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National Emergency Management Meetings and Committees

National Emergency Management Ministers' Meeting

The National Emergency Management Ministers’ Meeting (NEMMM) brings together emergency management portfolio ministers. The ministerial council includes all jurisdictions. It also includes the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). Together they drive national cooperation and consistency. Creating a consistent approach to managing emergencies. They focus on long-lasting strategic issues in emergency, disaster management and resilience. NEMMM reports to National Cabinet each year.

The NEMMM looks at emerging issues. Particularly those requiring cross-border collaboration. They work on setting policy and standards. This can include cross-portfolio issues, such as:

  • Building
  • Planning
  • Land management
  • Infrastructure
  • Communications
  • Data and digital
  • Health
  • Science
  • Research
  • Environment
  • Education

Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee

NEMMM is supported by the Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC).

Its vision is a nation that is prepared for and resilient to all hazards. In particular, national hazards with severe to catastrophic consequences.

ANZEMC provides nationwide and Trans-Tasman leadership. This spans across the emergency management continuum. Including prevention, preparedness, response and recovery to:

  • inform and deliver on NEMMM priorities
  • develop and implement approaches to building national resilience and reducing disaster risk
  • identify and advise on emerging issues and long-term challenges

ANZEMC membership

ANZEMC brings together senior officials from the Australian Government. It includes officials from state and territory governments. As well as senior officials from ALGA and New Zealand.

ANZEMC is co-chaired by our Coordinator-General and another ANZEMC member. The non-NEMA co-chair role rotates across the membership every two years.

NEMMM communiqués

ANZEMC communiqués