If dialling from an Australian mobile phone, use the country code +66.
- Tourist police:
Note: The tourist police usually aren't actual police officers, but they're your best bet at getting English-speaking help in an emergency.
191 (some operators speak English and can redirect your call to the necessary service).
- Ambulance and rescue:
- National Disaster Warning Centre: 1860
- Crime: 1195
- Medical Emergency Call: 1669
Tip: Dialling 112 from any digital mobile, in most parts of the world, will connect you with the local emergency services even if you have no phone credit.
Most cities and tourist areas have western-style medical care available at a higher price than the public system. Contact the tourist police if it's an
emergency, or check this list of hospitals and clinics
provided by the US embassy in Thailand.
Many hospitals offer private ambulance services. Consider calling the hospital before you call for a public ambulance.
Australian Embassy and Consulates
Bangkok - Australian Embassy
181 Wireless Road, Lumphini
+66 2 344 6300
can provide limited assistance in Chiang Mai, Phuket and Koh Samui.
Phuket - Australian Consulate-General
6th Floor CCM Complex
77/77 Chalermprakiat Rama 9 Road (Bypass Road)
+66 (0) 76 317 700
Koh Samui - Australian Consulate
Koh Samui, Suratthani
+66 (0) 93 584 7074
Chiang Mai - Australian Consulate
195/262 Moo Baan Sansaran 2 (Mod Chic), Soi 2/7
T. Banwaen, A. Hangdong, Chiang Mai
Monday to Thursday 9am-12pm (by prior appointment only)
+66 (0) 91 857 6996
24-hour Australian Consular Emergency Centre:
+61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas) or 1300 555 135 (within Australia) or SMS +61 421 269 080