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Australians on flight MH-17


If you have concerns for Australians on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH-17), please visit the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs website.


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NSW Exercises


Conducting well prepared and coordinated exercises, in addition to testing emergency plans and Standing Operating Procedures, leads to better mutual understanding and cooperation between the various components of the State's emergency management structure. Exercises are conducted at a region and state level and may be agency specific or multi-agency.

Multi-agency Emergency Management and Rescue Exercises in NSW scheduled for 2014 are now available on this website.

More on the Exercise Register

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SES Home Emergency Plan - Flood, Storm or Tsunami


Households that plan for emergencies significantly reduce losses associated with disasters.

Planning now so that you know your risks and what to do if there is a flood, storm or tsunami, can save your life, the life of your family members and the lives of others including your pets. It can also minimise damage to your property and possessions.

NSW State Emergency Service - Home Emergency Plan

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Recent publications


State Bush Fire Plan

The aim of the State Bush Fire plan is to set out the arrangements for preparedness, pervention, mitigation, response to and recovery from bush fire events by combat, participating and support agencies in NSW. These arrangements ensure that New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Fire & Rescue NSW are able to manage bush and grass fires, utilising assistance from the other fire fighting authorities being the National Park & Wildlife Service and Forestry Corporation NSW.

More information on the State Bush Fire Plan


Major Evacuation Centre Guidelines

A Major Evacuation Centre may need to be established in the event that a scale and complexity of an emergency exceeds the capability of existing Local and Regional evacuation centre arrangements. The need for such centres will be determined in consultation with members of the State Emergency Management Committee according to the expected number of people and companion animals presenting at the centre, size of the facility and the length of time it will need to operate.  

This guideline takes an all-hazards approach and outlines the key requirements and principles, authorities, responsibilities and mechanisms for the conduct of evacuations where formal emergency management arrangements are required.

More information on the Major Evacuation Centre Guidelines


Evacuation Management Guidelines

The aim of the Evacuation Management Guidelines is to inform and enhance existing emergency management arrangements for evacuations during actual and/or forecast emergencies.  This guideline does not replace evacuation arrangements for specific hazards (eg. floods, bush fires) which are contained within individual Sub Plans and agency specific policies. This guideline is intended to have a general, cross sector and all hazards applications. 

More information on the NSW Evacuation Management Guidelines


NSW State Storm Plan

The NSW State Storm Plan sets out the prevention; preparation; response and initial recovery arrangements for storm activity and the responsibilities of agencies and organisations with regard to these functions.

More information on the NSW State Storm plan


More information on NSW Emergency Management Plans




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