Council takes the safety of its residents, stakeholders and visitors very seriously. In the unfortunate event of an emergency, there are a number of other community services that may be best placed to assist you.
- In the event of an accident where a serious or life threatening injury has occurred, contact 000 in the first instance.
- If you are are unsure which agency or service to contact about an emergency, contact 000 for assistance.
Emergencies may include floods, major storm, bushfire, and earthquakes and are an inherent part of the Australian environment. While we cannot prevent them, we can minimise the risks they pose. For more information about specific hazards that may affect the community, see the SES website. Being prepared for an emergency may reduce the negative consequences of an emergency event.
The table below indicates which agencies you should contact regarding emergency events.
|Type of Event||Response|
|Aircraft Accident||SA Police (SAPOL)|
|Road / Transport Accident|
|Search & Rescue - land and sea|
|Siege / Hostage|
|Animal, Plant & Marine Disease||Primary Industries and Resources South Australia PIRSA (State Government)|
|Escape of Hazardous Materials||SA Metropolitan Fire Service (SA MFS)|
|Extreme Weather||SA State Emergency Service (SASES)|
|Flood & Storm|
|Food / drinking water contamination||Department of Health (State Government)|
|Human Disease / Epidemic|
|Oil Spills - marine & inland waters||Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure DPTI (State Government)|