Triple Zero (000)
Knowing how to call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency can be the difference between life and death. 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 service in life threatening or emergency situations.
Calls to Triple Zero (000) are free and can be made from mobile phones, home or work phones or pay phones. Note that TTY users (hearing / speech impaired) should call 106.
SES (132 500)
Call the New South Wales State Emergency Services (SES) on 132 500 for emergency assistance in times of floods, storms and tsunami.
SEWS –Standard Emergency Warning System
SEWS is a distinctive audio signal that has been adopted to alert the community to the broadcast of an urgent safety message relating to a major emergency/disaster. It is intended for use as an alert signal to be played on public media (such as radio, television, public address systems, mobile sirens), to draw listeners’ attention to a following emergency warning. It is meant to attract listeners’ attention to the fact that they should take notice of the emergency message.
Further information on SEWS is available at: Standard Emergency Warning System website