Emergency Information

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Emergency Management In Wollondilly

Emergency Management is the term that covers the Planning & Preparation for, Response to, and Recovery from, incidents that have the potential to harm the lives and property of our community.

These incidents include:

  • Bushfires
  • Building Fires
  • Storms
  • Floods
  • Acts of Terrorism
  • Accidents
  • Loss of Utility Services
  • Risks to Human or Animal Health
  • Hazardous Material (HAZMAT)

The oversight of Emergency Management in Wollondilly is undertaken by the Wollondilly Local Emergency Management Committee (Wollondilly LEMC).  The Wollondilly LEMC is overseen by the Sydney South West Metropolitan District Emergency Management Committee (DEMC).  All DEMC's around NSW are governed by the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC).

The roles of Emergency Management Committees include:

Planning & Preparation

This includes allocating roles and responsibilities to each Agency for different types of situations (Bushfire to the RFS, Storm & Flood to the SES, etc) and how these Agencies communicate and what activities must be undertaken to help reduce the likelihood or impact of an emergency (eg., bushfire hazard reduction, bushfire survival plans, storm preparations, evacuation centres etc).


This is where an emergency situation has occurred and it requires immediate action.  These situations may be small isolated incidents where only one Agency is required to respond, to major widespread situations that take some time to bring under control (eg., major bushfire, significant flooding or a major storm that has caused widespread damage).


Recovery is the developing area of Emergency Management that can be the most significant.  The Response to an emergency can be over a very short period of time, where the Recovery can take quite some time (even generations where significant trauma and loss of human life has occurred).

The Recovery phase of an emergency including activities like clean-up of debris, provision of temporary accommodation, rebuilding houses and businesses, rebuilding roads and bridges, social and trauma counselling and the general re-establishment of communities. 

The following documents provides information/links to assist you in preparing yourself for an emergency.

In An Emergency - Be Prepared PowerPoint 

Wollondilly Local Emergency Management Plan August 2016

Wollondilly Local Disaster Recovery Plan and Toolkit 2016 


Key response and support agencies in Wollondilly

NSW Rural Fire Service (Fires including Bushfires)

Emergency Management

Council is committed to providing the community with important information and support to those effected in times of emergency.

Get Ready Wollondilly - Climate Wise Communities

Wollondilly Shire Council has partnered with Ku-ring-gai Council to launch the Get Ready Wollondilly website, as part of the award-winning Climate Wise Communities initiative.

Get Prepared App

Wollondilly Council encourages you to prepare and stay safe in a disaster or a time of crisis by downloading and completing an emergency plan on the Get Prepared app. The app helps you connect with your key support people, accomplish simple tasks to make you and your loved ones safer,...