State Emergency Management Framework

The framework is designed to facilitate effective management of emergencies in Western Australia.
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The State Emergency Management (EM) Framework is made up of legislation, policy, plans, procedures, guidelines and a governance structure to facilitate effective management of emergencies in WA.​

The framework incorporates a suite of documents endorsed by the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC). You should read each document in the context of the other documents in the framework. The framework is supported by a suite of tools for emergency management practitioners

The State EM Policy branch of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) administers the review and consultation of the framework documents. To ensure you are referring to the current version of the documents, refer to those published on this website.

For review schedules and details of amendments, see our amendments section.

Find out more and see the documents at the links below. For enquiries about the framework documents or ongoing consultations, contact us.