Sign Up for Vic-Alert

Vic-Alert is the City of Victoria's new emergency notification service. Vic-Alert informs you by text, phone and email of major emergencies or disasters that may impact you in Victoria.

Types of Emergencies

Vic-Alert provides you with important emergency information, such as imminent threats (e.g. severe weather, power outages, tsunami), AMBER alerts, and local incidents that affect specific areas of Victoria. The service enables emergency notices to be disseminated City-wide or to targeted areas, which can be helpful for neighbourhood-specific emergencies such as a gas leak/evacuation.

How it Works

When you sign up for Vic-Alert, you receive emergency updates and helpful instructions where you are, when you need them. You have the option to receive notifications by text, phone and email

Because emergencies can happen at any time, it’s a good idea to include the phone notification. A phone call in the middle of the night may wake you, while a text may not.

It's Easy... and Free!

Signing up for Vic-Alert is easy and can be done from your mobile phone, tablet or computer. There is no fee to sign up.

Privacy Note: Due to BC privacy laws, notifications can only be sent to a private phone or email when a citizen grants permission, which is why Vic-Alert is a subscriber-based service. All personal contact information provided will remain confidential and will not be used for any other purpose.

Sign up now for Vic-Alert.


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