Emergency Management

Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA) Plan

Local residents, workers and visitors are encouraged to maintain up-to-date knowledge of emergency preparedness so that they can respond appropriately if an emergency situation arises within the community. To assist this process, the  City of South Perth Local Emergency Management Arrangements Plan ensures appropriate planning is in place in the event of an emergency or large scale incident.

Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC)

The City of South Perth and the City of Canning facilitate a joint Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) that comprises local government staff and representatives from key agencies involved in emergency management including Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), State Emergency Service (SES), WA Police, St John, Curtin University, Perth Zoo and others. The LEMC meet on a quarterly basis to oversee emergency management planning for the two municipalities.

Emergency Communication

A critical part of managing an emergency is being able to communicate with local residents, businesses, employees and visitors to receive alerts and updates immediately after an incident. The City will disseminate public information messages via its website and social media channels. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date. Also listen to your ABC local radio station for emergency updates, advice and information.

Emergency WA warnings and incidents

To view real time information, alerts and warnings about fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, cyclones or hazardous material incidents, visit  www.emergency.wa.gov.au

Welfare Evacuation Centres

There are five designated local welfare evacuation centres in the City in the event of an emergency.

  1. South Perth Community Hall - Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth
  2. George Burnett Leisure Centre – Cnr Manning Rd and Elderfield Rd, Karawara
  3. Collins Street Centre – Cnr Collins St and Shaftesbury St, South Perth
  4. John McGrath Pavilion – 97 Hensman St, South Perth
  5. Manning Community Centre – 2 Conochie Cres, Manning

The Department for Child Protection Family Services (CPFS) is the support agency responsible for emergency accommodation and the decision to activate a welfare centre will be made by CPFS on the advice of the incident controller.

If you’re worried about your pet in an emergency, there are a number of useful resources on the  DFES website.

Emergency Preparedness for your Household

Having an emergency plan is an important step towards preparing your household to survive and cope during an emergency. Preparedness experts recommend that all households have an emergency kit prepared.

Useful Links

Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Red Cross Australia

Enquire about emergency management programs