Think first then dial
 
Triple Zero
Police, Fire, Ambulance
in an emergency
 
131 444
Police Assistance Line
for non-urgent police assistance
 
1800 333 000
Crime Stoppers
report crime anonymously

Emergency information and alerts

Call Triple Zero (000) for police attendance if:

  • the situation is urgent
  • people or property are in danger
  • a crime is in progress or has just taken place.

Urgent situations include:

  • road accidents where people have been injured
  • air, rail or water accidents
  • events causing danger to people or property
  • explosions or bomb threats
  • disturbances of the peace.

In addition to dialling Triple Zero (000) in an emergency you can:

Police emergency information

If there is a current police alert, you will be able to find information on:

South Australia Police alerts cover:

  • bomb threats
  • earthquakes
  • incidents involving aircraft
  • incidents involving marine transport
  • road accidents
  • search and rescue operations
  • terrorist attacks.

Stay informed during emergencies

For other emergencies, there are several ways to stay informed:

  • relevant agency websites
  • Bushfire Information Hotline - 1300 362 361 (TTY 133 677)
  • State Emergency Service Hotline - 132 500
  • ABC local radio alerts - find your local ABC radio station
  • national Emergency Alert telephone and text base warning system - messages about emergencies including fire, flood and extreme weather are sent by voice to landlines based on the registered address of the service and text messages to mobile phones based on the last recorded location of the phone. Find out how Emergency Alert works

Alert SA

The Alert SA website provides you with access to official real-time event and warning information in South Australia including: fire, flood, storm, earthquake, power outages, road closures, traffic and transport disruptions, and much more.

View the latest alerts

Please note the Alert SA app has been decommissioned and you should delete it from your device.

Emergency Preparedness

Find important information about how to prepare in advance for a disaster and what to do in the event a disaster occurs. Download the fact sheets:

Counterterrorism

Contact the National Security Hotline if you have information:

  • on possible signs of terrorism
  • about issues relating to national security.

Call 1800 1234 00 or email hotline@nationalsecurity.gov.au

All calls are taken seriously and in confidence.