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Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee

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’.

Membership

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.

Committee structure Image describes the committee structure of the Australian-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.

 

Communiqué

Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting communiqué – 3 November 2023 (528KB PDF)

Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting communiqué – 21 August 2023 (358KB PDF)

Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting communiqué – 4 May 2023 (167KB PDF)

Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting communiqué – 13 October 2022 (395KB PDF)

Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting communiqué – 8 September 2020 (162KB PDF)

Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting communiqué - 27 August 2019 (165KB PDF)

Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting communiqué - 21 February 2019 (196KB PDF)