Emergency Management

Emergency Management

While the State Government bears fundamental responsibility for emergency management, Local Governments in Western Australia are pivotal entities, recognised by both Commonwealth and State Government policy as fundamental players in community disaster resilience, preparedness, response and recovery.

With statutory obligations for community-led recovery, Local Governments provide critical support to their communities. They are armed with specialised local knowledge crucial for effective emergency management. 

WALGA Emergency Management Support

At WALGA, we recognise the critical role Local Governments play in emergency management and are committed to supporting them in this vital endeavour. Our team collaborates closely with all levels of government and industry groups, serving as an influential ally for Local Governments.

Through proactive advocacy, representation, and policy engagement, we work alongside our members to ensure their voices are heard, their needs are addressed, and their communities are safeguarded.


How WALGA supports better outcomes for WA Local Governments

  • Advocacy and Representation: We advocate for Local Governments at all levels of government and industry groups, ensuring their perspectives and priorities are integrated into emergency management policies and frameworks.
  • Policy Development: Through comprehensive reviews and consultations, we develop policy positions that address key issues and matters for the sector, empowering Local Governments with actionable insights and recommendations.
  • Capacity Building: We support capacity building initiatives that enhance the resilience and preparedness of Local Governments, ensuring they are well-equipped to respond to emergencies and safeguard their communities' wellbeing.
  • Collaboration and Engagement: We foster collaboration and engagement between Local Governments, government agencies, industry groups, and other stakeholders, facilitating knowledge sharing and best practices.

Through our collective efforts, we strive to empower Local Governments, strengthen community resilience, and deliver better outcomes for the communities they serve.

View WALGA's Emergency Management Advocacy Positions

Our Policy Areas

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WALGA's Emergency Management Newsletter provides Local Government Emergency Management staff with relevant news, updates and information.  

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Contact us

To contact the WALGA Emergency Management team

  • Call (08) 9213 2049 (between 8.30am - 4.30pm AWST)
  • Email us by filling out the contact form below
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