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Get in the know

Getting in the know is your vital first step toward being prepared for an emergency.

  • Take deep breaths
  • Positive self talk e.g. 'I can do this'
  • Help other people to stay calm

Emergencies can be very stressful. To help keep your stress levels down and make better decisions in an emergency, it’s good to know, and have practised, a way to manage your stress. 

  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Heatwave
  • Cyclone
  • Storm
  • Public disturbance 
  • Power outage
  • Medical

Ambulance, Police, Fire  Triple Zero(000)

SES (flood and storm) 132 500

Poisons Information Line  13 11 26

Lifeline 13 11 14

The ABC is the official emergency broadcaster. It will provide essential up to date information, including advice from authorities and support available. You can find your radio frequency at ABC Local Radio.

You can also subscribe to ABC Emergency on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date with conditions and official Police, Fire, SES social media feeds.

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