National Emergency Management Arrangements

Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs, through Emergency Management Australia, is the Australian Government lead for disaster and emergency management. Working closely with state and territory governments and the international emergency management community, we deliver critical programs, policies and services that strengthen and maintain Australia's national security and emergency management capability.

The Emergency Management Australia (EMA) division is the Australian Government lead for disaster and emergeny management including:

  • emergency management capability;
  • emergency management response plans;
  • recovery assistance; and
  • resilience funding.

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Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR ) was officially launched on 17 November 2015. AIDR is a partnership between the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council, the Australian Red Cross and the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre - working closely with the Commonwealth Government through Emergency Management Australia to improve Australia's national capabilities in disaster resilience. Further information can be found at Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience