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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

Provides 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

Disaster Assist

Provides access to information about recovery assistance following a disaster. You can find up to date public information messages, relevant free call numbers, information on Australian Government assistance packages and links to other related websites and information.

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iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android - Provides information about disaster related events and disaster resilience in Australia.

Attorney-General's Department

Emergency +

iPhone, iPad and AndroidUses the phone's GPS functionality so callers can provide emergency call-takers with their location information as determined by their smart phone. Also includes SES, Police Assistance Line and other numbers as options, so non-emergency calls are made to the most appropriate number.

Triple Zero Awareness Working Group

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 mobile telephones based on the last known location of the handset at the time of an emergency.

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.

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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

Start playing and learn about what happens when you call Triple 000. The online game is designed for children of kindergarten and primary school age and consists of a number of safety scenarios. The game is available in seven languages including English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Hindi and Dinka.

Triple Zero Awareness Working Group

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