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All Hazards Symbology

This project commenced to develop an Australasian All Hazards Symbology set. The project was sponsored by the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) and the Australia New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC), and supported by EMSINA. The primary aim of the project was to develop a consistent All Hazards Symbology Set (AHSS) and have it adopted by emergency management agencies across Australia and New Zealand.​

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All Hazards Symbology Categories

The All Hazards Symbology Set is divided into the following categories

Assets or infrastructure that are relevant to an incident or event or operational response; assets at risk, or infrastructure that needs protection.


Relevant to incidents for any hazards including natural event, civil activities and policing.


Any observation relevant to an incident, event or operational response.


Relevant to planned and operational responses to events and incidents including supporting intelligence.


Relevant for warnings on public facing EM websites.


All Hazards Symbology Downloads

Download the All Hazards Symbology Document or Symbol Set(s).  When downloading the symbol sets you will have the option of: ESRI, Google, Mapinfo and/or Geoserver.

Note: if you are unable to access Google Drive please request the desired symbol set through our contact area.

All Hazards Symbology Add / Change

If you with to add/change a symbol please refer to the following documentation.



All Hazards Symbology Change Workflow



All Hazards Symbology Set Change Guide



All Hazards Symbology Change Form


Example Form

All Hazards Symbology Change Example Form

All Hazards Symbology Contact

Questions about the All Hazards Symbology Set are to be sent to EMSINA's generic email address.

Tip: Your email will be processed faster if you put the words 'AHSS email contact:'  in the 'subject' line.

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