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.
Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services
(All emergencies)
000
Northern Territory Police 24 Hour Police Assistance Line 131 444
General Enquiries - Business Hours 8999 5511
General Enquiries - After Hours 8922 1560

PO Box 39764, Winnellie NT 0821

Specialist Police Areas and Units
Sex Crimes Section 8922 3617
Crime Prevention Section 8948 9103
Drug and Organised Crime Division 8922 3169
Family Violence Units
Alice Springs 8951 1891
Darwin 8999 0865
Katherine 8973 9663
Fire and Rescue Service
General Enquiries:
Northern Region Business Hours
8946 4107
General Enquiries
Southern Region Business Hours
8951 6688
After Hours 8922 1555
Community Fire Safety
General Enquiries and Smoke Alarms 8995 5400
Fire Engineering and Reports 8995 5408
Building Fire Safety Reports Billing 8995 5407
Licensing and Compliance 8995 5412
Fire Safety Inspections 8995 5404
NTFAST Technical enquiries 8995 5402
NTFAST Administration 8995 5401
False Alarm Charging enquiries 8995 5407
Alice Springs 8951 6664
Fire and Rescue Training and Development
General Enquiries 8922 3413
Fire and Rescue Recruitment
General Enquiries 8999 3473
Fire Stations (Non urgent enquiries)
Alice Springs Fire Station 8951 6688
Darwin Fire Station 8946 4105
Humpty Doo Fire Station 8988 0296
Jabiru Fire Station 8979 2502
Katherine Fire Station 8973 8014
Marrara Fire Station 8995 5222
Nhulunbuy Fire Station 8987 1906
Palmerston Fire Station 8932 1335
Tennant Creek Fire Station 8962 0903
Yulara Fire Station 8956 2061
Emergency Service
After hours on-call NTES duty officer 131 444
Alice Springs 8951 9300
Darwin 8922 3630
Katherine 8972 3819
Emergency Service Volunteer Units
Alice Springs 8951 9300
Cox Peninsula 131 444
Darwin 8936 4847
Katherine 8972 3602
Nhulunbuy 8987 2727
Palmerston 8932 1126
Tennant Creek 8962 1006
Community Safety
Marine Safety 8924 7100
Marine Pollution Response 1800 064 0567
Rail Safety 8924 7209
Exotic Animal Diseases 1800 675 888
Exotic Plant Pest Hotline 1800 084 881
Pollution Respones Hotline 1800 064 567
Road Safety
Darwin 8924 7019
Alice Springs 8951 5354
POLICE STATIONS
Adelaide River 8976 7042
Ali Curung 8964 1959
Alice Springs 8951 8822
Alpurrurulam 0147 112 211
Arlparra 0147 112 241
Alyangula (Groote Eylandt) 8987 6122
Avon Downs 8964 5555
Batchelor 8976 0015
Berrimah (Peter McAulay Centre) 8922 1560
Borroloola 8975 8770
Bulman 8975 4077
Casuarina 8922 7333
Daly River 8978 2466
Darwin 8901 0200
Elliott 8969 2010
Finke (Apatula) 8956 0581
Galiwinku 8987 9089
Gapuwiyak 8987 9318
Haasts Bluff 0147 112 261
Harts Range 8956 9772
Humpty Doo 8988 0200
Imanpa 0147 112 251
Jabiru 8979 2122
Kalkaringi 8975 0790
Katherine 8973 8000
Kintore 8956 8488
Kulgera 8956 0974
Kunbarllanjnja (Oenpelli) 8979 0180
Lajamanu 8975 0622
Maningrida 8979 5939
Maranboy 8975 4500
Mataranka 8975 4511
Minjilang 8979 0632
Minyerri 0147 112 201
Mutitjulu 8956 2767
Ngukurr 8975 4644
Nguiu 8978 3967
Nhulunbuy 8987 1333
Nightcliff 8948 9111
Ntaria (Hermannsburg) 8956 7422
Numbulwar 8975 4183
Nyirripi 0147 112 231
Palmerston 8999 3422
Papunya 8956 8510
Peppimenarti 8978 2143
Pine Creek 8976 1255
Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) 8978 3969
Ramingining 8979 7858
Santa Teresa 8956 0887
Tennant Creek 8962 4444
Timber Creek 8975 0733
Ti Tree 8956 9733
Wadeye (Port Keats) 8978 2366
Warruwi 8979 0631
Willowra 0147 112 221
Yarralin 0147 112 181
Yuendumu 8956 4004
Yulara (Ayers Rock) 8956 2166