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
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
2019 VICSES Community Resilience Strategy Year Two Outcomes Report (External link) A report presenting key highlights, activities and outcomes for VICSES from implementing the Strategy in 2017-2018 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
2019 Review of Victoria’s emergency management sector preparedness for major emergencies (External link) A system-wide review identifying opportunities to enhance Victoria’s sector preparedness for major emergencies exploring possible pathways for Victoria to strengthen preparedness for major emergencies that recognise and reflect the current emergency management arrangements. This review identified preparedness as a shared responsibility and applies to all stages of prevention, response and recovery; and guided by risk. Inspector-General for Emergency Management
2019 VICSES Community Resilience Strategy Year Two Outcomes Report (External link) A report presenting key highlights, activities and outcomes for VICSES from implementing the Strategy in 2017-2018 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
2019 Review of connecting and collaborating with the private sector and community organisations (External link) A system-wide review considering how the emergency management sector connects and collaborates with private sector and community organisations across the broad areas of governance, mitigation and resilience building, and response and recovery. The review considered the purposes for which collaboration is required now and in the future, and identified challenges relevant to sector organisations in connecting and collaborating. Inspector-General for Emergency Management
2018 Critical Infrastructure Resilience – Implementation Progress Report 2017 (External link) A report outlining the progress of the Victorian Government and industry partners in implementing Victoria’s critical infrastructure resilience arrangements in 2017-18. This includes examples of good practice such as information sharing and cross-sector exercising; as well as improvement opportunities for further consideration. Inspector-General for Emergency Management
2018 Community Resilience Strategy Year One Outcomes Report (External link) A report presenting key highlights, activities and outcomes for VICSES from implementing the strategy in 2016-2017 and the KPIs to measure achievement against the strategic objectives. Victoria State Emergency Service
2018 Community Resilience Strategy – Indicators and Evaluation Framework (External link) A framework that elaborates on the measurement and evaluation components of the Community Resilience Strategy for VICSES, it links into key pieces of Victorian, Australian and International doctrine. In 2018–19 VICSES commenced implementation and started reporting on data associated with the measures set in the framework. Victoria State Emergency Service
2018 A monitoring and evaluation framework for disaster recovery programs (External link) A framework that sets an outcomes-based approach seeking to ensure disaster recovery programs can be evaluated for their effectiveness and that evaluations are undertaken in a consistent manner. Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
2017 Victorian Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan 2016–19 Annual Progress Report (External link) An assessment of the implementation progress of the Victorian Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan Update 2016-19. The report details actions completed during the year including introducing new capability, approaches and resources across critical infrastructure; emergency management education; service delivery standards; and information sharing. Inspector-General for Emergency Management