The State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) is responsible for the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP), which sets out the state’s comprehensive emergency management arrangements.

It outlines a coordinated approach to address natural and man-made risks and emergencies across all sectors of the community, including state and local government, business, the non-government sector and individuals.

The SEMP is split in to four parts, some of which have subordinate documents and annexes.

Part 1: Executive Overview

Provides a strategic overview of the state’s arrangements for general information.

SEMP: Executive Overview  PDF, 14578.34 KB

Part 2: Emergency Management Arrangements

Provides the overarching details of the arrangements and structures in place to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

SEMP: Emergency Management Arrangements PDF, 1676.62 KB

Part 3: Supporting Guidelines and Frameworks

Contains the guidelines and frameworks developed to detail the practices for key aspects of emergency management. These documents provide guidance regarding the development of arrangements, administrative functions and plans.

Download the Supporting Guidelines and Frameworks PDF, 679.95 KB

Part 3 Annexes and Subordinate Documents:

Emergency Management Lessons Management Framework PDF, 1678.53 KB

Evacuation Guidelines PDF, 871.43 KB

Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements fact sheet (Department of Home Affairs)

Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018 (Department of Home Affairs)

Public Information and Warnings Guidelines PDF, 1234.96 KB

Zone Emergency Management Committee Guidelines PDF, 955.99 KB

Classification and Retention of Emergency Management Plans and Official Information  PDF, 792.03 KB

Recovery Activities  PDF, 802.77 KB

Traffic Management during Emergencies  PDF, 806.27 KB

Managing Animals in Emergencies: A Framework for South Australia PDF, 2300.39 KB

Guidelines for Planning for People with Assistance Animals in Emergencies PDF, 753.17 KB

People at risk in emergencies framework for South Australia  PDF, 2047.89 KB

South Australian Guideline - Spontaneous Memorials  PDF, 965.7 KB

Disaster Waste Management Guidelines  PDF, 4090.14 KB

Part 4: Supporting Plans

Contains standards required of the various levels of detailed plans for implementing the arrangements, including review guidance and templates. It also includes the suite of supporting plans for implementing the arrangements.

SEMP: Supporting Plans PDF, 657.84 KB

Part 4 Annexes and Subordinate Documents - the individual supporting plans are not available externally. If you wish to access a particular document, please contact us.