Emergency Services

Triple Zero (000) – Australia’s Emergency Call Service

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right emergency service to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life threatening or emergency situations.
Attorney-General’s Department

Australian Emergency Management

This website provides the key online access point for emergency management information from the Australian Government.
Attorney-General’s Department

Community engagement

Links to the Emergency Management Australia (EMA) site which sponsors a range of programs and activities that engage communities in building resilience to the effects of emergencies and disasters.
Attorney-General’s Department


iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android – Provides information about disaster related events and disaster resilience in Australia.
Attorney-General’s Department

Emergency Alert 

Issues warnings to landline and mobile telephones linked to the addresses (properties and houses) within a geographical area affected by an emergency. Warnings will also be sent to some mobile telephones based on the last known location of the handset at the time of an emergency – from November 2013, these warnings will be available on all mobile networks.
Attorney-General’s Department

National Search and Rescue Council

The National Search and Rescue Council website. The responsibility for search and rescue in Australia is shared by SAR Authorities at both the Federal and State levels.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Natural disaster relief and recovery arrangements

The Australian Government provides funding through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements ( NDRRA) to States and Territories to help pay for natural disaster relief and recovery costs.
Attorney-General’s Department


Sentinel is a national bushfire monitoring system that provides timely information about hotspots to emergency service managers across Australia. The mapping system allows users to identify fire locations with a potential risk to communities and property.
Geoscience Australia


Source: Australian Government

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