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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.

 

 Declarations

 
  
  
  
Murray Rd Incident Extension of Emergency Situation Declaration until 31 October 2016.pdf447 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
3-February-2015-Manjimup.pdf3 February 2015 - Manjimup407 KB
s50-EM-Act-Emergency-Situation-Declaration-TL-Kimberly.pdf8 February 2014 - Tropical Low Kimberley974 KB