State Hazard Plans

State Hazard Plans (Westplans)

Each defined and prescribed hazard has a dedicated State Hazard Plan (Westplan) that outlines the arrangements on how to manage that hazard across the PPRR spectrum. State Hazard Plans (Westplans) are available below.

The SEMC has delegated responsibility for the development, maintenance, review and exercising of relevant State Hazard Plans (Westplans) to the agencies prescribed as HMAs in Part 3 of the EM Regulations.

State Hazard Plans (Westplans)​

State Hazard Plan - Animal and Plant Biosecurity PDF - 559 KB​​​State Hazard Plan - Human Biosecurity​ PDF - 412 KB
Westplan Collapse PDF - 638 KB State Hazard Plan - Maritime Environmental Emergencies PDF - 658 KB
State Hazard Plan - Crash EmergencyPDF - 945 KB State Hazard Plan - Search and Rescue EmergencyPDF - 1.04 MB
Westplan Cyclone PDF - 948 KB​​Westplan Storm PDF - 600 KB
Westplan EarthquakePDF  728 KB​State Hazard Plan - Tsunami PDF - 543 KB 
State Hazard Plan - Energy Supply Disruption  PDF​ - 772 KBState Hazard Plan - Terrorist Act (restricted access) 
​Westplan Flood PDF - 952 KB ​
State Hazard Plan - Fire  PDF​ - 893 KB 
​​​​State Hazard Plan - Heatwave PDF - 404 KB 
​State Hazard Plan - Hazardous Materials Emergencies [HAZMAT] PDF - 1.3 MB​​
  • Annex A: Radiation Escape from a Nuclear Powered Warship (NPW) PDF - 525 KB​​
  • Annex B: Space Re-Entry Debris (SPRED) PDF - 412 KB​​


 A process is underway to convert all Westplans in to State Hazard Plans, and to amalgamate similar Westplans into one plan. This process is occurring over in a staged approach over a period of time. As they become available, the new State Hazard Plans will be made available and the corresponding Westplan/s will be removed. Copies of removed Westplans will be available upon request.​

The review schedule and details of amendments for these plans are available on the Amendments to State EM Documents page. ​