Emergency Services in Australia
National Emergency Services The national telephone number for all emergency services in Australia including AMBULANCE, FIRE, and POLICE is "000".
How 000 works
000 calls are answered by a Telstra Operator who will ask which service you require - Police, Fire or Ambulance.
The operator will ask relevant questions, and arrange an appropriate response from the local Police, Ambulance or Fire Service.
000 Calls From Mobile Phones
000 calls are free on all mobile phones. From analogue phones, 000 will connect callers, although many newer digital phones require the user to dial 112, the international standard emergency number. Consult your carrier if you are uncertain how to access the 000 emergency network.
If you require the assistance of these services for routine matters and non emergency situations then you should call the local number of the recquired service nearest you. These numbers and other 24-hour emergency numbers can be found in the local White Pages telephone directory or you can search the Australian White Pages online.
Useful Internet addresses
Australian Federal Police - http://www.afp.gov.au/
Emergency Management Australia - http://www.ema.gov.au/
Australian Capital Territory
Police Service - http://www.afp.gov.au/
Ambulance Service - http://www.esb.act.gov.au/as/as.htm
Fire Service - http://www.esb.act.gov.au/fb/fb.htm
New South Wales
Police Service - http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/
Ambulance Service - http://www.asnsw.health.nsw.gov.au/
Fire Brigade - http://www.nswfb.nsw.gov.au/
Rurual Fire Service - http://www.bushfire.nsw.gov.au/main.htm
Police, Fire and Emergency Services - http://www.nt.gov.au/pfes/
Bush Fires Council of the Northern Territory - http://www.nt.gov.au/bfc/
Police Service - http://www.police.qld.gov.au/
Ambulance Service - http://www.ambulance.qld.gov.au/
Fire & Rescue Authority - http://www.fire.qld.gov.au/
Department of Emergency Services - http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/
Police Service - http://www.sapolice.sa.gov.au/index.html
Ambulance Service - http://www.saambulance.com.au/
Metropolitan Fire Service - http://www.samfs.sa.gov.au/
State Emergency Service - http://www.sessa.asn.au/
Country Fire Service - http://www.cfs.org.au/
St John Ambulance Service - http://www.sa.stjohn.org.au/
Police Service - http://www.police.vic.gov.au/
Fire Service - http://www.mfbb.vic.gov.au/
Ambulance Service - http://www.ambulance-vic.com.au/
State Emergency Service - http://www.ses.vic.gov.au/
St John Ambulance Service - http://www.sjaa.com.au/
Police Service - http://www.police.wa.gov.au
Fire & Emergency Services Authority - http://www.fesa.wa.gov.au/
St John Ambulance Service - http://www.ambulance.net.au/
Police Department - http://www.police.tas.gov.au/
Fire Service - http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/
State Emergency Service - http://www.ses.tas.gov.au/
Medicare - Australia
The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services. It was created on 26 October 2004 as part of the Finance and Administration portfolio. The Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2011 integrated the services of Medicare Australia, Centrelink and CRS Australia on 1 July 2011 into the Department of Human Services.
The 2012-2015 Bilateral Head Agreement [PDF, 225kb] between the Secretary of the Department of Human Services and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Ageing was signed on 1 November 2012. This agreement formalises how these Departments work together.
The payments and services we deliver The department offers a range of health, social and welfare payments and services through:
Medicare which looks after the health of Australians through the efficient delivery of programs such as the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register and the Australian Organ Donor Register.
Centrelink which delivers a range of payments and services for retirees, the unemployed, families, carers, parents, people with disabilities, Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and provides services at times of major change.
Child Support which provides support to separated parents to provide the financial and emotional support necessary for their children’s wellbeing. Find out how we engage Child Support stakeholders.
CRS Australia which provides disability employment services to help people with a disability, injury or health condition to get or keep a job, and help their employers to keep their workplaces safe.
· For more information visit CRS Australia’s website
· Find a CRS Australia office
Australian Hearing is one of the largest hearing service providers in the world and is dedicated to helping people manage their hearing impairment so they have a better quality of life. Australian Hearing provides a full range of hearing services for children and young people up to the age of 26, eligible adults and aged pensioners, and most war veterans.
· For more information visit: Australian Hearing’s website & http://www.humanservices.gov.au/
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Here's some official stuff:
Infrastructure in Australia
About Infrastructure Australia
Infrastructure Australia is a statutory body, established under the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008 which came into effect on 9 April 2008.
Infrastructure Australia advises governments, investors and infrastructure owners on a wide range of issues. These include:
Infrastructure Australia reports regularly to the Council of Australian Governments through the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.
Click here for a more comprehensive list of Infrastructure Australia's functions.
Infrastructure Australia has 11 members, appointed by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN INFRASTRUCTURE: