Find out which service to ask for when you call 111, how 111 calls are answered and get links to more information about 111.
In an emergency call 111 immediately.
This page replaces the 111 website - www.111.govt.nz - which no longer exists.
More about 111
New Zealand Fire Service
Anything which could cause loss of life, serious injury or loss of property is a Fire Service emergency. Call 111 immediately.
Call 111 and ask for “ambulance” in a medical emergency – where someone is having chest pain, breathing difficulties, is seriously ill or injured. St John has more information on what a medical emergency is.
If it is not an emergency - see your GP or an after-hours clinic. If you’re not sure - phone Healthline on 0800 611 116 where Registered Nurses will advise you.
New Zealand Police
Police has guidance on when to call 111 and ask for police.
If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can register for the 111 TXT service.
Register your interest in working in one of the three Police Communications Centres.
Download fun activities for children to help them learn about 111 emergency calls.
Or visit the Buster website where children can play games to help them learn about 111 emergency calls.
The New Zealand emergency number is 111. Telecom answers 111 calls and puts them through to Fire, Ambulance or Police. There is a charge for making false 111 calls.