Bureau of Metrology (BOM)
BOM Townsville Field Office
Phone: (07) 4779 5999 (during office hours)
You’ll be travelling in remote areas, often on unsealed roads. It can be slow going, and that means emergency response takes longer than in cities and towns.
Mobile phone coverage is limited on Cape York. Consider carrying a satellite phone, a PLB (Personal Location Beacon) and UHF two-way radio. Learn how to use them before you travel. Read the instruction manuals, and check out online resources likehttp://www.withoutahitch.com.au/travel/uhf-cb-radi o-communications-which-channels-australia/
for UHF radio, and for satellite phones
NATIONAL EMERGENCY REQUEST - AMBULANCE, POLICE OR FIRE
- From land line dial: 000
- From mobile phone dial: 112
- State Emergency Service: 132 500
Provide as much information as you can about your location. Use your odometer to calculate distance from towns or landmarks. Try to maintain awareness of where you are, in case you need to call for help.
GPS coordinates can help emergency responders find you fast.
Rural Fire Service - Cairns Office Phone: (07) 4232 5468