When a person calls 000 or 112, they speak to a Telstra Triple Zero Emergency Call Service Operator first. As directed by the caller, Telstra transfers the call to the required Emergency Service Organisation (ESO) – Police, Fire or Ambulance services. The emergency response is provided by the requested ESO.
Emergency calls to the Triple Zero Emergency Call Service can be made without charge to the caller, whether the service is active, suspended, disconnected (only applicable to a Public Mobile Telephone Service) or out of credit for a pre-paid service.
The Triple Zero Emergency Call Service should only be used when seeking an emergency response from a Police, Fire or Ambulance service in a life-threatening or time-critical situation.
It is an offence to make a non-emergency call to the Triple Zero Emergency Call Service under the Criminal Code Act.
For more information, visit the nationally endorsed website www.triplezero.gov.au
Advances in technology have improved the range of accessible services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment. For more information, visit https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/phone/services-people-disability/accesshub