Disaster Management

In WA, emergency management is coordinated by the State Emergency Management Committee.  

This section contains information about disaster and emergency management appropriate for local government Environmental Health Practitioners. 

The Disaster and Emergency Management for Environmental Health Practitioners Guide (external site) provides valuable information for Practitioners with limited exposure to disaster management, providing an overview and appreciation of planning and response efforts. Disaster management planners can also use this guide to gain a better appreciation of environmental health and how this can be incorporated within systems and local planning.

The enHealth Risk Communication Guidance (external site) outlines the principles of risk communication to assist environmental public health practitioners to understand and prepare for communicating risks to the public. 

Additional information for health professionals is also available.