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The Office of Emergency Management (OEM)


​Welcome to the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) website. 

The OEM, which was formerly the SEMC Secretariat, was established on 1 December 2016 as a result of the recommendations of the Special Inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire by Euan Ferguson AFSM. 

The OEM's key role is to provide support to the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) in delivering on its strategic goals across Risk, Capability, Impact, Engagement and Governance and Support

The SEMC is Western Australia's peak emergency management body.

The SEMC, supported by the OEM, aims to develop the best emergency management (EM) arrangements in Australia. We aim to achieve this through: 

  • ​​​Demonstrated capability across community and government that matches the EM risk as closely as practicable.

  • ​Building and maintaining an emergency management framework based on a risk management approach.

  • ​Promoting preparedness for emergencies to minimise their impact and accelerate recovery.

  • ​​Providing advice to government on any matter in relation to EM. 

​​For more information about the OEM, please visit the About Us​​ page.


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