About Us

About Auckland Emergency Management

Auckland Emergency Management is a part of Auckland Council and works in partnership with emergency services and other organisations to ensure effective coordination of civil defence and emergency management within its area.

The aim of Auckland Emergency Management is to:

  • Understand Auckland's hazards and the risks they may pose
  • Coordinate all planning activities related to hazard and emergency management
  • Encourage cooperation and joint action within the region
  • Assist our communities in becoming more resilient to hazards and prepared for emergencies.


To provide a coordinated and integrated approach to the way significant risks and hazards are managed in the Auckland region across the Four Rs:


Reducing risks from hazards to Auckland

Reduction identifies, analyses and evaluates the long-term risks to life, property and the environment from natural, biological and technological hazards. Some ways we do this include:

  • Hazard mapping and monitoring
  • Public awareness and education
  • Working with the wider Auckland Council family to include hazard mitigation strategies in their work. 


Awareness, preparedness and understanding

Readiness involves increasing community awareness, understanding, preparedness and participation in emergency management. Some ways we do this include:

  • Working with communities to grow their resilience and connectedness
  • Public awareness and education
  • Building relationships with emergency management partners.


Enhancing Auckland's capability to manage disasters

When disasters happen we must be prepared to manage them. By enhancing Auckland's emergency management capability, we are more able to respond to community needs. Some ways we do this include:

  • Coordinating effective response with our emergency partners
  • Making sure our staff are ready to respond
  • Making use of the most innovative technologies available.


Enhancing Auckland's capability to recover from disasters

Recovery aims to re-establish the quality of life of the community following an emergency, helping it to bounce back or adjust to a new normal. Some ways we do this include:

  • Understanding how disasters unfold and how we can 'build back better' 
  • Developing business continuity plans
  • Collaboration with affected communities.