The VicEmergency website has undergone extensive, independent testing to ensure the site can manage peak visitation periods during summer and large-scale emergencies.
There are backup systems in place, including automated cloud based scalability for hosting, which means the capacity for usage can increase, in sync with the increase of visitors to the site. The website also includes 24/7 monitoring and support.
Back-up systems are based on numbers of people visiting the site that exceed numbers seen even in Victoria’s worst emergencies.
Victoria has an integrated warnings system, which means emergency information is available from a variety of channels. You can get information by tuning in to ABC local radio, or other emergency broadcasters including radio or SKY TV, by downloading the VicEmergency app, phoning the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667 or following the VicEmergency Facebook and Twitter accounts.