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
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
2019 Review of impact assessment and consequence management (External link) A system-wide review exploring the impact assessment and consequence management arrangements in the sector, and identifying opportunities to ensure the arrangements aligned with performance expectations, leading practice, and intended community outcomes based on observations and findings from emergency events in Victoria, including the 2018 South West fires. Inspector-General for Emergency Management
2019 Critical Infrastructure All Sectors Resilience Report 2018 (External link) A report highlighting the benefits of continued collaboration between industry and government, and a focus on enhancing resilience to emergency risks. Emergency Management Victoria
2019 Victorian Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan Update #2 2017–20 – Progress Report 2018 (External link) An assessment of the progress of the state's implementation of the SAP Update #2 2017–20. 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. Inspector-General for Emergency Management
2019 Review of emergency management for high-risk Victorian communities (External link) A system-wide review examining the processes and tools the emergency management sector uses for identifying high-risk communities, the vulnerabilities in those communities and how the sector addresses these issues in their planning and response processes. Inspector-General for Emergency Management
2019 Councils and Emergencies Capability and Capacity Evaluation Report (External link) A comprehensive overview of the emergency management capability and capacity of Victoria’s 79 councils. The findings enable councils to better understand their capability and capacity and support better emergency management planning locally. The report also supports the emergency management sector to better understand councils’ emergency management capability and capacity. Local Government Victoria
2019 Implementation of recommendations from IGEM system-wide reviews – Progress Report 2018 (External link) An assessment of the state's progress on implementing recommendations from three system-wide reviews conducted by IGEM.
• Review of connecting with and preparing communities for major emergencies in Victoria
• Review of Victoria’s emergency management sector preparedness for major emergencies
• Review of community recovery following the 2013–14 Victorian bushfires
Inspector-General for Emergency Management