About the Inspector-General for Emergency Management
The Inspector-General is an independent statutory role providing assurance to government and the community in respect of emergency management arrangements in Victoria and fostering their continuous improvement.
IGEM plays a key role in ensuring that all evaluations and reviews undertaken facilitate the ongoing improvement of emergency management arrangements and support the achievement of desired community outcomes.
Connecting with and preparing communities for major emergencies in Victoria is a system-wide review identified in the Inspector-General for Emergency Management’s (IGEM) 2015 Annual Forward Plan of Reviews, and is conducted under section 64(1)(b) of the Emergency Management Act 2013.
The Annual Forward Plan of Reviews has been developed in consultation with the emergency management sector and focuses on strategic, emergency management-related systemic issues of significance to all Victorians.