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
2015 Emergency Management Operational Review 2014–15 (External link) A report comprised of two parts:
- Part 1 provided a general overview of the weather and operational activity across 2014–15, as well as a series of case studies designed to identify and share lessons.
- Part 2 provided insights and suggested treatments based on themes identified across 2014–15 to inform continuous improvement.
Emergency Management Victoria
2015 Collaborative Emergency Management: Costs and benefits for Local Government (External link) A review outlining the costs and benefits of collaborative approaches to emergency management from the perspective of Local Governments. Local Government Victoria
2015 Emergency Service Response Times (External link) An assessment of the accountability of emergency service organisations and the relevant portfolio departments for response time performance. The audit found that there were multiple problems with emergency response time measures, targets and data that prevent Parliament and the public from holding agencies fully to account. Victorian Auditor-General's Office
2014 Emergency Risks in Victoria – Report of the 2012–13 State Emergency Risk Assessment (External link) A report into the results of a state-level emergency risk assessment conducted in Victoria, it contains information about a range of important emergency-related risks, and a comparison of their severity relative to each other. Victorian Government
2010 Business Continuity Management in Local Government (External link) An audit of local government business continuity plans that found plans were unlikely to prove effective in the event of a significant disruption to council services and that risk management practices and governance was in need of strengthening. Victorian Government
2010 Business Continuity Management in Local Government (External link) An audit examining business continuity plans at each council found that plans are unlikely to prove effective in the event of a significant disruption to council services. Victorian Auditor-General's Office