Important numbers

000 – Ambulance, police or fire

1800 022 222 - Health Direct
Health advice available 24 hours a day

13 11 26 - Poisons Information Centre

1800 022 333 - Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)

​​The response to chemical or radiation emergencies involves many agencies. NSW Health works in partnership with these agencies to protect people’s health.

NSW Health provides pre-hospital and hospital care, mental health support and preventive health advice and information. NSW Health is prepared to quickly assess the potential health impacts of chemical and radiation emergencies so that appropriate action may be taken to protect health. Some chemical or radiation emergencies have no potential to harm human health. Others may cause immediate health effects or health effects that develop over time.

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Current as at: Tuesday 23 April 2024