Community safety and crime prevention


What / When / Why


Triple Zero – Police, Fire or Ambulance in an emergency Call when:
  • Someone is seriously injured or in the need of urgent medical attention
  • Your life or property is being threatened
  • You have witnessed a serious accident or crime
Remember: stay focused, stay relevant, and stay on the line


106 (TTY)

1800 555 727
(Speak and Listen)

Police Assistance Call when non-urgent police assistance is required 131 444
Police News Sign up to receive email notifications of Police news in your local area  
Crime Stoppers Call to report:
  • Crime or criminal activity
  • Suspicious behaviour
  • Information in relation to unsolved crime
You can choose to remain anonymous whether reporting on the phone or on-line
1800 333 000
National Terrorism Public Alert System (terrorism) The National Terrorism Threat Level is a scale that tells the public about the likelihood of an act of terrorism occurring in Australia. Please visit the Australian National Security website for the current threat level.   
Australian National Security (terrorism) Report suspicious behaviour or activity:
  • Small pieces of information can help keep Australia safe from terrorism
  • Small pieces of information could help police and security agencies complete the picture

Know what to do in an emergency

You can choose to remain anonymous.
1800 123 400
Crime Prevention and Security Police work with the community to reduce the incidence and impact of crime, and to provide a safer place to live. Visit the South Australian Police website:
  • For crime prevention and security tips for your home, business or property
  • For details of crime prevention programs and presentations
  • To access safety and security booklets and fact sheets
  • To find your local police station
SA Government Emergencies and Safety Provides community information on:
  • Crisis helplines
  • Poisons
  • Neighbourhood safety
  • Water safety
  • Safety regulations
Kidsafe Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia providing information on:
  • Child safety at home
  • Child safety around roads
  • Other child safety information including child restraints in vehicles, and risk associated with button batteries
8161 6318
Useful links  

Useful apps

Emergency Plus app

Emergency +

A national app developed by Australia's emergency services and their government and industry partners, helping people call the right number at the right time. The app uses a mobile phone's GPS functionality so callers can provide emergency call takers (000) with their location information as determined by their smart phone. Emergency + also includes SES and police assistance line numbers as options so that non-emergency calls are made to the most appropriate number.

First Aid app by Red Cross

First Aid by Australian Red Cross

The official Australian Red Cross First Aid app gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. Interactive and simple step by step advice.

MyWheels app


Powered by Crime Stoppers South Australia, the MyWheels app has been developed to help protect one of your most important assets, your vehicle and, if ever stolen MyWheels provides you with valuable assistance. The app includes theft prevention, reporting and recovery features.