Current Emergency Warnings / Alerts

There are currently no warnings

*Alert and warning information is provided by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Bureau of Meteorology 

Today's Fire Danger Rating

Please click here for today's fire danger rating

Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS)

The Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS) is a distinctive siren sound to alert the community to the broadcast of an urgent safety message relating to a major emergency or disaster.

The signal is intended for use as an alert signal to be played on public media such as radio, television, public address systems and mobile sirens it aims to draw listeners’ attention to the emergency warning that follows.

People are strongly advised to become familiar with the sound.

Click here to listen to the SEWS

What do I do if I hear SEWS broadcast?

Stop what you are doing, listen carefully to the information provided and act as directed

Who decides to use SEWS?

Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) or Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) for weather and flood related events.

Useful Links

Life threatening emergencies

DFES Statewide alerts and warnings

Western Australian Police (WAPOL)

St John Ambulance (WA)


ABC Radio  (Listen online) 


Australian Government Disaster Assist

Australian Red Cross

Bushfire Arson Prevention

St John Ambulance Australia (National)

Weather and environment

Bureau of Meteorology

Department of Environment and Conservation

Flood Maps Australia

Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre


Horizon Power

Water Corporation

Road conditions

Main Roads

Permits to Burn

Online Permit to Burn Application

* Alert and warning information is provided by the Town of Port Hedland on behalf of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Bureau of Meteorology