Phase 1 - Sector and community preparedness and response

Work under Phase 1 has concluded

Inspector-General Tony Pearce delivered government with his report on Phase 1 of the independent Inquiry on 31 July 2020.

On 14 October 2020 the Victorian Government responded to the Fire Season Inquiry Phase 1 report, accepting all 17 recommendations.

This report should be read in conjunction with the Review of 10 years of reform in Victoria’s emergency management sector as its recommendations are relevant to the findings of the Inquiry and are referenced throughout the Phase 1 report.

Read the government's response to both IGEM reports from (External link)


Phase 2 - Relief and recovery arrangements

Work under Phase 2 has concluded

On 30 July 2021 Inspector-General Tony Pearce delivered his ‘Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian Fire Season ­- Phase 2’ report to government.

Delivery of this second and final report concludes the Inspector-General’s independent Inquiry.

Arrangements for the public release of the Inquiry’s Phase 2 report is at the discretion of the Minister for Police and Emergency Services.