Emergency Management

Western Australia suffers from both natural and man-made disasters and emergencies of various types, all of which have the potential to threaten life and property within the community. During recent years these emergencies have included storms, floods, bush fires, building fires, hazardous chemical spills, serious transport crashes (rail, road and air), suspected terrorist or similar security incidents, and missing people, aircraft and vessels.

Emergency management is a range of measures to manage risks in the community environment. It involves the structures, arrangements and plans established to pull together the efforts of government, voluntary and private agencies in a comprehensive and coordinated way to deal with the whole spectrum of emergency or disaster needs.

Western Australia’s emergency management arrangements take a holistic approach to dealing with potential emergencies. This type of approach recognises that, even though specific counter-measures will often vary with different hazards or emergencies, a single set of management arrangements capable of encompassing all hazards can be established.

The WCLEMC Local Emergency Management Arrangements describe the management protocols that control and coordinate planning and preparation for, response to, and recovery from emergencies affecting the Western Suburbs community.

In compliance with the Emergency Management Act, 2005, and other “State Policy Statements”, the Western Central Local Emergency Management Committee (WC LEMC) was formed on May 18th, 2005.

The WC LEMC is a non-operational cooperative group that carries out emergency management (EM) planning activities and maintains local emergency management arrangements within the areas bounded by the following local government authorities:

  • City of Nedlands
  • City of Subiaco
  • Shire of Peppermint Grove
  • Town of Cambridge
  • Town of Claremont
  • Town of Cottesloe
  • Town of Mosman Park
  • City of Vincent

Local Emergency Management Arrangements have been compiled to address those areas where the WC LEMC provides support to Hazard Management Agencies and other agencies during emergencies, and is responsible for recovery operations. The Western Central Local Emergency Management Arrangements document can be found by following this link to the Town of Mosman Park Website.

In event of an emergency, the main role of the Shire of Peppermint Grove is to manage the recovery of the local community. The Shire is currently in the process of updating its Recovery Plan and will be posting it here shortly.

Emergency WA Warning and Incidents

The Government have created a site so you can find emergency information easier at Emergency WA: www.emergency.wa.gov.au.

The site has a map-based display with the best available emergency information from across the State.

You can find information about fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, hazardous material incidents and traffic crashes.

Remember, we can’t be everywhere at once, so you may know more about what’s happening near you. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you think you might be in danger, act immediately for your own safety.

In a life threatening emergency call triple zero (000).