Australia’s primary emergency call service number is Triple Zero (000), which can be dialled from any fixed or mobile phone, pay phones and certain Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.

  • Is someone seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help?
  • Is your life or property being threatened?
  • Have you just witnessed a serious accident or crime?

If you answered YES call Triple Zero (000). Triple Zero calls are free.

There are also two secondary emergency call service numbers—112 and 106.

  • 112 is available from all GSM or GSM derived mobile phones.
  • 106 connects to the text-based relay service for people who have a hearing or speech impairment. All calls to the emergency numbers, whether from fixed, mobile, pay phones or VoIP services are free-of-charge.

The following Link will take you to other emergency resources.


Warnings, Incidents and Planned Burns are displayed at


Other sources of information:

  • Facebook (facebook.com/cfavic)
  • Twitter (twitter.com/CFA_Updates)
  • ABC local radio, Sky News and other emergency broadcasters
  • VicEmergency Hotline (1800 226 226)

Current incidents & warnings: http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/

State fire information: http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au

Localised Emergency Contacts

Forrest police station: Phone 03 5236 6372 (Non-24 hours)

Colac Police Station: Phone 03 5230 0000

Colac Hospital: 03 5232 5100