When should I call 000?

Only call 000 in an emergency or life-threatening situation, otherwise you should call 131 444.

There is an emergency

For example:

  • Any situation where life or injury is threatened;
  • motor vehicle accident where people are injured;
  • air, rail or water accident;
  • any event which might cause danger to people or property;
  • explosion or bomb incident/threat;
  • a disturbance or breach of the peace, for example a domestic violence incident or anti-social behaviour;
  • any suspected offence in progress, being witnessed or just committed.

What happens when I call 000?

  1. Your call is first answered by Telstra, who will ask "Emergency. Which service do you require - Fire, Police or Ambulance?"
  2. Respond with the service/location you need (if you are using a mobile telephone you will be asked for the city and state you are in).
  3. Your call will then be connected to the emergency service you need.

PO Box 39764, Winnellie NT 0821

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services emergencies only000
Northern Territory Police 24 hour police assistance line131 444
General enquiries after hours8922 1560
General enquiries business hours8999 5511
Specialist Police areas and units
Crime Prevention Section8948 9103
Drug and Organised Crime Division8922 3169
Sex Crimes Division8922 3617
Family violence units
Alice Springs8951 1891
Darwin8999 0865
Katherine8973 9663
Fire and Rescue Service
After hours8922 1555
General enquiries Northern Region business hours8946 4107
General enquiries Southern Region business hours8951 6688
Fire and Rescue Training and Development
General enquiries8922 3413
Fire and Rescue Recruitment
General enquiries8999 3473
Fire Stations non urgent enquiries
Alice Springs Fire Station8951 6688
Darwin Fire Station8946 4105
Humpty Doo Fire Station8988 0296
Jabiru Fire Station8979 2502
Katherine Fire Station8973 8014
Marrara Fire Station8995 5222
Nhulunbuy Fire Station8987 1906
Palmerston Fire Station8932 1335
Tennant Creek Fire Station8962 0903
Yulara Fire Station8956 2061
Community Fire Safety
General enquiries and smoke alarms8995 5400
Alice Springs8951 6664
Building fire safety reports billing8995 5407
False alarm charging enquiries8995 5407
Fire engineering and reports8995 5408
Fire safety inspections8995 5404
Licensing and compliance8995 5412
NTFAST administration8995 5401
NTFAST technical enquiries8995 5402
Emergency Service
After hours on-call NTES duty officer131 444
Alice Springs8951 9300
Darwin8922 3630
Katherine8972 3819
Emergency Service Volunteer Units
Alice Springs8951 9300
Cox Peninsula131 444
Darwin8936 4847
Katherine8972 3602
Nhulunbuy8987 2727
Palmerston8932 1126
Tennant Creek8962 1006
Community safety
Exotic animal diseases1800 675 888
Exotic plant pest hotline1800 084 881
Marine pollution response1800 064 567
Marine safety8924 7100
Pollution response hotline1800 064 567
Rail safety8924 7209
Road safety
Alice Springs8951 5354
Darwin8924 7019
POLICE STATIONS
Adelaide River8976 7042
Ali Curung8964 1959
Alice Springs8951 8822
Alpurrurulam0147 112 211
Alyangula (Groote Eylandt)8987 6122
Arlparra0147 112 241
Avon Downs8964 5555
Batchelor8976 0015
Berrimah (Peter McAulay Centre)8922 1560
Borroloola8975 8770
Bulman8975 4077
Casuarina8922 7333
Daly River8978 2466
Darwin8901 0200
Elliott8969 2010
Finke (Apatula)8956 0581
Galiwinku8987 9089
Gapuwiyak8987 9318
Haasts Bluff0147 112 261
Harts Range8956 9772
Humpty Doo8988 0200
Imanpa0147 112 251
Jabiru8979 2122
Kalkaringi8975 0790
Katherine8973 8000
Kintore8956 8488
Kulgera8956 0974
Kunbarllanjnja (Oenpelli)8979 0180
Lajamanu8975 0622
Maningrida8979 5939
Maranboy8975 4500
Mataranka8975 4511
Minjilang8979 0632
Minyerri0147 112 201
Mutitjulu8956 2767
Nguiu8978 3967
Ngukurr8975 4644
Nhulunbuy8987 1333
Nightcliff8948 9111
Ntaria (Hermannsburg)8956 7422
Numbulwar8975 4183
Nyirripi0147 112 231
Palmerston8999 3422
Papunya8956 8510
Peppimenarti8978 2143
Pine Creek8976 1255
Pirlangimpi (Garden Point)8978 3969
Ramingining8979 7858
Santa Teresa8956 0887
Tennant Creek8962 0944
Ti Tree8956 9733
Timber Creek8975 0733
Wadeye Port Keats8978 2366
Warruwi8979 0631
Willowra0147 112 221
Yarralin0147 112 181
Yuendumu8956 4004
Yulara (Ayers Rock)8956 2166