DFES - Department of Fire and Emergency Services
000 for fire or life threatening emergencies
132 500 for SES emergency assistance
13 DFES (13 3337) for emergency information
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Important Numbers

Emergency numbers

  • For Police, Fire, Ambulance in a life threatening emergency call triple zero (000)
  • For SES assistance call 132 500. Click here for information about when to call the SES.
  • If calling from a satellite phone or from international or interstate, dial +61 8 9395 9395 in a life threatening emergency.

Warnings and alerts

  • Call the DFES public information line on 13 3337
  • Listen to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) recorded information line on 1300 659 213
  • Call 1300 TSUNAMI (1300 878 6264) for Australian tsunami threat information
  • National Security hotline 1800 123 400
  • Numbers beginning with 1300 and 1800 and the 132 500 number for SES assistance are not available through all satellite phone service providers. Contact your service provider for more information.

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