- Call Triple Zero (000) immediately in life-threatening situations
- TTY: 106 if you are hearing/speech impaired
- State Emergency Service (SES) 132 500 for flood and storm assistance
BushFires : To arrive and leave Pearl Beach there is only one road which is surrounded by brushland and can be easily blocked. If there is any risk that a bushfire may be approaching Pearl Beach then EVERYONE should leave as soon as possible. The Rural Fire Service (RFS) have a motto “Its never too early to leave”.
In the event of an approaching bushfire or other natural disaster the first response should be – IF POSSIBLE EVACUATE the village and head towards Umina and beyond. If evacuation is not possible and other avenues of safety are not available then as a last resort people can assemble in the following “safer” areas.
The Amenities block on the beach or if there is danger from embers then the Community Hall . The Community Hall also has its own backup generator so that power is available during a prolonged power outage to the village.
Emergency kit suggestions
- Hard copy, digital photos or USB
- Insurance papers
- Medicare and health insurance cards
- Birth certificates, passports
- Chargers for electronic items
- Prescriptions and medical supplies
- Cash, handbag/purse
- Water bottles, non-perishable food snacks
- Toothbrush/paste, deodorant
- Jewellery, small sentimental items
- A plan for pets and their food (pet crates)
- Know the radio station and social media pages you’ll need to follow for more information
Latest news and information
- Your local ABC radio station for the latest information
- NSW SES website or on Facebook or Twitter
- Bureau of Meteorology for the latest rain, storm warnings and river heights
- Check road closures at Live traffic or myroadsinfo