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Disaster Management Act 2003

During 2002-03 the Department of Emergency Services reviewed the State Counter Disaster Organisation Act 1975 in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders. The review resulted in the development of the Disaster Management Act 2003 (DM Act).

During 2009 an independent consultancy reviewed Queensland’s disaster management arrangements. The recommendations from the review included amendments to the Disaster Management Act 2003(DMA)the Public Safety Preservation Act 1986 (PSPA) and policy and operational arrangements of disastermanagement in Queensland.

The recommendations were endorsed by Government and the DMA with amendments from the Disaster Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 were implemented in late 2010.

Disaster Management Act 2003 

For forms DM1 to DM12 which are associated with the Act, please refer to the Policy, guidelines and forms section of this site.