Emergency services and public safety

Emergency contact numbers

Tel: Dial 000 in an emergency (for police, ambulance or fire). This is a 24-hour freecall number.

Ambulance

Tel: Dial 000 in an emergency

SA Ambulance Service
Email: saasenquiries@health.sa.gov.au
Tel: 1300 13 62 72 (general enquiries)

Fire services

Tel: Dial 000 in an emergency 

Country Fire Service
For information and help with protection from fire for all areas outside metropolitan Adelaide.
Tel: +61 8 8463 4200
Email: headquarterscfs@cfs.sa.gov.au

Metropolitan Fire Service
For metropolitan Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8204 3600
Email: enquiry@samfs.sa.gov.au

Police

Tel: Dial 000 in an emergency 

South Australia Police
For non-emergency police attendance, Tel: 13 14 44

Beach and water safety

Surf Lifesavers provide beach and water safety education and community training.

Run by Surf Life Saving SA and local councils.
At: 219 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville
Tel: +61 8 8354 6900
Email: surflifesaving@surfrescue.com.au

Important telephone numbers 

Crisis Care

After hours and weekend emergency help for parents and guardians
Tel: 13 16 11

Domestic violence and aboriginal family violence gateway

Confidential advice for victims of domestic violence or those concerned about them.
Tel: 1800 800 098 or 13 14 50 (if interpreter needed)

1800 RESPECT

National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service for people living in Australia. Professional 24/7 telephone and online, crisis and trauma counselling service to anyone whose life has been impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence.
Tel: 1800 737 732

Emergency carer respite

Emergency help for carers
Tel: 1800 052 222

Kids’ HelpLine

Free and confidential support for children
Tel: 1800 551 800 (freecall)

Lifeline

24-hour counselling service for anyone in need of emotional support
Tel: 13 11 14

Mental health

24 hour crisis service for those suffering from mental health issues and their carers
Tel: 13 14 65

Parent Help Line

Advice on all aspects of parenting
Tel: 1300 364 100 

Poisons Information Centre

Tel: 13 1126 

RAA

For non-accident related emergency help with vehicles on the road (with fee)
Tel: 13 11 11

Rape and sexual assault service

Advice and support for victims of rape and sexual assault
Tel: +61 8 8226 8787/8777 or 1800 817 421 (freecall)

SA Police Community Safety Talks

Talks on the role of the police in matters such as domestic violence and crime prevention. For various groups of humanitarian entrants.

Run by SA Police

  • Community Safety Talks Tel: +61 8 7322 4061
  • African Liaison Officer Tel: +61 8 7322 4061
  • Eastern Adelaide Crime Prevention Tel: +61 8 8172 5827
  • Elizabeth Crime Prevention Tel: +61 8 8207 9935
  • Holden Hill Crime Prevention Tel: +61 8 8207 6974
  • South Coast Crime Prevention Tel: +61 8 8392 9015
  • Sturt Crime Prevention Tel: +61 8 8207 4820
  • Western Adelaide Crime Prevention Tel: +61 8 8207 6429