Emergency Risks in Victoria (July 2020)

This publication reports the results of Victoria’s state-level emergency risk assessment. It contains
information about Victoria’s significant emergency related risks, including a comparison of their severity, and the institutional arrangements in place to manage these risks.

Table of contents

  • Introduction
    • What is this report about?
    • What is this report for?
  • Background
    • Scope of risks
    • Who is responsible for managing emergency risks?
    • This report
    • How are risks identified?
  • Emergency management arrangements in Victoria
    • Overview of Victoria’s emergency risks
    • Risk characterisation (evaluation) matrices
    • What does the assessment tell us about emergency risks in Victoria?
    • Comparison of assessment results with the 2012‑13 study
    • Emergency risk descriptions
    • Bushfire 
    • Earthquake
    • Electricity supply disruption
    • Emergency animal disease
    • Emergency plant pest 
    • Flood
    • Gas supply disruption
    • Hazardous materials incident
    • Heatwave
    • Maritime emergency
    • Mine emergency
    • Pandemic influenza
    • Storm
    • Water supply disruption
  • Appendix 1 – Descriptive definitions 
  • Appendix 2 – More detail about the emergency risk assessment process
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