|State Emergency Service - Tasmania|
Recovering from emergencies
Individuals and communities
affected by emergencies
Under the Tasmanian
Emergency Management Plan,
Who can help individuals and communities?
The responsibility for assisting communities to recover from emergencies is the Local Government. If your community is affected by an emergency, you should contact your local council for information regarding evacuation centres and other forms of assistance.
The Department of Health and Human Services, along with community organisations including the Salvation Army, Society of St Vincent de Paul, Australian Red Cross and the Tasmanian Council of Churches will also assist.
Coping with a tragic event
For important information and helpful hints for people coping with a traumatic incident click here.
Lifeline Telephone Counselling Services are available 24 hours to talk to people who require support.
Members of the community can also contact their general practitioners, local hospital or community health centre for personal support.
For more information on communities coping with and recovering from emergencies visit the Recovery page of Australian Emergency Management.AEM Recovery Page
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