State Security and Terrorism
Release date: Tue 5 September 2017
Last updated: Tue 5 September 2017
It is important that you know the phone numbers that you should call in relation to counter terrorism activities. Your assistance with reporting terrorist activity may help prevent attacks in Victoria. You may think the information you have is unimportant, but it may be the missing piece that police need.
Please take note of these numbers, and when you should call them. They are all free call numbers that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call triple zero for emergency services - Triple Zero 000
Call Triple Zero 000 for urgent assistance from Police, Ambulance or Fire Brigade. This is a free call from any phone in Australia, even a phone box or disconnected mobile phone. For TTY users (hearing/speech impaired), call 106.
After you dial 000, an operator will ask which service you require - ambulance, police or fire. When you are on the phone, it is important to remain calm and speak slowly. Do not hang up until the operator has received the required information.
You should call 000 in a life threatening or time critical emergency, such as when:
National Security Hotline
National Security Hotline - 1800 1234 00
Trained operators take every call seriously. Information is passed on to Australia's police and security agencies for analysis and further investigation. Every piece of information helps. The hotline also provides information to callers on a wide range of national security matters.
Crime Stoppers - 1800 333 000