There are many resources available to support you in preparing, responding and recovering from an emergency.

Before an emergency

Take steps to plan for you, your home and immediate networks to be prepared for an emergency.

  • What to know before an emergency - prepare your home and consider psychological effects - SA Gov
  • Learn about hazards and threats - SA Gov
  • Make a plan and connect with neighbours - Red Cross
  • Check weather forecasts and warnings - Bureau of Meterology

During an emergency

If you are currently experiencing an emergency, call 000.

Consider following these important steps during an emergency.

  • Report the emergency by calling the respective support service
  • Stay up to date with emergency warnings and alerts as incidents unfold.
    • Listen to ABC updates
    • Check for state warnings and alerts - ABC
  • ​In large scale emergencies, register to notify people you are safe - Register.Find.Unite

Immediate emergency contacts

     Contact Info



SA Police


131 444 (Attendance)



Metropolitan Fire Service




Further emergency service contacts

   Contact Info

Animal Welfare League

(08) 8348 1300 


Country Fire Service

000 (Emergency)

1300 362 361 (Bush Fire Hotline)

CFS Website

Emergency Road Closures



13 11 14


Poisons Information

13 11 26


SA Power Networks

13 13 66 (Faults and emergencies)

Website / Facebook

SA State Emergency Service

132 500
/ Facebook

SA Water Customer Service

1300 650 950

Website / Facebook

After an emergency

There are a wide range of services that can offer you specialised support to recover from an emergency.

  • Emergency support contacts and crisis helplines - SA Gov
  • Practical guides on what to do after an emergency - SA Gov
  • Useful information for during recovery - Red Cross

Role of the council and state

As outlined in the Local Government Emergency Management Framework, the state government has primary responsibility for emergency management in the interests of community safety and wellbeing. The City of Adelaide has a responsibility to contribute to the safety and wellbeing of their communities by participating in local emergency management.