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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Telecommunications Services (TELCOPLAN) Supporting PlanThe 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
More information on the Telecommunications Services Supporting Plan (TELCOPLAN)
Environmental Services (ENVIROPLAN) Supporting Plan
The aim of this plan is to identify the NSW EnvSFA emergency management arrangements for the protection of the environment during an emergency in NSW.
The Environmental Services Functional Area (EnvSFA) is identified under EMPLAN as having a primary role in responding to emergencies where the environment is at risk. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the EnvSFA coordinating agency and therefore is responsible for mobilisation of the response outlined in this supporting plan.
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.
BoM Warnings & Alerts
- EM Training program of activities
- Emergency management regions
- Natural disaster declarations
- Ministerial media releases
- Financial assistance after an emergency