Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee
The Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC) is the peak government committee responsible for 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, Emergency Management and Coordination 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 National Emergency Management Ministers’ Meeting.
Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting communiqué – 8 September 2020
Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting communiqué - 27 August 2019
Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting communiqué - 21 February 2019