Emergency Services - Cyclones and Fires

There are several SES units located in the region. For emergencies contact 000. For other queries please contact the below numbers:

Ambulance

Emergency 000
St Johns Karratha Branch 9185 1222
St Johns Roebourne Branch 9182 1359

Police Stations

Emergency 000
Karratha 9143 7200
Dampier 9183 1144
Roebourne 9182 1133
Wickham 9187 1444
Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000

Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES)

Emergency 000
State Emergency Service (SES) 13 25 00
Emergency Information Hotline 13 33 37
Karratha Office 9159 1400

Hospitals

Nickol Bay (Karratha) 9143 2333
Roebourne Hospital 9182 0200

Medical Centres

Karratha Medical Centre 9185 3555
Karratha Central Health Care 9185 6662
Sonic Health Plus 9159 1800
Wickham Health Centre 9187 1015

Service Utilities (Faults, Service & Emergencies)

Horizon Power 13 23 51
Water Corporation 13 13 75

Main Roads

State-wide Road Conditions 13 81 38

Schools

Baynton West Primary School 9185 3001
Dampier Primary School 9183 1174
Karratha Primary School 9185 1026
Karratha Senior High School 9187 8000
Millars Well Primary School 9185 2400
Pegs Creek Primary School 9144 4141
Roebourne District High School 9182 1244
St Luke's College 9144 1081
St Pauls Primary School 9185 7500
Tambrey Primary School 9144 2020
Wickham Primary School 9187 1089

Visitor Centres

Karratha Visitor Centre 9144 4600
North West Shelf Venture Visitor Centre 9158 8292

Tropical cyclones are a seasonal occurrence in the region. Wind can exceed 280km/h causing damage and turning loose items into potentially deadly missiles. The season runs from November to April with cyclones most prevalent in February and March.

The City of Karratha enforces a restricted fire season year round. Fire permits are required at all times and are available by contacting Ranger Services on 9186 8555.

For more information on preparation for a natural disaster and for procedure details, visit www.karratha.wa.gov.au.