Australia's State Aviation Safety Programme
1. Australia's safety policy, objectives and resources
1.5 State emergency response plan
Australia has specific plans in place to respond to events which impact, or have the potential to impact, on aviation safety in Australian administered airspace or territory or involving Australian registered aircraft outside of Australian administered airspace or territory.
Australia's response plans include the Business Continuity Management Framework for a disaster or extended disruption to the aviation system including incidents such as earthquakes and floods.
CASA maintains a Critical Occurrence Response Plan which includes a Volcanic Ash Occurrence Response Plan, providing a specific framework to manage the response to a volcanic ash event or emergency. These plans complement the Australian Government Aviation Disaster Response Plan (AUSAVPLAN) maintained by the Attorney-General's Department—Emergency Management Australia.