Below are research reports conducted about Emergency Alert.

Systematic Review of Reports on Emergency Alert

By the Centre for Risk and Community Safety, RMIT University

23 December 2011


Following the Black Saturday bushfires of 7 February 2009, a number of research reports and government led initiatives on community safety were developed. These include the Council of Australian Governments agreement to take immediate steps to enhance the country’s emergency management arrangements through the development of a telephone-based emergency warning system. This study presents a systematic review of reports on experiences of the telephone based emergency warning system, subsequently known as Emergency Alert, that became operational on 1 December 2009. Most of the reports are from Victoria.

Assessment of the Effectiveness of Emergency Alert

By the Torrens Resilience Institute

30 July 2011

PDF 850 KB

The evaluation of Emergency Alert formed part of the National Emergency Management Projects scheme for 2010-11. National Emergency Management Projects aim to strengthen the nation‟s disaster resilience by supporting measures to strengthen communities, individuals, businesses and institutions to minimise adverse effects of disasters on Australia.


Australian Disaster Preparedness Framework (External link)

By the Emergency Management Australia

Oct 2018

PDF 1082 KB

The ADPF has 4 goals:

  • Provide Australia with a mechanism to effectively articulate its preparedness and capability requirements to prevent, plan for, respond to and recover from severe to catastrophic disasters.
  • Use the current work undertaken in Australia and incorporate international best practice approaches to build an appropriate level of capability across Australia to manage severe to catastrophic disasters.
  • Provide a method by which all jurisdictions across Australia can understand, assess and begin to develop the capabilities required to deal with a severe to catastrophic disaster.
  • Provide a mechanism to determine what capabilities meet national priorities and thresholds, and how they may be enhanced, developed, accessed and sustained to deal with severe to catastrophic disasters.


National Review of Warnings and Information (External link)

By the Emergency Management Victoria

29 April 2015

PDF 4831 KB

The National Review of Warnings and Information has been funded by the Commonwealth Government’s National Emergency Management Project (NEMP) Grants Program. It has been overseen by a national Steering Committee chaired by Emergency Management Victoria and was formally accepted by the Australia New Zealand Emergency Management Committee in April 2015.