Civil Defence Status Levels

Normal | AlertActivatedDeclaration State of national emergency

A guide to the status levels and descriptions

No Current Emergency  

No civil defence emergency.  This does not mean that a sudden event cannot occur at any time. 
Here are some suggestions on how you should be ready

Weather Warning

When the Metservice issues a new warning the status will change to 'Weather Warning' when the event actually starts the Civil Defence status will change to 'Alert or Activated' depending on the events severity


We have been alerted to a possible situation by:

Civil Defence is in a monitoring and information gathering mode.


A hazard or event of significance is imminent or is occurring and has impacted or may impact on the CDEM Group Area and requires the activation of the Group Emergency Operations Centre (GEOC).


A state of local emergency declared under section 68 or section 69 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002. An emergency means a situation that:

State of national emergency  

Declared under Section 66 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002.