The Victorian Warning Arrangements was established to provide emergency response agencies with a coordinated and consistent direction to provide information and/or warnings to inform the Victorian community of a potential or actual emergency event.
The Arrangements was developed in accordance with the national warning principles agreed to by the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management – Emergency Management in September 2008.
In accordance with these principles, a national warning process was subsequently developed. The national warning principles and processes are outlined at Appendix 1.
The Arrangements is a continuously evolving document and will be updated to reflect the changing and evolving information needs of the community, in response to learnings from reviews and to incorporate the findings of academic research by Victorian agencies or national bodies such as the Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.
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