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  • Call triple zero (000) for an ambulance in a medical emergency. Calls to triple zero (000) are free.
  • Call 106 for the National Relay Emergency Call Service for text-based communication over the phone.
  • You can call triple zero (000) even if you do not have any credit on your phone.
  • When you call, stay calm and speak slowly.
  • If you cannot speak English and need an interpreter, tell the person on the phone and they will get an interpreter for you.
  • Pre download the ‘Emergency+’ app to your smartphone from the Apple or Google Play store to gain accurate location and GPS information.
  • If your problem is not an emergency, call your GP or other local health service.

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Reviewed on: 20-12-2021