​​​​​​​​​​​​State ​​​​​​​​Emergency Management Framework 

The State EM Framework comprises of legislation, policy, plans, procedures, guidelines and a governance structure to facilitate effective management of emergencies.​ For more information on the State's EM arrangements, principles, objectives and hazard management structures see the EM Fundamentals webpage​.

Legislation, Policy, Plans, Procedure ​​and Guidelines

Emergency Management (EM) arrangements in Western Australia are established through the following legislation and policy framework, which incorporates the following suite of SEMC documents. Each document needs to ​be read in context of the other documents within the framework.

The current version of the State EM Policy is v02.06; State EM Plan is v02.07 and State EM Procedures is v02.04.​  ​Some documents have alternate version numbers, which are located on the front cover of each document. To ensure you are referring to the current version of the documents, refer to those published on this website. 

Review schedules and details of amendments for each version released are available on the State EM Document Amendments webpage. ​

For any further information or assistance email semc.policylegislation@dfes.wa.gov.au​.

Emergency Management Legislation​

EM in WA is underpinned by the State Emergency Management ​Act 2005 (the EM Act) and the State Emergency Management Regulations 2006.

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State Emergency Management Policy (State EM Policy)

The State EM Policy provides​ a strategic framework for emergency management in Western Australia and covers the aspects of Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.

State Emergency Management Plan (State EM Plan)

Emergency Management Plans comprise of the State EM Plan, State Hazard Plans (Westplans​​), Support plans and National plans.
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State Emergency Management Procedure

(State EM Procedure)

The State Emergency Management Procedures provide a step-by-step process for the completion of activities directed within State EM Policy.

State Emergency Management Guidelines

(State EM Guidelines)

In support of policy and procedures, these guidelines propose methods for conducting activities​ and are not formal instructions.

State Emergency Management Glossary

(State EM Glossary)

The Emergency Management Glossary provides information on the range of terms and definitions encountered in emergency management, drawing together definitions from many existing sources.

EM Forms (password protected)

Click here to access the Emergency Management Forms. These forms are restricted for authorised emergency management personnel.