Emergency management

In event of an emergency, the main role of the City of Stirling is to manage the local community recovery.

Emergency management involves the structures, arrangements and plans established to pull together the efforts of government, voluntary and private agencies, in a comprehensive and coordinated way to deal with all emergency or disaster needs.

Under the Emergency Management Act 2005,  local governments are required to ensure emergency management 'arrangements'  are prepared for their district, these local emergency management arrangements (LEMA) must include a 'recovery plan'.

The City of Stirling Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA) have been endorsed by both the Local Emergency Management Committee, and the State Emergency Management Committee Secretariat.

Please note, the LEMA appendices undergo regular review and contain both private and confidential information. If you have an inquiry related to these documents, please contact the City's Emergency Management Coordinator using the email address below, or by contacting the City on (08) 9205 8555.

See below to download a copy of the arrangements.

City of Stirling Local Emergency Management Plan (2022)

City of Stirling Local Recovery Plan (2022)

For more information on how to best prepare for disasters such as fires, storms, hazardous material incidents and traffic crashes, please visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services websitePlease note, in a life-threatening emergency phone triple zero (000).


Emergency Services

Life threatening emergencies only, call 000 (fire, ambulance, police)

  • If you are hearing or speech impaired, call 106
  • for Police assistance call 131 444

National Relay Service (Text based emergency service, hearing and speech impaired)

ATCO Gas (emergencies or faults)13 13 52

Bureau of Meteorology Warnings (WA)

  • Weather and Flood warnings
  • Weather, water, and climate general enquiries.


1300 659 210

1300 754 389

City of Stirling

(Public infrastructure, and local road damage)

1300 365 356

Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

  • Storm alert information, preparedness

13 33 37

Main Roads (WA)

  • Road closure and road information.
138 138

State Emergency Services (SES) assistance

  • Emergency repairs to damaged property
  • Assistance with fallen trees, and flooding.
13 25 00

Water Corporation 

  • Mains and waste water faults, and security.
13 13 75

Western Power

  • Emergencies and outages
13 13 51

City of Stirling Local Emergency Management Committee

The Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) has been established by the City to ensure that local emergency management arrangements are established, tested and reviewed with assistance from the relevant public authorities. Members of the LEMC include City of Stirling Councillors and staff, as well as representatives from the Fire and Emergency Services Authority WA, St John Ambulance, WA Police, WA Department of Health, the Stirling State Emergency Service Unit and the Department for Communities. Please note, the LEMC's role is not operational or one of response. 

For more information, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator at emergencymanagement@stirling.wa.gov.au.