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Prior to 1969, Australia did not have a national number for emergency services; the police, fire and ambulance services possessed many phone numbers, one for each local unit.

Metropolitan Mobile Radio

The Metropolitan Mobile Radio (MMR) service is a digital radio voice communications system operating to international standard protocols. It provides mission critical high quality and secure communications over the Greater Metropolitan area supporting Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and the MFB. The MMR comprises more than 8000 portable and vehicle radio sets, facilitated by a backhaul network comprising over 70 base stations

Network Performance

The MMR core network availability for 2012/13 was 100 per cent against a target of 99.95 per cent and compared to 99.99 per cent in 2011-12.

Network Activity

The breakdown of the total number of MMR calls for the 2012/13 year was as follows:

  • Ambulance Victoria - 4,750,962
  • Metropolitan Fire Brigade - 1,313,353
  • Victoria Police - 12,835,206
  • Total = 18,899,521
 
ESTA Calltaker

"ESTA cannot send help if it doesn't know where the emergency is - knowing your location is essential"

Last updated 19th January, 2014
Emergency Service Organisations
CFAAmbulanceMetro FireVictoria PoliceState Emergency Service
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