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:

Emergency information

Find information about all current emergencies on:

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.

Read about receiving alerts on emergencies in your area

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:


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

All calls are taken seriously and in confidence.


Alert SA

The Alert SA website and free mobile app provide you with access to the most comprehensive source of 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.

You can:

  • view all planned and current events and warnings on a map of South Australia
  • create 'watch zones' to receive alerts about events and warnings in your area of interest (e.g. home, office, school)
  • personalise the types of alerts you receive
  • 'follow' events or warnings of interest outside of your watch zone(s) to receive status updates
  • turn on 'proximity alerts' to receive alerts around you when you are on the move in South Australia (mobile app only)
  • easily 'share' event and warning information with others via sms, email and social media.

View the latest alerts

Download the app

ABC radio emergency alerts

Tune into your local ABC radio station for emergency alerts and warnings.

Warnings and alerts are issued when there is an immediate threat in your area.

Find your local ABC radio station

Emergency Alert

You may receive alerts about emergencies in your local area from Emergency Alert. This includes alerts from SAPOL and other agencies. Emergency Alert is the national telephone 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
  • text messages to mobile phones based on the last recorded location of the phone.

The Emergency Alert website links to emergency service information for each state. It does not provide emergency information or warnings.

Find out how Emergency Alerts work