Community consultation - Victorian Preparedness Goal and Victorian Preparedness Framework

24 January 2022
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A review has begun into the: 

  • Victorian Preparedness Goal (VPG) 
  • Victorian Preparedness Framework (VPF).  

The VPG outlines a shared vision of Victoria’s emergency management sector to build a sustainable and efficient emergency management system that reduces the likelihood, effect and consequences of emergencies. 

The VPF is a planning tool that builds on the VPG. It helps the emergency management sector understand the capabilities required through all stages of a major emergency. It details the critical tasks that need to be undertaken and delivered to fulfil the intent of each of the 21 core capabilities it covers.  

This review addresses recommendations that the Inspector-General of Emergency Management’s (IGEM) made in the 10 Year Review of Victoria’s Emergency Management Sector. 

Key aims of the review are to: 

  • consolidate the VPG and VPF into a single interactive document  
  • address IGEM recommendations  
  • validate that the current core capability descriptors and critical tasks remain fit-for-purpose.  

Community consultation is an important part of the review. It addresses the Victorian Government’s commitment to work with the emergency management sector, in partnership with communities, to review the VPG by June 2022. It also meets the commitment, in response to IGEM’s review, to consider the topics of shared responsibility and self-reliance within the VPF. 

We are particularly keen to hear from community representatives on Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committees, Regional Emergency Management Planning Committees, as well as any interested members of the community. 

The consultation is accepting submissions until 18 March 2022. To have your say, make a submission via the Engage Vic website (External link)