Council takes the safety of its residents, stakeholders and visitors very seriously. In the unfortunate event of an emergency, there are a number of other community services that may be best placed to assist you.
Emergencies may include floods, major storm, bushfire, and earthquakes and are an inherent part of the Australian environment. While we cannot prevent them, we can minimise the risks they pose. For more information about specific hazards that may affect the community, see the SES website. Being prepared for an emergency may reduce the negative consequences of an emergency event.
The table below indicates which agencies you should contact regarding emergency events.
|Type of Event||Response|
|Aircraft Accident||SA Police (SAPOL)|
|Road / Transport Accident|
|Search & Rescue - land and sea|
|Siege / Hostage|
|Animal, Plant & Marine Disease||Primary Industries and Resources South Australia PIRSA (State Government)|
|Escape of Hazardous Materials||SA Metropolitan Fire Service (SA MFS)|
|Extreme Weather||SA State Emergency Service (SASES)|
|Flood & Storm|
|Food / drinking water contamination||Department of Health (State Government)|
|Human Disease / Epidemic|
|Oil Spills - marine & inland waters||Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure DPTI (State Government)|
Under the Local Government Act 1999 and the Emergency Management Act 2004, Council is required to develop and maintain an Emergency Response Plan.
Council's Emergency Response Plan outlines Council's involvement in and details the action plans and contingencies in place for dealing with community risk scenarios from an emergency through to a crisis through to a declared disaster.
The plan has been produced in consultation with all stakeholders and is reviewed annually.
Primary responsibility for responding to disasters rests with the States, Territory and also Local Governments. The Commonwealth Government through Emergency Management Australia Arrangements (EMA) provides financial assistance to the State and Territory Governments according to an agreed formula.