Emergency Relief Centres

Buloke's Emergency Relief Centre at Wycheproof closed at 10am 25 October 2022. 

In the event of an emergency that significantly impacts the community, an Emergency Relief Centre (ERC) is often established.  

An ERC is a place that provides information about the emergency and the support and referrals available to help a community cope with the impact of the emergency.  

An ERC is not a refuge or recovery centre, rather, it is a place where affected individuals can go to: get emergency information, reconnect with their community, register their details on Register Find Reunite, and access relief support services to assist with their immediate needs.

An ERC can become very busy, and while staff working in the ERC are there to assist you and your family, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of any children in your care.

Your pets are most welcome, an alternate location may be identified and opened to care for animals of affected people.

Notifications about the opening of an ERC will be available on the VicEmergency App.

If you are relocating during an emergency you are encouraged to go to family and friends in a location well away from the emergency area.


If you decide to come to the Emergency Relief Centre we encourage you to pack the following items:
- Identification
- Medication
- Pets on leads/cages/boxes and pet food
- Childrens items
- Clothes for 3-5 days
- Mobile phones and charges
- Baby items
- Move stock to high grounds
- Large animals can be accommodated at the Wycheproof Saleyards, Camp St, Wycheproof

If you decide to leave your property, please
- Turn off gas and electricity
- Follow road closure detours
- Do not drive through flood waters


Pet Friendly Relief Centre