Emergency warnings

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) provides emergency information, advice and warnings to the community in a number of ways.

This can be through local ACT electronic media outlets, this website, social media, Canberra Connect and in some cases doorknocking if the situation and circumstances warrants it.

The ESA has MOU’s (Memorandum of understanding) in place with all local ACT electronic media outlets to ensure the timely and accurate dissemination of emergency information and warnings 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A system is also in place to ensure real time publishing of emergency information and warnings to this website and the ESA Twitter and Facebook accounts no matter what time of the day or night it is.

The ACT has also implemented the new national telephone warning system, Emergency Alert.

The ESA may issue a specific Bushfire Warning Message under the nationally agreed and used three level bushfire alert system if a significant bushfire starts in the ACT.

Standard Emergency Warning Signal or SEWS


Download SEWS sound[.MP3 78 KB]

Below is a list of places you can access emergency information and warnings.


666 ABC Canberra  AM 666
2CC Canberra  AM 1206
2CA Canberra  AM 1053
MIX 106.3 Canberra FM 106.3
FM 104.7 Canberra FM 104.7


ABC TV Canberra
PRIME TV Canberra
WIN TV Canberra


The Canberra Times






The ESA on Facebook


Canberra Connect on 13 22 81

This page was last modified on November 13th, 2012