Role statement - Department of Premier and Cabinet

About Department of Premier and Cabinet

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) support the Victorian Government’s commitment to a stronger, fairer, better Victoria by pursuing excellence in whole of government service delivery and reform. DPC support the ministerial portfolios of the Premier, Deputy Premier, and DPC Ministers as well as the Cabinet.

DPC’s mission is to support the people of Victoria by:

  • helping government achieve its strategic objectives;
  • providing leadership to the public sector to improve its effectiveness; and
  • promoting collaboration across government to drive performance and improve outcomes.

Mitigation

Activity Critical task alignment / activity source

Support government response prior to an extreme emergency

1.3

Support Victorian Government mitigation for cyber security emergencies

1.1, 1.3

Coordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on a range of security and emergency management mitigation issues 

1.5, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Response (including Relief)

Activity Critical task alignment / activity source

Support government response during an extreme emergency 

3.1, 3.2

Coordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on security and emergency response matters 

1.5, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Perform control agency functions during cyber security emergencies, in line with the SEMP Cyber Security Sub-Plan

3.1

Table 9: Control agencies for response

Coordinate Victorian Government responses to cyber security incidents, including liaison with other states/territories and the Commonwealth Government (via the Australian Cyber Security Centre)

3.1

Implement actions arising from the Victorian Government Cyber Security Strategy, including enhancing the cyber security resilience of Victorian Government organisations by providing cyber security threat and risk management advice 

4.5, 4.6

Provide advice to critical infrastructure owners and operations about potential cyber security emergency risks

4.5, 4.6

Advise the Premier on his/her power to declare a State of Disaster 

4.5, 4.6

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government:

  • security and emergency management issues 
  • response activities for emergencies 

1.5, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Recovery

Activity Critical task alignment / activity source

Recovery Support Agency (RecSA) to EMV to implement available financial assistance under the DRFA to assist small businesses and primary producers’ recovery by providing advice to the Victorian Premier to request the activation of DRFA Category B, as required

20.3

Table 16: Recovery coordination: Economic environment

Implement financial assistance under the DRFA by providing advice to the Victorian Premier to request the Prime Minister activate DRFA Category C and D as required

20.3

Recovery Support Agency (RecSA) to EMV to implement available financial assistance under the DRFA to assist voluntary non-profit groups, communities and economies

20.3

Table 16: Recovery coordination: Economic environment

Support government during recovery from an extreme emergency

3.1, 3.2

Coordinate with Commonwealth and state and territory First Ministers’ departments on recovery matters 

1.5, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Provide information and strategic advice to the Premier, the SCRC, and relevant committees and sub-committees of Cabinet on whole-of-government relief and recovery activities following emergencies 

1.5, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Support the protection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage on public land

18.4, 18.5

Recovery Support Agency (RecSA) for the protection and rehabilitation of Aboriginal cultural heritage on public land affected by emergencies and associated activities

18.4, 18.5

Table 18: Recovery coordination: Natural environment

Assurance and Learning

For assurance and learning activities, refer directly to the agency for further information.