​Disaster Recovery and Welfare

The Department of Justice, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for the coordination of recovery functions including disaster welfare.

The role of OEM also encompasses operational and planning issues which affect the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of the State, by providing the framework to prepare for and recover from disasters caused by natural means or a terrorist incident.

Disaster recovery

In NSW, the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act (SERM Act) 1989 requires the appointment of a SERCON and a Deputy State Emergency Recovery Controller (DSERCON) and details their consequent responsibilities and functions.

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Guidelines and ​​supporting documents

Planning for recovery is integral to preparing for emergencies and as such, in support of the NSW Recovery Plan, a number of guidelines and supporting documents have been compiled to assist local councils and agencies in their recovery efforts.

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Resources

A range of resources from across NSW and Australia have been compiled to assist local councils and agencies in their recovery efforts.

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