Our structure

Emergency Management Victoria is a statutory entity led by the Emergency Management Commissioner and the Chief Executive.

Download the Emergency Management Victoria organisation chart and read about the six EMV directorates below.

Risk and Resilience

The Risk and Resilience directorate is responsible for developing the State Risk and Mitigation Plan; designing, implementing and monitoring the Integrated Emergency Management Planning Framework; and conducting and sponsoring emergency management research and evaluations.

Emergency management resilience, consequence management and volunteer development are also led by this directorate.

Capability and Response

The Capability and Response directorate leads, develops and facilitates reform and improvement of the emergency management sector’s capability and response to major emergencies through  training and exercising strategy and frameworks, sector wide lessons management and review activities, state and regional capability and community emergency warnings and information.

The directorate also directly supports the Emergency Management Commissioner’s legislated responsibilities regarding emergency management operating procedures and standards, state emergency response planning, and emergency management coordination and operations including the ongoing management and operation of the State and Regional Control Centre’s and their associated operating systems and processes.

Relief and Recovery

The Relief and Recovery Directorate leads coordination of relief and recovery for all emergencies in partnerships with a range of stakeholders. The directorate also has responsibility for coordinating State-wide relief and recovery priorities into policy, programs, capability and investment.

The Directorate is leading reform to the current relief and recovery arrangements through a cohesive and future focused strategy for relief and recovery in Victoria

Strategy and Investment

The Strategy and Investment directorate leads business strategy, sector investment and major projects that deliver whole of State economic, social and environment outcomes.

The directorate works closely with departments and agencies to achieve sector wide outcomes.

The team also provides secretariat support to several high level sector governance committees.

Legal Policy and Executive Services

The Legal Policy and Executive Services business unit leads and develops legislative and regulatory changes, and provides whole-of-government policy  advice to the Commissioner, Minister for Emergency Services and Government.

It also provides support to the Minister in their Cabinet, parliamentary and national roles.

Corporate Support Services

The Corporate Support Services directorate leads the provision of internal business systems and services to support EMV.  Functions include Organisation Development, Business Planning, Financial Management, Procurement, Grants Management and Risk/Business Continuity Planning.


EMV Organisational Chart