Emergency Phone Numbers – Sat Phone:

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 12:43
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I recently purchased a inmarsat pro satellite phone - purely for emergency use outside of mobile phone reception areas - and am connected to the MGL Telecoms network. I know that I can’t phone 000 numbers direct on the phone (and I can live with that) so I will need a list of emergency numbers (relative to my position) to phone directly in the event of an emergency.
The manual provides the RFDS emergency numbers for each State plus AMSA numbers. However, I am wondering what other numbers existing users may have recorded for other emergency or special services numbers? I have searched “emergency phone numbers” in ExplorOz without a result.
If not too complex, could you include a list with your reply please? Thanks for your help.

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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 13:17

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 13:17
Here is a list of phone numbers that I have tested, and individually rang, during the day, on a weekend – there is a human at the other end (not an automated switchboard). All have confirmed that they would handle an emergency call – the operator at the end of the Camberwell number said that rescuing 4WD's wasn’t their purpose but agreed they manned the number every day.
Police NSW Parramatta 0061 2 96330799
Police NT Darwin 0061 8 89010200
Police Qld Central 0061 7 33646464
Police SA Adelaide 0061 8 81725000
Police Tas Hobart 0061 3 62302111
Police Vic Camberwell 0061 3 98820688
Police WA Joondalup 0061 8 94000888
Police WA Central 0061 8 93510699
RFDS WA Western Ops 0061 8 94176389
RFDS NSW Vic Tas Broken Hill Base 0061 8 80881188
RFDS Charleville Base 0061 7 46541443
RFDS Qld Mt Isa (for all of Qld) 0061 7 47432802
RFDS Qld Cairns Base 0061 7 40400500
RFDS SA Port Augusta Base 0061 8 86489555
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 13:44

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 13:44
Gordon I should have mentioned.
Some agencies advertise 1300 or 131 numbers for an emergency - my sat phone won’t recognise them and yours might not.
With any emergency numbers test them before you need them – no use ringing for help only to receive a prolonged fax beep, a disconnected tone or “we are experiencing a long delay” etc
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Reply By: Sawtybt - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 13:23

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 13:23
Gordon,

Under the Members heading at the top of the page click on Members Fileswap then under Radio and Communications tab you will find an excel spreadsheet with Outback phone numbers Australia wide.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jerry C (WA) - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 22:43

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 22:43
Hello All,

Please be Aware that the five RFDSWA numbers have changed during the Period 1997 to 2006. I will follow this up tomorrow and post tomorrow evening.

Cheers, Jerry.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jerry C (WA) - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 22:43

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 22:43
Hello All,

RFDSWA Telephone numbers as at today 06/08/2012

RFDS Derby.............Local info only 08 9191 0200
RFDS Kalgoorlie.........Local info only 08 9093 0500
RFDS Meekatharra.....Local info only 08 9981 0550
RFDS Perth..........General enquires 08 9417 6300
RFDS Perth Operations Centre...All Medical & Emergency Calls 08 9417 6389 or 1800 625 800
RFDS Port Hedland.....Local info only 08 9173 0800

Cheers, Jerry C.
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Reply By: Member - Gordon T (NSW) - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 15:05

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 15:05
Thank you readers for your replies - particularly Sawtybt for directing me to Fileswap as that was just what I needed. I was not aware of its existence and it certainly enhances the value of ExplorOz.
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Reply By: AdrianLR - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 11:35

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 11:35
One of the members on the 4x4 Earth forum has put together an absolutely fantastic document that has direct dial numbers for each state. All have actually been called to check validity. A link to the forum page is:

Emergency contact list

Regards,

Adrian
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Follow Up By: AdrianLR - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 11:56

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 11:56
Forgot to say that you need to register (free) to download the file. The author (Tim) has given permission in the thread to redistribute the list in any form so perhaps an EO Member could put it into the FileSwap area.
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