Our latest update to Assurance in Emergency Management online resource includes 30 new titles mapped under 9 risks:

  • All hazards
  • Bushfire and other fires
  • Climate change
  • Cyber security and ICT systems failure
  • Hazardous material incident
  • Public health emergency
  • Supply chain disruption
  • Terrorism and extremism
  • Workforce and resourcing

This update also introduces Biosecurity to our list of 15 risks which are relevant to Victoria.

Why this resource?

The listings provide a single point of access to published assurance reports (issued since the 2009 Victorian Bushfires).

Using the resource's listings will help you gain valuable insight into assurance in the emergency management sector, and an understanding of observations, findings and recommendations from previous and current assurance activities.

What is risk in a Victorian setting?

Risk is formally defined as the effect of uncertainty on objectives.

For assessment purposes, risk is often defined as the likelihood that a particular level of impact (consequence) will occur. 

The highest risk emergencies are those that are most likely to happen, and with the highest potential consequences.

A state-level risk assessment assesses risk for the whole state (or territory) rather than some part of the state such as a municipal district or a region.

Find out more about risk and assessment through Emergency Risks in Victoria  (External link)