. Don’t wait to be told to evacuate.

Learn more about telecommunications in a disaster.

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