The ACT Emergency Plan describes the responsibilities, authorities and the mechanisms to manage emergencies and their consequences within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in accordance with the requirements of the ACT Emergencies Act 2004.
The ACT Emergency Plan outlines the principles for emergency management in the ACT and identifies the roles and responsibilities related to identified hazards and associated emergencies;
The governance arrangements in the Plan identifies the forums for communication, liaison and coordination between the ACT Government, its Agencies and national emergency management bodies. The figure below details the principle Territory and National Bodies and their relationships. A full description of these bodies is identified in the Emergency Plan.
Emergency sub plans
Sub plans are prepared for emergencies which may have a significant impact on the ACT, and which require the resources and capability of multiple ACT directorates or cross jurisdictional resources.
Hazard Specific sub plans
Hazard Specific Sub Plans are prepared to coordinate arrangements relevant to a particular hazard. Examples of hazards requiring sub plans include Bushfires, Flood, Extreme Heat, Animal Disease or Hazardous Materials.
Supporting sub plans
Supporting Sub Plans will also be prepared where operational arrangements and functions may be required as part of the response to range of hazards, such as arrangements for recovery, mass casualty and fatality management.
The figure below identifies current hazard specific sub plans and supporting sub plans.
Locations have been identified by the ACT Government as potential places to use for an Evacuation Centre in an emergency. The location of these centres are identified on the this map.
IMPORTANT: The site or sites to be used as Evacuation Centres will only be selected at the time of the emergency based on factors related to the actual situation.
Contact for emergency management matters
Territory Emergency Management Officer
GPO Box 158
Canberra City ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 6207 7920