Emergencies can be medical or family violence emergencies, natural disasters (such as floods, bushfires or heatwaves), communicable diseases (such as pandemic influenza) or a chemical, biological and radioactive emergency. Learn about different types of emergency and the support services that exist to help you if you are in an emergency situation in Victoria.

In an emergency, call triple zero (000).

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Managing risk & being prepared

Violence & abuse

Where to start

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Ambulance heading to Emergency ward

Who to call in a crisis

In an emergency call Triple Zero (000) for immediate help.
Triple Zero calls are free.

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