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 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 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 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
2021 Clearing a path to full inclusion of people with disability in emergency management policy and practice in Australia (External link) An issues paper prepared in response to the roadblocks to safety and wellbeing for Australians with disability in emergency management. It distills six key issues that present barriers to the full inclusion of people with disability in emergency management, and five practical actions that institutions with responsibility for emergency management and other stakeholders can undertake. Independent
2021 A Pathway to Infrastructure Resilience: Advisory Paper 1: Opportunities for systemic change (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
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 Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021-2051 (External link) A strategy that builds on the work of the first cross-sectoral infrastructure strategy delivered in 2016, it identifies the top infrastructure priorities for Victoria’s nine regions to reduce disadvantage, build on economic strengths and address environmental risks. Infrastructure Victoria
2021 Supporting community-led approaches to disaster preparedness (External link) This summary report outlines the research findings and recommendations for the Get Ready-Disaster Resilient: Future Ready pilots project, which aimed to better understand community-led approaches to resilience building. Independent
2020 Emergency risks in Victoria (External link) A report into the results of Victoria’s State-level emergency risk assessment completed in November 2017 with updated information about Victoria’s significant emergency related risks, including a comparison of their severity, and the institutional arrangements in place to manage these risks. Victorian Government
2020 Review of 10 years of reform in Victoria’s emergency management sector (External link) A review of emergency management reforms and their effectiveness in supporting safer and more resilient Victorians. The report made recommendations relating to the critical areas of risk management, community information, recovery, outcomes frameworks, and capability and capacity. Inspector-General for Emergency Management