Call 000 for Emergency Services
In an emergency make sure you ring 000 if there are people injured or threat to life.
000 is a free call from any phone in Australia even a phone box or disconnected mobile phone.
TTY users (hearing/ speech impaired) should call 106.
Quick guide to emergency planning
Emergencies Happen brochure (pdf)
Emergency Fast-Info Card (pdf)
Call the NSW Police on 000 to ask for assistance.
In the event of a fire call 000 and ask for the Fire Brigade.
NSW Fire Brigade - 000
The NSW Fire Brigade manages fire emergencies in NSW’s major cities and towns. Visit NSW Fire Brigade for more information.
NSW Rural Fire Service - 000
70,000 Rural Fire Service volunteer members provide emergency services to over 95 percent of NSW. Find out how to join, how to apply for fire permits and more on the Rural Fire Service website.
Floods and storms
SES – 132 500
The SES’s major responsibilities are for flood and storm operations.
You should contact the SES for assistance with incidences involving private property, such as trees that may have come down on your roof.
Contact the SES on 132 500 or visit the SES website.
Your local Council – 4974 2000
Local Councils are responsible for public places such as parks and roads. You should ring your local Council for advice and assistance about storm or flood damage to public places.
Ring Newcastle City Council 4974 2000 or visit the Council's website.
Weather and warnings
Bureau of Meteorology
Find up to date information about weather forecasts and warnings by visiting the Bureau of Meteorology website.
In a medical emergency call 000 and ask for an ambulance.
New South Wales Ambulance Service - 000
The New South Wales Ambulance Service website provides useful information about calling an ambulance and other useful health emergency contact numbers.
Healthlink: 1800 063 635
24 hour Health Service information line, providing public health, health promotion, community health, acute hospital, aged, mental health, rehabilitation and palliative care services.
Call the National Security Hotline – 1800 123 400 – to report any suspicious activity or information related to security or terrorism. For more information visit the National Security Hotline website.
Road and traffic conditions
RMS (roads and maritime services)
To report traffic incidents and road conditions call 131 700.
For traffic information call 132 701.
The RMS website has live traffic reports on its website, and provides information about road closures, changed traffic conditions, accidents and other events.
Most local radio stations run regular reports of major traffic incidents. In an emergency you can tune in to your local radio station for updates on the situation.