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​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Great Southern

Emergency Management District portal

 

The Great Southern spans approximately 96,000km2, with the 28 shires having a combined population of approximately 7​5,000 people. The region is recognised for its unique biodiversity, with natural assets that include the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges, the Fitzgerald National Park, the Dryandra Woodlands, Wave Rock and​ a spectacular coastline.​

The area contributes significantly to WA's economy, with a gross area product of approximately $6.1 billion per annum. Major industries include mining, viticulture, horticulture, agriculture, fishing, tourism and food processing.

The Great Southern has a diverse climatic zone with typical Mediterranean in the northern half through to a mild south coastal climate. The coastal zone has a large population increase over both the sum​mer and Easter holiday periods, which brings ad​ditional risk management challenges to the district.

Natural and man-made hazard events occur throughout the region.​ The identified priority hazards (as identified​ by the State Risk Project) include:​ Animal and Plant Biosecurity, Bushfire, Earthquake, Flood, Marine Oil Pollution and Storm.​​

Read the latest Great Southern DEMC communiqué here​​.  

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The OEM District Emergency Management Advisor is Mr Adam Smith (adam.smith@oem​.wa.gov.au).   Access to the Contact details and Great Southern​ DEMC pages is restricted to DEMC members only.