A hazard is a source of potential harm. A hazard event is another term for emergency.

Some assurance activities examine system-wide risks that span across multiple hazard types, including reviews into the emergency management functions of sector organisations.

Examples of such assurance activities include the Review of 10 years of reform in Victoria’s emergency management sector and the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

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Publish year Assurance activity Summary Organisation
2021 Victorian Infrastructure Plan 2021 (External link) A plan that outlines the Victorian Government’s investment directions across eight sectors specifying significant projects, reform directions and funding over the next five years and beyond. It also contains responses to Infrastructure Victoria’s 94 recommendations in Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021–2051 including areas of transport, energy, environment, water and emergency management. Department of Treasury and Finance
2021 Shaping Victoria’s Biosecurity Future Workshop ‘What was said’ Report (External link) The Shaping Victoria’s Biosecurity Future workshop held on 17 and 18 June 2021 brought together experts from industry, community and government to identify opportunities to strengthen Victoria’s biosecurity system. The ‘What was said’ Report shares insights from the conversations held during the workshop. Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
2021 Victorian Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan Update #4 2019–22 - Progress Update 2020 (External link) An assessment of the state's implementation of progress of the SAP update #4 2019-2022.
The SAP is a rolling plan that outlines statewide strategic priorities, with corresponding actions, to support Victoria in achieving its vision of safer and more resilient communities. In this report, IGEM’s observations address topics of consultation, continuous improvement, governance and resourcing, and the consistency and integration of reform outputs.
Inspector-General for Emergency Management
2021 Community organisation involvement in disaster management (External link) Research focusing specifically on the role and involvement of community organisations in disaster management. The research includes results from stakeholders interviews and an online survey targeting not-for-profits and community service organisations, and provides key findings and recommendations for emergency management organisations, government funding bodies and community organisation peak bodies to improve the utilisation of capabilities offered by community organisations in disaster management. Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
2021 Councils and emergencies phase three regional consultation report (External link) A summary of the feedback received from councils and the wider emergency management sector in Phase Three of the Councils and Emergencies Project, it provides a clear understanding of the issues councils face in undertaking their emergency management responsibilities, and produced a set of proposed actions to address those issues. Local Government Victoria
2020 VICSES Community Resilience Strategy Year Three Outcomes Report (External link) A report presenting key highlights, activities and outcomes for VICSES from implementing the Strategy in 2018-2019 and the KPIs to measure achievement against the strategic objectives. The report is intended to support continuous improvement of programs and initiatives during the lifetime of the Strategy. Victoria State Emergency Service
2020 VICSES Community Resilience Strategy Year Three Outcomes Report (External link) A report presenting key highlights, activities and outcomes for VICSES from implementing the Strategy in 2018-2019 and the KPIs to measure achievement against the strategic objectives. The report is intended to support continuous improvement of programs and initiatives during the lifetime of the Strategy. Victoria State Emergency Service
2020 Victoria's Critical Infrastructure All Sectors Resilience Report 2019 (External link) An overview of the eight Victorian critical infrastructure sectors, detailing the most prominent emergency risks likely to disrupt their operation and summarises the resilience improvement initiatives conducted by the eight sectors. Emergency Management Victoria
2020 Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements: interim observations (External link) An outline of interim observations from the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements relating to the responsibilities of, and coordination between all levels of government, Australia's arrangements for adapting to climate change, actions to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters and the involvement of Commonwealth in responding to national emergencies. This report covered some of the more pressing issues that were addressed in the the final report. No draft recommendations were made. Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements
2020 Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements: final report (External link) An examination of coordination, preparedness for, response to and recovery from disasters as well as improving resilience and adapting to changing climatic conditions and mitigating the impact of natural disasters. The inquiry also considered the legal framework for Commonwealth involvement in responding to national emergencies. The Commission made recommendations directly targeted to the Australian Government; specific to States and Territories; and others shared between the Commonwealth and States and Territories. Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements