Health disaster management
The Department of Health is responsible for two key functional groups in the Northern Territory's (NT) emergency management arrangements - the Medical Response Group and the Public Health Response and Recovery Group.
Read more about this in key responsibilities.
All hazards approach
The NT Government is prepared to deal with emergencies and disasters through the Emergency Management Act 2013, which is the responsibility of the Police Fire and Emergency Services Minister.
NT emergency arrangements are based upon an 'All Hazards' approach and is implemented in stages, starting at the local level until resources are overwhelmed.
Once local resources are overwhelmed regional arrangements are activated, followed by NT or national assistance as required.
Read more about the NT Emergency Plan on the NT emergency services website.
In case of a medical or other emergency call 000.
Phone: (08) 8999 2654
Fax: (08) 8999 2412
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
The following websites, agencies and organisations have information relating to emergencies and disaster management.
- Police, Fire and Emergency Services
- Bushfires NT
- National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
Northern Territory weather and roads
- St John Ambulance
- Red Cross
- Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
- Australian Society for Emergency Medicine (ASEM)
- World Health Organisation (WHO)
Last updated: 07 December 2019