You can subscribe to a variety of topics, including Emergencies, Weather, Crime, Politics, Health, Entertainment, Technology and more.
The app also uses geo-targeting to alert you to breaking news happening within a few kilometres of your current location. This can be especially useful for alerts about fires, floods, police operations and traffic incidents.
We understand that too many push notifications can be intrusive, so our team will only send alerts that we think you will find truly interesting. The vast majority of alerts are sent without an audible alert tone - only vital emergency warnings and major breaking stories will make a sound.
If you feel you're getting too many alerts, or too few, you can easily change your subscriptions within the app on the Settings screen.
Have questions or feedback on the 9NEWS Alerts app? Email [email protected] to let us know.