Emergency Mobile Alert

Find out about Emergency Mobile Alert including a list of capable phones on the Get Ready website.

What is Emergency Mobile Alert?

EMA logoEmergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. The alerts are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted cell towers.

The alerts can be targeted to areas affected by serious hazards and will only be sent when there is a serious threat to life, health or property, and, in some cases, for test purposes.

Find out more (getready.govt.nz)


Can my phone receive Emergency Mobile Alert?

The Get Ready website has a list of phones capable of receiving Emergency Mobile Alert. If your phone is on the list, ensure the phone is updated to the latest available operating system.

Check the list (getready.govt.nz)


Why do we test Emergency Mobile Alert?

The nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is a necessary part of making sure the system works well. Find results and information about nationwide tests.

Fnd out about nationwide tests (getready.govt.nz)