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Emergency and disaster assistance

National disaster assistance

  • Australian Government disaster recovery assistance hotline: 180 2266
  • Disaster Recovery Payment – Provides a one-off, non-means tested payment for eligible adults and children who have been adversely affected by a major disaster either in Australia or overseas.
  • Disaster Assist – Provides information on assistance for current disasters.
  • National Registration and Inquiry System – NRIS registers, finds and reunites family, friends and loved ones after an emergency. It is managed and operated by Australian Red Cross.
    People evacuated in an emergency (or people trying to locate family or friends) can phone the Red Cross Inquiry Centre on 1800 727 077 for callers in Australia or international callers on +61 393 283991.

Overseas disasters

State emergency and disaster assistance

Select your state or territory for further specific information:


Australian Capital Territory

ACT Emergency Services Agency

Fire – rural

State Emergency Services

Other ACT emergency links

Police/Fire/Ambulance


New South Wales

Fire – rural

State Emergency Services

Other New South Wales emergency links

Police/Fire/Ambulance


Northern Territory

Secure NT
Brings together feeds and information sourced from NT Police, NT Emergency Service, NT Fire and Rescue Service, Bureau of Meteorology, Bushfires NT, Department of Land Resource Management.

State Emergency Services

Other Northern Territory emergency links

Police/Fire/Ambulance


Queensland

Fire – rural

State Emergency Services

Other Queensland emergency links

Police/Fire/Ambulance


South Australia

Alert SA
Brings together social media messages from South Australia's emergency services via Twitter, Facebook and RSS in one place. Currently social media feeds are sourced from the CFS, SAPOL, SES, MFS and the Bureau of Meteorology.

Fire – rural

State Emergency Services

Other South Australian emergency links

Police/Fire/Ambulance


Tasmania

TasALERT
Brings together information from emergency services and government agencies' social media feeds.

Fire

State Emergency Services

Other Tasmanian emergency links
Tasmanian Bushfire Recovery

Police/Ambulance


Victoria

Vic Emergency
Brings together emergency warnings for fire and flood and is a single source of information and advice to help people prepare for, respond to and recover from emergency.

Fire – rural

State Emergency Services

Other Victorian emergency links

Police/Fire/Ambulance


Western Australia

Fire

State Emergency Services

Police/Ambulance


General information

Planning ahead

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