Biosecurity Emergency Management - Exercise Management Guide

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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, November 2016

The Biosecurity Emergency Management - Exercise Management Guide provides guidance on contemporary exercise management practices and provides a range of examples and templates that may be used by exercise managers when designing, planning, conducting and evaluating exercises. The purpose of this document is to provide a point of reference for Australia’s biosecurity agencies when designing, planning, conducting and evaluating exercises.

It is intended that this document will have application to all biosecurity sectors. The concepts and principles throughout this guide are consistent with those applied by other emergency management agencies, as outlined in the Australian Emergency Manual – Managing Exercises, produced by the Australian Emergency Management Institute, Mt Macedon, Victoria. However the text and examples in this guide have been contextualised to exercises being conducted by biosecurity agencies and related industry groups.

This document has been prepared by the Biosecurity Emergency Preparedness Working Group and endorsed by the National Emergency Preparedness and Response Working Group 17 August 2013.

Comments on the Exercise Management Guide, or any questions you may have, can be directed to:

Preparedness Section
Email: NBEPEG

Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
PO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2600

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