Local Governments in Western Australia play a significant role in emergency management. Both Commonwealth and State Government policy identify Local Government as a key player in community disaster resilience, preparedness and response. Local Government also have statutory obligations for recovery following an emergency affecting their community. 

Western Australia is subject to a wide variety of hazards that have the potential to cause loss of life and/or damage and destruction.

Effective emergency management arrangements enhance community’s resilience against, and preparedness for, emergencies through strategies that apply prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities.

Local Governments are the closest level of government to their communities and have access to specialised knowledge about the environment and demographic features of their communities.
WALGA provides policy advice, specialised emergency management service and training tailored to the Local Government sector.
Find useful resources and information for Local Governments in the Emergency Management field.
LG Risk Vision is a risk management tool specifically designed by WALGA, with approved users provided access to a suite of recording and risk mapping tools
Funded by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to promote Preparedness, Response and Recovery capacity building for animal welfare in emergencies.