Agency Roles and Responsibilities alignment to Victorian Preparedness Framework

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The Victorian Preparedness Framework (VPF) identifies the core capabilities and critical tasks Victoria requires to effectively manage major emergencies. To be effective, the 21 core capabilities are interdependent, co-ordinated and overlap across EM phases.

The following tables map the core capabilities and critical tasks that apply from the VPF against all agency activities. This alignment does not reflect an additional activity for agencies to deliver against, its purpose is to assist in articulating an agency’s contribution to a specific capability as outlined in the VPF.  

The tables demonstrating agency activities mapped to the VPF core capabilities and critical tasks are to be read in conjunction with the following tables: participating agencies for mitigation (table 8), response control (table 9), response support (table 10), relief services and co-ordination (table 11) and recovery co-ordination (tables 12-15).

These agency activities have been discussed with participating EM organisations for inclusion in this document. While these activities are believed to be current at the date of publication, readers are advised to contact the required agency to ensure that functions can still be carried out as expected. 

In response to an emergency an agency may be requested to provide support to response activities other than what is listed in the agency role statement. In these cases, the determination of support to these activities, will be made by the EMC or relevant emergency response co-ordinator.

Users of the Roles and Responsibilities are invited to suggest additional organisations and activities that they believe should be considered for inclusion in the next edition. 
 

Other support agencies

The Victorian community receives significant benefit from the EM contributions of a wide range of volunteer groups and organisations whose operations are either quite specialised and/or available mainly in a specific locality. 

These groups should be identified in relevant municipal and/or regional EM plans, as appropriate. 

This includes the range of agencies that manage public buildings and assets or who have the responsibility to undertake the assessment, restoration, clearing and rehabilitation of assets within their respective portfolio e.g. roads, bridges, sporting facilities, public amenities, schools and hospitals. 

The organisations listed in this document are those with either broad or state-wide presence, Government organisations, those with a statutory EM involvement and some private corporations with specific roles.

Table 16: Agency contributions to VPF core capabilities, for major emergencies

Core Capability
(agency contribution)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
                 
 
               
 
           
 
       
 
   
 
                 
 
 
   
 
                 
           
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
           
 
       
 
     
 
             
 
 
   
 
                 
 
     
 
                   
 
 
 
 
 
                     
 
 
 
               
 
   
 
                                 
                       
 
                           
 
                                 
 
 
     
 
               
 
                   
 
               
 
 
 
                 
 
   
 
                 
 
     
 
     
 
 
       
   
 
                       
 
 
 
 
 
 
             
 
 
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
 
   
 
         
 
         
 
 
   
     
 
           
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
 
   
 
             
 
     
 
               
 
   
 
     
 
       
 
   
 
     
 
 
               
 
     
                     
 
       
 
 
               
 
 
 
                                                           
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
               
 
   
 
     
 
             
 
 
                               
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
         
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
                 
 
 
 
                   
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
                   
 
   
 
           
                                 
 
     
 
 
   
 
         
 
 
 
 
       
 
     
 
             
 
             
                   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                         
 
     
 
                   
 
                 
 
 
 
 
         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
           
 
                   
             
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
       
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
         
 
             
 
   
 
                     

 

 

Acronyms

Acronym

 

Explanation

     

ADF

 

Australian Defence Force

     

AEMO

 

Australian Energy Market Operator

     

AFP

 

Australian Federal Police

     

AMSA

 

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

     

AQUAPLAN

 

Australian National Strategic Plan for Aquatic Animal Health

     

ARC

 

Australian Red Cross

     

ARFFS

 

Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Services

     

ATSB

 

Australian Transport Safety Bureau

     

AUSASSISTPLAN

 

Australian Government Overseas Assistance Plan

     

AUSVETPLAN

 

Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan

     

AV

 

Ambulance Victoria

     

BoM

 

Bureau of Meteorology

     

BRV

 

Bushfire Recovery Victoria

     

CA

 

Control agency

     

CFA

 

Country Fire Authority

     

CMA

 

Catchment Management Authority

     

COAG

 

Council of Australian Governments

     

COMDISPLAN

 

Australian Government Disaster Response Plan

     

CPR

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

     

CSIRO

 

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

     

DACC

 

Defence Aid to the Civil Community

     

DELWP

 

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

     

DET

 

Department of Education and Training

     

DFAT

 

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

     

DHHS

 

Department of Health and Human Services

     

DJCS

 

Department of Justice and Community Safety

     

DJPR

 

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

     

DoT

 

Department of Transport (including Head, Transport for Victoria)

     

DPC

 

Department of Premier and Cabinet

     

DRFA

 

Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

     

DTF

 

Department of Treasury and Finance

     

EM

 

Emergency Management

     

EMA

 

Emergency Management Australia

     

EMC

 

Emergency Management Commissioner

     

EMLO

 

Emergency Management Liaison Officer

     

EMR

 

Emergency Medical Response

     

EMV

 

Emergency Management Victoria

     

EPA

 

Environment Protection Authority

     

ESTA

 

Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority

     

ESV

 

Energy Safe Victoria

     

FFMVic

 

Forest Fire Management Victoria

     

FRV

 

Fire Rescue Victoria

     

ICA

 

Insurance Council of Australia Ltd

     

ICC

 

Incident Control Centre

     

JOSS

 

Joint Operations Support Staff

     

LSV

 

Life Saving Victoria

     

MEMPC

 

Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee

     

NBN Co

 

National Broadband Network Company

     

Non SAR

 

Non Search and Rescue

     

NOPSEMA

 

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

     

OIE

 

World Organisation for Animal Health

     

PLANTPLAN

 

Australian Emergency Plant Pest Response Plan

     

PV

 

Parks Victoria

     

RAC

 

Rural Assistance Commissioner

     

RCC

 

Regional Control Centre

     

RecCA

 

Recovery Co-ordinating Agency

     

RecLA

 

Recovery Lead Agency

     

RecSA

 

Recovery Support Agencies

     

RelCA

 

Relief Co-ordinating Agency

     

RelLA

 

Relief Lead Agency

     

RelSA

 

Relief Support Agency

     

RSA

 

Response Support Agency

     

RSPCA

 

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

     

Salvation Army

 

Salvation Army – Victorian Emergency Services

     

SCC

 

State Control Centre

     

SCM

 

State Consequence Manager

     

SCRC

 

State Crisis and Resilience Council

     

SEMP

 

State Emergency Management Plan

     

SERC

 

State Emergency Relief Co-ordinator

     

SHERP

 

State Health Emergency Response Plan

     

SRC

 

State Response Controller

     

SReC

 

State Recovery Co-ordinator

     

Telstra

 

Telstra Corporation Limited

     

TfV

 

Transport for Victoria

     

TSV

 

Transport Safety Victoria

     

USAR

 

Urban Search and Rescue

     

VBA

 

Victorian Building Authority

     

VCC EM

 

Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry

     

VFA

 

Victorian Fisheries Authority

     

VFF

 

Victorian Farmers Federation

     

VicPol

 

Victoria Police

     

VICSES

 

Victoria State Emergency Service

     

VIFM

 

Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

     

VMIA

 

Victorian Managed Insurance Authority

     

VPC(M)

 

Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne)

     

VPF

 

Victorian Preparedness Framework

     

VRCA

 

Victorian Regional Channels Authority

     

WICEN

 

Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network