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The following table lists response support agencies for key functional areas. Where there is a key functional area required to manage an emergency but is not listed or there is uncertainty as to which agency may potentially support this function, the EMC or relevant emergency response co-ordinator may request any agency to lead this function. The agency will generally be most closely aligned to the function, with other agencies also having the potential to be response support agencies, if they have the skills, expertise or resources to contribute to the response to an emergency.

Table 10: Response support agencies, by functional area

Functional area Lead response support agency (RSA)
Agriculture
 
DJPR
Animal welfare (livestock and companion animals)
 
DJPR
Ambulance services / first aid
 
AV
Business and industry
 
DJPR
Coronial services
 
Coroners Court of Victoria
Courts, corrections and consumer affairs
 
DJCS
Deceased person identification
 
VicPol
Earth resources (mines)
 
DJPR
Education
 
DET
Emergency services telecommunications
 
ESTA
Environmental impact
(air, land and water quality)
 
EPA
Fisheries (in Victorian waters)
 
VFA
Health and human services
 
DHHS
Health protection – public health
 
DHHS
Health command
 
AV
Insurance and risk advice
 
VMIA
Local government
 
DJPR
Media / communications
 
EMV
Public land
 
DELWP
Public telecommunications
 
DJPR
Public transport
 
DoT
Responder agencies
 
CFA, FRV, DELWP, VICSES
Roads
 
DoT
Spatial data
 
DELWP
Specific facilities (including secure facilities)
 
Owner or manager
Threatened ecosystems and species
 
DELWP
Tourism
 
DJPR
Transport (including airports and ports)
 
DoT
Reticulated water and wastewater (sewerage)
 
Water corporations
Weather
 
BoM
WorkSafe
 
Victorian WorkCover Authority