Australian Emergency Management Handbooks

HB1-1ST Disaster Health - Handbook 1

Disaster health is the study and collaborative application of various health disciplines to the prevention of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from the health problems arising from a disaster. It is a field of healthcare practice that is truly multi-disciplinary with a wide range of sk...



HB10-2ND-P National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines - Handbook 10



HB2-3RD Community Recovery - Handbook 2

This handbook provides a comprehensive guide to community recovery in Australia. It is intended for use by planners, managers and those involved in working with communities to design and deliver recovery processes, services, programs and activities.Community Recovery Hanbook   This han...



HB3-2ND Managing Exercises - Handbook 3

The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidelines and a national reference for the design, planning, conduct and evaluation of exercises. It will help to develop exercises across the national security environment.   Exercising is integral to the development of capability, as well a...



HB4-3RD Evacuation Planning - Handbook 4

The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidelines to assist in the development of evacuation plans and to ensure the principles and concepts of evacuation planning remain consistent nationally. It is designed to assist agencies in developing and revising community evacuation plans. The fir...



HB5-1ST Communicating with People with Disability: National Guidelines for Emergency Managers - Handbook 5

These guidelines have been designed to support emergency managers to better understand the varied communication needs of people with disability. They are intended to inform and complement the wide range of policies and procedures developed at all levels of government, business and the not-for-pro...



HB6-1ST National Strategy for Disaster Resilience - Community Engagement Framework - Handbook 6

This Community Engagement Framework provides guidance for those working in emergency management to effectively engage with the community. It is a key component in the implementation of the Council of Australian Governments’ National Strategy for Disaster Resilience, supporting the recogn...



HB7-2ND Managing the floodplain - a guide to best practice in flood risk management in Australia - Handbook 7

Flooding is a natural phenomenon that occurs when water covers land that is usually dry. Floods can have a devastating impact upon communities. Effective flood risk management can enable a community to become as resilient as practicable to floods. This is achieved through planning and preparin...



HB8-1ST Lessons Management - Handbook 8

The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidelines and a national reference for the management of lessons across the national security environment. The steering committee involved in developing this handbook was coordinated by the Attorney- General’s Department, and consisted of represen...



HB8-A Lessons Management - Arabic

The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidelines and a national reference for the management of lessons across the national security environment.



HB9-2ND Australian Emergency Management Arrangements - Handbook 9

This handbook outlines the principles, structures and procedures that support national coordination of emergency management in Australia and its offshore territories.  These principles, structures and procedures also support Australians affected by emergencies overseas and allow Australia to...