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STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE ACT 1989

- As at 4 April 2017
- Act 164 of 1989

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Definitions
   4.      Limitation on operation of Act-industrial disputes and civil disturbances
   5.      (Repealed)
   6.      Act binds the Crown

   PART 2 - THE STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE

   7.      State Emergency Service
   8.      Functions of Service

   PART 3 - THE COMMISSIONER AND OTHER STAFF OF THE SERVICE

   9.      Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and other staff
   9A.     (Repealed)
   10.     Ministerial control
   11.     Commissioner responsible for administration of Service
   12.     Planning and preparation by Commissioner
   13.     Delegation by Commissioner
   14.     Service regions

   PART 4 - EMERGENCY OFFICERS AND SES UNITS

   15.     Emergency officers
   16.     Region controllers
   17.     Local controllers
   17A.    Unit controllers
   17B.    Terms of appointment for local and unit controllers
   17C.    Local and unit controller deputies
   17D.    Region headquarters unit
   18.     SES units
   18AA.   Granting, suspension and withdrawal of membership of SES units

   PART 5 - EMERGENCIES AND EMERGENCY POWERS

   18A.    Definitions
   19.     Emergencies to which Part applies
   20.     Commissioner to control emergencies
   21.     Duty to recognise authority of Commissioner and emergency officers
   22.     Power to evacuate or to take other steps concerning persons
   22A.    Power to take other safety measures
   22B.    Power to enter premises
   22C.    Notice of entry
   22D.    Care to be taken
   22E.    Use of force
   22F.    Authority to enter premises
   23.     Arrangements for inter-State co-operation in emergencies
   24.     Offence to obstruct Commissioner or emergency officer

   PART 5A - CONTRIBUTION TO STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE COSTS

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   24A.    Definitions

           Division 2 - SES funding target

   24B.    SES funding target
   24C.    Local councils to give information to Commissioner
   24D.    Commissioner to assist

           Division 3 - Treasurer to contribute to Fund

   24E.    Treasurer to pay contributions
   24F.    Contribution payable in instalments
   24G.    SES funding amount

           Division 4 - Local councils to pay SES contribution

   24H.    Council to pay SES contribution
   24I.    Amount of contribution
   24IA.   Contribution payable in instalments
   24IB.   Minister to advise State Revenue Commissioner

           Division 5 - Payment of contributions by local councils

   24J.    When instalments are to be paid
   24K.    Annual assessment notice
   24L.    Instalment notices
   24LA.   SES contribution is debt payable to State Revenue Commissioner
   24M.    How contribution is to be funded

           Division 6 - (Repealed)
           None

           Division 7 - Administration of Funds

   24V.    New South Wales State Emergency Service Fund
   24W.    (Repealed)
   24X.    Disposal by local councils of equipment purchased from Fund

           Division 8 - Miscellaneous

   24Y.    Certificate evidence

   PART 5B - SES VOLUNTEER JOINT CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL

   24Z.    Establishment of SES Volunteer Joint Consultative Council
   24ZA.   Membership and procedure of Consultative Council
   24ZB.   Functions of the Consultative Council
   24ZC.   Reporting requirement

   PART 6 - MISCELLANEOUS

   25.     Personal liability of members of Service and Consultative Council and volunteers
   25A.    Certain damage to be covered by insurance
   26.     This Act not to limit other Acts or laws
   27.     Service of documents
   28.     Proceedings for offences
   28A.    Donations of financial or material support
   29.     Regulations
   30.     Savings, transitional and other provisions
   31.     Repeal of State Emergency Services and Civil Defence Act 1972 and regulations
           32-35. (Repealed)
           SCHEDULE 1
           Schedule 2 (Repealed)
           SCHEDULE 3


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