111 emergency service
If you need help from the police, the fire service, or you need an ambulance dial 111 and the emergency operator will connect you to the right place.
You should call 111 if:
- someone’s in danger
- someone’s having chest pain, breathing difficulties or is seriously ill or injured
- there’s a fire or serious risk to property
- a crime is being committed and the offenders are still there or have just left
- you’ve come across a major public inconvenience, like trees blocking a state highway.
The operator will connect you to the right service - Police, Fire or Ambulance.
The process you’ll go through when you make an emergency call.
Help for people with hearing or speech difficulties
If you have difficulty hearing or talking on the phone, you can register to use the emergency 111 TXT service.
If you’re not sure
If you can’t decide whether it’s a real emergency and you’re still worried, call 111. The operator will help you work out what to do.
Teach children about calling 111
Download these fun activities which teach children when to make 111 emergency calls.
Not an emergency
Call 105 or use 105.police.govt.nz to report situations that don’t require immediate Police or Emergency Services attendance.