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How does the system work for landlines?

The Emergency Alert system issues a recorded voice message to landline telephones within a geographical warning area selected by the emergency services. If the telephone call goes unanswered, the Emergency Alert system will make a second attempt to deliver the warning message to the landline telephone.

The registered service address and telephone number comes from the Integrated Public Number Database, which contains all public and private phone numbers in Australia.