Annual Report 2016-2017

Executive employment in the agency

Executive classification Number of executives
Chief Executive (EXECD) 1

Data for the past five years is available at: Data.SA

For further information, the Office for the Public Sector has a data dashboard for further information on the breakdown of executive gender, salary and tenure by agency.


The following is a summary of external consultants that have been engaged by the agency, the nature of work undertaken and the total cost of the work undertaken.

Consultants Purpose Value
All consultancies below $10,000 each Advice regarding telephone system replacement $5,855
Consultancies above $10,000 each
Rhumb Consulting Operational facilities study $25,322
Total all consultancies $31,177

Data for the past five years is available at: Data.SA

See also the South Australian Tenders & Contracts website for a list of all external consultancies, including nature of work and value. See also the Consolidated Financial Report of the Department of Treasury and Finance for total value of consultancy contracts across the SA Public Sector.

Financial performance of the agency

The following is a brief summary of the overall financial position of the agency. The information is unaudited. Full audited financial statements for 2016-17 can be found here.




Expenses 15 949 18 682
Income 17 553 15 789
Net Result 1604 (2 893)

SAFECOM expenses were lower in 2016-17 than in 2015-16 primarily due to:

  • The transfer of Zone Emergency Management officers from SAFECOM to SES
  • The timing of Natural Disaster Resilience Program grant payments
  • One-off funding in 2015-16 for the upgrade of the national Emergency Alert system

Income was higher in 2016-17 primarily due to:

  • State matching funding for the Natural Disaster Resilience Program grants

Other financial information

The attached audited financial statements include the consolidated Emergency Services Sector financial result in addition to the SAFECOM entity.

The attached audited financial statements also include the Community Emergency Services Fund which is administered by SAFECOM. Emergency services in South Australia are funded by the Emergency Services Levy (ESL).  All collections are paid into the Community Emergency Services Fund (CESF) which makes payments to government agencies and non-government organisations for the provision of emergency services and associated activities as stipulated in the Emergency Services Funding Act 1998 (the Act).

Other information requested by the Minister(s) or other significant issues affecting the agency or reporting pertaining to independent functions

Nil to report.

Section B: Reporting required under any other act or regulation

Name and date of act or regulation



Section C: Reporting of public complaints as requested by the ombudsman

Summary of complaints by subject

Public complaints received by Human Resources
Category of complaints by subject Number of instances
Nil Nil

Data for the past five years is available at: Data.SA

Complaint outcomes

Nature of complaint or suggestion Services improved or changes as a result of complaints or consumer suggestions
Nil Nil

Appendix: Audited financial statements 2016-17

Please refer to Appendix A in the PDF version of the Annual Report