Emergency Authorities

Person dialling 000

Hazard Leaders and Control Agencies are defined under the State Emergency Management Plan (2011). Under current legislation, Council does not have a direct role in relation to State emergencies.

Hazard Leaders

The Hazard Leader is the agency which has the knowledge, expertise and resources to undertake a leadership role for the planning of emergency management activities pertaining to the prevention of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from its appointed hazard.

Hazard Hazard Leader Contact
Animal and Plant Disease Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA)

PIRSA



Earthquake Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)

DPTI



Escape of Hazardous Materials Safe Work SA - Dept of the Premier and Cabinet

Safe Work SA



Extreme Weather

SA State Emergency Service (SES)

132 500

SES

Flood

 Department for Water 

 Dept for Water 



Human Disease Department of Health

Dept of Health



Riverbank Collapse Department for Water

Dept for Water



Rural Fire SA Country Fire Service (CFS)

000

CFS

Terrorism SA Police (SAPOL)

000

South Australia Police

Urban Fire SA Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS)

000

MFS

Control Agency

Control Agencies have a legislated responsibility to develop response strategies to manage the effects of an identifed hazard.
(Responsibility to control the RESPONSE to a particular emergency)

Emergency

State Appointed Controlling Authority

Contact

Aircraft accident

SA Police (SAPOL)

000
South Australian Police

Animal, plant and marine disease

Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA)

PIRSA

Bomb Threat

SAPOL

000
South Australian Police

Earthquake

SAPOL

000
South Australian Police

Fire (Rural and Metro)

SA Country Fire Service (SACFS)
SA Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS)

000
Country (SACFS)
SA Country Fire Service
Metropolitan (SAMFS)
South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service

Flood

SA State Emergency Service (SASES)

000
SA SES Website

Food/drinking water contamination

Department of Health

Department of Health

Information and communication technology (ICT) failure

Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)

DPTI Website

Fuel, gas and electricity shortages

DPTI

DPTI Website 

Hazardous or Dangerous materials emergencies

SACFS or SAMFS

000
Country (SACFS)
SA Country Fire Service
Metropolitan (SAMFS)
South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service

Siege/Hostage

SAPOL

000
South Australian Police

Human epidemic

Department of Health

Department of Health

Marine transport accidents

SAPOL

000
South Australian Police

Oil spills - marine and inland waters

DPTI

DPTI Website 

Rail accident

SAPOL

000
South Australian Police

Riverbank collapse

SAPOL

000
South Australian Police

Road/transport accident

SAPOL

000
South Australian Police

Search and rescue - land and sea

SAPOL

000
South Australian Police

Search and rescue - structure (buildings)

SAMFS or SASES

000
South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service
SA SES Website

Severe weather

SASES

000 (Life-threatening emergencies only)
132 500 (SES - Floods & Storms)
SA SES Website

Terrorist incident

SAPOL

000
South Australian Police