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Know your warnings

Please check our know your warnings page.

Know Your Incidents

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Incident

An incident is the initial occurrence of an event before it becomes a warning. As soon as an incident is reported, TasALERT publishes basic information including the type and location of incident.

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Fire

The reported location of a fire. This may be a bushfire, grassfire, building fire, fire alarm or non-building fire. The location of the icon shows where the fire has started but does not show how far it has spread.

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Planned Burn

The general location of a planned burn that is currently underway. Firefighters are managing the burn but flames and smoke may be visible. 

Note: In most cases, the location of the icon shows the starting point of the planned burn.

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Aircraft Accident

The reported location of an accident or incident involving a plane, helicopter or other aircraft.

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Rescue

The reported location of a person trapped as a result of an industrial or recreational accident, trench or structure collapse, or a similar incident.

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Hazardous Materials

The reported location of a spill or leak of a hazardous liquid, gas or solid. This could include chemical, radiological, biological materials, a petrol or oil spill, a ruptured gas main or an industrial lead.

Note: In most cases, the location of the icon depicts where the hazardous material is reported to be located and may not show how far it has spread.

Map Icons

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Evacuation Centre

Location of an evacuation centre. Provides people with a safe shelter option away from immediate or potential effects of an emergency.

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Nearby Safer Place

Location of a nearby safer place, a place of last resort for people to shelter during bushfire emergencies.

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Cluster Icon

There are multiple warnings or incidents in this location and you will need to select the icon or zoom in to display them all.

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Warning Area

Colour area shows the predicted warning area at the time of issue. This colour can be yellow (Advice), orange (Watch & Act), red (Emergency Warning).

Road Closures

Location of road closures caused by emergencies or significant incidents. Note: not all road issues are reported on this site. Further information may be available from Tasmania Police – Statewide Road Closures.

Red line: No access

Green line: Local residents only

Blue line: 4WDs only

School Closures

Location of school closures caused by emergencies or significant incidents.

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Government schools

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Catholic schools

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Independent schools

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Child/family centres

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Libraries