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Section Four - Plan Administration

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4.1 The Senior Planning and Education Officer in SES is the initial point of contact regarding the administration of this plan. Feedback regarding this plan should be made in writing to:



Mail: GPO Box 1290, Hobart 7001
TAS Australia

Review Requirements and Issue History

4.2 In accordance with The Act, this plan will be reviewed at least once every two years under the authority of the SEMC. The plan will also be reviewed/updated on the following occasions:

a. At the conclusion of a major emergency in which multiple arrangements described in this plan were activated, and

b. Upon introduction of any major government reform or legislative changes that affect the provision of Tasmanian emergency services.

4.3 This plan will be available electronically on the SES website. The electronic copy is the master copy and, as such, is the only copy that is recognised as current. Out-of-date versions should be destroyed, or clearly marked as superseded and removed from general circulation.

4.4 This issue (Issue 8) supersedes the previous issue of this plan. Superseded issues should be destroyed, or clearly marked as superseded and removed from general circulation.

Issue No





Five volumes, State Disaster Plan, amended 1978-1987


November 1992

One volume, renamed Tasmania Emergency Management Plan


October 1995

General update


June 2001

General update


September 2005

Amended to include: five emergency management policies; updated terminology and practices; DACC/DFACA information; and to omit some civil defence material. Made available on the State Emergency Service website.


March 2009

Complete rewrite of the Tasmanian Emergency Management Plan to incorporate requirements of the Emergency Management Act 2006.


July 2012

General update


January 2013

Inclusion of Common Incident Control System



General update

Validation of this Plan

4.5 Arrangements in this plan are selected on a risk basis and validated (usually following review of the plan) unless arrangements are used for an emergency and the debrief findings show the arrangements were effective.

Consultation for this Issue

4.6 The SES coordinated the review of this issue of this plan. The first consultation draft was prepared with input from the working group consisting of representatives from the LGAT, DPAC, DHHS, THS, State Growth, DPIPWE, and the DPEM. The approach to consultation was approved by SEMAG and two rounds of consultation occurred with the Tasmanian emergency management community. This included invitations to comment on the drafts being extended to:

a. SEMC and SEMAG members

b. Chairpersons of existing emergency management committees and sub-committees

c. Regionally based representatives of Tasmanian Government departments

d. Local Government Authorities, and

e. Non-Government Organisation and industry stakeholders with roles in the arrangements of the TEMP.

Communications Plan Summary

4.7 The communications plan for this issue includes:

a. Presentations to SEMC/SEMAG, State sub-committees and Regional Committees

b. Presentations to Municipal Committees and national groups on request, and

c. The plan being maintained as a publicly available document on the State Emergency Service website.

Distribution List

4.8 This plan is publicly available on the State Emergency Service website ( Advice of the plan’s reissue is provided to:




Heads of Tasmanian Government departments/agencies


Members of Regional Committees and sub-committees
(North-West, Northern, Southern)
This includes State Government agencies and Councils,
Non-Government Organisations, Government owned entities
(State and national) and other organisations. See ‘Summary
Listing’ for more information.



General Managers

Municipal Coordinators and their Deputies
(for Emergency Management and Recovery)

Summary listing of Tasmanian emergency management partners and stakeholders

This list is based on current membership of committees and is not intended to be exhaustive.

Airport management organisations (various)

Airservices Australia

Association of Independent Schools

Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC)

Australian Council of State Emergency Services (ACSES)

Chairs of Tasmanian emergency management committees

Forestry Tasmania

Hydro Tasmania

Insurance Council of Australia

Local Government Association of Tasmania

Medicare Locals

Migrant Resource Centre

Non-Government Organisations (e.g. Red Cross Australia, St
Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, Country Women’s Association,
Hobart City Mission, Tasmanian Council of Churches etc.)

Origin Energy

Private hospitals in Tasmania

Save the Children Australia

St. Vincent de Paul

St. John Ambulance

Surf Life Saving Tasmania

TasGas Networks

Tasmania Ports Corporation




Tourism Tasmania


This list is based on current membership of committees, and focuses on agencies with all hazard responsibilities. It is not intended to be exhaustive.

Attorney-General’s Department

Australian Customs Service

Australian Defence Force (JOSS)

Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI)

Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Australian Federal Police

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS)

Bureau of Meteorology


Chair, Australian New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC)

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

States and Territories

Heads of State Government agencies responsible for maintenance of State plans