EMERGENCIES

See below information on the following emergencies:

  1. general emergencies / the police
  2. medical emergencies / access to doctors
  3. issues affecting your holiday house
  4. bushfire  information

1. General emergencies / the Police

In case of an emergency call 000. For storm or flood emergencies, call the State Emergency Service on 132 500.  Or call the closest and largest police station at Huskisson on (02) 4441 5779.

2. Medical emergencies / access to doctors

The Jervis Bay area is well serviced by medical centres however the closest hospital is Nowra, a 30 km / 30 minute drive from Hyams. Options include the following:

Vincentia Medical Centre
5 Halloran Street, Vincentia, NSW 2540
Located within the new Bayswood housing estate
Phone: (02) 4441 5743

The centre has numerous doctors, some of which bulk bill under Medicare. There is also a bulk-billing pathology service on-site.

Sanctuary Point Medical Centre
195 Kerry Street, Sanctuary Point, NSW 2540 / Pharmacy located next door
Phone: (02) 4443 0955

Huskisson Medical Centre
19 Morton Street, Huskisson, NSW 2540
Phone: (02) 4441 7155

Emergency GP service (1800 022 222)
This is an Australian Government service for people who require after hours medical advice and cannot access their usual doctor. Use this service sparingly as it is intended mostly for disadvantaged patients or people who live in remote areas. Calls are answered by a registered nurse who screens the caller and escalates to a doctor as needed. The doctor talks with the person, assesses their condition, and provides medical advice.

Medical – hospital
As noted above, the closest hospital is Nowra, a 30 km / 30 minute drive from Hyams:

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
2 Shoalhaven Street, Nowra, NSW 2541 (entry by Scenic Drive, Nowra, NSW 2541)
Phone: (02) 4421 3111

3. Issues affecting your rental accommodation (plumbing, electricity etc)

If you have any problems with your house, please first do the common sense checks e.g. check electrical metre box for any tripped fuses, make sure all cables are connected and the like.

If you have a problem with gas supply to your house for hot water, cooking or heating, please also consult the instructions in the welcome booklet that you receive upon arrival and make sure that the gas bottle in use is full.  If not, try switching over to a fresh, full bottle.  Again instructions are in the welcome booklet.

If any problem persists, please call our office on (02) 4443 0242 and the recorded message will provide you with an after-hours number to call.

4. Bushfire procedures

In the event of a bushfire threat or emergency, 2ST radio will provide a continuous service to the Shoalhaven area. 2ST broadcasts on AM 999 or FM 106.7