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In accordance with the State Emergency Plan, Councils appoint a Local Emergency Management Officer (LEMO) to act as the organisation’s co-ordinator for responding to emergency events.

The position undertakes the critical roles of:

  • Council’s liaison officer for disaster planning with other emergency services such as police, fire brigades and state emergency services
  • co-ordinates the review of procedures for responding to emergencies
  • maintaining an effective communication network with all emergency response agencies
  • ensures that resources are available to respond to emergencies including management of Council’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).