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Lead agency
EMV - Emergency Management Victoria
Due date
October 2020
IGEM considers that this action has been implemented
Recommendation theme
Recommendation 2: Risk management arrangements
Recommendation details

The Inspector-General for Emergency Management recommends that Emergency Management Victoria – in collaboration with the community and emergency management sector:
a)    updates the 2012–13 State Emergency Risk Assessment to include strategic and operational elements of emergency management. This should consider:
•    the place-based risk assessment development through the community emergency risk assessment process
•    consequence management capability across the sector
•    existing risk models for natural and human-induced hazards.
b)    provides guidance and support for the sector on how to incorporate the updated risk assessment in emergency management planning, policy development, decision-making and assurance activities.


By October 2020, EMV will release an updated Emergency Risk in Victoria report. The report will identify the highest priority risks in Victoria at a state level, inform actions and activities to be undertaken to mitigate these risks, and manage the consequences where risks cannot be mitigated.

Summary of progress

EMV released an updated Emergency Risks in Victoria report in July 2020. The report is a risk communication strategy document that complements the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP) (refer to Action 2.2).

The report intends to support a range of users to better understand Victoria’s emergency risk profile, including state and local government officials, non-government organisations, businesses, researchers, and communities. It also sets outs what is being done to manage emergency risks and contains sources of further information to support strategic decision-making.

IGEM notes this version of Emergency Risks in Victoria is based on the results of the State Emergency Risk Assessment Review 2016-17, and that development of a contemporary and systemic approach to identifying and mitigating risk across Victoria is planned (refer to Action 2.6).

Emergency Risks in Victoria is available on EMV’s website: emv.vic.gov.au/publications/state-emergency-risk-assessment-reports/emergency-risks-in-victoria-july-2020