Current projects

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

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Emergency Management Common Operating Picture or EM-COP is a web-based communication, planning and collaboration tool that has been rolled out across Victoria to enable emergency personnel to quickly share information and make strategic decisions. 

Emergency management capability in Victoria

A model to understand capability in Victoria has been in development in the emergency management sector since 2015. It is based on the United States’ National Preparedness Goal.

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.

Victorian Emergency Management Institute

The Victorian Emergency Management Institute (VEMI) was established in 2016 to enhance Victoria’s training capacity and to develop the emergency management capability of government agencies, departments, local government authorities, volunteer organisations, private sector organisations, critical infrastructure providers, water corporations, professional bodies and associations, and non-government organisations.

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 (SAP) steers the vision, strategic priorities, investment and principles for Government and the emergency management sector.

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.

Resilient Recovery

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.

Emergency Management Sector Workforce Strategy

The Emergency Management Sector Workforce Strategy project will provide sector-wide guidance and alignment in the building of a sustainable, diverse and inclusive workforce to meet foreseeable challenges. The strategy does not seek to replace organisations’ internal strategy development and workforce planning practices; it will provide a common planning narrative to align similar efforts across agencies.