Deliver essential commodities, equipment, and services in support of impacted communities and survivors, to include emergency power and fuel support, as well as the co-ordination of access to community staples. Synchronize logistics capabilities and enable the restoration of impacted supply chains, including removal of debris.

Table 26: Agency roles mapped to the VPF, by critical tasks within the Logistics and Supply Chain Management core capability

 

Critical Task 10.1: Identification of essential supplies and equipment to support agency emergency management activities.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

ADF

 

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, 4.6

         

DELWP

 

Energy – report on the impacts (loss and damage) to energy supply infrastructure to inform immediate priorities and recovery programs, including the restoration and supply of essential services

 

10.2, 11.1, 11.2, 19.4, 19.7

     

DELWP (as lead Government liaison) works with AEMO and electricity generation companies to deliver the recovery activity of electricity services assets reinstatement and return to reliable supply by managing electricity system security emergencies

 

1.5, 3.2, 19.6

     

DELWP (as lead Government liaison) works with AEMO operate and are responsible for the transmission system while other network operators manage the distribution system and the restoration of infrastructure and electric supply

 

1.5, 3.2, 19.6

     

DELWP (as lead Government liaison) works with AEMO to deliver the recovery activity of gas services assets reinstatement and return to reliable supply by managing gas system security emergencies within the Victorian Declared Transmission System. Other pipeline operators manage non Declared Transmission System segments of the system, and the restoration of infrastructure and gas supply

 

1.5, 3.2, 19.6

         

DJPR

 

DJPR is a key support agency for the (vast) majority of resources for response to a disruption to essential services are within relevant industry sectors

 

3.2

         

DJCS

 

Provide resources to support relief centres, where possible

 

3.2, 15.2

         

DoT

 

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, 4.5

         

Foodbank Victoria

 

Foodbank with the support of its partner agencies and supply networks identifies, sources and supplies essential food items for responder agencies e.g. providing bottled water to emergency services volunteers

 

3.2, 10.3

     

Provide additional volunteers and staff to assist in the increase in demand for services provided by Foodbank Victoria including logistical support, food relief operations and administration

 

3.2, 10.2, 10.3

     

Support and liaise with ARC, ADF and other partner agencies in their relief and recovery efforts through the provision of logistical support where possible

 

3.2, 10.3

         

LSV

 

Provision of air, water and land-based search and rescue services to locate lost persons and vessels at sea and inland waterways supporting VicPol through Rescue powercraft (rescue boats and rescue water craft): Inshore search and rescue (up to 2 nautical miles) as well as offshore search and rescue (greater than 2 nautical miles); Remote piloted aircraft systems (Drones); Helicopter services capable of winching persons over land and water; and All-terrain vehicles capable of driving on beaches

 

3.1, 3.2, 12.1, 12.3

         

PV

 

Provision of trained staff and equipment to assist with the clean-up of fish deaths, under the direction of EPA in accordance with the Fish Death Response Procedure

 

3.2

         

Salvation Army

 

Provide refreshments to emergency management personnel

   
     

Assist in the provision of catering to emergency management personnel and affected persons

 

10.2, 15.2

         

Telstra

 

Telstra can provide Victoria State Disaster Plan phone lines and internet services to relief and recovery centres and/or deploy mobile shopfront resources as appropriate

 

3.4

         

VFA

 

VFA is a key support agency for providing boats and operators to assist in emergency response and logistics

 

3.2, 9.2

         

Volunteer Search and Rescue Organisations

 

Provision of specialised search and rescue equipment

 

10.3, 10.4

         
 

Critical Task 10.2: Identification of essential supplies and equipment to aid affected communities.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

DELWP

 

Energy – report on the impacts (loss and damage) to energy supply infrastructure to inform immediate priorities and recovery programs, including the restoration and supply of essential services

 

10.1, 11.1, 11.2, 19.4, 19.7

         

DJPR

 

DJPR is responsible for the relief co-ordination of food and grocery supply logistics continuity and animal welfare

 

15.2, 15.7

     

DJPR promotes resilience through food and grocery supply logistics prioritisation in an emergency

 

10.3

     

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

 

4.5, 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

 

4.5, 4.6

         

Foodbank Victoria

 

Foodbank leads, with the support of its partner agencies and charity partners, the identification of essential supplies for distribution to affected communities

 

3.2

     

Provide additional volunteers and staff to assist in the increase in demand for services provided by Foodbank Victoria including logistical support, food relief operations and administration

 

3.2, 10.1, 10.3

     

Foodbank Victoria is the co-lead agency with the Salvation Army to provide essential material aid (non-food items) to emergency affected persons specifically key personal care items including toilet paper, soap, sanitary supplies

 

15.2, 20.5

     

Co-ordination, supply and distribution of the Breakfast in Schools Program for participating schools as required, including the continuation of the program during school restrictions

 

3.2, 15.2, 15.5, 20.4

     

The ongoing sourcing of, provision and distribution of food relief to affected communities via its network of food donors, transporters, agency and charity partners and through its Farms to Families Pop-Up Market program

 

3.2, 10.3, 15.2

         

Salvation Army

 

Assist in the provision of catering to emergency management personnel and affected persons

 

10.1, 15.2

     

Make available any Salvation Army service that may be available during an emergency to assist persons affected (e.g. personal support, emergency accommodation, transport)

 

15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 20.2, 20.7

     

Primary support agency at state level for provision of material needs (including bedding and clothing) to affected persons

 

15.2

         

Water corporations

 

Water corporations may support DELWP in their role to co-ordinate the provision of drinking water to eligible households where reticulated water and wastewater (sewerage) services are unavailable

 

3.2, 15.2

         
 

Critical Task 10.3: Manage, co-ordinate the end-to-end procurement and distribution of essential supplies and equipment, and services.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

DJPR

 

DJPR promotes resilience through food and grocery supply logistics prioritisation in an emergency

 

10.2

         

Foodbank Victoria

 

Foodbank with the support of its partner agencies and supply networks identifies, sources and supplies essential food items for responder agencies e.g. providing bottled water to emergency services volunteers

 

3.2, 10.1

     

Co-ordinates logistical arrangements for the provision of materials from Foodbank Victoria’s warehouses and managed facilities to support responder agencies and throughout affected communities

   
     

Provide additional volunteers and staff to assist in the increase in demand for services provided by Foodbank Victoria including logistical support, food relief operations and administration

 

3.2, 10.1, 10.2

     

Support and liaise with ARC, ADF and other partner agencies in their relief and recovery efforts through the provision of logistical support where possible

 

3.2, 10.1

     

The ongoing sourcing of, provision and distribution of food relief to affected communities via its network of food donors, transporters, agency and charity partners and through its Farms to Families Pop-Up Market program

 

3.2, 10.2, 15.2

         

NBN Co

 

NBN Co manages its own emergency response arrangements and supply issues. NBN Co may seek assistance from government through the provision of situational information and in gaining access to impacted areas

 

3.2

         

Volunteer Search and Rescue Organisations

 

Provision of specialised search and rescue equipment

 

10.1, 10.4

         
 

Critical Task 10.4: Manage and co-ordinate the demobilization and reconciliation of essential supplies, equipment and facilities.

Agency   Activity   Additional alignment to critical tasks

Foodbank Victoria

 

Liaise with partner agencies, supply networks and charity partners to obtain goods and essential materials identified for affected communities, and co-ordinate the distribution as required

 

3.2

         

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 managing systems for the transport of priority waste from generation to disposal

 

16.8

         

Volunteer Search and Rescue Organisations

 

Provision of specialised search and rescue equipment

 

10.1, 10.3