State Emergency Management Priorities

The State Emergency Management Priorities underpin and guide all decisions during a response to any emergency.

The State Emergency Management Priorities are:

  • Protection and preservation of life and relief of suffering is paramount. This includes:
    • Safety of emergency services personnel; and
    • Safety of community members including vulnerable community members and visitors/tourists 
  • Issuing of community information and community warnings detailing incident information that is timely, relevant and tailored to assist community members make informed decisions about their safety
  • Protection of critical infrastructure and community assets that support community resilience
  • Protection of residential property as a place of primary residence
  • Protection of assets supporting individual livelihoods and economic production that supports individual and community financial sustainability
  • Protection of environmental and conservation assets that considers the cultural, biodiversity and social values of the environment.