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Fast-running grassfires will be a risk across Victoria this summer, according to the Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook released yesterday.
The latest Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for December 2020 to February 2021 indicates an ‘average’ fire season for the state, which is in line with earlier predictions from the September-November 2020 outlook.
Parts of the Wimmera and Mallee and East and West Gippsland are forecast to experience above-normal bushfire potential over the summer, according to the update of the Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook, released today. 
Human rights start with you – Human Rights Week 2019 
Victoria’s summer aviation fleet was launched today, marked with a fly-over by one of the newest members of the fleet, Marty.
Chief Fire Officer of the Edmonton Fire Rescue Services in Canada, Ken Block, has been appointed as Victoria’s first Fire Rescue Commissioner.
As of 1 December 2019, the responsibility for the administration of Victoria’s Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements has moved to Emergency Management Victoria (EMV).
The emergency management sector in Victoria has been working on building more meaningful community involvement, more effective partnerships and stronger recovery arrangements.
As I reflect on the situation in NSW and QLD, my thoughts are very much with the firefighters, emergency services and in particular, the communities impacted by fires in those states.
Emergency services put their plans into practice by holding an evacuation exercise of Powelltown, Gilderoy and Three Bridges last Saturday 26 October.