Health & Wellbeing

Identify a dangerous situation and get help

It can be hard to know when you are in a bad situation and it can be difficult to know where to get the help you need. Follow the steps below to find out how to identify a bad situation and where to get help.


To know when a situation is dangerous and where to get help

Let's start with why this is important:

  • understanding a dangerous situation means you can avoid it or get help before the situation gets worse
  • knowing where to get help means you are going to be safer and keep your family, friends and work colleagues safe too
If someone needs medical attention you need call 000 and make sure you get help for them. Things will only be worse if someone ends up with serious or permanent injuries, or dies.

What to do next

Having a party?

At least one week before your party happens make sure you register your party here:

Also make sure you control the number of people there and let your neighbours know. If they know about the party they are less likely to get annoyed about it.

Need to call 000

In any emergency the first thing you should do is call 000. If your mobile phone is out of range from your normal network then you can dial 112. All calls are free from any phone.

When you call:

  1. Your call is connected to the Emergency Call Service (ECS)
  2. ECS will answer, "Emergency - police fire or ambulance?" (If you're on a mobile you'll be asked for the city and state you're in)
  3. you should answer with the service/location you need, if you are unsure the operator will ask you more details about your emergency

More Information & Services

YouthCentral - safety tips

A general guide to staying safe

Betterhealth - Who to call in a crisis

A list of support services in Victoria

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