General Information

Stay Smart Online – Australian Cyber Security Centre

Essential Safety Measures – See Essential Property Solutions

WorkSafe Amenties and Work Environment – Compliance Code

Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub – Registration

National Guidelines for the protection of mass gathering from terrorism

National Terrorism Threat Advisory System

RMIT/ACCAN – Telecommunications Survival Plan for Businesses

ACCAN – Small Business Tip Sheet – Broadband Continuity Plan

AS/NZS 5050:2010 Business continuity – Managing disruption-related risk

ANZCTC – Active armed offender guildelines for crowded places

Insurance Council of Australia – Historical Disaster Statistics

Australian Government – Emergency Management and Recovery Template

AS 4083-2010 Planning for emergencies- Health care facilities

AS 3745—2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities

Safe Work Australia Emergency Plans Fact Sheet

WorkSafe Victoria, Guidance Note: Emergency planning at a major hazard facility

WorkSafe Victoria, Code of practice for the storage and handling of dangerous goods (Refer Duties of occupiers)

Latest News

January 27, 2018

Caravan Park Emergency

July 14, 2017

Fire Tears Through Melbourne Recycling Plant

July 5, 2017

EPESA Workshop Video – Geelong Small Business Festival

June 19, 2017

Grenfell Tower Fire London Update

May 30, 2017

EPESA Workshop – Geelong Small Business Festival – Free Tickets

May 25, 2017

Launch of the Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub

May 23, 2017

Manchester Arena Blast

March 29, 2017

Cyclone Debbie damage could cost billions, warns Insurance Council

March 29, 2017

Housing Commission fire – more than 300 people evacuated

March 29, 2017

Melbourne CBD office evacuated after gas leak

March 27, 2017

Shopping Centre axe attack arrest. Are businesses prepared?

March 27, 2017

Axe attack on two customers in Sydney store

March 27, 2017

Commonwealth Bank to review emergency procedures

November 20, 2016

Staff and customers evacuated after Springvale Bank fire

November 1, 2016

Case study: How a disaster simulation helped Red Cross prepare for Cyclone Winston

September 27, 2016

Staff at business manage public taking refuge

September 19, 2016

Victorian floods: State battered with worst September deluge in a century

June 8, 2016

Tasmania floods: Thousands told to evacuate as rivers rise in Launceston

June 6, 2016

NSW weather: Hundreds ordered to evacuate and thousands call for help as wild weather hits

June 1, 2016

200 people and 77 children evacuated from Gladstone Park Shopping Centre

May 26, 2016

50 people evacuated after fire a Latrobe Regional Hospital

March 30, 2016

Reading Cinema Maitland evacuated after gas leak

March 6, 2016

Harbour Town cinemas are being evacuated after receiving a bomb threat earlier this morning

November 27, 2015

Evacuated: Animal Health Laboratory staff sent home after fire

Past incidents


Ash Wednesay Victoria 1983

Black Saturday Victoria 2009

Linton, Victoria 1998

Western District and Streatham, Victoria 1977

Western Sydney and Central Coast 1991

Stawell Victoria 2006

Wye River, Victoria 2015

Criminal Act

Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne CBD 2017

Hoddle Street, Melbourne Shooting 1987

Queen Street, Melbourne Shootings 1987

Port Arthur, Tasmania Shootings 1996


Tropical Cyclone Debbie 2017

Cyclone Marcia 2015

Cyclone Yasi Queensland 2011


Newcastle, New South Wales 1989

Christchurch, New Zealand 2011


Queensland 2012

New South Wales 2012

Victoria 2012

Gippsland, Victoria 2012


Heat Wave South Australia and Victoria 2011-2012

Heat Wave South Eastern Australia 2014

Australia H1N1 Pandemic 2009

Brisbane Epidemic Food Poisoning Outbreak 2015


Telstra Warrnambool Exchange Fire – Telstra Report Summary 2013

Gladstone Factory Explosion, South Australia 2006

Longford, Victoria Gas Explosion 1998

Swanson Street, Melbourne wall collapse 2013

Morwell, Victoria Open Cut Coal Mine Fire 2014

Cairns, Queensland LPG Explosion 1987

Coode Island, Melbourne Victoria 1991

Melbourne Airport Hazardous Materials Incident 2005


Thredbo, New South Wales 1997

Severe storm

Thunderstorm Asthma – Victoria 2016

Brisbane 2014

Sydney 2007


Burnley Tunnel Fire, Melbourne 2007

Urban fire

Roselle explosion Sydney 2014

Kew, Victoria 1996

Childers, Queensland Back Packers Hostel 2000

Hobart, Tasmania Department Store 2007

Quakers Hill Nursing Home, Sydney 2011