State Emergency Service
Phone: 132 500
Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre
Phone: 1300 TSUNAMI or 1300 878 6264
Web: Visit JATWC Site
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Within Australia: 1300 555 135
From overseas: +61 2 6261 3305
Within Australia: 1800 655 739
From overseas: +61 2 6249 9699
The effects of an earthquake depend on many factors, such as the distance from the epicentre and the local ground conditions.
Find out about the hazards and risks that are caused by earthquakes in and around Australia.
Earthquakes are one of the natural hazards which Geoscience Australia monitors and assesses in order to inform risk mitigation and emergency management activities
Emergency Management is represented by a range of measures which have been designed for the management of risks to communities and to the environment.