Response Agencies

GLAM organisations are encouraged to be aware of and make contact with emergency response agencies in their state or local area.

National Emergency Response Agencies

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC): Emergency is the official emergency broadcaster throughout Australia charged with providing emergency warnings, important news and information during any disaster or emergency affecting the Australian community. During emergencies, updates will be issued by authorised emergency services, and emergency warnings will interrupt normal programming when necessary.

Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

CSIRO extreme events research is helping Australia better understand, respond to and prepare for extreme events and emergency situations, such as bushfires, floods, cyclones and drought.

Dept. of Home Affairs: Emergency Management

Emergency Management leads the Australian Government disaster and emergency management response. They work to build a disaster resilient Australia that prevents, prepares, responds and recovers from disasters and emergencies.

Disaster Assist

Disaster Assist is a website set up by the Australian Government to give better access to information about recovery assistance following a disaster. It provides information on assistance for current disasters and links to assistance and responses to previous disasters that have impacted Australians, both in Australia and overseas.

Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia’s Community Safety focus supports Australia’s capability to manage the impact of natural hazards, through developing models, methods, information and tools to analyse hazard risk and their impacts which emergency managers and decision makers can use for planning and preparation through to response and recovery.

State and Territory Emergency Response Agencies

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia