Contact the Office of Security and Emergency Management on 03 6270 5470 or Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513.
Use the Tasmanian Government Directory to find staff contact details
The Office of Security and Emergency Management supports whole-of-government strategies to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from, emergencies arising from acts of terrorism, natural disasters and other emergencies. The primary focus of the Office is to assist with the implementation of Council of Australian Government (COAG) reforms in the areas of natural disasters and counter terrorism.
The role of the Office includes:
The Tasmanian Government conducted a survey to assess the impact that the 2016 bushfire and flood events had on small businesses, primary producers and not-for-profit organisations. This information will help to identify critical medium to long-term recovery issues that have arisen, or may arise in the coming months.
This report is intended for use by government agencies to aid future recovery efforts. It includes practical guidance and a range of planning materials, templates and checklists to assist with the set-up of effective governance and operational arrangements, should similar measures be required in the future.
This report provides an overview of the recovery framework, details the activity that the Bushfire Recovery Taskforce has implemented through its five program areas since January 2013, and records significant learnings that aim to improve Tasmania's capacity to recover from future disasters.
The 2013 Tasmanian Bushfires Inquiry aimed to document the lessons learned from the January 2013 bushfires to ensure that Tasmania is better prepared for such events in future. The 2013 Tasmanian Bushfires Inquiry Report and the Government's response were released on 15 October 2013. This followed a process that attracted more than 100 submissions from individuals, agencies and groups, and involved 117 interviews.
The Tasmanian Government announced its response to the 67 recommendations of the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission on 28 September 2010. It also announced agreement to the recommendations of the Review of Construction and Development Control in Bushfire Prone Areas.