Local Government Workshop

Page last updated: Tuesday, 16 July 2019 - 10:18am

The department is partnering with the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) to host a workshop on Animal Welfare in Emergencies for Local Governments.

The workshop will offer the opportunity to learn about integrating animal welfare considerations in the development of plans, policies and procedures for emergencies and the benefits it has for building community resilience. Participants will have the chance to network and learn from case studies and experienced professionals on planning for and responding to animal welfare in emergencies.

The department has engaged the current National and Regional Animal Welfare Emergency Management Coordinator for the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand, Hayley Squance of BML Consulting Limited NZ, to facilitate the workshops. Hayley has been engaged in a number of recent emergency events and her knowledge and experience is well recognised in Australia and New Zealand, as well as taking her to a number of international locations.

Workshop details

The full day workshpos will run from 09:00 - 16:00

The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, 20 August in Hillarys, Perth.

The second workshop will be held on Thursday, 22 August in Geraldton. 

Workshop attendance is free.

Who should attend

The workshop will have benefits for a range of Local Government staff involved in emergencies, animal welfare and the recovery of their community, including:

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Local Recovery Coordinators
  • Emergency Management Officers
  • Rangers

Invitation to register is also extended to key organisations with a role for animal welfare services and support in emergencies.


Please complete either the Metropolitan or Geraldton workshop registration form for your preferred event.

The registration form is located in the right hand menu column.

Registrations will close Wednesday, 14 August 2019.

For enquiries please contact State Animal Welfare Emergency Coordinator

Preparedness survey

In preparation for the workshops, Local Governments are asked to participate in a short survey looking at the preparedness for animal welfare in emergencies across the state. The survey will help the department establish a clearer indication of preparedness across Local Governments and contribute to the direction of the workshops.

To access the Survey click here



Contact information

Animal Welfare General Enquiries

Further information on reporting animal cruelty is available.


Amanda Nardi-Wallace