​National Plans

Emergency Management Australia is responsible for the management of a number of Australian Government EM plans. These 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 SEC is responsible for liaising with Emergency Management Australia during an emergency.

The Australian Government EM plans outline the principles, structures and procedures that support the coordination of EM in Australia and its offshore territories and the collaboration necessary to match the response and assistance required to the nature of the event.

The arrangements are reviewed and reissued regularly by the Australia – New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC), in consultation with relevant agencies and organisations.

A list of current national plans is available in the following document:


National Plans List