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Report name
Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian Fire Season - Phase 1
Lead agency
EMV - Emergency Management Victoria
In Progress
Due date
IGEM considers that this action is in the early stages of development
Recommendation theme
Recommendation 17: Vulnerable communities
Recommendation details

The Inspector-General for Emergency Management recommends that Emergency Management Victoria – in collaboration with the emergency management sector – develop and implements processes to ensure greater dissemination and improved understanding of information for all Victorians, and visitors to Victoria in an emergency event. This should consider but not be exclusive to individuals who:
a)    are not familiar with Victoria and its environment
b)    find it difficult to understand and respond to emergency information
c)    are socially or geographically isolated.


Victoria will continue to take the lead in working with other states and territories to agree to, and seek national funding for, enhancements to the Emergency Alert platform. These enhancements will allow translation into languages other than English to better reach CALD communities.

Summary of progress

Translation requirements for the Emergency Alert platform will be discussed at the September 2022 Emergency Alert High Level Group meeting. The group comprises senior Australian, state and territory government emergency management communications officials.

EMV advised that the discussions will focus on operational, commercial and technical considerations.