Current projects

Here are just some of the current projects that Emergency Management Victoria are working in conjunction with 

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EM-COP Update

A new web-based communication, planning and collaboration tool has been rolled out across Victoria this summer to enable emergency personnel to quickly share information and make strategic decisions.

Operational Communications Program

Operational communications provides the underpinning capability to allow agencies to operate and interoperate. Network investments are typically large, and the lead times to build new infrastructure are long. These investments are a prerequisite to many smaller technology efficiency projects, so must be undertaken first.

Mt Macedon facilities in 1947.

Victorian Emergency Management Institute

Victoria’s emergency management sector has a new world class training facility to enhance emergency management education and training capabilities for all emergencies.

Strategic Action Plan (SAP)

Under the Emergency Management Act 2013, the State Crisis and Resilience Council (SCRC) is responsible for developing a three-year rolling Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan. The Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan 2015-2018 (SAP) will steer the vision, strategic priorities, investment and principles for Government and the emergency management sector.

Community Based Emergency Management

The Victorian emergency management sector is supporting communities to better connect and build a safer and more resilient future. This includes the development of a Community Based Emergency Management (CBEM) approach and key examples, to recognise current efforts and support people to work together before, during and after emergencies.

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WyeSep Connect online portal

EMV and Colac Otway Shire recently launched WyeSep Connect, an online portal that supports resettlement at Wye River and Separation Creek, sharing and sourcing information, news, events, achievements and challenges.

Marine Search and Rescue

Marine search and rescue in Victoria is moving forward with significant change taking place within the sector to make it more collaborative, effective and sustainable.

Relief and Recovery Reform Strategy

The Victorian Government is committed to reform the State’s emergency management arrangements to create safer and more resilient communities. This includes the review and redesign of Victoria’s relief and recovery system, as identified through numerous reviews, inquiries and reports.