Links to our information partners' articles about emergencies.
Hospital emergency departments
A hospital emergency department (ED) provides urgent medical care. Find out why and when you might need to go to an ED, what happens when you get there, and what you need to do before leaving.
Calling triple zero (000)
Triple zero (000) is the number to call for ambulance, police or fire services in an emergency. Only call 000 if the situation is serious and urgent.
Floods and cyclones
We've compiled a list of some of the common health risks and hazards that can occur during floods and cyclones.
What is an ambulance?
An ambulance is a vehicle equipped to provide emergency care to sick or injured people and to get them to hospital. Learn more here about how much ambulances cost and when you should call one.
It is not unusual to accidentally swallow substances commonly found around the house. Usually they are not poisonous and will not cause harm. Learn more about common substances and what steps to take if you are unsure.