Emergency Management

The City is involved in a number of emergency management committees:

  •  Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC)

The City is an active participant in the Western Central Local Emergency Management Committee, which develops appropriate Preparedness, Prevention, Response and Recovery plans to deal with emergency situations, both natural and man-made, and has recently included strategies for terrorist actions, critical infrastructures and recovery.

  • District Emergency Management Committee (DEMC)

The City is also a participant in this Committee, which is primarily focused on ensuring that LEMC strategies align with those of adjacent LEMCs.

Local Emergency Arrangements for Local Government

It is a legislative requirement, under clause 36 of the Emergency Management Act 2005, that states:

"36. Functions of local government

It is a function of local government-

(a) Subject to this act, to ensure that effective emergency management arrangements are prepared and maintained for its district;

(b) To manage recovery following an emergency affecting the community in its district; and

(c) To perform other function given to the local government under this Act".

to have Local Emergency Arrangements.

The Local Emergency Management Arrangements provide a framework for Hazard Management Agencies (HMAs) and local governments to manage an emergency event, should it occur in the Western Central Local Emergency Management Committee Area (WC LEMC) area. The WC LEMC area comprises of the Cities of Vincent, Subiaco and Nedlands, the Towns of Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Cambridge and Claremont, and the Shire of Peppermint Grove.

It should be noted that the Western Central Local Emergency Management Arrangements document on this website is a public document. As such some information, including after-hours contact details and confidential emergency information, has been omitted from this document.

For information on Emergency Management in the Western Central area please contact your relevant local government on the numbers listed below:

Local Government

Telephone Number
(office hours)

City of Subiaco

9237 9222

City of Nedlands

9273 3500

Town of Cottesloe

9285 5000

Town of Mosman Park

9384 1633

City of Vincent

9273 6000

Town of Cambridge

9347 6000

Town of Claremont

9285 4300

Shire of Peppermint Grove

9384 0099

Emergency Services 

Involvement with SES

The City of Vincent is involved with the Northshore Unit of the State Emergency Service.

The WA State Emergency Service (SES) is a division of the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) made up of volunteers who give up their time to help others when disaster strikes.

The Northshore unit of the SES covers the Perth metropolitan area and CBD, as well as some of the most popular beach and river suburbs including Cottesloe, Nedlands, Swanborne and Dalkeith.

The Council Municipalities covered by the Northshore SES unit are Nedlands, Claremont, Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Mosman Park, Subiaco, Cambridge, Vincent and Perth.

As well as having the Unit's Emergency Operations Centre situated within our boundaries, the City of Vincent oversees the Northshore Unit's finances and is also the Sponsor Local Government.

The Unit has regular intakes for volunteers and anyone interested in becoming a member can contact 9444 9440 or admin@northshoreses.com.au (refer to http://www.northshoreses.com.au)


Take five and have a fire chat

In a bushfire every minute counts. Bushfires are unpredictable and happen every year. 

DFES has launched a new tool called Bushfire Plan. Its concept is simple, just by talking with your family or loved ones about what you will do if a fire threatens your home and property could save your life.

The fifteen minute Bushfire Plan asks you to discuss three key questions:

  1. Stay and defend?
  2. Leave early?
  3. Help me decide?

Even if you do not live within a bushfire prone region it's import to be fire aware, and having a Bushfre Plan is a great first step to protecting your family.

For more information on fire safety and to obtain Your Bushfire Preparation Toolkit visit dfes.wa.gov.au.

Relevant Links

Prepare Your Home for Storms

Take Fifteen and create a bushfire plan

Further Information

Contact Ranger Services on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

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