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2014 Resilient Australia Awards Are Open


Applications close Wednesday 2 July 2014


Natural disasters are a feature of the Australian climate and landscape and are likely to continue with increasing regularity and severity. Nationwide, there are numerous projects and initiatives supporting communities to be better prepared and more disaster resilient.

The Resilient Australia Awards recognise and promote these activities, encouraging excellence and innovation across all sectors of society.

More information on the 2014 Resilient Australia Awards

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NSW Exercises


Conducting well prepared and coordinated exercises, in addition to testing emergency plans and Standing Operating Procedures, leads to better mutual understanding and cooperation between the various components of the State's emergency management structure. Exercises are conducted at a region and state level and may be agency specific or multi-agency.

Multi-agency Emergency Management and Rescue Exercises in NSW scheduled for 2014 are now available on this website.

More on the Exercise Register

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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

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Blue Mountains Bushfire Recovery


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; Asbestos and Donations.

Recently added information includes:

  • Booklet - NSW Blue Mountains Bushfire Recovery Update - December 2013
  • Bushfire Water Bills Rebate for homes not connected to mains water
  • Information for the Christmas Period

Please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website for information on the fires currently impacting NSW.

More information on the Blue Mountains Bushfire Recovery
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Recent publications


Evacuation Management Guidelines

The aim of the Evacuation Management Guidelines is to inform and enhance existing emergency management arrangements for evacuations during actual and/or forecast emergencies.  This guideline does not replace evacuation arrangements for specific hazards (eg. floods, bush fires) which are contained within individual Sub Plans and agency specific policies. This guideline is intended to have a general, cross sector and all hazards applications. 

More information on the NSW Evacuation Management Guidelines


NSW State Storm Plan

The NSW State Storm Plan sets out the prevention; preparation; response and initial recovery arrangements for storm activity and the responsibilities of agencies and organisations with regard to these functions.

More information on the NSW State Storm plan

Interim Plan - North Coast Regional Emergency Management Plan

This Interim Emergency Management Plan has been prepared by the North Coast Regional Emergency Management Committee and should be read in conjunction with the NSW State EMPlan and related Sub-Plans and Supporting Plans. The area covered by this plan includes the Local Government Areas of Ballina, Bellingen, Byron, Coffs Harbour, Gloucester, Great Lakes, Greater Taree, Kempsey, Kyogle, Lismore, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Nambucca, Tweed, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley Councils and Lord Howe Island. It also includes State Waters adjacent the coast of Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Great Lakes, Greater Taree, Kempsey, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Nambucca, Richmond Valley and Tweed Councils areas extending to three nautical miles seawards.

More information on the Interim Plan - North Coast Regional Emergency Management Plan

Interim Plan - Illawarra South Coast Regional Emergency Management Plan

This Emergency Management Plan details the arrangements to prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of hazards that have potential to impact the Illawarra South Coast Region Emergency Management area and that are constituted as an emergency. The arrangements within this plan are also able to be utilised to support any agency or organisation undertaking management of any incident that falls within their statutory area of responsibility. The area covered by this plan includes the Local Government Areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and the Bega Valley.

More information on the Interim Plan - Illawarra South Coast Regional Emergency Management Plan

Telecommunications Services (TELCOPLAN) Supporting Plan

The Telecommunications Services Functional Area Supporting Plan (TELCOPLAN) sets out the NSW arrangements to coordinate emergency telecommunications services support and resources required by the community, combat agencies and other essential services, in the event of an emergency.

More information on the Telecommunications Services Supporting Plan (TELCOPLAN)


More information on NSW Emergency Management Plans


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