Preparedness and response training

Find out about training and exercises available for the development of response capability for maritime environmental emergencies.

Training and workshops

The Department of Transportís (DoT) Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Team provides training and workshops that are either informal or courses that award nationally-recognised units of competency.

DoTís Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Team also facilitates access to training and workshops provided by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority under the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergency.

To nominate for training opportunities, please contact us by email at MEER.training@transport.wa.gov.au

Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Team facilitated training

The schedule and offerings for training and workshops facilitated by DoTís Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Team are outlined in the training schedule.

DoTís Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Team are the training coordinators for attendance on Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Team facilitated training and workshops.

Training schedule

The following is the proposed training schedule for the MEER Program over the dates of 1st July 2023 to 31st December 2023.

For any queries relating to training, please email meer.training@transport.wa.gov.au

Start Date Location Course/Event
04/09/2023 Fremantle State Response Team Deployment Day 3
16/10/2023 Broome Exercise Roebuck Challenge Ė Kimberley Port Authority
30/10/2023 - 03/11/2023 Fremantle Basic Equipment Operator / Oiled Shoreline Response
30/11/2023 Fremantle State Response Team Deployment Day 4
05/12/2023 Two Rocks First Strike Response Training

Australian Maritime Safety Authority National Plan facilitated training

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has designed competency based training courses, online training and workshops for responders under the National Plan.

Find out more about the training and workshop schedule on the AMSA website.

DoTís Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Team are the training coordinators for attendance by Western Australians on AMSA National Plan facilitated training and workshops.

  Exercises

DoTís Maritime Environmental Emergency Response (MEER) Team facilitates:

  • a State MEER Exercise every year
  • access to National Plan Exercises provided by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority under the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergency.

Nominations to participate in exercises are either sought through registration processes outlined in exercise flyers, or by calls for nominations direct from the DoT MEER Team.

WA State Exercise 2023

The 2023 WA State Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Exercise will be conducted 16 Ė 20 October in Broome, focussing on DoT supporting a Port Authority to resolve a Maritime Environmental Emergency incident. This will be run in partnership with the Kimberly Ports Authority (KPA) and a series of other organisations and agencies.

For more information, see the flyer below or email marine.pollution@transport.wa.gov.au

You can register to participate or observe the exercise by completing the Exercise Roebuck Challenge - Participant and Observer Nomination.
 

Previous State exercises

WA State Exercise Zephyr 2022 video

2022 WA State Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Exercise and 2022 Australian Oil & Gas Industry / AMOSC Exercise.

WA State Exercise Amity Challenge 2018

2018 WA State Maritime Environmental Emergency Response Exercise Amity Albany conducted by WA Department of Transport.

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