Resilience NSW


Resilience NSW
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Agency overview
Formed1 May 2020
Preceding agency
  • Office of Emergency Management
JurisdictionNew South Wales
HeadquartersSydney, Australia
Ministers responsible
Agency executive
Parent departmentDepartment of Premier and Cabinet
Key document
  • Administrative Arrangements (Administrative Changes—Resilience NSW) Order 2020

Resilience NSW is a New South Wales Government executive agency within the Department of Premier and Cabinet, focused on disaster management and is responsible for disaster recovery and building community resilience to future disasters.[1] It was established on 1 May 2020, following the 2019–20 Australian bushfire season a few months prior.[2] It replaced the Office of Emergency Management, an office within the Department of Communities and Justice.

The agency is headed by Shane Fitzsimmons, who was previously the Commissioner of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. The head of Resilience NSW reports to the following ministers:


  1. ^ "RFS Commissioner Fitzsimmons to lead new Resilience NSW agency". NSW Government. 6 April 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Administrative Arrangements (Administrative Changes—Resilience NSW) Order 2020". NSW Legislation. 6 April 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.

See also

External links

  • Resilience NSW
  • Resilience NSW - Emergency Management