Halls Gap Resilience Group

Resilience is the capacity of Halls Gap to respond positively to emergency events. It is the ability of the community to prepare for, and react to, emergencies in a sustainable way.

Halls Gap is vulnerable to floods, landslides, bushfires and other threats. They adversely affect the local economy and the health and wellbeing of residents and tourists. The severity of the adverse impact depends on the scale of the disaster and the level of preparedness to respond to the emergency. Developing community resilience to emergency events will

1.  minimise the adverse impact,
2.  contribute to a quicker, more effective, response and recovery, and
3.  make for a safer community.

The Resilience Group was a subcommittee of the Community Association of Halls Gap Inc. It was a forum for agencies and community representatives to develop strategies and frameworks to support the resilience of the Halls Gap community. It was intended to help both residents and tourists to

–  understand the nature of various emergency events, and
–  actively prepare for, and mitigate against the adverse impacts of, emergencies.

HGRG Publications


  1. Resilience Group Terms of Reference
  2. CovidSafe Plan


  1. Submission to the MEMPC on Community Based Emergency Management
  2. Submission to the MEMPC on Halls Gap Safety Factsheets

Analyses of Halls Gap Safety Issues

  1. Halls Gap Threat & Risk Assessment
  2. Review of Emergency Management Plans
  3. Pros and Cons of Sirens
  4. Pros and Cons of Backup Power
  5. 2022 Halls Gap Fire Plug Audit
  6. 2023 Halls Gap Fire Plug Audit

Draft Emergency Management Plans

  1. Dam Break Evacuation Plan
  2. Extreme Heat Plan

Safety Factsheets and Guides

  1. Lake Bellfield Dam Safety Factsheet
  2. Visitor Information Guide – Bushfire
  3. Visitor Information Guide – Flood & Landslide
  4. Surviving Extreme Temperatures
  5. Surviving Terrorism
  6. Surviving Hazardous Materials
  7. Community Evacuation Information