​​​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 are available to assist local councils and agencies in their recovery efforts.

The Guidelines have been prepared in accordance with the State Emergency Management Committee under the provisions of the NSW State Emergency and Rescue Management Act (SERM) 1989 and State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) and are authorised by the State Emergency Recovery Controller who has responsibilities for overseeing the preparation and maintenance of NSW recovery policies, arrangements and plans.

Disaster Assist​ance Guidelines

The NSW Disaster Assistance Guidelines (pdf) outline what assistance is available to individuals, businesses, community groups and others affected by disasters.

The guidelines are authorised by the State Emergency Recovery Controller who has responsibilities for overseeing the preparation and maintenance of NSW recovery policies, arrangements and plans.

Current as at February 2015.

Community Recover​y Toolkit

The Community Recovery Toolkit is made up of a series of guidelines that have been developed to assist those involved in the management of recovery services following an emergency. The guidelines contain practical resources, information, tools and templates on a particular topic.