major evacuation centre guideline,
state emergency management plan
The New South Wales Government is committed to ensuring the community is well prepared and
that emergency services and government agencies are able to deliver effective emergency
management support, for events whether within State borders or elsewhere.
NSW 2021 plan sets the Government's agenda for change in New South Wales. Of note, Goal 28 is
to ensure NSW is ready to deal with major emergencies and natural disasters.
This guideline is prepared under the auspices of the EMPLAN and Evacuation Management
Guideline, to compliment relevant sub and supporting plans.
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It takes an all-hazards approach and outlines the key requirements and principles, authorities,
responsibilities and mechanisms for the conduct of evacuations where formal emergency
management arrangements are required.