Resources are available to assist in the development, implementation and operation of an Emergency Management Plan (EMP).


The publications below contain important step-by-step instructions to assist in developing and updating EMPs.

If a school is operating an out-of-school-hours care (OSHC) or school holiday program, the service/program will need to complete the EMP template using the Guide for early childhood services and non-government schools.

Emergency management online portal

To develop, update, or access your school’s emergency and incident management plan, refer to: Online emergency management planExternal Link (staff login required).

The school principal must log in to the online portal first and delegate access to relevant staff to review and update the school plan.

Any enquiries should be directed to:

New school registrations should use the sample emergency management plan in lieu of access to the online planning tool.

e-Learning modules

To support ongoing learning about emergency management including planning, conducting drills, risk management and associated topics, the department has developed a suite of emergency and critical incident management e-Learning modules. All school staff can now enrol and access these self-directed online learning modules any time. The modules provide a short, accessible introduction to the following topics:

  • Emergency Management: Planning Essentials
  • Emergency Management: Conducting Drills
  • Emergency Management: Risk Management
  • Emergency Management: Excursions
  • Emergency Management: Response in government schools
  • Emergency Management: Business Continuity
  • Emergency Management: Bushfire At Risk Register

Enrol in the eLearning modules through LearnEd on the eduPay portalExternal Link (staff login required) by searching for the keywords ‘Emergency Management’.

Information and warnings

All schools should be aware of the following:

Template documents and checklists

Further resources

Resources page containing supporting resources and links for this topic

Reviewed 27 May 2024

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