Where to get emergency advice and warnings

Real-time information is not posted on this page.

Don't rely on one single source for emergency warning information.

Emergency services and government agencies in South Australia issue advice and warning messages to the public during significant incidents that threaten lives and property.

Advice and warning messages are delivered through websites, smartphone apps, television and radio broadcasts, mobile phone SMS messages and posts on social media - eg Facebook and Twitter.

How the advice and warning system works

Bushfire

The Country Fire Service (CFS) issues warnings for bushfire.

Check warnings and advice from:

Bushfire advice and warning system

Extreme weather

The State Emergency Service (SES) and Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issue severe weather warnings for heatwave, flood and extreme storms.

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The WaterConnect website issues a weekly River Murray flow report. A River Murray high flow advice is also issued when the flow rate at the South Australian border exceeds 40 GLday.

Flood advice and warning system

Animal disease

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Building fire and chemical incidents

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COVID-19

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Environment

Check for warnings and advice on the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) website - Air quality monitoring and Beach water quality.

Essential services disruptions

Check for warnings and advice for electricity, gas, water and phone outages.

Flu and virus outbreaks

If there is flu or virus outbreak you'll be able to get information from the SA Health website or radio and television news services.

If you’re travelling overseas, visit the Smartraveller website and subscribe to updates.

People sleeping rough

SA Housing Authority coordinates Code Red and Code Blue extreme weather responses across South Australia in partnership with other service providers.

When a Code Red or Code Blue response is activated, homelessness services will visit known rough sleeper locations to make people aware of the supports available to them. Information will be available on:

Plant disease

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Roadworks and hazards

Check for warnings and advice for Daily roadworks, hazards and news.

Transport disruptions

In Adelaide, contact Adelaide Metro for disruptions to bus, train and tram services:

In country locations, contact your local council or bus company for disruptions to any services they offer.

Terrorist incidents

The Australian National Security issues information about the current threat level and will provide the public with advice on changes to the current terrorism threat level. This includes:

  • what the threat level means
  • where the threat is coming from
  • potential targets.

In the event of a local threat, information will also be published on the SA Police website, and through radio and television news services.

If you’re travelling overseas, visit the Smartraveller website and subscribe to updates.

Terrorist incidents


Related information

Other websites

ABC emergency - ABC


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Page last updated 30 September 2021

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