The Bureau of Meteorology has declared that an El Niño and a positive Indian Ocean Dipole are underway. These two climate drivers, typically mean warmer and drier temperatures, leading to an increased fire danger period. Information on these web pages provides help to primary care services to be summer prepared and to understand what supports are available from Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN).

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Preparing your practice

Patient information


Emergency support register

General Practitioners are invited to register to be on call to offer clinical support during local emergency situations. This support may include helping staff field primary care clinics or acting as a temporary workforce in affected general practices and other primary care providers.

The registry is an initiative of the Victorian State Government’s Department of Health.


We are also keen to hear from practices which are available to provide support during emergencies. To find out more, email





Last modified: 10 January, 2024