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.
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, State EM Plan and State EM Procedures is v02.02. Some documents have alernate version numbers, which are located on the front cover and document footer. With regular updates to the documents, ensure you are referring to the current version published on this website.
Review schedules and details of amendments for each version released are available on the
State EM Document Amendments webpage.
EM in WA is underpinned by the State Emergency Management Act 2005 (the EM Act) and the State Emergency Management Regulations 2006.
In support of policy and procedures, these guidelines propose methods for conductiong activities and are not formal instructions.
Click here to access the Emergency Management Forms. These forms are restricted for authorised emergency management personnel.
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