Changes to WA Emergency Warnings

Published on Friday, 24 September 2021 at 12:13:05 PM

Emergency WA now features new bushfire warning colours as the first step in WA's implementation of the Australian Warning System (AWS).

Western Australia is joining with other states and territories to deliver nationally consistent emergency information through the implementation of the AWS. The implementation of AWS was a recommendation from the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements, and aims to provide simpler, clearer warnings to all Australians.

The implementation of AWS will see a consistent warning framework applied across bushfires, storms, floods, cyclones and extreme heat events.

Over time, there will be more changes to emergency information as DFES continues to achieve national consistency across a range of hazards.

fact sheet and video are available to assist Local Governments in sharing the information about AWS with the community.

For more information, email DFES Public Information Branch.

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