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What can I do to help prepare my mobile phone in case of an emergency?

There are things you can do with your mobile telephone so if there is an emergency in your local community you will be well prepared.

Being wise with how you use your mobile telephone can significantly help during an emergency by reducing the load on mobile networks, which will in turn assist in the operation of vital emergency communication services such as Triple Zero (000) (www.triplezero.gov.au) and the national telephone-based emergency warning system, Emergency Alert.

In an emergency you should use a range of information sources and check them continuously to stay aware of local conditions. These information sources may include radio, television and state or territory emergency services organisation websitesFor more information, read the fact sheet Be “mobile phone prepared” for a disaster for a disaster.