Emergency Alert System
Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS)
The Standard Emergency Warning Signal is a siren played for a few seconds at the beginning of a critical emergency warning message on radio or television, to warn the public in the event of major emergencies, including serious bushfires.
If you hear the Standard Emergency Warning Signal, pay attention to the emergency warning that follows. If it applies to you, act on the warning – it could save your life.
Listen to the Standard Emergency Warning Signal.
Emergency services in Tasmania use a telephone-based emergency warning system to warn the public in the event of major emergencies, including serious bushfires.
Under the Emergency Alert system, emergency warning messages will be sent by emergency services as recorded voice messages to fixed phones and as SMS text messages to mobile phones.
If you receive an emergency warning about a bushfire or other emergency on your fixed or mobile phone and it applies to you, act on the warning – it could save your life.
For further information on Emergency Alert, visit www.emergencyalert.gov.au