Triple Zero (000)
Stay focused, stay relevant, stay on the line
- Is someone seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help?
- Is your life or property being threatened?
- Have you just witnessed a serious accident or crime?
If you answered YES call Triple Zero (000). Triple Zero calls are free.
Knowing how to call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency can be the difference between life and death.
The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right emergency service to help you.
It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance service in life threatening or emergency
Calls to Triple Zero (000) are free and can be made from mobile phones, home or work phones or
There a few simple steps to take when making a Triple Zero (000) call:
- Stay calm and call Triple Zero (000) from a safe location.
- A Telstra operator will ask you if you need Police, Fire or Ambulance. Say the service that
you require. If you are calling using a mobile or satellite phone the operator will ask you for
other location information.
- You will then be connected to an emergency service operator, who will take details of the
- Stay on the line, speak clearly and answer the operator's questions.
- Give the nominated emergency service operator the details of where you are, including street
number, name, nearest cross street, and locality. In rural areas it is important to give the full
address and distances from landmarks and roads, not just the name of the property.
- Don't hang up until the operator has all the information they need.
- If possible wait outside at a prearranged meeting point or in a prominent location for
emergency services to arrive to assist them to locate the emergency.
- If you make a Triple Zero (000) call whilst travelling on a Motorway or on a rural road,
identifying the direction you are travelling and the last exit or town you passed through will
assist emergency services to correctly locate the incident.
Information for the 000 Operator
No of injured persons
GPS coordinates of property house
Location of incident relative to house
Contact details of person at the scene
Home Landline No