Council plays a supporting role in the response to emergency events. This support may include providing equipment and personnel to the lead agency coordinating the emergency response. Council also supports the Emergency Operations Centre if a coordinated multi-agency response to an emergency is required.
Council facilitates and supports the Local Emergency Management Committee, which is comprised of representatives of each emergency service and supporting agencies that operate within the local government area. One of the key responsibilities of this committee is to produce the Local Emergency Management Plan, which details arrangements to coordinate emergency response and recovery operations during major emergency events. It pays to have some emergency preparedness.
It is important to remember that Council is not responsible for the response to any type of emergency.
Call Triple Zero (000) if:
- someone is seriously injured or in need of medial help;
- is your life or property being threatened; and
- have you just witnessed a serious accident or crime.
Local Emergency Management Plan
The Local Emergency Management Plan details the response and recovery arrangements within the Port Stephens Local Government Area to ensure a coordinated response during emergency incidents.
Are you prepared for the case of a bushfire in Port Stephens?
Neighbourhood safe places
Neighbourhood Safe Places are a place of last resort during a bush fire emergency.
Flood Emergency Management
Keep up to date with the latest flood and storm information in Port Stephens.
The following links provide valuable information relating to Emergency Management within New South Wales.