Emergency Management in WA

Emergency management in Western Australia is based on an "all hazards" approach. The roles and responsibilities of agencies and organisations are defined under the Emergency Management Act 2005 and the Emergency Management Regulations 2006.

State Emergency Management policies and procedures are prepared by the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) to support the emergency management legislation.

The SEMC has identified the seven natural hazards that are most likely to impact on Western Australia as storm, earthquake, bush fire, tsunami, heatwave, cyclone and flood.

In addition to natural hazards, Western Australia could also be subject to a series of other hazards such as transport emergencies, health related emergencies such as pandemics or animal and plant bio-security hazards, infrastructure failure and technical hazards such as chemical and marine oil spills.

For more information regarding emergency management legislation and policy in Western Australia visit the SEMC website.