Risks & Threats


The WA State Emergency Management Committee has a list of 27 hazards that could potentially trigger an Emergency.

The list covers everything from road crashes and bush fire to tsunami and human epidemic.

For our community, some of these threats are very real, some fairly unlikely.

Therefore, in September, 2013 the Shire of Dardanup developed a Community Emergency Risk Profile (link) to better identify and analyse those hazards most relevant to us.

Our Community Emergency Risk Profile identifies the following Top 10 hazards in priority order:

  • Bush fire (extreme)
  • Road transport emergency
  • Bush fire (high)
  • Epidemic
  • Heatwave
  • Land search
  • Flooding
  • Urban fire
  • Hazardous materials
  • Animal & plant biosecurity

This information provides significant value in the planning of Emergency Management for the Shire of Dardanup.

To find out more about the process undertaken to identify the Shire of Dardanup’s Community Emergency Risk Profile, visit our publications page.