The National Guidelines for the National Flood Risk Information Program (the Guidelines) set out the framework and principles under which Australian jurisdictions will work together to improve the quality, consistency and accessibility of information on floods. They build on an ongoing program of coordinated effort under the auspices of Standing Council on Police and Emergency Management (SCPEM) and National Emergency Management Committee (NEMC) to generate nationally consistent flood mapping.
The Guidelines set out the roles and responsibilities of the local, State and Territories and the Australian Government in relation to the Portal and articulate best practice principles and guidelines for a national approach to the creation, collation and dissemination of flood information in Australia.
The Guidelines will be subject to revision as the nature and understanding of flood risk information change, and as relevant technologies develop. Implementation of these Guidelines will enable all levels of government, the corporate and non-government sectors, communities and individuals to more effectively address flood risk issues.
Part 1 of the National Guidelines for the National Flood Risk Information Program, endorsed by SCPEM on the 29 June 2012, can be found here: