Emergency Alert system

Emergency Alert system

The Emergency Alert is the national telephone warning system used by emergency services to send voice messages to landlines, and text messages to mobile phones, within a defined area about potential emergencies. 

In the event of an emergency in the ACT you may receive a message from the number '0444 444 444' – this is how you know a message is a genuine Emergency Alert. 
Police can use this alert system for emergencies including high-risk missing persons, terrorist incidents, active shooter incidents, or Amber Alerts. 

The ACT Emergency Services Agency use the Emergency Alert system for incidents such as fires, floods, or significant storms.  

Members of the community are asked to save this number in their phone as ‘Emergency Alert’ so they are not caught off-guard when an alert is issued. 
Further information regarding the Emergency Alert system can be found here.

Please note: This number is not monitored. Please do not report information about incidents to this number. Continue to report information to Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000, Police Assistance 131 444 or call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.


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