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State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC)


​Welcome to the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) website. 

The SEMC plays a key role in setting the strategic policy framework in Western Australia, including facilitating consultation and coordination between emergency management stakeholders.​

The SEMC manages the Emergency Management Act 2005 and the Emergency Management Regulations 2006. As indicated in the Emergency Management Act 2005, the Committee's functions include to: 

  • Advise the Minister on emergency management and the preparedness of the State to combat emergencies
  • Provide direction, advise and support public authorities, industry, commerce and the community to plan and prepare for efficient emergency management
  • Provide a forum for community coordination to ensure the effects of emergencies are minimised
  • Provide a forum for the development of communitywide information systems to improve communications during emergencies
  • Develop and coordinate risk management strategies to assess community vulnerability to emergencies​

​SEMC Membership includes representatives appointed by the Minister for Emergency Services from those organisations that are essential ​​to the State's emergency management arrangements.