The State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) and Office of Bushfire Risk Management (OBRM) work at a State level to oversee Western Australia’s emergency management arrangements and bushfire risk management framework respectively.
SEMC Vision: A better prepared, safer and more resilient Western Australia.
SEMC Mission: To harness and optimise the knowledge, expertise and resources of the State to reduce the impact of emergencies on our people, economy and environment.
The SEMC is the peak emergency management body in Western Australia. The SEMC provides independent and objective oversight of emergency management in Western Australia. The SEMC’s purpose is to foster a coordinated sector and to drive the continuous improvement of emergency management in the State.
The SEMC manages the Emergency Management Act 2005 and the Emergency Management Regulations 2006. The Committee's functions, listed in the Emergency Management Act 2005, include:
SEMC Membership is appointed by the Minister for Emergency Services and includes independent members as well as representatives from organisations essential to the State's emergency management arrangements.
For further information, please visit the SEMC website.