State EM Policy 


The State Emergency Management Policy (State EM Policy) provides a strategic framework for emergency management in Western Australia.

The framework identifies the roles and responsibilities of Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs) and other public authorities and organisations for the management of adverse effects from emergencies across the four aspects of emergency management (EM) –– prevention, preparation, response and recovery (PPRR).

The State EM Policy also describes the guiding principles and objectives for the prompt and coordinated organisation of EM for public authorities, industry, commerce and the community in order to support their EM planning and preparedness​.​

State EM Policy


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


The suite of State EM d​ocuments are an amalgamation of current documents and replace the State Emergency Policies (‘SEMP policies’) and ADP, OP and TP procedures.  As such, it is reco​​​mmended that agencies and organisations use the “State EM Policy Documents Mapping Sheet” below to amend emergency management references in their agency plans and operating procedures to match the new suite of documents.