Wakefield residents north of State Highway 6 between Pigeon Valley Road and Simmonds Road have been asked to evacuate due to the risk associated with wind change.  This is a precaution.


If you are elsewhere in Wakefield be prepared to evacuate or self-evacuate.


The Civil Defence Centre in Wakefield has been moved to Saxton Field Stadium. Evacuated residents are asked to register, either by going to the centre or for those who can’t make it to the centre, or don’t need additional assistance please call 03 543 8400 to register by phone.


There is an animal response team in the Pigeon Valley area to assist with animal evacuations. If you need somewhere to take your animals, go to the Richmond Show Ground.