A woman with a worried look on her face and hand clenched to her jaw is calling someone on a smartphone. Behind her is a damaged car.

This app is a must-have for every Australian as it could help save a life. It is an app that has all the emergency contacts and will contact them when you click the chosen service, Australia's Triple Zero Awareness Working Group has developed the smartphone app for iOS, Android and Windows devices.

In more detail it will:

Provide the caller with information about when to call Triple Zero

Provide the caller with information about who to call in various non-emergency situations.

The list of services in the app:

  • State Emergency Service (SES) 132 500
  • Police Assistance Line (131 444)
  • Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000)
  • Health Direct Australia (1800 022 222)
  • National Relay Service 
  • Lifeline (131 114)
  • National Security Hotline (1800 123 400)
  • Poisons Information Hotline (131 126)
  • Royal Life Saving (Emergency CPR web links)

 Emergency plus app logo with the words "save the app that could save your life"

Additional Information contains links to fire alerts.

The in-app settings allow you to increase the size of the GPS coordinates on the map.

The app assists the caller to dial the relevant number and displays the GPS coordinates of the phone's location that the caller can read out to the emergency operator. The app also uses what3words. Every 3 metre square of the world has been given a unique combination of three words. Many emergency services accept 3 word addresses from callers who would struggle to say exactly where they need help.

The app is free of charge and available for download from iTunes, Google Play and Windows Stores.

 

For more information

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