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CREST Victoria exists to support motorists, farmers, 4x4 drivers, grey nomads and many other people, by providing community-based information and relaying emergency information to a variety of first responder emergency services. This is achieved through the use of your UHF (or HF) CB Radio.
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This website contains information about CB radio usage, as well as an in-depth look at Crest Victoria and its operations. There are many links to local groups, information on membership and contact information (members only) for the organisation at all levels. If you have any suggestions to improve this website, please make suggestions or contribute by contacting the Webmaster.


If you need assistance, use:
Channel 5 UHF
or
Channel 9 HF


If you are unable to call 000 or 012
  • Use channel 5 to call our emergency monitors.
  • We will relay critical information to the appropriate authorities.
Call for help using CB radio
Here are some of the ways we can support you with our relay & broadcast services:
EMERGENCY WARNINGS
  • Bushfire advice and warning
  • Watch & Act
  • Prepare to Evacuate / Evacuate Now warnings
  • Weather warnings
  • EPA warnings
  • Grazier alerts
  • Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS) broadcasts

REPORTING TO POLICE SERVICES
  • Civil Disturbance
  • Crime in progress
  • Suspicious persons
  • Locate and advise
  • Search and rescue
  • Traffic complaint

REQUESTING FIRE SERVICES
  • Bushfire
  • Grass Fire
  • Urban & Rural structural fires
  • Rescue
  • Hazardous materials

HEALTH SERVICES
  • Ambulance
  • Nurse-on-call
  • First aid advice

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
  • Accidents (with or without injuries)
  • Roadside assistance
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Traffic light malfunctions
  • Road hazards
  • Road directions

MARINE SERVICES
  • Distress calls

RAIL SERVICES
  • Rail emergencies

AIR CRAFT CONTROL
  • Aircraft emergencies

SES
  • Flood
  • Storm
  • Search / Rescue

OTHER SERVICES
  • Power failure information
  • Strayed / Injured animals
  • Message relay to phone line
  • Park Ranger assistance / report
  • Radio Checks


NEVER USE UHF CHANNEL 35 for general chatter
It will affect emergency communications on channel 5 and greatly compromise
our ability to monitor and manage calls on the emergency frequency.

When everything else fails, radio communications continue...

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