Fact sheet - Legal Protection for Emergency Volunteer Workers

This Fact Sheet sets out those Victorian Acts which contain provision for volunteers about

  • compensation in the case of injury or death,
  • protection for volunteer emergency workers from legal liability or
  • other protection.

It includes those Acts which protect a wider group of volunteers than emergency volunteer workers, but not those Acts which are unlikely to apply to volunteer emergency workers (for example the provisions in the Education and Training Reform Act 2006).

It is provided for guidance only and should not be relied on as legal advice.



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