alert saGovernment of South Australia

The South Australian Alert SA App has been withdrawn from the App Store due to critical service issues. The website map and associated functionality has also been withdrawn from this Alert SA website. The Government of South Australia is committed to providing the most failsafe systems across all emergency service communications. To this end, work has commenced on determining the most reliable approach to providing all hazard emergency information and warnings to the community of South Australia.

Please use this page to find out public information and emergency contact numbers from a wide range of emergency and essential service agencies, government and community partners.

On this page you will also find frequently asked questions and answers about Alert SA.

Hazard information & warning

Bushfire

SA Country Fire Service

The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) is the primary provider of bushfire firefighting services across the state.

Bushfire Hotline: 1300 362 361

Flood

State Emergency Service

The SA State Emergency Service (SES) is the primary provider of flood rescue services across the state.

SES assistance: 132 500

Extreme Weather

State Emergency Service

The SA State Emergency Service (SES) coordinates the state's response to extreme weather events.

SES assistance: 132 500

Human Disease

SA Health

SA Health is the primary agency in South Australia responsible for responding to severe infectious disease outbreaks, such as a flu pandemic or food poisoning.

Health Direct: 1800 022 222

Animal & Plant Disease

Primary Industries and Regions SA

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) manages the risks posed by animal and plant pests and diseases in South Australia.

Urban Fire

South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS)

The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) is the primary provider of structural firefighting services to the State of South Australia.

Terrorism

South Australia Police

The South Australia Police are the Control Agency for Terrorism in South Australia.

Police Assistance: 131 444
Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

Essential Service Disruptions

Services essential to the community can be impacted at any time. These include:

Transport

Services essential to the community can be impacted at any time. These include:

For all further hazard information please visit:
www.sa.gov.au/topics/emergencies-and-safety

Emergency triple zero logo

In a life threatening emergency, always dial Triple Zero (000)

Frequently Asked Questions regarding closure of Alert SA App.

The South Australian Government is committed to the delivery of accurate and timely hazard warning information and the Alert SA App was removed from the App Store due to service reliability issues.

As of the 11th January 2018, the South Australian Government decommissioned the Alert SA App due to service reliability issues. We apologise for the inconvenience and ask that you please delete the Alert SA App.

The SA Government encourages people to never rely on one source of information, but rather use the following established emergency information channels:

  • State Emergency Services Hotline (132 500)
  • Bushfire Information Hotline 1300 362 361 (TTY 133 677)
  • Relevant Government Department websites
  • Social Media
  • ABC local radio alerts and emergency broadcasters
  • National Emergency Alert telephone and text based warning system (http://www.emergencyalert.gov.au/)

The South Australian Government is committed to the safety of all South Australians and the further development of reliable multiple information channels across the Emergency Services Sector. The development of any future application(s) is reliant on the capacity to establish secure, efficient and productive failsafe systems to meet the needs of the South Australian community.

You should never rely on any one source of information for Emergency information. There are several ways to stay informed in the event of an emergency:

  • State Emergency Services Hotline (132 500)
  • Bushfire Information Hotline 1300 362 361 (TTY 133 677)
  • Relevant Government Department websites
  • Social Media
  • ABC local radio alerts and emergency broadcasters
  • National Emergency Alert telephone and text based warning system.