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Who funded the development of Emergency Alert?

The Commonwealth Government funded the establishment of the national Emergency Alert telephone warning system The Victorian Government contributed funds towards the development of the location-based enhancement of the warning system, allowing messages to be to be sent to mobiles based on their location.

To find out more about location-based Emergency Alert on the 4G network see ‘Will the messages be received by mobile phones on the 4G network?’

Each state and territory government contributes to the ongoing costs of using the system, such as sending warning messages.