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Some state agencies are known as “combat” agencies and respond to particular categories of emergency under their own separate sub plans. They include NSW State Emergency Services (SES), Police, Ambulance, and Fire and Rescue NSW. If there’s an emergency in the Northern Beaches local government area, you should contact these agencies directly.

To Report Any Emergency

Call Triple Zero (000).

If you’re deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment, call 106.

NSW Emergency Contacts

NSW Police Force

Law enforcement, search and rescue, earthquakes and civil disturbances. Police coordinate evacuation and undertake Disaster Victim Registration.

Emergency: Triple Zero 000

General information: 131 444

NSW Ambulance

Ambulance transport and pre-medical care for injured persons at incident sites.

Emergency: Triple Zero 000

General information: 9320 7777

Fire & Rescue NSW

Responsible for preventing and extinguishing urban fires, with additional roles in rescue, land-based and inland waterway hazardous material incidents overhaul.

Emergency: Triple Zero 000

General information: 9265 2999

NSW Rural Fire Service

Responds to all types of fire suppression and bush fire mitigation within Rural Fire Districts. The service undertakes community education programs and hazard reduction burning to minimise wildfires

Emergency: Triple Zero 000

General information: 9450 3000

NSW State Emergency Service (SES)

Responds to flooding and storm damage. SES assists Police and other services in search and rescue, major emergencies and disasters. Members of the service are volunteers and are recruited regularly.

Emergency Assistance: 132 500

Manly SES: 9949 7466

Warringah/Pittwater SES: 9486 3399

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services

Responsible for preventing and extinguishing bush fires in National Parks, and responding to and coordinating marine mammal incidents in NSW. Also assist in search and rescue and waterway hazards.

Emergency: Triple Zero 000

General information: 1300 361 967

Department of Community Services

Responsible for organising and coordinating the welfare support to victims of major incidents and emergencies by providing financial assistance, food, clothing and other essentials, accommodation, emotional support and referrals.

General information: 9716 2222

DOCS Helpline (24 hours): 132 111

TTY 1800 212 936 (for the hearing impaired)

Animal Emergency Committee

The Manly Warringah/Pittwater Branch of the Animal Welfare League is an active part of the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) that develops and coordinates the care of animals during emergencies. They house the Horse Rescue Sling.

General information: 9913 8731

Port Authority of NSW

Responsible for managing the response to oil and chemical spills and marine emergencies that occur in State Waters (Sydney Harbour, Broken Bay and coastal waters).

Emergency: 9296 4001