Learn about 5 of the best emergency apps and one disaster person locator service that you should download/access on your phone so you can stay connected and informed during a natural disaster.


The Emergency+ app uses the GPS functionality of smart phones to enable callers to provide emergency operators with their location information as determined by their smart phone. Latitude and longitude details can be relayed to an emergency operator as well as an address and suburb details.

The app includes the option of calling State Emergency Services (SES) 132 500 or Police Assistance Line (PAL) 13 14 44.

Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is Australia's national weather and climate agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones. The BoM provide regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region.

SES Assistance QLD

The SES Assistance QLD app can assist when you or your property are in danger or potential danger associated with a flood or storm in Queensland. The State Emergency Service (SES) Queensland is a volunteer based organisation designed to empower people to help themselves and others in their community in times of emergency and disaster. The protection of life is the priority for the SES in these events.

Red Cross First Aid

The Red Cross First Aid app is a comprehensive pocket guide to first aid and CPR, giving you access to the most up to date first aid information anytime, anywhere.

Red Cross - Register.Find.Reunite 

Whether you’re leaving or staying where you are, Register.Find.Reunite helps people to know what you’re doing and that you’re okay. When the service is activated, you can access it on the Red Cross website or at evacuation and recovery centres.

ABC Radio     

The ABC Radio app gives you easy access to more than 40 radio stations.

For questions about applications listed on this page, please contact the developers.