Incident Management Handbook

Incident management is a critical component of managing emergency incidents across all hazards. It plays an important role in saving lives, reducing harm and impact, and in the continued functioning of society.

The third draft of the Incident Management Handbook is currently out for review with our working group members. The handbook is being developed though a process of national consultation with subject matter experts across emergency management, state and local government, critical infrastructure, non government organisations and private and health sectors.

This handbook will present the principles for good practice in incident management in Australia. It will be an authoritative source of knowledge that outlines common concepts, processes, structures and guidance for incident management that apply across a range of sectors.

This Handbook will be useful to:

  • individuals with incident management responsibilities before, during and after an incident
  • organisations that might need to respond to an incident
  • those who communicate with the public and organisations about incidents
  • researchers and learning institutions.

Incident Management will become part of the Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Collection and will be published later in 2021.

Further information about the handbook and its development is available on the Knowledge Hub.