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Emergency Information

in Tasmania

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Tasmanian Government website centralising emergency information provided by state government agencies.
Tas Police
Police road closures and alerts
Police Facebook page

PHONE: Emergencies: 000
Non-emergencies: 131 444

For fire details, see:

See also:
Bureau of Meteorology:
Warnings: Current warnings for Tasmania
   - Forecasts: Town, District, Hobart, Launceston

   - Observations:
General, Tasmania, Hobart
   - Radars:
Hobart area, NW Tas,
Tasmania - radar (incl. lightning)

TasNetworks current power outages. (previously Aurora website)
   - TasNetworks Facebook page
   - TasNetworks Twitter page
Aussie Outages (Top ten list, Alphabetical list)
Internet speed test

TasWater Outages and Alerts, TasWater Twitter page

SES: Alerts

ABC Emergencies page
ABC Emergencies Tas Twitter list
ABC Hobart Facebook page
ABC North Tas Facebook page
Weather links at top right of our TasLearn News page
Air quality:
- DHHS Tas air quality page
- AQI: Real-time Air Quality Index... Hobart  S Laun
- EPA: Plot selector - 3-day graphs, eg  Hobart
  S Laun
- EPA: Today and yesterday, eg Hobart  S Laun

- EPA: Real-time air quality data
TFS bushfire map
Tas forest industry Planned Burns (Today's planned burns. Planned burns still current.)
DoE Alerts page
DoE Bushfire Support page

Dept Premier and Cabinet bushfire recovery page

Tasmanian webcams. Mt Wellington webcams. Anglers Alliance webcams.

Google Maps incl. traffic congestion (live): TASMANIA
S: Hobart Kingston Huonville New Norfolk
N: Launceston Deloraine Campbell Town
NW: Burnie Devonport
W: Queenstown
E: Bicheno

Parks and Wildlife closures
Hobart City Council reserves closures

ABC News website
Registration of relocated people or phone:
1800 727 077
Red Cross: register to say you are okay

Donations (Red Cross)

Websites of Tasmanian councils
Hobart Council emergency page - emergency phone numbers at end of booklet [pdf]
Launceston Council Emergency Management
Burnie Council Emergency Management
Devonport Council emergencies
Clarence Council emergency page
Kingborough Council emergency management page

Contacting victims by phone
An excellent suggestion from a caller to ABC Radio for people trying to contact friends or relatives during a disaster: As the mobile phones of such people will become low on battery power, do not attempt normal calls to them nor leave voice messages but instead send SMS messages as these will consume less of their battery power AND will be more easily responded to.

Remember to frequently check:

For bushfire alerts, see:


Emergency information
Bullet Weather warnings (BoM)
Bullet Community alerts (incl. road closures) (Police)
Power outages (Aurora)
Fires (Tas Fire Service)

Medical help

Who do I call after hours? (Primary Health Tasmania)


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Last modified 6 Jun 2016