Emergency and Helpful Phone Numbers for Croatia

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While in Croatia, whether you are a visitor or a long-term resident, it is important to know who to contact in case of an emergency. There are also a few other national services that could prove helpful during your time here.

Let’s start with the most important one.

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For all kinds of emergencies in Croatia, you can call 112.

Here is a list of the other numbers to call depending on what you need help with.

  • 192 – Police
  • 193 – Fire Brigade
  • 194 – Ambulance
  • 195 – Search and Rescue if at sea
  • 1987 – Road Assistance
  • 01 6611 999 – HAK (Croatian Automobile Club)
  • 11888 – Telephone Directory
  • 18166 – Weather Forecast
  • 18981 – General Information
  • 11802 – International Telephone Directory
  • 0800 0800 – Brave phone – SOS line for abused and neglected children (for parents)
  • 116111 – Brave phone – SOS line for abused and neglected children (for children)
  • 18095 – Exact time
  • 18841 – Sports information
  • 18100 – Waking service
  • 116 000 – Dissapereance of a child
  • 116 006 – Phone line for victims of crime

You can directly contact each number on the list if you click on it.

However, it is good to know that the above numbers are written as you would dial them from a Croatian number. Visitors who need to call from a foreign number, precede the number with +385. +385 is the country code for Croatia. When calling a Croatian number from a Croatian number, remove the “+385” and add a “0”.

When you see phone numbers listed starting with a “0”, that version can only be used when dialing from a Croatian number. That is why the “0” is commonly put in parentheses like this “+385 (0)1 4640 800 to note that it is optional.

For example, to call the Croatian Automobile Club from a Croatian number, you would dial 01 6611 999. To call from a foreign number, you would dial +385 1 66 11 999.

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Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.

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