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About 131 444

When do I call 131 444?

Call '131 444' for 'non-urgent' police assistance.

For example:

  • asking a question or advice
  • reporting a missing person or lost property
  • making a complaint
  • making general police related enquires
  • reporting a crime which does not require a statement (e.g. house breaks, illegal use, property damage, theft)

What happens when I call 131 444?

When a '131444' call is answered by the Police Call Centre the operator will:

  • Receive and process requests for 'non urgent' police attendance;
  • Take reports of lost property, missing person(s) or non-urgent crime;
  • Receive and process intelligence such as reports or complaints about crime or traffic hotspots (not Crime Stoppers related);
  • Provide information regarding police services or statutory obligations such as reporting motor vehicle accidents, license requirements etc.
  • Refer callers to appropriate Agencies.
    e.g. local, state or commonwealth; councils, Motor Registration, Environmental Protection Agency.

How much does it cost?

A call to '131 444' is charged the local call rate, (mobile phones vary dependent on the service provider).

Who am I talking to?

The Police Call Centre.

Finding rural properties

The Rural Property Addressing Project is a joint state and local government initiative aimed at providing all occupied rural properties in South Australia with a nationally consistent numbered address. This will make it easier for police to locate many rural properties (for example, those that are currently on unnamed roads).

For further information on this initiative visit the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure's project page.

Are you deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired?

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, you can use the National Relay Service to make non-emergency calls to emergency services information numbers.

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