Resources for all levels (state, regional and municipal)

This page contains useful resources to support emergency management planning at all levels, including state, regional and municipal. The information is compiled from a variety of sources including material generally available on the public record, reputable specialist sources and original material. Care has been taken wherever possible to verify accuracy and reliability; however, the material does not provide professional advice. No warranty is provided nor, to the extent lawful, liability accepted for loss resulting from reliance on the contents of this guide or from its use. Readers should apply their own skill and judgement when using the information contained herein.

Emergency Management Planning Reform Newsletter

Subscribe to the Emergency Management Planning Reform Newsletter (External link)


Emergency management planning context 

Fact sheet: Emergency services organisations and departments

Fact sheet: Fire prevention planning

Fact sheet: Future of the EMMV

Fact sheet: States of Emergency Under Victorian Law

Fact sheet: Legal Protection for Emergency Volunteer Workers

Emergency management planning hierarchy

Emergency Management Act 1986 (External link)

Emergency Management Act 2013 (External link)

Emergency Management Legislation Amendment Act 2018 and second reading speech 

White paper: Victorian emergency management reform

Victorian emergency operations handbook

Continuous review, monitoring and evaluation

EM-LEARN framework and guidelines for operational debriefing, reviewing and real time monitoring and evaluation

Lessons management handbook, Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (External link)

Managing exercises handbook, Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (External link)

Additional resources 

Aboriginal Victoria heritage register (External link)

Australian disaster resilience handbook collection (External link)

Department of Health and Human Services' Vulnerable People in Emergencies policy​​​​​ (External link)

Disaster recovery toolkit for local Government

Economic development Australia - economy, jobs and business insights (External link)

EM-COP (External link) 

Emergency planning handbook, Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (External link)

Fact sheet: Financial Arrangements - Government Post-Emergency Assistance Measures

National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines (NERAG) handbook  (External link)

National map of reported mobile black spots (External link)

National principles for disaster recovery (External link)

Problem solver’s toolkit (External link)

Red Cross resources for agencies (External link)

Resilient recovery strategy

Victorian preparedness framework

Victoria's registered Aboriginal parties (External link)