Resources in an emergency

Make sure you know about these services when an emergency strikes.

Government emergency resources

Resources in your state or territory

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) provides emergency alerts, updates or emergency warning information, through their:

For information about fires in rural ACT, consider following the ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) through the:

Check for any road closures in the ACT on the Territory and Municipal Services website or phone 13 22 81.

Consider following the ACT Policing Twitter feed for updates on current traffic alerts, or keep up to date with ACT Policing Online News.

New South Wales

You can get the latest information on current emergencies, alerts and information from the NSW State Emergency Service (NSWSES), through their:

Consider following the Twitter feed of the NSW Rural Fires Service.

Check road closures or delays on the Live Traffic NSW website, or use the website to access one of their RSS or Twitter feeds. You can also follow the Live Traffic NSW Facebook page or download their free iPhone app.

Consider following the NSW Police Force on their Facebook page or via the NSW Police Twitter feed.

Northern Territory

secureNT provides regular updates during emergencies. Keep up-to-date by following the:

Consider subscribing to the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services RSS feed, or follow them on their Facebook page or Twitter feed.


You can find the latest information, alerts and warnings on the QLD State Emergency Service (QldSES) website, or see their QldSES Twitter feed.

Stay informed about fire and rescue operations by following the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) on Facebook.

Following the Queensland Police Service Facebook page, or follow their QPSmedia Twitter feed.

Find out about road closures on the Department of Transport and Main Road's website using their:

See preparing your business for natural disasters, or disaster resilience and recovery at the Queensland Government website.

South Australia

Visit the South Australian State Emergency Service (SASES) website for up-to-date information and alerts, or consider following the SA_SES Twitter feed.

Find public warnings about fires in SA on the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service website.

For rural fire information, visit the South Australian Country Fire Service website, or keep informed using their:

Consider following the South Australia Police on the SA Police News Facebook page, or via their SAPoliceNews Twitter feed.

Find out about road closures on the South Australia Police website.



For current information on emergencies in Victoria, see the interactive map on the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) website or follow VICSES on Facebook.

Use one of the following VicRoads tools to get the latest road conditions and alerts:

To find out about fires, warnings, fire bans and rating, visit the Country Fire Authority (CFA) website, or use their:

Consider following the Victoria Police Twitter feed or subscribing to their RSS feeds.

Western Australia

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has the latest alerts and warnings, fire danger ratings and fire bans, or use their:

Consider following the Western Australia Police on their Facebook page.

Get updates on road closures on the Main Roads Western Australia website or for roads in Perth, via the Perth Traffic Twitter feed.

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