Emergency Management arrangements in NSW are supported by the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989.
In NSW, Part 4 of the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 defines emergency as follows:
emergency means an emergency due to an actual or imminent occurrence (such as fire, flood, storm, earthquake, explosion, terrorist act, accident, epidemic or warlike action) which:
endangers, or threatens to endanger, the safety or health of persons or animals in the State, or
destroys or damages, or threatens to destroy or damage, property in the State,
being an emergency which requires a significant and co-ordinated response.
For the purposes of the definition of emergency, property in the State includes any part of the environment of the State. Accordingly, a reference in this Act to:
threats or danger to property includes a reference to threats or danger to the environment, and
the protection of property includes a reference to the protection of the environment.
Public Health Act 2010
Rural Fires Act 1997
State Emergency Service Act 1989
Fire Brigades Act 1989
Police Act 1990
Workers Compensation (Bush fire, Emergency and Rescue Services) Act 1987
Community Welfare Act 1987
Local Government Act 1993
Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
Environmental Trust Act 1998
Work Health and Safety Act 2011
Animal Diseases and Animal Pests (Emergency Outbreaks) Act 1991
Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991
Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997