The Australian Warning System is an easy-to-understand warning system that will help you stay safe during a bushfire no matter where in Australia you are. Knowing the warning levels, colours and icons will help you make important decisions to help you stay safe.
The warning level icons and colours change to reflect the increasing risk to life or property, and the action you need to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
A fire has started but there is no immediate threat to lives or homes.
Be aware and keep
up to date.
WATCH AND ACT
There is a possible threat to lives or homes.
You need to leave or get ready to defend – do not wait and see.
There is a threat to lives or homes
You are in danger and need to take immediate action to survive.
Over time you’ll see more changes to emergency information as we continue to achieve national consistency across a range of other hazards.
Emergency WA is Western Australia’s official source of emergency information for bushfires and other hazards.
During a bushfire, visiting Emergency WA is the quickest and easiest way to find out what’s going on and what you need to do.
During a bushfire, emergency services will provide you as much information as possible through a range of methods. Your surroundings could be your best information source. Stay alert to what is happening around you. If you believe you may be in danger, act immediately to stay safe.