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
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 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
2017 CERA Findings Report 2016–17 (External link) An overview of the CERA (Community Emergency Risk Assessment) program and findings as at June 2017. The report found that the top three most common hazards identified across Victoria were heatwave, bushfire and storm. Victoria State Emergency Service
2017 A Pathway to Infrastructure Resilience: Advisory Paper 2: Guidance for asset owners and operators in the short term (External link) A research paper that recommends a whole-of-system, all-hazards approach to resilience planning that focuses on strengthening an infrastructure asset, network and sector, as well as the place, precinct, city, and region that the infrastructure operates within. Infrastructure Australia
2017 Critical Infrastructure Resilience - Implementation Progress Report 2016 (External link) A report examining the first year of implementation of the new emergency risk management arrangements for critical infrastructure resilience in Victoria that came into came into effect on 1 July 2015, with a particular focus on the outputs required under the Emergency Management Act and the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy. Inspector-General for Emergency Management
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
2017 Critical Infrastructure All Sectors Resilience Report 2017 (External link) A high-level whole-of-state summary of the resilience of Victoria’s critical infrastructure sectors. This report draws on the collaboration between portfolio departments and industry throughout 2016–17 to improve the resilience of Victoria’s critical infrastructure and manage emergency risks. Emergency Management Victoria
2017 Municipal Emergency Management Collaborations Learnings Report (External link) An independent study to improve the sector's understanding of various formal and informal ways in which local governments come together under a 'collaborative model' in emergency management. It provides baseline information and insights about the structure, processes and challanges faced by the collaborative groups. Local Government Victoria
2017 Emergency Management Operational Review 2016–17 (External link) Part of an ongoing cycle of learning and improvement, this review aims to highlight good practice, changes and improvements that occurred across the Victorian emergency management sector during 2016–17. It summarises the assurance activities conducted and their outcomes. Emergency Management Victoria