Melbourne Earthquake

Published on 22 September 2021

Earthquake response

Melbourne experienced a significant earthquake on Wednesday 22 September with damage to buildings in Stonnington, in particular the Chapel Street area.

We're working with Victoria Police, State Emergency Services and other emergency services to assess damage and make sites secure and safe where possible. We're providing support with building surveyors, traffic management and cleaning up.

Our municipal building team play a key role in assessing buildings after major incidents, with ensuring safety for occupants, pedestrians and vehicles our focus.

  • Emergency orders issued have been issued at 303 Chapel Street and 129-131 Chapel Street.
  • Occupiers cannot go back into the building until the conditions of the order can be satisfied.
  • This could mean that an additional engineering assessment or repairs be undertaken and this work sits with the occupier or owner of the building. 

Importantly, Chapel Street is open to pedestrians and vehicles. 

What to do if you're concerned

If you’re concerned about damage to your own property following the earthquake, please vacate the building and contact the State Emergency Services on 132 500, if you believe it is emergency then call 000 immediately. You may also like to check in with your landlords, body corporate or insurers to seek any information. 

Aftershocks may happen, review the Victorian State Emergency Service website for advice on what to do if this is the case. 

Other emergency services: