To provide timely, accurate and actionable decision support information, resulting from the planning, collecting, processing, analysis and evaluation from multiple data sources, which is needed to be more proactive in anticipating hazard activity and informing mitigation, response or recovery activities. It also includes the assessment of risks, threats and hazards so that decision makers, responders, and community members can take informed action to reduce their entity’s risk and increase their resilience.

Table 20: Agency roles mapped to the VPF, by critical tasks within the Intelligence and Information Sharing core capability

 

Critical Task 4.1: Collaboratively identify and plan for intelligence requirements.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CMAs

 

Advise government on regional priorities for floodplain management activities through the implementation of regional floodplain management strategies

   
         

CityLink

 

Test annually of preparedness of the Emergency Risk Management Plan, Incident Management Team and Executive Management Team through an exercise that involves key stakeholders and identifies Critical Infrastructure requirements

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.6

         

DELWP

 

Energy – provide analysis and advice to government regarding impacts on energy supply

 

4.4, 4.6

         

ESTA

 

Participate in state-wide intelligence cycle in regard to ESTA’s emergency communications information assets managed by ESTA (including Triple-Zero, 132 500 Storm, operational communications records and datasets). Including the provision of relevant information and insights based on those information assets through systems or through an EMLO support to SCC upon request to facilitate state-wide emergency communications intelligence during an incident

 

3.2, 4.6

         

Foodbank Victoria

 

Ongoing intelligence gathering and dissemination via surveys, face to face and online communication, information newsletters with charity and agency partners to determine supply and demand trends to meet ongoing food relief requirements and efforts in disaster affected areas

 

4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 21.1

         

LSV

 

Maintenance and operations of the State Lifesaving Operations Centre including dispatching appropriate aquatic rescue response resources, tracking, recording of the progress and status of events and aquatic rescue services resources

 

3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

         

NBN Co

 

Monitor emergency events at local, district and state levels in collaboration with DJPR

 

3.2

         

VIFM

 

In accordance with the Act, VIFM’s role is to provide medical death investigation, including documenting and recording the findings and results of investigations S.66(1) (e)

 

3.2, 4.4, 4.5

     

In accordance with the Act, VIFM’s role is to provide medical death investigation, including providing reports to Coroners about causes of death and the results of investigations S.66(1)(f)

 

3.2, 4.4, 4.5

         
 

Critical Task 4.2: Develop and implement effective governance, processes, and networks to improve intelligence capacity and doctrine.

Activities not identified.

 

Critical Task 4.3: Develop, establish and monitor surveillance systems, integrated information sharing systems, tools and networks of trained personnel to deliver intelligence requirements.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

 

The Counter Terrorism Centre is responsible for counter terrorism strategic policy, counter terrorism operational co-ordination and evaluation and counter terrorism capability

 

1.1, 3.2

         

CityLink

 

Variable Message Sign utilisation is in conjunction with state partners during emergencies to display community messages on risks and emergencies

 

2.1, 2.3, 2.5

     

Monitoring and analysing the CityLink network, including all safety critical systems, CCTV and Automatic Incident Detection, and reviewing these procedures as required to ensure all intelligence requirements are met

 

4.4, 4.7

         

DELWP

 

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Provision of scientific and technical advice to Lead Response agencies to minimise impact of the emergency event on high value ecosystems or species

 

4.4, 18.1, 18.2

     

DELWP is lead agency for the recovery activity of surveying and mitigating risks to protect threatened bird, marsupial, aquatic and plant species affected by emergencies on land within its portfolio and providing advisory services to others

 

4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 16.1, 16.2

         

DJPR

 

DJPR promotes resilience through implementation of, and compliance with traceability systems for livestock and agricultural produce

   
     

DJPR promotes resilience through monitoring and surveillance programs for agricultural pests and diseases

 

16.2

     

DJPR promotes resilience through monitoring and compliance programs under relevant legislation

 

16.2

         

ESTA

 

Activate ESTA’s Incident Management Response protocols to prepare for an influx of Emergency calls or an increased demand on Dispatch services

   
     

Track and maintain a record of the progress and status of events and emergency services resources, perform welfare check and identify duress situations when appropriate

 

4.4

         

Foodbank Victoria

 

Ongoing intelligence gathering and dissemination via surveys, face to face and online communication, information newsletters with charity and agency partners to determine supply and demand trends to meet ongoing food relief requirements and efforts in disaster affected areas

 

4.1, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 21.1

     

Development of data systems to track and analyse emerging food insecurity trends

 

4.4, 15.5

         

NOPSEMA

 

Develop and implement effective monitoring and enforcement strategies to secure compliance for occupational health and safety, well integrity and environmental management in offshore petroleum operations and offshore greenhouse gas well operations and environmental management of greenhouse gas storage activities

 

1.3, 16.2

         

VRCA

 

Develop, establish and monitor safety and surveillance systems (Local Port Services and Vessel Traffic Services) to enhance navigation and marine safety

   
         
 

Critical Task 4.4: Collect, collate and analyse information for current and emerging risks and hazards before, during and after an incident.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

AV

 

Undertake and participate in research to improve pre-hospital clinical skills and patient outcomes

 

4.5

         

AEMO

 

Provide information to the control agency on the extent and likely duration of major disruptions to electricity and gas supply

 

4.5, 4.6

         

ATSB

 

In addition to the independent investigation of transport accidents and other safety occurrences, the ATSB has a role in transport safety data recording, analysis and research, as well as fostering safety awareness, knowledge and action

 

2.1, 21.1, 21.2

     

The ATSB works in cooperation with the police and emergency services when exercising its powers of investigation and works in parallel with other investigative bodies. However, there are significant limitations on release of information/evidence gathered by the ATSB under the Transport Safety Investigation Act. In addition, ATSB reports are inadmissible in civil or criminal proceedings except in certain limited circumstances such as coronial inquiries

 

3.1, 3.2, 4.5, 6.5

         

BOM

 

Contribute to community hazard mapping by taking the lead role in the analysis of relevant meteorological and hydrological information

 

1.4, 2.1, 4.6

         

CMAs

 

In partnership with support and control agencies, collect, maintain and enhance flood information

   
         

CityLink

 

Monitoring and analysing the CityLink network, including all safety critical systems, CCTV and Automatic Incident Detection, and reviewing these procedures as required to ensure all intelligence requirements are met

 

4.3, 4.7

         

CFA

 

Provide key support for investigation into the causes of fire

 

4.6

         

DELWP

 

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Development of response options for key ecosystems and species

 

1.1, 1.3, 18.2

     

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Provision of scientific and technical advice to Lead Response agencies to minimise impact of the emergency event on high value ecosystems or species

 

4.3, 18.1, 18.2

     

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Provide scientific and technical advice on interventions and response plans to maintain species diversity and persistence within an ecosystem

 

4.5

     

Blue‑Green Algae bloom – collection of data on blue-green algal blooms

   
     

Energy – provide analysis and advice to government regarding impacts on energy supply

 

4.1, 4.6

     

Energy – advise the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change about the potential implications of energy supply disruptions and, in extreme outages, about reserve legislative powers to intervene in energy markets. These include the direction of energy supply or usage through Orders in Council under the Gas Industry Act 2001, the Electricity Industry Act 2000, the Fuel Emergency Act 1977 and national arrangements

 

4.5, 4.6, 11.2

     

Provide access to, and analysis of, real time information and intelligence on supply disruptions and energy flows through Victoria

 

4.5

     

Floodplain management/flood – provide real time access to stream flow data collection for flood warning purposes

 

4.5, 4.6

     

Floodplain management/flood – provide flood mapping information and flood advice

 

4.5, 4.6

     

DELWP is lead agency for the recovery activity of surveying and mitigating risks to protect threatened bird, marsupial, aquatic and plant species affected by emergencies on land within its portfolio and providing advisory services to others

 

4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 16.1, 16.2

         

DPC

 

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government security and emergency management issues

 

1.5, 4.5, 4.6

     

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government response activities for emergencies

 

1.5, 4.5, 4.6

     

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government relief and recovery activities following emergencies

 

1.5, 4.5, 4.6

     

Co-ordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on a range of security and emergency management mitigation issues

 

1.5, 4.5, 4.6

     

Co-ordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on security and emergency response matters

 

1.5, 4.5, 4.6

     

Co-ordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on recovery matters

 

1.5, 4.5, 4.6

         

DoT

 

Maintaining community safety and confidence through provision of warnings, facilitating network repairs and maintenance and identifying and mitigating transport related risks

 

2.3, 9.6

     

Leading liaison between airport operators/owners and the Victorian Government and land transport network links to airports, including co-ordinating information regarding restoration of services and land transport network links to airports – DoT will work with airport owners and operators and other agencies and businesses as required

 

3.2, 4.5

         

EMC

 

Ensuring that the Minister for Police and Emergency Services is provided with timely and up to date information regarding major emergencies either occurring or imminent

 

4.5, 4.6

         

ESTA

 

Track and maintain a record of the progress and status of events and emergency services resources, perform welfare check and identify duress situations when appropriate

 

4.3

         

EPA

 

EPA provides a technical support agency role by responding to and assessing reports of pollution from the community, industry, government agencies and emergency services

 

3.2, 16.2

         

FRV

 

Provide continuous protection of life, property and the environment from the effects of fire, accidents and other hazards through investigation into the causes of fire

 

4.6, 7.1

         

Foodbank Victoria

 

Ongoing intelligence gathering and dissemination via surveys, face to face and online communication, information newsletters with charity and agency partners to determine supply and demand trends to meet ongoing food relief requirements and efforts in disaster affected areas

 

4.1, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 21.1

     

Development of data systems to track and analyse emerging food insecurity trends

 

4.3, 15.5

         

ICA

 

The ICA assists State and Local Governments in respect to a wide range of disaster risk mitigation activities. Insurance industry data can assist Governments in promoting mitigation initiatives by modelling potential insurance premium reductions for constituents as a result of investment in mitigation

 

4.6

         

LSV

 

Maintenance and operations of the State Lifesaving Operations Centre including dispatching appropriate aquatic rescue response resources, tracking, recording of the progress and status of events and aquatic rescue services resources

 

3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6

         

NBN Co

 

Provide a EMLO function to the SCC to attend/provide information and advice on the impacts of emergency events regarding nbnTM services as they effect Victoria

 

3.2, 4.5, 11.3

         

NOPSEMA

 

Investigate accidents, occurrences and other circumstances that may affect occupational health and safety, well integrity and environmental management of offshore petroleum operations and offshore greenhouse gas well operations and environmental management of greenhouse gas storage activities

 

11.1, 21.1

         

TSV

 

Investigate and report on transport safety matters

   
     

Conduct safety audits of transport operators and determine compliance with safety requirements

 

21.1

     

Collect, analyse and report on safety data and performance

 

21.1, 21.2

     

Receive notifications of notifiable occurrences/incidents/accidents in bus and maritime

 

3.2

     

Investigate incidents and accidents for compliance with transport safety legislation and take enforcement action as appropriate

 

21.1, 21.2, 21.3

         

VIFM

 

In accordance with the Act, VIFM’s role is to provide medical death investigation, including documenting and recording the findings and results of investigations S.66(1) (e)

 

3.2, 4.1, 4.5

     

In accordance with the Act, VIFM’s role is to provide medical death investigation, including providing reports to Coroners about causes of death and the results of investigations S.66(1)(f)

 

3.2, 4.1, 4.5

     

Undertake Disaster Victim Identification procedures including forensic pathology, anthropology, odontology, radiology and molecular biology (DNA)

 

8.3, 11.3

     

Undertake medical, toxicological, microbiological and other forensic scientific analyses related to the investigation of deaths

 

4.6

         

VMIA

 

Provides insurance to emergency services agencies and other agencies and departments involved in emergency management, including advising on additional insurance arrangements required to cover response activities where needed

 

4.5, 4.6

     

VMIA provides insurance and claims advice, support and assistance to the following agencies (and all other insured entities) to aid in the delivery of their respective recovery activities including DTF in its role of advising the state through the relevant Minister on insurance implications for emergencies

 

3.2, 11.2, 11.3

         

VRCA

 

Conduct a Navigational Risk Assessment to identify current and emerging risks and hazards

   
         

WorkSafe Victoria

 

Investigate, report and analyse information for current and emerging risks and hazards where relevant before, during and after incidents involving workplace fatalities and life threatening or serious injury; transport of dangerous goods and chemicals and high consequence dangerous goods and explosives; and use, storage and handling of dangerous goods and chemicals and high consequence dangerous goods

 

1.3

     

Investigation into the cause of workplace and work-related incidents including incidents in public places involving registered, licensed and prescribed equipment and at major public events where such equipment is involved in an incident including amusement structures and amusement rides. This may include collecting, collating and/or analysing information for current and emerging risks and hazards before, during and after an incident, and providing consistent and meaningful impact assessment data through a co-ordinated process to decision makers

 

11.1, 11.3

         
 

Critical Task 4.5: Tailor and disseminate relevant information to stakeholders.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

Airservices

 

ARFFS provides assistance to state agencies in other emergencies that causes or threatens to cause death or injury to persons, damage to property, harm to the environment and disruption to essential services. These services include technical advice (remote or in person) to agencies responding to or investigating aircraft fires, accidents and large flammable fuel fires in the State of Victoria

 

4.6

         

AV

 

Undertake and participate in research to improve pre-hospital clinical skills and patient outcomes

 

4.4

         

ADF

 

The ADF JOSS team is the primary point of contact for advice and facilitation on Defence support to emergency management tasks and should be consulted prior to any request

 

4.6

     

Defence bases in Victoria, commanded by the Senior ADF Officer for that base, conduct regular community engagement with local services and leaders. The Senior ADF Officer can provide advice at local level, as well as co-ordinate and deliver small-scale, short duration assistance in a local emergency situation (DACC1 Support)

 

2.1, 2.3, 3.2

     

Through the appropriate request process, Defence has the capacity to support EMV and Emergency Management agencies through the provision of personnel, advice, basing and equipment; specialist expertise, impact assessment, operations support and other capabilities for major emergencies including (but not limited to) bushfire, flood, pandemic and displacement of persons

 

3.2, 4.6, 10.1

         

AEMO

 

Provide information to the control agency on the extent and likely duration of major disruptions to electricity and gas supply

 

4.4, 4.6

         

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

 

EMA operates the Australian Government Crisis Co-ordination Centre, which provides whole-of-government situational awareness and response options to inform national decision-making during a domestic crisis or the domestic implications of an international crisis. This includes the co-ordination of physical assistance requested by a state under COMDISPLAN, as well as briefing and support to executive decision-makers in the Australian Government, the State and Territory governments and non‑government agencies

 

3.2, 3.3, 4.6

         

AMSA

 

Promotion of aviation and maritime search and rescue and development of associated arrangements

   
         

ATSB

 

The ATSB works in cooperation with the police and emergency services when exercising its powers of investigation and works in parallel with other investigative bodies. However, there are significant limitations on release of information/evidence gathered by the ATSB under the Transport Safety Investigation Act. In addition, ATSB reports are inadmissible in civil or criminal proceedings except in certain limited circumstances such as coronial inquiries

 

3.1, 3.2, 4.4, 6.5

     

The ATSB issues public reports on investigations, safety issues and reports on remedial safety actions

 

2.1, 4.6, 6.5, 21.1, 21.3, 21.5

         

BOM

 

Provide weather forecasts and meteorological and hydrological information

 

4.6

     

Provide expert advice for emergencies that are influenced by meteorological and hydrological conditions

 

4.6

     

In co-ordination with Victorian state agencies, provide weather-related information to media, including direct broadcast via radio and the internet

 

2.3, 3.2

         

BRV

 

Advise Cabinet, relevant Committees of Cabinet and the SCRC and on strategic matters relating to recovery from the Bushfires

 

4.6

         

CMAs

 

Provide flood advice to local government and the community in general

   
     

Monitor significant flood events and collect flood data in conjunction with local government

   
         

CityLink

 

CityLink’s role in recovery is provision of information concerning the non-sensitive commercial issues

 

4.6

         

CFA

 

CFA supports the Controller by providing assistance, advice and information to other agencies responsible for, or involved in, recovery activities

 

3.2

         

DET

 

Provision of advice and list of suggested resources to non‑government schools

 

6.1

     

Providing advice and support to early childhood services and non-government schools when required

 

3.2, 15.2

         

DELWP

 

Wildlife welfare arising from emergency events – provision of advice to government and emergency agencies regarding impacts of animal welfare for wildlife

 

3.1, 3.2, 11.1

     

Wildlife welfare arising from emergency events – provision of advice on the appropriate management and release of wildlife from rehabilitation

 

4.6, 18.4

     

Surveying and protecting threatened ecosystems, native plants and animals – Provide scientific and technical advice on interventions and response plans to maintain species diversity and persistence within an ecosystem

 

4.4

     

Energy – advise the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change about the potential implications of energy supply disruptions and, in extreme outages, about reserve legislative powers to intervene in energy markets. These include the direction of energy supply or usage through Orders in Council under the Gas Industry Act 2001, the Electricity Industry Act 2000, the Fuel Emergency Act 1977 and national arrangements

 

4.4, 4.6, 11.2

     

Provide access to, and analysis of, real time information and intelligence on supply disruptions and energy flows through Victoria

 

4.4

     

Floodplain management/flood – provide real time access to stream flow data collection for flood warning purposes

 

4.4, 4.6

     

Floodplain management/flood – provide flood mapping information and flood advice

 

4.4, 4.6

     

Wildlife affected by marine and freshwater pollution – provision of advice on the appropriate management and release of wildlife from rehabilitation

 

4.6, 18.4

     

DELWP is lead agency for the recovery activity of providing advice and information to municipal councils and delegated public land managers and community groups on reforestation of native forest (not plantations). Advice regarding native flora and fauna, including within aquatic and terrestrial environments

   
     

DELWP is lead agency for the recovery activity of surveying and mitigating risks to protect threatened bird, marsupial, aquatic and plant species affected by emergencies on land within its portfolio and providing advisory services to others

 

4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 16.1, 16.2

         

DHHS

 

DHHS is state lead agency for the recovery activity of providing public health (health protection) advice to councils, other agencies and the community on a range of topics including safe drinking water, safe food, safe onsite waste management, adequate washing/toilet facilities and communicable disease outbreaks

 

13.3, 13.4, 13.5

     

DHHS supports municipal councils in their respective role to deliver the relief and recovery activities of: forming, leading and supporting Municipal/Community Recovery Committees; providing and staffing of recovery/information centres; advising on, providing and managing community development services; and providing tailored information services to affected communities, using e.g. information lines, newsletters, community meetings and websites

 

2.5

         

DJPR

 

DJPR is a key support agency for mining and petroleum emergencies by providing expert advice for mine and quarry incidents and rescues, and petroleum/geothermal wells

 

3.2, 4.6

     

DJPR is lead agency for the following relief activities as per the Victorian Emergency Animal Welfare Plan, animal welfare support services during relief include, but are not limited to; management of displaced animals (including relocated animals); animal welfare assessment, veterinary treatment, humane destruction, salvage slaughter and disposal; and provision of emergency pet food, livestock fodder and water

 

10.2, 11.1, 12.2, 13.2, 15.7

     

DJPR is lead agency for the relief activity of food and grocery supply logistics continuity by providing strategic and expert advice to government and emergency agencies regarding impacts on food and grocery supply logistics

 

4.6, 10.2

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of referring primary producers and animal owners to services. DJPR will gather information on affected primary producers and other animal owners’ properties to assess the impact, loss and damage. Relevant information will be shared with municipal councils and appropriate departments

 

11.1, 11.2

     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of assessing and monitoring broad economic impacts and consequences in partnership with other agencies and municipal councils, ensuring this information is shared across government to inform responses and working with agencies to prioritise planned activities in order to minimise economic consequences

 

17.1, 17.2, 17.5

     
     

DJPR is lead agency for the recovery activity of delivering recovery programs and technical advice to primary producers, rural land managers and other animal businesses by ensuring effective communication channels between various agencies, organisations and communities, sharing local intelligence and data analysis, and providing advice on ongoing treatments

 

17.2, 17.4, 17.5

         

DPC

 

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government security and emergency management issues

 

1.5, 4.4, 4.6

     

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government response activities for emergencies

 

1.5, 4.4, 4.6

     

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government relief and recovery activities following emergencies

 

1.5, 4.4, 4.6

     

Co-ordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on a range of security and emergency management mitigation issues

 

1.5, 4.4, 4.6

     

Implement actions arising from the Victorian Government Cyber Security Strategy, including enhancing the cyber security resilience of Victorian Government organisations by providing cyber security threat and risk management advice

 

4.6

     

Advise the Premier on his/her power to declare a State of Disaster

 

4.6

     

Provide advice to critical infrastructure owners and operations about potential cyber security emergency risks, via the Sector Resilience Networks

 

4.6

     

Co-ordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on security and emergency response matters

 

1.5, 4.4, 4.6

     

Co-ordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on recovery matters

 

1.5, 4.4, 4.6

         

DoT

 

Providing transport closure and condition information to the media and public

 

2.3, 9.4

     

Providing relevant support to other agencies in the management of emergencies including but not limited to information, expertise, specialist equipment, and facilitating access to networks

 

3.2, 10.1

     

Leading liaison between airport operators/owners and the Victorian Government and land transport network links to airports, including co-ordinating information regarding restoration of services and land transport network links to airports – DoT will work with airport owners and operators and other agencies and businesses as required

 

3.2, 4.4

         

EastLink

 

Provision of information concerning the commercial issues

 

4.6, 11.2, 17.1, 17.2

         

EMC

 

Ensuring that the Minister for Police and Emergency Services is provided with timely and up to date information regarding major emergencies either occurring or imminent

 

4.4, 4.6

     

Reporting to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services on relief and recovery

 

4.6

         

EMV

 

The Chief Executive of EMV is responsible for providing advice and making recommendations to the Minister for Emergency Services regarding the functions of EMV, having regard for the guidance or advice provided by SCRC

 

3.2

     

EMV is responsible for supporting the EMC in reporting to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services on relief and recovery

 

3.2, 4.6

         

ESTA

 

Answer Triple Zero emergency calls from Telstra and activate agency responses and disseminate that information to the agencies

 

3.2

     

Provide timely and usable information on response to be used on public information and warnings

   
     

During significant incident, provide timely, accurate and actionable decision support information in relation to ESTA’s services

 

4.6.

         

ESV

 

Gas – Providing safety and technical advice to support overall strategies and decision making for responding to gas emergency events

 

4.6

     

Electricity – Providing safety and technical advice to support overall strategies and decision making for responding to electricity emergency events

 

4.6

         

EPA

 

In applying and enforcing the Environment Protection Act the EPA provides technical support in the prevention, mitigation and risk reduction of pollution and waste emergencies by equipping government, industry and community with best practice guidance and practical tools to prevent pollution and manage waste

 

4.6

     

EPA provides a technical support agency role by providing advice to the control agency on risks to the environment and public health, and the practical measures to reduce environmental and public health impacts of pollution and waste from the emergency and response activities

 

4.6, 13.2, 13.4

     

EPA provides a technical support agency role by providing expert advice to the Chief Health Officer on the risks of pollution and waste on public health, as required

 

4.6

     

EPA provides a technical support agency role by providing advice and information services to recovery agencies, municipal councils, duty holders and community on; the environmental and public health impacts of pollution and waste, environmental clean-up methods and appropriate disposal of waste

 

4.6.

         

FRV

 

FRV support the controller by providing post incident assistance and advice to persons impacted by fire and other emergencies

 

20.6

         

Foodbank Victoria

 

Ongoing intelligence gathering and dissemination via surveys, face to face and online communication, information newsletters with charity and agency partners to determine supply and demand trends to meet ongoing food relief requirements and efforts in disaster affected areas

 

4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 4.7, 21.1

         

ICA

 

The ICA assists Local and State Governments during emergencies by co-ordinating the insurance industry’s disaster response and recovery efforts via the industry’s Catastrophe Taskforce. The ICA also provides industry with situational awareness during emergencies to ensure insurers can respond quickly and effectively in meeting the needs of governments and impacted communities

 

3.2

     

ICA provides support to Local and State Government in its role in briefing governments on insurance coverage, claims lodgement and estimated economic impact of disaster events

 

4.6, 17.3

     

ICA provides support to Local and State Government in its role in participating in State, Regional and Local Recovery committees to advise on insurance issues and to expedite community recovery

 

3.2

         

LSV

 

Provision of aquatic risk management services including safety design services to designers and developers of swimming pools and waterways

 

1.1, 1.3, 1.4

     

Provision of subject matter expertise on water safety campaigns and public awareness communication

 

2.1, 2.2

     

Provision of expert advice on aquatic risk management systems and water safety signage

 

2.1, 6.2

     

Provision of technical and reference manuals, texts, resources, and newsletters on water safety, lifesaving, life guarding, CPR and first aid

 

2.1

     

Provision of information and education displays at tradeshows and community events

 

2.1

     

Provision of vocational education and training programs such as Pool Lifeguard, first aid, oxygen equipment, and specialist areas such as Automatic External Defibrillation and aquatic and dry spinal injury management

   
     

Maintenance and operations of the State Lifesaving Operations Centre including dispatching appropriate aquatic rescue response resources, tracking, recording of the progress and status of events and aquatic rescue services resources

 

3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.4, 4.6

         

Lendlease (Peninsula Link)

 

Provision of information concerning the commercial issues

 

4.6, 11.2, 17.1, 17.2

         

Melbourne Water

 

Provide flood predictions to the BoM for Melbourne’s water courses for which flood warning systems have been developed

 

4.6

         

Municipal Councils

 

Municipal councils are responsible for the co-ordination of local level relief and recovery activities, and are lead agency for establishing and managing recovery centres to provide recovery information to the emergency impacted community

 

15.1

         

NBN Co

 

Provide an EMLO function to the SCC to attend/provide information and advice on the impacts of emergency events regarding nbnTM services as they effect Victoria

 

3.2, 4.4, 11.3

     

Provide advice regarding emergency communications infrastructure

 

4.6

         

NOPSEMA

 

Promote and advise on occupational health and safety, well integrity and environmental matters relating to offshore petroleum operations and offshore greenhouse gas well operations and environmental management of greenhouse gas storage activities

 

1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 4.6

     

Co-operate with other Commonwealth, State and Territory agencies or authorities on matters relating to offshore petroleum operations and greenhouse gas storage activities

 

4.6

     

Input to strategic direction of the Australian Government response to offshore petroleum incidents and greenhouse gas storage incidents

 

4.6

     

Provision of expert advice to assist other agencies who are responding to emergencies at or involving offshore petroleum operations and greenhouse gas storage activities

 

4.6

     

Provision of advice and briefings to Ministers, the public and the media on emergencies at or involving offshore petroleum operations and greenhouse gas storage activities

 

2.1, 4.6

         

Services Australia

 

Services Australia may also provide the service of participation in the operation of community recovery centres on request of DHHS providing information in relation to Australian Government emergency payments and income support options

 

15.4

         

St John Ambulance

 

Promotion and provision of community first aid training through public education in schools, workplaces and to the public

 

2.1, 6.3

     

Provide advice to event organisers with the planning of first aid and medical service delivery at local and major events

 

4.6

         

Telstra

 

Telstra can provide network status information via its EMLO as required

 

3.2, 3.4

         

TSV

 

Provide advice and recommendations to the Minister for Ports and the Minister for Public Transport on transport safety matters

 

4.6

     

Provide information, guidance and education that promotes awareness and understanding of transport safety issues

 

1.1, 1.5, 2.1

     

Develop policy relating to the administration of transport safety legislation

 

1.1

     

Liaise with relevant agencies following incidents and accident, including, VicPol, Office of the Chief Investigator (Transport and Marine Safety Investigations), WorkSafe Victoria and DoT

 

3.2

         

VicPol

 

VicPol is responsible for registration of evacuees – in conjunction with ARC

 

3.1, 3.2, 15.6

         

VICSES

 

Supports the multi-agency approach in the provision of advice, information, training and assistance to municipal councils and agencies in relation to emergency management principles and practice

 

1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.6

         

VBA

 

The VBA provides expert technical advice and information to consumers and the industry on building and plumbing regulatory requirements to manage building safety, including (but not limited to) private bushfire shelters)

 

4.6

     

Provide building maintenance and safety information resources to response agencies

 

4.6

         

VIFM

 

VIFM provides expert forensic medical management and advice to the justice and healthcare sectors (including the Coroners Court of Victoria, criminal justice agencies and healthcare providers)

 

3.2

     

In accordance with the Act, VIFM’s role is to provide medical death investigation, including documenting and recording the findings and results of investigations S.66(1) (e)

 

3.2, 4.1, 4.4

     

In accordance with the Act, VIFM’s role is to provide medical death investigation, including providing reports to Coroners about causes of death and the results of investigations S.66(1)(f)

 

3.2, 4.1, 4.4

     

VIFM provides expert medical and scientific advice, including associated public health and safety policy advice, to a variety of Victorian Government departments and agencies on fatality management

 

1.1, 3.2

     

Provide technical consultancy advice and operational support on fatality management to the lead agency in Coronial and in non-Coronial deaths

 

3.2

     

Prepare specialist reports into deaths required by the criminal justice system (terrorism, arson etc.)

 

4.6

         

VMIA

 

Provides risk management support/advice to individual organisations and through emergency management forums

 

1.2, 1.5

     

In accordance with the Act, VMIA’s role is to assist departments and participating bodies to establish programs to provide risk management advice to the state

   
     

In accordance with the Act, VMIA’s role is to assist departments and participating bodies to establish programs to provide risk management advice and training to departments and participating bodies

 

1.6

     

VMIA also provides services to the Victorian government on risk and insurance issues and trends

 

2.1, 17.3

     

Provides insurance to emergency services agencies and other agencies and departments involved in emergency management, including advising on additional insurance arrangements required to cover response activities where needed

 

4.4, 4.6

     

Provides 24/7 emergency claims advice and the engagement with a third party to provide assistance during an emergency

 

17.2, 17.3

     

Provides claims management, loss adjuster and claims preparation support during and after an emergency

 

11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 17.2, 17.3

     

VMIA provides insurance and claims advice, support and assistance to the following agencies (and all other insured entities) to aid in the delivery of their respective recovery activities including advising the state through the relevant Minister on insurance implications for emergencies

 

4.6, 11.3

     

VMIA provides insurance and claims advice, support and assistance to the following agencies (and all other insured entities) to aid in the delivery of their respective recovery activities including DET and DHHS to the extent any state schools or state health services are impacted

 

3.2, 17.3

     

VMIA provides insurance and claims advice, support and assistance to the following agencies (and all other insured entities) to aid in the delivery of their respective recovery activities including DoT in its role of restoring major arterial roads, bridges and tunnels, tram, bus and rail services

 

3.2, 17.3

     

VMIA provides insurance and claims advice, support and assistance to the following agencies (and all other insured entities) to aid in the delivery of their respective recovery activities including DELWP/PV in its role of restoring, clearing and rehabilitation of public land and assets managed directly by DELWP, PV or CMAs

 

3.2, 17.3

         

VPC(M)

 

Provide marine expertise to state response agencies

 

3.2, 4.6

     

Manage and participate in the development of recovery management within the Melbourne Port Emergency Management Plan

 

4.6

     

Provide maritime expertise to state recovery agencies

 

4.6

         

VRCA

 

Provide shipping information to commercial and recreational vessels

   
         

Volunteer Search and Rescue Organisations

 

Provision of advice, information, and assistance to volunteer agencies and the community in relation to emergency management principles and practice

 

1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.6

     

Provision of information and education displays at tradeshows and community events

 

2.1

         

WorkSafe Victoria

 

Highlight injured workers in impacted areas who are currently in receipt of weekly benefits or other supports and facilitate other means of obtaining support if necessary

   
     

Highlight employers in impacted areas who may require support with interim financial relief from premium payments and/or provision of information and advice or assisting their workers with submitting claims

 

4.6

     

Engage with the lead co-ordinating agency to provide Workcover insurance advice, information and communication

 

3.2

         
 

Critical Task 4.6: Provide relevant and actionable intelligence and predictive assessment.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

Airservices

 

Through Air Navigation Services, undertake actions in accordance with the Airport Emergency Plan at Melbourne, Essendon, Moorabbin and Avalon airports – in addition to the normal control of aircraft and the aircraft movement areas (at various times) at those airports

 

9.4

     

ARFFS provides assistance to state agencies in other emergencies that causes or threatens to cause death or injury to persons, damage to property, harm to the environment and disruption to essential services. These services include technical advice (remote or in person) to agencies responding to or investigating aircraft fires, accidents and large flammable fuel fires in the State of Victoria

 

4.5

         

ADF

 

The ADF JOSS team is the primary point of contact for advice and facilitation on Defence support to emergency management tasks and should be consulted prior to any request

 

4.5

     

Through the appropriate request process, Defence has the capacity to support EMV and Emergency Management agencies through the provision of personnel, advice, basing and equipment; specialist expertise, impact assessment, operations support and other capabilities for major emergencies including (but not limited to) bushfire, flood, pandemic and displacement of persons

 

3.2, 4.5, 10.1

         

AEMO

 

Provide information and advice to the control agency regarding the impact of an emergency on electricity supply or gas and formulate management strategies in relation to incidents that threaten the technical integrity of the generation and transmission system (system security incidents)

 

3.2, 11.1, 11.2

     

Provide information to the control agency on the extent and likely duration of major disruptions to electricity and gas supply

 

4.4, 4.5

         

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

 

EMA operates the Australian Government Crisis Co-ordination Centre, which provides whole-of-government situational awareness and response options to inform national decision-making during a domestic crisis or the domestic implications of an international crisis. This includes the co-ordination of physical assistance requested by a state under COMDISPLAN, as well as briefing and support to executive decision-makers in the Australian Government, the State and Territory governments and non‑government agencies

 

3.2, 3.3, 4.5

         

ATSB

 

The ATSB issues public reports on investigations, safety issues and reports on remedial safety actions

 

2.1, 4.5, 6.5, 21.1, 21.3, 21.5

         

BOM

 

Contribute to community hazard mapping by taking the lead role in the analysis of relevant meteorological and hydrological information

 

1.4, 2.1, 4.4

     

Provide weather forecasts and meteorological and hydrological information

 

4.5

     

Provide expert advice for emergencies that are influenced by meteorological and hydrological conditions

 

4.5

         

BRV

 

Advise Cabinet, relevant Committees of Cabinet and the SCRC and on strategic matters relating to recovery from the Bushfires

 

4.5

         

CMAs

 

Advise local government and other authorities on planning permit referrals, building issues and infrastructure management within floodplains

   
     

Assist local government, the BoM and DELWP, facilitate the development, maintenance and upgrading of regional flood warning systems

   
     

Support response agencies at the regional level through the provision of flood advice, including flood extent and severity during major flood events

   
         

CityLink

 

CityLink’s role in recovery is provision of information concerning the non-sensitive commercial issues

 

4.5

         

CFA

 

Provide key support for investigation into the causes of fire

 

4.4

         

DELWP

 

Wildlife welfare arising from emergency events – provision of advice on the appropriate management and release of wildlife from rehabilitation

 

4.5, 18.4

     

Blue‑Green Algae bloom – co-ordination of state-wide blue-green algae management activities

 

3.2

     

Blue‑Green Algae bloom – provision of advice to government and emergency management agencies regarding the impacts of algal blooms on drinking water supplies and/or recreational water bodies

   
     

Reticulated water and wastewater services – administration of provisions in the Water Act 1989 and water corporation obligations in the Statement of Obligations

   
     

Energy – provide analysis and advice to government regarding impacts on energy supply

 

4.1, 4.4

     

Energy – advise the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change about the potential implications of energy supply disruptions and, in extreme outages, about reserve legislative powers to intervene in energy markets. These include the direction of energy supply or usage through Orders in Council under the Gas Industry Act 2001, the Electricity Industry Act 2000, the Fuel Emergency Act 1977 and national arrangements

 

4.4, 4.5, 11.2

     

Floodplain management/flood – provide real time access to stream flow data collection for flood warning purposes

 

4.4, 4.5

     

Floodplain management/flood – provide flood mapping information and flood advice

 

4.4, 4.5

     

Mapping and information services – support to emergency response agencies through provision of digital and spatial information and services, and topographical mapping, both hardcopy and electronic

 

3.2

     

Wildlife affected by marine and freshwater pollution – provision of advice on the appropriate management and release of wildlife from rehabilitation

 

4.5, 18.4

     

DELWP is lead agency for the recovery activity of surveying and mitigating risks to protect threatened bird, marsupial, aquatic and plant species affected by emergencies on land within its portfolio and providing advisory services to others

 

4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 16.1, 16.2

     

DELWP is lead agency for the recovery activity of providing strategic and expert advice on wildlife welfare

   
         

DJPR

 

DJPR is a key support agency for mining and petroleum emergencies by providing expert advice for mine and quarry incidents and rescues, and petroleum/geothermal wells

 

3.2, 4.5

     

DJPR is lead agency for the relief activity of food and grocery supply logistics continuity by providing strategic and expert advice to government and emergency agencies regarding impacts on food and grocery supply logistics

 

4.5, 10.2

         

DPC

 

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government security and emergency management issues

 

1.5, 4.4, 4.5

     

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government response activities for emergencies

 

1.5, 4.4, 4.5

     

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government relief and recovery activities following emergencies

 

1.5, 4.4, 4.5

     

Implement actions arising from the Victorian Government Cyber Security Strategy, including enhancing the cyber security resilience of Victorian Government organisations by providing cyber security threat and risk management advice

 

4.5

     

Provide advice to critical infrastructure owners and operations about potential cyber security emergency risks, via the Sector Resilience Networks

 

4.5

     

Advise the Premier on his/her power to declare a State of Disaster

 

4.5

     

Co-ordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on a range of security and emergency management mitigation issues

 

1.5, 4.4, 4.5

     

Co-ordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on security and emergency response matters

 

1.5, 4.4, 4.5

     

Co-ordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on recovery matters

 

1.5, 4.4, 4.5

         

EastLink

 

Provision of information concerning the commercial issues

 

4.5, 11.2, 17.1, 17.2

         

EMC

 

Ensuring that the Minister for Police and Emergency Services is provided with timely and up to date information regarding major emergencies either occurring or imminent

 

4.4, 4.5

     

Reporting to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services on relief and recovery

 

4.5

         

EMV

 

EMV is responsible for supporting the EMC in reporting to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services on relief and recovery

 

3.2, 4.5

         

ESTA

 

During significant incident, provide timely, accurate and actionable decision support information in relation to ESTA’s services

 

4.5

     

Participate in state-wide intelligence cycle in regard to ESTA’s emergency communications information assets managed by ESTA (including Triple-Zero, 132 500 Storm, operational communications records and datasets). Including the provision of relevant information and insights based on those information assets through systems or through an EMLO support to SCC upon request to facilitate state-wide emergency communications intelligence during an incident

 

3.2, 4.1

         

ESV

 

Gas – Providing safety and technical advice to support overall strategies and decision making for responding to gas emergency events

 

4.5

     

Electricity – Providing safety and technical advice to support overall strategies and decision making for responding to electricity emergency events

 

4.5

         

EPA

 

In applying and enforcing the Environment Protection Act the EPA provides technical support in the prevention, mitigation and risk reduction of pollution and waste emergencies by equipping government, industry and community with best practice guidance and practical tools to prevent pollution and manage waste

 

4.5

     

EPA provides a technical support agency role by providing advice to the control agency on risks to the environment and public health, and the practical measures to reduce environmental and public health impacts of pollution and waste from the emergency and response activities

 

4.5 13.2, 13.4

     

EPA provides a technical support agency role by providing expert advice to the Chief Health Officer on the risks of pollution and waste on public health, as required

 

4.5

     

EPA provides a technical support agency role by providing advice and information services to recovery agencies, municipal councils, duty holders and community on; the environmental and public health impacts of pollution and waste, environmental clean-up methods and appropriate disposal of waste

 

4.5

     

EPA provides a technical support agency role by providing emergency approvals, such as Section 30A approvals under the Environment Protection Act

 

13.2, 13.3

         

FRV

 

Provide continuous protection of life, property and the environment from the effects of fire, accidents and other hazards through investigation into the causes of fire

 

4.4, 7.1

         

Foodbank Victoria

 

Ongoing intelligence gathering and dissemination via surveys, face to face and online communication, information newsletters with charity and agency partners to determine supply and demand trends to meet ongoing food relief requirements and efforts in disaster affected areas

 

4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 21.1

     

Foodbank Victoria tracks, assesses and determines ongoing and changing food relief intelligence, trends and requirements across the state via regular surveys, data mapping, and strong, established communication pathways with the charity sector and agency partners

 

4.7, 21.1, 21.2

         

ICA

 

The ICA assists State and Local Governments in respect to a wide range of disaster risk mitigation activities. Insurance industry data can assist Governments in promoting mitigation initiatives by modelling potential insurance premium reductions for constituents as a result of investment in mitigation

 

4.4

     

ICA provides support to Local and State Government in its role in briefing governments on insurance coverage, claims lodgement and estimated economic impact of disaster events

 

4.5, 17.3

     

ICA provides support to Local and State Government in its role in providing governments and elected members a rapid issues escalation process

   
         

LSV

 

Maintenance and operations of the State Lifesaving Operations Centre including dispatching appropriate aquatic rescue response resources, tracking, recording of the progress and status of events and aquatic rescue services resources

 

3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.4, 4.5

         

Lendlease (Peninsula Link)

 

Provision of information concerning the commercial issues

 

4.5, 11.2, 17.1, 17.2

         

Melbourne Water

 

Provide flood predictions to the BoM for Melbourne’s water courses for which flood warning systems have been developed

 

4.5

         

NBN Co

 

Contribute to the SCC situation reports and National Impact Assessment Model data

   
     

Provide advice regarding emergency communications infrastructure

 

4.5

         

NOPSEMA

 

Promote and advise on occupational health and safety, well integrity and environmental matters relating to offshore petroleum operations and offshore greenhouse gas well operations and environmental management of greenhouse gas storage activities

 

1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 4.5

     

Co-operate with other Commonwealth, State and Territory agencies or authorities on matters relating to offshore petroleum operations and greenhouse gas storage activities

 

4.5

     

Input to strategic direction of the Australian Government response to offshore petroleum incidents and greenhouse gas storage incidents

 

4.5

     

Provision of expert advice to assist other agencies who are responding to emergencies at or involving offshore petroleum operations and greenhouse gas storage activities

 

4.5

     

Provision of advice and briefings to Ministers, the public and the media on emergencies at or involving offshore petroleum operations and greenhouse gas storage activities

 

2.1, 4.5

         

St John Ambulance

 

Provide advice to event organisers with the planning of first aid and medical service delivery at local and major events

 

4.5

         

TSV

 

Provide advice and recommendations to the Minister for Ports and the Minister for Public Transport on transport safety matters

 

4.5

         

VICSES

 

Supports the multi-agency approach in the provision of advice, information, training and assistance to municipal councils and agencies in relation to emergency management principles and practice

 

1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.5

         

VBA

 

The VBA provides expert technical advice and information to consumers and the industry on building and plumbing regulatory requirements to manage building safety, including (but not limited to) private bushfire shelters)

 

4.5

     

Provide building maintenance and safety information resources to response agencies

 

4.5

         

VIFM

 

Undertake medical, toxicological, microbiological and other forensic scientific analyses related to the investigation of deaths

 

4.4

     

Prepare specialist reports into deaths required by the criminal justice system (terrorism, arson etc.)

 

4.5

         

VMIA

 

In accordance with the Act, VMIA’s role is to assist departments and participating bodies to establish programs to act as insurer for, or provide insurance services, and ultimately resilience, to departments and participating bodies

 

19.5

     

Provides insurance to emergency services agencies and other agencies and departments involved in emergency management, including advising on additional insurance arrangements required to cover response activities where needed

 

4.4, 4.5

     

VMIA provides insurance and claims advice, support and assistance to the following agencies (and all other insured entities) to aid in the delivery of their respective recovery activities including advising the state through the relevant Minister on insurance implications for emergencies

 

4.5, 11.3

         

VPC(M)

 

Provide marine expertise to state response agencies

 

3.2, 4.5

     

Manage and participate in the development of recovery management within the Melbourne Port Emergency Management Plan

 

4.5

     

Provide maritime expertise to state recovery agencies

 

4.5

         

VRCA

 

Provide aids to Navigation (Marine Safety Infrastructure) to enhance navigational safety

   
         

Volunteer Search and Rescue Organisations

 

Provision of advice, information, and assistance to volunteer agencies and the community in relation to emergency management principles and practice

 

1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.5

         

WorkSafe Victoria

 

Highlight employers in impacted areas who may require support with interim financial relief from premium payments and/or provision of information and advice or assisting their workers with submitting claims

 

4.5

         
 

Critical Task 4.7: Systematically review and adjust the intelligence cycle.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

CityLink

 

Monitoring and analysing the CityLink network, including all safety critical systems, CCTV and Automatic Incident Detection, and reviewing these procedures as required to ensure all intelligence requirements are met

 

4.3, 4.4

         

Foodbank Victoria

 

Ongoing intelligence gathering and dissemination via surveys, face to face and online communication, information newsletters with charity and agency partners to determine supply and demand trends to meet ongoing food relief requirements and efforts in disaster affected areas

 

4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 21.1

     

Foodbank Victoria tracks, assesses and determines ongoing and changing food relief intelligence, trends and requirements across the state via regular surveys, data mapping, and strong, established communication pathways with the charity sector and agency partners

 

4.6, 21.1, 21.2

         

Melbourne Water

 

Continue to develop the flood monitoring system for Melbourne Water’s waterway management district