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Who issues warning messages sent with Emergency Alert?

Authorised personnel from emergency service organisations such as police, fire and state emergency services can use the Emergency Alert system to send telephone warning messages.

Whether an emergency services organisation decides to issue telephone warnings through Emergency Alert will depend on the nature of the incident.

Emergency Alert is not used in all circumstances. 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 websites.

You should not wait to receive a warning message before you act.