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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
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) - Recorded Information - National Weather Warnings: 1300 659 210
    Call (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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Notifying Hazard Reduction Burns

  • DFES recommends anyone conducting a hazard reduction burn (any time of the year) where the smoke will be visible to the public to call the DFES Communication Centre prior to lighting on 9395 9209. In addition to this, when conducting a burn you should always check with your local government for their requirements.
  • DFES Communication Centre (COMCEN) 9395 9209


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