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State Emergency Management Plan

The State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP) outlines responsibilities, authorities and the mechanisms to prevent, or if they occur manage, and recover from, incidents and disasters within South Australia. The SEMP will be updated as required and reviewed by the State Emergency Management Committee.

The SEMP relies on strong cooperative, coordinated and consultative relationships among State Government agencies and Local Government. State Government agencies and Local Government will also be required to maintain effective relationships with other service and equipment owners and operators to ensure that an efficient and coordinated response can be made to any incident or disaster. State Government agencies and Local Government acting to prevent, respond to, investigate and recover from incidents in Australia, will base their plans on the SEMP.

This plan does not assume a particular incident or event, and is based on the All Hazards principles as endorsed by the Emergency Management Council and Emergency Management Australia.

The plan is intended for use by senior members of State and Local Government, including commanders, controllers and other senior coordinating officials.

This plan will be issued as both Government and public versions.

Last updated: 20 December 2016