Emergency Telephone Numbers

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Emergency Telephone NumbersThe information relates to all days of the year including public holidays like New Year's Day, Easter, Australia Day and long weekends.


Melbourne Emergency (Fire Police* Ambulance) - Telephone 000 (zero, zero, zero)

* Emergency Only | A non-emergency call* wastes time and may risk the lives

Melbourne Non-Emergency (Police) - Telephone 131 444

Melbourne Emergency Services (SES) - Telephone 132 500


136 169 - Care Ring : 24 hour councelling service
131 176 - Accident Towing
9341 1040 - Dentists : Dental Hospital Service [Emergency Only]
131 114 - Life Line : 24 hour service
9674 3000 - Maritime and Aviation Rescue
131 126 - Poisons Information Centre [24 hours]
131 444 - Police Assistance Line
131 638 - Public transport & timetables

Victorian Emergency Services

Gas : Leaks and Emergencies
Multinet Gas 132 691
Envestra 1800 676 300
AusNet Services 136 707 (was SP AusNet)

Electricity : Power Failure
Citipower 13 12 80
Powercor 13 24 12
AusNet Services 13 17 99 (was SP AusNet)
Jemena 13 16 26
United Energy 13 20 99

Nurse On Call : 1300 606 024 | AMA Victoria's Doctor Search

Animals : Veterinary
9731 2232* - Melbourne Veterinary Clinic [Werribee]
9328 3021* - Lord Smith Hospital [North Melbourne]
* Emergency only

Australian emergency phone services will be revamped to speed up assistance to people needing urgent help. The triple zero national emergency number will be complemented by a national state and territory emergency services number, 132 500, and a non-emergency police assistance number, 131 444.

'' Having one nationwide number to call when you need assistance in non-life threatening or non-time critical situations will make it easier for people to remember and use wherever they are in Australia,'' federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland said.

Callers to the triple zero service will be directed to the other numbers for non-urgent help from police, fire or ambulance services. Nearly half of all calls to triple zero are non-urgent , Mr McClelland said.

❊ Notice ❊

Many locations have gone into lockdown as the state takes action to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

Disclaimer: Check with the venue before making plans...

❊ Web Links ❊

Emergency Telephone Numbers 

Victoria State Emergency Service

Metropolitan Fire Brigade

Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner

Department of Human Services

Red Cross

Department of Health - Emergency Management

False Emergency Calls 000


❊ Also See... ❊

False Emergency Calls 000

Victoria State Emergency Service (SES)

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