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Emergency Situation Declarations

The FES Commissioner is the hazard management agency for emergency management of the following hazards for the whole of State:

a) injury or threat to life of persons trapped by the collapse of structure or landform;
b) cyclone;
c) earthquake;
d) flood;
e) storm;
f) tsunami;
g) actual or implending spillage, release or escape of a chemical, radiological or other substance that is capable of causing loss of life, injury to a person or damage to the health of a person, property or the environment;
h) fire.

Emergency situation declarations will appear on this page within three business days of being made. For more up to date information, please see Alerts and Warnings to check whether an emergency situation has been declared for a particular incident.

Information for Employers of Emergency Services Volunteers

An emergency services volunteer may be ‘called to action’ during work hours. While this is encouraged to increase the effectiveness of an emergency response, it is your decision if an employee can be released, even during a declaration of an ‘Emergency Situation’.

A declaration is prescribed under the Emergency Management Act 2005 and the Fair Work Act 2009 which means, as an employer, you have certain criteria that must be followed if you release your employee/s to help. This includes the legislative requirement to pay your employee/s their base salary or wage for days they are deployed under a declaration. A declaration may be raised by the Department once or twice a year. If a declaration is raised it will be loaded directly onto this page when it is created. More information for employers is provided in the Employer Supported Volunteering resource to explain the options around releasing employee volunteers during work hours and associated insurance arrangements etc.



3 May 2021 - TC Seroja - Extension of ESD until 10 May 2021.pdf3 May 2021 - TC Seroja - Extension of ESD until 10 May 2021217 KB
23 April 2021 - TC Seroja - Extension of ESD until 3 May 2021.pdf23 April 2021 - TC Seroja - Extension of ESD until 3 May 2021102 KB
19 April 2021 - TC Seroja - Extension of ESD until 26 April 2021.pdf19 April 2021 - TC Seroja - Extension of ESD until 26 April 2021240 KB
17-April-2021-TC-Seroja-Extension-of-ESD.pdf17 April 2021 - TC Seroja - Extension of ESD637 KB
TC-Seroja-Premier-Signed-Appointment-Appointment-of-the-State-Recovery-Controller.pdfTC Seroja Premier Signed Appointment Appointment of the State Recovery Controller376 KB
TC-Seroja-HMO-Appointment-State-Recovery-Controller.pdfTC Seroja HMO Appointment State Recovery Controller623 KB
14-April-2021-Emergency-Situation-Declaration-TC Seroja.pdf14 April 2021 - Emergency Situation Declaration TC Seroja68 KB
14-April-2021-HMO-Authorisation-TC-Seroja-AOs.pdf14 April 2021 - HMO Authorisation TC Seroja AOs159 KB
12-April-2021-Signed-Extension-Emergency-Situation-Declaration-TC-Seroja.pdf12 April 2021 - Signed Extension Emergency Situation Declaration TC Seroja280 KB
11-April-2021-Emergency-Situation-Declaration-TC-Seroja.pdf11 April 2021 - Emergency Situation Declaration TC Seroja134 KB
11-April-2021-Authorisation-of-persons-to-act-as-HMO-during-an-Emergency-Situation.pdf11 April 2021 - Authorisation of persons to act as HMO during an Emergency Situation247 KB
9-April-2021-Emergency-Situation-Declaration-TC-Seroja.pdf9 April 2021 - Emergency Situation Declaration TC Seroja69 KB
9-April-2021-HMO-Authorisation-TC-Seroja-AOs-and-District-Manager-Marine.pdf9 April 2021 - HMO Authorisation - TC Seroja - AOs and District Manager Marine161 KB
Evacuation-Houtman-Abrolhos-Islands-Directions.pdf9 April 2021 - Evacuation - Houtman Abrolhos Islands - Directions1107 KB
02 February 2021 - Wooroloo Bushfire.pdf2 Febuary 2021 - Wooroloo Bushfire198 KB
Emergency-Situation-Declaration-TC-Damien-9-February-2020.pdf9 February 2020 - Tropical Cyclone Damien330 KB
25-March-2019 TC Veronica - Revocation of Emergency Situation Declaration.pdf25-March-2019 TC Veronica - Revocation of Emergency Situation Declaration733 KB
23-March-2019-Tropical Cyclone-Veronica.pdf23-March-2019-Tropical Cyclone-Veronica32 KB
Murray Rd Incident Extension of Emergency Situation Declaration until 31 October 2016.pdfMurray Rd Incident Extension of Emergency Situation Declaration until 31 October 2016447 KB
6. ES Declaration Extension Murray Road Incident 30 August 2016.pdf14 July 2016 Declaration Extension526 KB
5. ES Declaration Extension to 31 July 2016.pdfMurray Road Incident - ES Declaration Extension to 31st July 2016783 KB
30-June-2016-Declaration-Extension.pdf30 June 2016 - Declaration Extension210 KB
22-January-2016-Declaration-Extension.pdf22 January 2016 - Declaration Extension184 KB
17-January-2016-Declaration-Extension.pdf17 January 2016 - Declaration Extension226 KB
7-January-2016-Waroona-and-Harvey.pdf7 January 2016 - Waroona and Harvey421 KB
15-March-2015-Tropical-Cyclone-Olwyn.pdf15 March 2015 - Tropical Cyclone Olwyn381 KB
13-March-2015-Tropical-Cyclone-Olwyn.pdf13 March 2015 - Tropical Cyclone Olwyn440 KB
12-March-2015-Tropical-Cyclone-Olwyn.pdf12 March 2015 - Tropical Cyclone Olwyn413 KB
11-February-2015-Lower-Hotham-Revocation.pdf11 February 2015 - Lower Hotham Revocation332 KB
4-February-2015-Lower-Hotham.pdf4 February 2015 - Lower Hotham414 KB
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