Emergency Planning

The Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) (PDF) details arrangements for the response to emergencies. The Plan sets out the roles and responsibilities of agencies such as the NSW Police, SES and Fire Brigade in controlling and managing emergency situations.

The Newcastle CBD Emergency Arrangements Annex (PDF) is an addition to the EMPLAN. It was developed to manage emergency situations which may require a partial or major evacuation of the city centre.

Every emergency is different, so it is not possible to provide detailed instructions about what to do. The basic rule of thumb is to stay where you are (at home, work or other location) unless you are given directions to evacuate. These directions may be given by the appropriate authorities such as Fire Brigade or Police or by building Fire Wardens or via the local radio station.