Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee
The Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC) is the peak government committee responsible for emergency management. It reports to the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management.
ANZEMC is responsible for influencing and advocating for national policies and capabilities that reduce disaster risk, minimise the potential for harm and uphold public trust and confidence in emergency management arrangements.
ANZEMC’s vision is ‘a nation that is prepared for, and resilient to, natural and human caused events, in particular those with severe to catastrophic consequences.’
The ANZEMC consists of senior officials from each Australian, state and territory government, plus a member from New Zealand and the Australian Local Government Association. It is Co-chaired by the Deputy Secretary, Infrastructure, Transport Security and Customs Group, Department of Home Affairs, and a jurisdictional ANZEMC member on a one year, rotational basis.
Australia’s emergency management council structure
ANZEMC is supported by two sub-committees, the Mitigation and Risk Sub-committee (MaRS) and the Community Outcomes and Recovery Sub-committee (CORS).
The ANZEMC reports to the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management (MCPEM) through the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management Senior Officials Group (MCPEM SOG).
Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting communiqué - 27 August 2019
Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting communiqué - 21 February 2019