Misconception about dialling 112 in areas with no mobile reception

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated April 26 2022 - 12:00pm, first published April 25 2022 - 8:00am
The truth about dialling 112

Australia's second emergency call number, 112, can only be dialed on a mobile phone, but it won't work if you have no mobile coverage, as it can't access the satellite network.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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