6.4 Overview

Section 4A of the Emergency Management Act 1986 states that “recovery is the assisting of persons and communities affected by emergencies to achieve a proper and effective level of functioning.”

The aim of emergency relief and recovery is to achieve a collaborative approach that is jointly owned by all levels of government, together with the individuals and communities affected, as well as other agencies and organisations that support them.

6.3 Recovery Definition

6.5 Transition of an Emergency to Relief and Recovery Phases