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SEMC Communiqué - May 2017The SEMC Communiqué from the May meeting is now available. Read more...
Day labour plant and equipment exemptionThe Commonwealth Government has approved the temporary exemption. Read more...
2017 Resilient Australia AwardsThe 2017 Resilient Australia Awards are now open. Click here to learn more...
The upcoming 10th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference, hosted by the OEMRegister, submit abstracts and learn more about the conference...
Flooding in Western AustraliaClick here to read latest update and assistance available to those affected by the floods.
WANDRRA ActivationFlooding in Kellerberrin has been proclaimed an eligible disaster. Read more.....

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

The State Risk Project aims to gain a consistent and comprehensive understanding of the risks posed to the State. Learn more...

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