Emergency Alert is another way to warn the community in the event of an emergency such as bushfires, floods and severe weather events.
The system is operated by emergency management agencies in all States and Territories, who decide if a warning needs to be issued, the area to be warned and the content of the message.
It is important that you and your community do not rely on receiving an alert. You must still be proactive, prepare yourself and have an action plan in case of an emergency.
More information can be found at www.emergencyalert.gov.au