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Report name
Review of 10 years of reform in Victoria's emergency management sector
Lead agency
EMV - Emergency Management Victoria
Due date
August 2022 (revised)
IGEM considers that this action has been implemented
Recommendation theme
Recommendation 3: Community preparedness
Recommendation details

The Inspector-General for Emergency Management recommends that Emergency Management Victoria – in collaboration with the community and emergency management sector – develop and promote a preparedness strategy that:
•    is relevant to all emergencies
•    is aligned with existing, consistent and accessible preparedness message
•    includes a clear, consistent and accessible preparedness message
•    builds on the community preparedness work of the Australian Red Cross
•    considers leading practice from other jurisdictions


EMV will work with the sector in partnership with communities to review the Victorian Preparedness Goal by June 2022. The updated and refreshed Victorian Preparedness Goal will further promote the principles of shared responsibility and self-reliance and will be informed in part by the outcomes of the review’s risk assessment recommendation. It will also build community awareness of the capability, capacity and resilience required in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies

Summary of progress

The contents of the Victorian Preparedness Goal have been consolidated into the Victorian Preparedness Framework as part of a review of both documents led by EMV.

For more information on this process refer to the progress summary for 10YOR Action 4.8.