Emergencies in Wellington

Find out how you can get support and receive the latest information on an emergency situation in Wellington City.

If an emergency occurs in Wellington City, the Council activates a specially trained team of staff who will coordinate local response activities from the Council’s dedicated Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). 

For larger emergencies affecting multiple council areas, Greater Wellington Regional Council will coordinate activities across the active EOCs.

Emergency updates

In an emergency, you will be able to see the latest updates on the situation on this website and wremo.nz

At the bottom of this page you'll also find links to WREMO's Twitter and Facebook pages, how to prepare for an emergency, and where your nearest Community Emergency Hub is located.

If you live in Wellington, you can also see information that is specific to your suburb on the Earthquake Recovery Map


Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) conducts a range of activities, on behalf of the Wellington Region’s Councils, to assist Councils in the preparedness of their communities to emergency situations.

WREMO was formed on 2 July 2012 to undertake emergency readiness services on behalf of the nine councils in the Wellington region.

WREMO are based in offices across the region, including within the Wellington City Council EOC building in Thorndon.

About Wellington City Council’s EOC

The building was purpose-built in 1995 with its own water, electricity, communications and sewerage facilities. This means that communications and essential services can keep operating during a major emergency that affects the city's utilities.

In 2011, some internal improvements were made to the building to increase the building's day-to-day capacity and its ability to respond to a major emergency event.

More information

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office

Phone: 04 460 0650
Email: info@wremo.nz
Website: wremo.nz