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2022 Resilient Australia AwardsNominations for the 2022 Resilient Australia Awards are now open.
All West Australians Reducing Emergencies (AWARE) Program 2022-23Applications are now open for the AWARE grant program
Wooroloo Bushfire ReviewThe State Government has released the independent review into the Wooroloo bushfire.
SEMC CommuniquéRead the latest SEMC Communiqués.

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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.

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