Under provisions of the Emergency Management Act, arrangements for the release of the Inspector-General's Fire Season Inquiry reports are at the discretion of the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. 


Phase 1 - Community and sector preparedness and response

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

The report - Inquiry into the 2019–20 Victorian Fire Season: Phase 1 – Community and Sector Preparedness for and Response to the 2019–20 Fire Season - was tabled by leave in Parliament (External link) on 18 September 2020.

Government is currently considering the report.

IGEM will make the Inquiry Report, the associated 'Review of 10 years of emergency management reform', together with government’s response, available from this website upon the approval of the Minister for Police and Emergency Services.