Resilient Australia Awards - NSW winners have been recognised at NSW Parliament House
The Resilient Australia Awards recognise innovative practices and achievements across the nation that are making our communities safer, stronger, more resilient and better prepared to manage any emergency situation.
NSW winners are recognised at a ceremony at NSW Parliament House and then go on to be judged at the national level along with entries from across Australia.
This year's NSW winners are prime examples of innovative, collaborative and effective initiatives that are helping to maintain safer and better prepared communities right across NSW in the Award Categories of; Not for Profit, Local Government, State and Territory Government.
More information on the Resilient Australia Awards 2013
SES Home Emergency Plan - Flood, Storm or Tsunami
Households that plan for emergencies significantly reduce losses associated with disasters.
Planning now so that you know your risks and what to do if there is a flood, storm or tsunami, can save your life, the life of your family members and the lives of others including your pets. It can also minimise damage to your property and possessions.
NSW State Emergency Service - Home Emergency Plan
NSW Bush fires
For those impacted by the recent bush fires across NSW, this website has a range of information available to you, including:
- Disaster Assistance
- Recovery Centre
- What to do when returning home
Please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website for information on the fires currently impacting NSW.More information on the NSW Bush fires
Independent Hazard Reduction Audit
Panel - Enhancing Hazard Reduction in NSW Report
The NSW Government established the Independent Hazard Reduction Audit Panel to conduct a review of the hazard reduction programme in NSW and to provide recommendations to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services on potential enhancements.
The Panel found that the hazard reduction programme is strategic and
well administered. The marked increase in funding for hazard reduction
from the NSW and Australian Government since 1997 has enabled the hazard
reduction programme to be developed and refined. The 18 recommendations contained in this report identify a number of areas where the hazard reduction programme could be enhanced.
National Strategy for Disaster Resilience Community Engagement Framework
This Community Engagement Framework provides guidance for those working in emergency management to effectively engage with the community. The framework incorporates a model that details principles and approaches of community engagement in the emergency management context. The model draws on the internationally recognised International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Public Participation Spectrum.
Communicating with People with Disability: National Guidelines for Emergency Managers
The Communicating with People with Disability: National Guidelines for Emergency Managers have been designed to support emergency managers to better understand the varied communication needs of people with disability. They are intended to inform and complement the wide range of policies and procedures developed at all levels of government, business and the not-for-profit sector in support of incident management and the delivery of emergency warnings.
More information on the Communicating with People with Disability: National Guidelines for Emergency Managers - Australian Emergency Management Institute website
NSW Water Safety Strategy 2013-2015
The overall objective of the NSW Water Safety Strategy 2013-2015 is to reduce the rate of drowning in NSW and contribute toward the aspirational goal under the Australian Water Safety Strategy of a national reduction in drowning deaths of 50% by 2020. Improving water safety culture is first and foremost about education, skills improvement and increasing participation.
To do this the Strategy will provide the blueprint for water safety initiatives that focus on the key priority areas for action; drawing on the work already done by the NSW Water Safety Advisory Council (WSAC) and associated partners in previous years. The Strategy has been developed by the WSAC with input from member organisations on the actions to be undertaken.
BoM Warnings & Alerts
- No current warnings or alerts
- EM Training program of activities
- Emergency management regions
- Natural disaster declarations
- Ministerial media releases
- Financial assistance after an emergency