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Office of Security and Emergency Management

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Contact the Office of Security and Emergency Management on 03 6232 7979 or Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513.

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Office of Security and Emergency Management

For the latest information on current emergencies and relief/recovery assistance, please visit TasALERT.

The Office of Security and Emergency Management (OSEM) works in partnership with emergency services and other agencies  within the broader context of DPAC’s strategic priorities to:

  • manage the collaborative development of whole-of-government policy and advice regarding counter-terrorism, security and emergency management;
  • lead and support whole-of-government initiatives to improve Tasmania’s capability and capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies;
  • contribute to national policy development through active participation in relevant intergovernmental forums;
  • liaise with stakeholders in the community, industry, local government and other jurisdictions in relation to emergency management policy and arrangements;
  • support emergency services during and after emergencies and fulfil roles within the State Control Centre;
  • coordinate whole-of-government arrangements for recovery from emergencies, including supporting fulfilment of the State Recovery Advisor’s legislated responsibilities; and
  • manage whole-of-government processes to support the Tasmanian Relief and Recovery Arrangements (TRRA), the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and ensure an appropriate Australian Government contribution to disaster-related costs.

Recovery Partners Network

The Recovery Partners Network (RPN) was formed in 2017 and is facilitated by the Office of Security and Emergency Management. The purpose of the RPN is to bring together non-government and community organisations and Tasmanian Government agencies to build networks and relationships that enable collaborative and coordinated recovery efforts during and after emergencies.

The RPN meet at an annual forum where all members are invited to attend to share learnings from previous recovery efforts and understand what work is being done going forward in the Tasmanian disaster recovery space in order to improve outcomes for Tasmanian communities.

If you are an organisation that works in disaster recovery, and would like to join the RPN, please contact recovery@dpac.tas.gov.au

Working Together in Recovery: a practical guide for the not-for-profit and public sectors

At the 2019 RPN Forum, Dr Steve Curnin, Director of the Disaster Resilience Research Group at the University of Tasmania launched a research project funded by the Tasmanian State Emergency Management Program. Taken from insights provided by people involved in the 2016 floods, Dr Curnin has created a practical and simple guide that provides advice for the not-for-profit and public sectors on how to enhance collaboration during the recovery phase of a disaster in Tasmania.

A PDF version of the guide is available in the link: Working Together in Recovery

Natural Hazards and Land Use Planning

Please follow these links for further information:

Mitigating Natural Hazards through Land Use Planning

Coastal hazards in Tasmania

Tasmanian Relief and Recovery Arrangements

The Tasmanian Government helps individuals and communities recover from natural disasters with financial support through the Tasmanian Relief and Recovery Arrangements (TRRA). The type of help available depends on the impacts of a natural disaster. The Office of Security and Emergency Management manages whole-of-government processes to support the TRRA.

The Tasmanian Government also provides financial support to councils in joint cost sharing arrangements. The Office of Security and Emergency Management administers natural disaster financial assistance to councils.

Contact

Office of Security and Emergency Management
Phone: 03 6232 7979
Email: SEM@dpac.tas.gov.au