Western Australia faces a range of natural and manmade hazards, many of which have the potential to threaten life, cause injury, damage property and the environment.

Local government is the level of government closest to the community and is best placed to ensure appropriate plans and systems are in place. In recognising this, the City of Canning is committed to ensuring the safety of our residents. In the event an emergency or large-scale incident should occur and in meeting our legislated responsibilities under the Emergency Management Act 2005, the City has developed local emergency plans.

View the City’s Local Emergency Management Plans

The State’s Emergency Management Act 2005 additionally requires all local governments to establish a Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) The City of Canning shares this responsibility with the City of South Perth. The Canning and South Perth LEMC meet quarterly and members include City staff and representatives from key agencies such as the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, State Emergency Service and WA Police.

Community Preparedness Information

Whilst we cannot eliminate natural disasters, we can better prepare ourselves to cope with the effects they may have on us. To assist our residents in preparing for emergencies, the City has produced an Emergency Preparedness Brochure containing important information in how to better prepare yourself, your family and property for an emergency in the following languages:

English | Arabic | Cantonese | Indonesian | Mandarin

How can I receive emergency information?

A critical part of managing an emergency is being able to communicate with our residents so it is important residents know how to receive alerts and updates immediately after an incident. Radio is considered the best communication tool to provide you with immediate information. Find your ABC radio frequency and listen to your ABC local radio station for emergency updates, advice and information. ABC radio will replay emergency warnings at regular intervals until the emergency is over. Tune into ABC local radio 720 or click here to find your ABC frequency. The City will also relay public information messages via its website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow us on Twitter for up-to-date Council information.

Emergency WA warnings and incidents

To view real time information, alerts and warnings about fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, cyclones or hazardous material incidents, visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au.

Welfare Evacuation Centres

In the event of an emergency, the City of Canning and the Local Emergency Management Committee have a designated number of evacuation centres.For more information on the whereabouts of those centres, click here.

If you’re worried about a pet in an emergency, click here for more information.


Click here for more information.

Household preparedness

Having an emergency plan is an important step towards preparing your household to survive and cope during an emergency.

Preparedness experts recommend for all households to have an emergency kit prepared. A few hours spent working through simple planning tasks with your family, putting aside supplies and securing your home can increase the chances of survival during an emergency.

Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness’ Useful Links and Publications

Many disasters such as house fires and storm damage can be prevented. Click here for brochures and web links which contain practical information in how to better prepare you and your family for an emergency.

For instance, your evaporative air conditioning unit could catch fire from embers coming from bushfires or even small back yard fires that can happen in your neighbourhood. If a fire starts in your air conditioner, it can spread quickly throughout your home.

Find out more by clicking on these brochure/s: English | Mandarin

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