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The Department of Community Safety produces a range of publications, some of which are now available online, including Emergency Magazine.

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Department of Community Safety

August - September 2012

(PDF files for download)

Annual Report

(PDF files for download)

Multicultural Action Plan 2011-2014

(PDF 8.9 MB)

DCS Volunteer Management Strategy

(PDF 908 KB)

More publications:

National Strategy for Disaster Resilience: Building our nations resilience to disasters (PDF / 206 KB )


Report on a Review of Disaster Management Legislation and Policy in Queensland ( PDF / 384 KB )

A review of Queensland’s disaster management arrangements was conducted by an independent consultancy and the Report on a Review of Disaster Management Legislation and Policy in Queensland was finalised on 31 August 2009.  The consultants made a number of recommendations about ways to deliver better outcomes in efficiency and effectiveness of responses to communities impacted by disaster events. 

The review assessed the appropriateness of Queensland's current Disaster Management Act, Policies, Guidelines and Plans.  The review also considered management and accountability issues in respect to the State Emergency Service.

The recommendations proposed include legislative and operational changes, including the local, district and state levels of the disaster management system.  The recommendations are currently being considered.

Attachment 1 ( PDF / 96 KB )

Attachment 2 ( PDF / 68 KB )

DES Child Protection Risk Management Strategy 2007- 08

The Department is required, under Section 99G of the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000, to have a formal child protection risk management strategy.

The DES Child Protection Risk Management Strategy 2007- 08, while providing practical information for staff and volunteers, reflects the guidelines for risk management strategies contained within the Commission and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000.  The document is an expression of ongoing commitment to promotion of the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

The DES Child Protection Risk Management Strategy 2007- 08 includes reference to various policy documents, program-based policies and procedures, and information regarding training resources and strategies that are in place within DES specifically to protect (a) the young people who volunteer with DES; and (b) the children and young people that DES personnel come into contact with during their every day work.

Enquiries about the DES Child Protection Risk Management Strategy 2007- 08 can be directed to Strategic Policy Division on (07) 3635 3468 or email dcspublications@dcs.qld.gov.au.

Keeping Children Safe (PDF / 2.0 MB)

The information and advice contained in this booklet is offered as a guide by the Department of Community Safety to enhance safety for children.

The booklet also provides details about a number of community safety programs offered by the department to reduce the risk of injury and to improve the ability of those caring for children to respond to emergencies.

For general enquiries regarding the booklet Keeping Children Safe contact the Media and Corporate Communications Unit on telephone number (07) 3635 3468 or email dcspublications@dcs.qld.gov.au.


Five Ways to Safety

PDF interactive version (PDF / 2.3 MB)

Screen reader version for the sight impaired (PDF / 2.2 MB)

The Five Ways to Safety guide was developed for community organisations to identify potential safety issues within their community and to address these by implementing any of the five key programs outlined in the guide.

The guide was developed by the Department of Community Safety and Queensland Police Service to enhance the capability of communities across Queensland to better prepare for emergencies, prevent crime and improve personal and community safety.

The programs, identified by Neighbourhood Watch communities as being the most useful are; CPR, Safehome, Disaster Preparedness, Home Security Assessment and Personal Safety Workshops. The guide provides a simple step by step process on how to implement the community safety initiatives into your community.

The Five Ways to Safety guide also provides information on the volunteer opportunities that are available to assist Department of Community Safety and the Queensland Police Service in contributing to safer communities.

There are two formats of the Five Ways to Safety guide available:

For more information on the Five Ways to Safety guide contact the Media and Corporate Communications unit on 07 3635 3468 or email dcspublications@dcs.qld.gov.au.


Safety for Piccaninny - Our Little Ones

"Safety for Piccaninny - Our Little Ones", Australia's first Indigenous injury prevention booklet, is an outcome of the Child Injury Prevention Project’s (ChIPP) implementation in the Mount Isa community.

For more information on Safety for Piccaninny - Our Little Ones please contact Media and Corporate Communications Unit on telephone number (07) 3635 3468 or email dcspublications@dcs.qld.gov.au.




Child Protection Information Kit

Cover (PDF / 1.4 MB)
Contents (PDF / 1.9 MB)

The findings and recommendations of the Crime and Misconduct Inquiry into the abuse of children in care emphasised the importance of a collaborative response across Government to delivering positive outcomes for vulnerable families and their children.

The Child Protection Information Kit reflects the Department of Emergency Services commitment to providing safe and supportive environments for the children and young people, who receive a service from this Department, or participate in one of the many community safety programs we deliver.

The kit provides a range of information for Departmental staff and volunteers, who work with children, about the child protection system in Queensland and what action to take if they have any concerns about a child or young person.


The Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service

The Code of Conduct for all people working for, or on behalf of, the Department of Community Safety.


Outcomes of the NCP Review of the Ambulance Services Act and Regulations


Environmental Management Guidelines (PDF / 921 KB)
The Department's Environmental Management Guidelines aim to provide direction in addressing any impacts that departmental activities may have on the environment. Issues that may arise in the office, station, workshop or air base environments are considered. Reference is also made to the impact of vehicle use and the Department's initiatives in this area.


DCS Workplace Health and Safety Strategy (PDF / 1.5 MB)

DCS Work Health and Safety Policy Statement (PDF / 204 KB)

DCS WHS Leadership, Accountability and Resources Management Standard (Doc / 174 KB)

Work Health and Safety and Workplace Rehabilitation Accountabilities and Responsibilities Matrix (Doc / 101 KB)


Strategic Plan 2012-16 (PDF / 257 KB)
Strategic Plan 2011-15 (PDF / 214 KB)
Strategic Plan 2010-14 (PDF / 776 KB)
Strategic Plan 2009-13 (PDF / 996 KB)
Strategic Plan 2008-12 (PDF / 178 KB)
Corporate Plan 2007-2011 (PDF / 1.5 MB)

Corporate Plan 2005-2009 (PDF / 329 KB)

Corporate Plan 2004-2008 (PDF / 699 KB)

Corporate Plan 2003-2007

Cover (PDF / 259 KB)
Contents (PDF / 968 KB)


State Budget Papers
Ministerial Portfolio Statements 2006-07 – Minister for Emergency Services (PDF / 337 KB)
Ministerial Portfolio Statements 2005-06 – Minister for Emergency Services (PDF / 732 KB)
Ministerial Portfolio Statements 2004-05 – Minister for Emergency Services (PDF / 475 KB)
Ministerial Portfolio Statements 2003-04 – Minister for Emergency Services (PDF / 745 KB)
Ministerial Portfolio Statements 2002-03 – Minister for Emergency Services (PDF / 301 KB)

Ministerial Portfolio Statements 2001-02 – Minister for Emergency Services (PDF / 825 KB)

Annual Report 2011-12 (PDF files for download)
Annual Report 2010-11 (PDF files for download)
Annual Report 2009-10 (PDF / 4.43 MB)
Annual Report 2008-09 (PDF files for download)
Final Report 2008-2009 (PDF files for download)
Annual Report 2007-08 (PDF files for download)
Annual Report 2006-07 (PDF files for download)
Annual Report 2005-06 (PDF files for download)
Annual Report 2004-05 (PDF files for download)

State Planning Policy 1/03: Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Flood, Bushfire and Landslide

Bushfire Easement Fact Sheet (PDF / 44 KB)


Environmental Management Strategic Plan (PDF / 131 KB)
The aim of this Environmental Management Policy Statement is to inform managers and their staff of the requirements, responsibilities and processes in relation to the minimisation and management of environmental aspects associated with the Department of Emergency Services’ staff, operations, assets and liabilities.

Note: this plan was not produced for web viewing/printing, therefore some printing difficulties may occur.


Strategic Plan for Indigenous Australians 2005-2008 (PDF / 692 KB)
This Plan is the DES blueprint for improving safety and security of Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander communities throughout Queensland and increasing the number of Aboriginal people and Torres Straight Islanders employed in the department.


Emergency Management Queensland Publications

Emergency Management Queensland Divisional Plan 2008 - 2012 (PDF / 1.83 MB)

Disaster related publications

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service

‘Fire Fatalities, who’s at Risk?’ Research Report (PDF)

Queensland Ambulance Service

Queensland Ambulance Service Publications page

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