About Us

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) leads, coordinates and develops capability in the emergency management sector and conducts state-wide welfare and recovery operations when disaster strikes. We also manage disaster funding policy and administer the $92 million Disaster Relief Account.

Our focus areas are:

  • Response and Recovery
  • Disaster Resilience 
  • Capability and Planning
  • Emergency Management policy and coordination
  • Natural Disaster funding and accountability
  • Disaster Welfare.

The OEM is part of the NSW Department of Communities and Justice. If you are interested in working at Justice, the best way to check for available roles is to search I work for NSW.

The 2017-2020 OEM Corporate Plan is now available.