Diver Emergency

If you have a Diver Emergency, please use one of the contact numbers below.

Australia toll free from within Australia:
1800 088 200

Australia from overseas (user pays):
+61 8 8212 9242

New Zealand from within New Zealand:
0800-4DES 111

New Zealand from overseas:
+64 9 445 8454

In most diving emergencies divers should use these numbers in the first instance. One possible exception is where the caller is dealing with situation that is immediately life threatening, for example, where CPR or EAR is being performed on an injured diver. In this setting it is probably better to call the local emergency (ambulance) services direct (dial 000) to get help as soon as possible.

The above diving hotlines are funded by:
Divers Alert Network Asia-Pacific

Emergencies Happen so be prepared with a DAN Membership.
Visit www.danap.org

As a Divers Alert Network (DAN) Promoter, The Scuba Doctor recommends every diver, especially those going on dive trips to out of the way or overseas locations, join DAN Asia-Pacific.

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Melbourne Mornington Peninsula
Emergency Contact Information

Police – Ambulance – Fire 000
Water Police 03 9399 7500
Rosebud Hospital
1527 Nepean Hwy, Rosebud
03 5986 0666
The Bays Hospital
Main Street, Mornington
03 5975 2009
Frankston Hospital
Hastings Road, Frankston
03 9784 7777
Rescue Services
Southern Peninsula Rescue (Sorrento) 0417 038 944
Mornington Bay Rescue Service 0419 233 999
Coast Guard* Queenscliff 03 5258 2222
Coast Guard* Hastings 03 5979 3322
Coast Guard* Safety Beach 03 5981 4443
State Emergency Service (VIC) 132 500
Hyberbaric Chamber
Alfred Hospital
Intensive Care Unit
Main Ward Block, Level 1
55 Commercial Rd
Melbourne VIC 3004
03 9076 2269
Diving Doctors:
Dr Guy Williams
Rosebud Medical Clinic
1239-1241 Pt Nepean Rd, Rosebud VIC 3939
03 5981 1555
Dr Adrian Murrie
Sorrento Medical Centre
166 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943
03 5984 4322
Dr Vanessa Haller
Carrum Downs Medical Centre
115 Hall Rd, Carrum Downs VIC 3201
03 9782 6666
Radio Information
VHF Emergency Channel 16
VHF - Melbourne Charter Boat channel 74
VHF - VSAG club channel 73
27 MHz AM Emergency Channel 88
27 MHz AM - VSAG club channel 96

* Coast Guard is not always manned and operates mainly during daylight hours

If you're diving in Melbourne, please take the time to put the above emergency contact details into your smartphone. It just might save a life!

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