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Emergency Services

Emergency Services

Cyclones and Severe Storms 

Useful safety information and tips on cyclones and severe storms are available on the Queensland Government website.

State Emergency Service 

The State Emergency Service (SES) is an emergency and rescue service dedicated to providing assistance in natural disasters, rescues, road crashes and extreme weather conditions. For emergency assistance in a flood or storm call 13 25 00.

Fire 
 The fire brigade extinguishes fires, rescues people from fires in cars and buildings, and helps in situations where gas or chemicals become a danger. As soon as a fire starts, call 000 no matter how small or large the fire may be.

Identity Security 

Never give your personal details such as full name, date of birth, address, telephone number, or passport number to anyone except an official authority such as the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). People who ask for this information may be trying to commit identity fraud or scam you out of money. Remember, your bank will never ask you to verify your banking details by email or text message.

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