The Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee is the senior officials committee responsible for emergency management.
It is responsible for informing, influencing and advocating for national policies and capabilities that reduce disaster risk, minimise the potential for harm and uphold public trust and confidence in emergency management arrangements.
The Committee’s vision is ‘a nation that is prepared for, and resilient to, natural and human caused events, in particular those with severe to catastrophic consequences’.
The Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee consists of senior officials from each Australian, state and territory government, plus a member from New Zealand and the Australian Local Government Association.
It is co-chaired by the Coordinator-General of the National Emergency Management Agency and a jurisdictional Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee member on a one year, rotational basis.
The National Emergency Management Agency is a Commonwealth member of the Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee.
Australia’s emergency management council structure.
The Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee is supported by two sub-committees, the Mitigation and Risk Sub-committee and the Community Outcomes and Recovery Sub-committee.
The Committee reports to the National Emergency Management Ministers’ Meeting.