Introduction

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.

Contact

In case of a medical or other emergency call 000.

Phone: (08) 8999 2654
Fax: (08) 8999 2412

PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811

Related information

The following websites, agencies and organisations have information relating to emergencies and disaster management. 

Northern Territory weather and roads

Emergency healthcare

National

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Last updated: 10 January 2017