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Media contact details
Phone: 1300 CFA MED(IA) (1300 232 633)
Please note: outside business hours, the CFA Media line is diverted to an operational communications team that is also managing emergency incidents on behalf of the organisation. This team can call on a CFA Media on-call person for assistance with other urgent media queries.
During the bushfire season, the media line is often diverted to the State Control Centre when it is activated for major bushfires or high bushfire risk.
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Media accreditation: Information for journalists and news outlets
Fire restrictions declared for parts of West region
The Fire Danger Period will begin at 01.00am onMonday, 23 November for the following municipalities in District 17 in CFA’s West Region: Hindmarsh Shire Council (remainder), Yarriambiack Shire Council (remainder), West Wimmera Shire Council (northern part), Horsham Rural City Council, and on Monday 30 November 2020 in Northern Grampians Shire.
Fire restrictions announced for Wodonga, Alpine and surrounds
The Fire Danger Period will begin at 01.00am on Monday, 30 November 2020 for the following municipalities in District 24 in CFA’s North East Region: • Shire of Alpine • Shire of Indigo • Shire of Towong • Rural City of Wodonga • Mt Hotham Alpine Resort • Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Fire restrictions to start in parts of North East
The Fire Danger Period will begin at 01.00am on Monday 23 November 2020 for the following municipalities in District 22 in CFA’s North East Region: Shire of Moira City of Greater Shepparton, and Shire of Strathbogie, and on Monday 30 November in Benalla Rural City Council and Wangaratta Rural City Council.
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The CFA Media team works closely with media on both proactive and reactive media opportunities and recognises the media as a valuable partner in emergency communication.
We always strive to respond to media queries as quickly as possible and within deadline, and will try to secure suitable spokespeople at state, regional and local levels as required.
CFA Media team members also work in operational support during emergencies, and are often deployed to the State Control Centre or incident control centres throughout the bushfire season and during other Victorian emergencies such as storms or pandemics.
CFA Media manages the media accreditation process for access to bushfires managed by CFA and/or DELWP and other CFA incidents that media may be interested in covering.
Please note that some built-up regional areas previously serviced by CFA career firefighters are now serviced by Fire Rescue Victoria (see FRV Response Areas. Now a fully volunteer firefighting organisation, CFA continues to support FRV at incidents in these areas.