Local Governments in Western Australia play a significant role in emergency management. Both Commonwealth and State Government policy identify Local Government as a key player in community disaster resilience, preparedness and response. Local Government also have statutory obligations for recovery following an emergency affecting their community. 

Local Governments are the closest level of government to their communities and have access to specialised knowledge about the environment and demographic features of their communities.

WALGA works closely with all levels of government and industry groups to ensure Local Governments are represented in emergency management policy matters that affect their communities. Our role is to advocate and make representations on issues of importance to Local Governments by working with our members to lead policy change, prepare useful resources, participate on working and reference groups, advocate with key stakeholders and influence key planning and building legislation and policy changes. 
WALGA also provides training tailored to the Local Government sector on emergency management and community disaster recovery. See information on our new course - Emergency Management For Local Government Leaders.

Subscribe to WALGA's Emergency Management News to receive the latest news and information. Previous editions can be found here

Want to know more? Contact the Emergency Management team via em@walga.asn.au or 9213 2000.

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