Section 18 of the Emergency Management Act requires the SEMC to arrange for the ​preparation of EM plans as the SEMC considers necessary. These must be consistent with State EM Policy.

The State EM Plan, State Hazard Plans (Westplans), Support Plans and Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA) support the EM arrangements for the State.

The WA EM Plans align with the National EM Plans where applicable​.


State EM Plan​


The State EM Plan documents the all-hazard EM arrangements in the State and identifies public authorities and other organi
sations with roles and responsibilities under these.

This State EM Plan is consistent with State EM legislation and the State EM Policy.

State Hazard Plans (Westplans)


We provide advice and support to Hazard Management Agencies (HMAs) and emergency management agencies in the preparation of State Hazard Plans (Westplans).

Support Functions

There is a range of support functions and services that are not hazard specific but support EM arrangements across all-hazards, for example, emergency public information, welfare and health support. These services may be required regardless of the type of hazard that occurs.


National Plans

These Australian Government plans provide an overview of how National, State, Territory and local governments collectively approach the management of emergencies, including catastrophic emergencies. At the State level, the State Emergency Coordinator (SEC) is responsible for liaising with Emergency Management Australia during an emergency.