The Emergency Management Manual Victoria (EMMV) has been published since 1997 as a multi-part manual for emergency management in Victoria. The EMMV has no legislative basis, however some of its parts satisfied legislative requirements under the Emergency Management Act 1986 (External link) and Emergency Management Act 2013 (External link).

In 2018, the Victorian Parliament passed the Emergency Management Legislation Amendment Act 2018 (EMLA Act) which made amendments to the Emergency Management Act 2013 (External link), including requiring the preparation of the Victorian State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP).

The SEMP came into effect on 30 September 2020 and replaced the following parts of the EMMV:

  • Part 3: State Emergency Response Plan
  • Part 4: State Emergency Relief and Recovery Plan
  • Part 7: Emergency Management Agency Roles
  • Part 8: Appendices and Glossary

The remaining EMMV chapters and appendices are discontinued from 1 December 2020 as they are published elsewhere or superseded by the regional and municipal level reforms in the EMLA Act, including the Guidelines for Preparing State, Regional and Municipal Emergency Management Plans, and existing doctrine, policy and procedures.

EMV is also regularly updating the Emergency Management Planning Resource Library with resources to complement documentation produced to satisfy legislative requirements.



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