SEMC and OEM 2016-17 Annual ReportThe SEMC and OEM 2016-17 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on 13 September 2017.
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SEMC Communiqué - August 2017The SEMC Communiqué from the August meeting is now available. Read more...
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The upcoming 10th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference, hosted by the OEMA 'must attend event' on the emergency management calendar...

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM)


​Welcome to the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) website. 

The OEM, which was formerly the SEMC Secretariat, was established on 1 December 2016 as a result of the recommendations of the Special Inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire by Euan Ferguson AFSM. 

The OEM's key role is to provide support to the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) in delivering on its strategic goals across Risk, Capability, Impact, Engagement and Governance and Support

The SEMC is Western Australia's peak emergency management body.

The SEMC, supported by the OEM, aims to develop the best emergency management (EM) arrangements in Australia. We aim to achieve this through: 

  • ​​​Demonstrated capability across community and government that matches the EM risk as closely as practicable.

  • ​Building and maintaining an emergency management framework based on a risk management approach.

  • ​Promoting preparedness for emergencies to minimise their impact and accelerate recovery.

  • ​​Providing advice to government on any matter in relation to EM. 

​​For more information about the OEM, please visit the About Us​​ page.

​​​The State Risk Project

​Bushfire Mitigation Summit - Public submissions closed on 9 July 2017. A summary of the Summit is now available. Click here..​.  

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