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The emergency number for police, ambulance and fire is 000. Dial 000 for all life threatening emergencies only. Knowing what emergency relief services are available in your local area and having their contact details handy means you can get the help you need sooner when you really need it.
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Community Information Centres
Community Information Centres provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support. Many also provide emergency relief, or know who does in their local area. Go to http://www.cisvic.org.au/about-cisvic--members to find a Centre near you. This link is to Community Information and Support Victoria, which is the peak body for the community information and support sector.
03 9672 2000
GP After Hours Helpline
If you or someone you care for has an urgent health concern at night or over the weekend and you are not sure what to do, there is an after hours GP helpline that can give you the reassurance and practical medical advice you need. The after hours GP helpline is open when your GP may not be – at nights, on weekends and on public holidays – 365 days a year, on 1800 022 222. The nurse or GP may:
- Give you information and advice so you can treat the condition at home
- Give you information and advice to help you until you can see your regular GP. If so, with your permission, a record of your telephone consultation can be sent to your GP
- Provide you with information about after hours services available in your local area
- Confirm that you need to go to the emergency department at your local hospital.
1800 022 222