The State-wide Exercise Calendar has been designed to increase opportunities for collaboration, share learnings, reduce the duplication of effort and give better visibility to Emergency Management sector exercising across the State.
The State Exercise Calendar will streamline the capture and communication of exercise events by providing a single, authoritative source of exercise information for Western Australia. Throughout the Exercise Cycle, exercise details can be added and updated directly to the calendar. Exercise owners can then download a customised view of their exercises which can form the basis of their Exercise Schedule. Exercise events can also be exported directly to your Outlook Calendar.
Policy now requires Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs) and Local Governments (LGAs) to identify the capabilities they wish to exercise, then develop and submit a 3-year Exercise Schedule to the State Exercise Coordination Team (SECT). The reason a 3-year Exercise Schedule is now required is so EMAs, organisations and LGAs can apply a progressive planning approach to exercising and align their exercises to a common set of priorities and objectives within the cycle which will allow their exercises to increase in their level of complexity over time. Your Exercise Schedule is simply a plan of the exercises that your EMA or LGA intends to conduct during the exercise cycle.
Exercise Schedules can be emailed to the State Exercise Coordination Team here
When an Annual Preparedness Survey is conducted the questions relating to exercising will be automatically imported into the Calendar. Once the information is displayed in the calendar, the person identified as being responsible for EM exercises within agencies and Local Governments will be able to add or change dates or details of their exercises when they register to become a user of the State Exercise Calendar. This will improve the calendars accuracy. The SECT will use the calendar as the mechanism to follow up and acquit proposed exercises with exercise reports.
Exercise Managers or EMA/LGA Emergency Managers are required to register with this site to gain access to edit exercise event information
If you have any questions on how to use the State Exercise Calendar, please email the
State Exercise Coordination Manager here.