Natural disasters can have a significant impact on Western Australian (WA)​ communities, meaning a collaborative and coordinated approach is required to mitigate against, withstand and recover from disasters.

The Office of Emergenc​y Management (OEM) works to enhance the development of disaster resilient communities by providing funds to support the prevention and preparation of disasters.  This resilience-based approach emphasises the importance the OEM places on collaboration between all sectors of our community to share in the responsibility of disaster mitigation.

The State Emergenc​y Management Committee (SEMC) oversees the allocation of funding.  


The Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA) is jointly funded by the F​ederal and Western Australian governments and administered by the Office of Emergency Management.  

Click ​here to learn more. 

Mitigaton Activity Fund​​​​

​For more information about the Mitigation Activity Fund, click here.​​​

OEM​ Grant Programs:​​

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Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP)

A partnership between the Commonwealth and State governments to enhance WA communities' resilience to natural disasters.

Click here to read more on the Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP).


 All West Australians Reducing Emergencies (AWARE)


A State government initiative to enhance WA's Emergency Management (EM) arrangements by building EM capacity and knowledge at both the local and district levels.

Click here to read more ab​​​out the AWARE program.