Victoria’s State Emergency Management Plan

30 September 2020

Victoria’s State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP) has come into effect on 30 September 2020.  

The SEMP details the state-wide emergency management arrangements for the mitigation of, response to, and recovery from emergencies and informs all levels of planning – state, regional and municipal.  

It is a key milestone in delivering emergency management planning reform following amendments made in 2018 to the Emergency Management Act 2013.  

Designed as an interactive document, the SEMP will help emergency management personnel understand their roles and responsibilities for control and coordination activities. 

The SEMP details the legislation and policy position for the state arrangements and includes simple visual displays to improve transparency. The SEMP describes Victoria’s emergency management capability by aligning roles and responsibilities with the Victorian Preparedness Framework (External link).  

The Planning Reform Inter-Departmental Committee members and other agency representatives have played a vital role in helping to develop the SEMP over the past 12 months.  

Read the State Emergency Management Plan (External link).