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Emergency services

Emergency and disaster assistance

If you've been affected by a recent disaster, find up to date public information, travel advice, relevant free call numbers, information on assistance packages and links to related websites and information.

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

DisasterWatch

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

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

Triple Zero Kids' Challenge

Kids, learn about what happens when you call Triple 000. Triple Zero Kids' Challenge is an online game designed for children of kindergarten and primary school age. The game consists of nine safety scenarios.

Australian Communications and Media Authority

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