Our work ensures NSW communities are better prepared for and supported on their journey of recovery from any crisis or disaster event.
We are the lead disaster management agency for NSW, responsible for all aspects of disaster recovery and building community resilience to future disasters. We oversee and coordinate emergency management policy and service delivery with a focus on social, economic, infrastructure and natural environment outcomes.
We keep people and communities at the heart of everything we do. By leading a whole of government approach to disaster recovery and resilience, we ensure people are cared for, acknowledged and empowered – so that all NSW communities are better prepared for and supported on their journey of recovery from any crisis or disaster event.
Our focus areas are:
Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons joins Resilience NSW following more than 30 years experience with the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) serving as both a volunteer and salaried officer. He is a member of the NSW State Emergency Management Committee, the NSW State Rescue Board and a Councillor of the Royal Humane Society of NSW Inc. He was awarded the National Medal in 1999 and Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) in 2001.
The State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) is responsible for a range of programs and arrangements designed to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of hazards impacting on the community.
The State Rescue Board of NSW (SRB)’s principal function is to ensure the maintenance of efficient and effective rescue services throughout the state
NSW is divided into 11 Emergency Management Regions. Each Region is made up of local government representatives.