Agency Roles and Responsibilities alignment to Victorian Preparedness Framework

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Overview

The Victorian Preparedness Framework (VPF) identifies the core capabilities and critical tasks Victoria requires to effectively manage major emergencies before, during and after or any combination thereof (outlined in the VPF). 

The critical task tables map agency roles and responsibilities (as found in agency role statements) to the VPF core capabilities and critical tasks. This shows agency’s contribution to an EM capability and does not reflect additional activities for agencies. 

The critical task tables are to be read in conjunction with the following tables: 

  • participating agencies for mitigation (table 8), 
  • control agencies for response (table 9), 
  • support agencies for response (table 10), 
  • relief coordination (table 11) and 
  • recovery coordination (tables 14–18).

The agency role statements have been reviewed with the relevant EM agencies for inclusion in this document. While these activities are believed to be current at the date of publication, readers are advised to contact the required agency to ensure that functions can still be carried out as expected [1].

In response to an emergency an agency may be requested to provide support to response activities other than what is listed in an agency role statement. In these cases, the determination of support to these activities will be made by the EMC or relevant emergency response coordinator.

Other support agencies 

The agencies listed in the Roles and Responsibilities are those with either broad or state-wide presence, Government organisations, those with a statutory EM involvement and some private corporations with specific roles.

The Victorian community receives significant benefit from the EM contributions of a wide range of volunteer groups and organisations whose operations are either quite specialised and/or available mainly in a specific locality. 

These groups should be identified in relevant regional and/or municipal EM plans, as appropriate. 

SEMP Roles and Responsibilities alignment to the VPF

Aligning the SEMP Roles and Responsibilities to the VPF provides the EM sector with an avenue to demonstrate EM sector capability. This is done in two ways:

  • Aligning EM phases to core capabilities
  • Aligning agency role statement activities to critical tasks.

Utilising the EM phases of mitigation, response (including relief) and recovery, associations between the SEMP Roles and Responsibilities and the VPF core capabilities can be established. Table 19 illustrates how the VPF core capabilities align to each of the sections in the SEMP Roles and Responsibilities, as well as which EM phase they sit within.

Used in conjunction with table 20, users (including planners) can begin to understand agency contribution towards each core capability and the interrelatedness of those capabilities across the SEMP’s emergency management phases. 


Table 19: VPF core capability alignment to the SEMP Roles and Responsibilities

  SEMP Roles and Responsibilities VPF core capability
Mitigation

Participating agencies for mitigation (table 8)

Planning

Community Information and Warnings

Operational Management

Intelligence and Information Sharing

Public Order and Community Safety

Building Community Resilience

Fire Management and Suppression

Assurance and Learning

Response (including Relief)

Control agencies for response (table 9)

Support agencies for response (table 10)

Relief coordination (table 12)

Community Information and Warnings

Operational Management

Intelligence and Information Sharing

Public Order and Community Safety

Building Community Resilience

Fire Management and Suppression

Fatality Management

Critical Transport

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Impact Assessment

Search and Rescue

Health Protection

Health Emergency Response 

Relief Assistance

Environmental Response

Recovery

Recovery coordination: For services across all environments (table 14)

Recovery coordination: Social environment (table 15)

Recovery coordination: Economic environment (table 16)

Recovery coordination: Built environment (table 17)

Recovery coordination: Natural environment (table 18)

Community Information and Warnings

Operational Management

Intelligence and Information Sharing

Building Community Resilience

Critical Transport

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Impact Assessment

Search and Rescue

Health Protection

Health Emergency Response

Relief Assistance

Environmental Response

Economic Recovery

Natural and Cultural Heritage Rehabilitation

Built Recovery

Social Recovery

Assurance and Learning

Assurance and Learning (critical task table 21)

Assurance and Learning

Table 20: Agency contributions to VPF core capabilities

Please scroll the table horizontally to view all agencies.

Core Capability
(agency contribution)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
                 
 
                 
 
           
 
       
 
   
 
                 
 
 
   
 
                 
           
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
 
       
 
     
 
             
 
 
   
 
                 
 
     
 
                   
 
 
 
 
 
                       
 
 
 
               
 
   
 
                                 
                       
 
                             
 
                                 
 
 
     
 
               
 
                   
 
                 
 
 
 
                 
 
   
 
                 
 
     
 
     
 
 
       
   
 
                       
 
   
 
 
 
 
             
 
 
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
 
   
 
         
 
         
 
 
   
     
 
           
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
 
   
 
             
 
       
 
               
 
   
 
     
 
       
 
   
 
     
 
 
               
 
     
                     
 
         
 
 
               
 
 
 
                                                           
 
 
                   
 
 
     
 
 
               
 
   
 
     
 
             
 
 
                               
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
         
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
                 
 
   
 
                   
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
                   
 
   
 
           
                                   
 
     
 
 
   
 
         
 
 
 
 
       
 
     
 
             
 
             
                   
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
                         
 
     
 
                   
 
                 
 
 
 
 
         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
           
 
                   
             
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
       
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
         
 
             
 
   
 
                     

 

 

Acronyms

Acronym Explanation
ABCB Australian Building Code Board
ABCC Australian Building and Construction Commission
ADF Australian Defence Force
AEMO Australian Energy Market Operator
AFP Australian Federal Police
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority
ANS Air Navigation Services
AQUAPLAN Australian National Strategic Plan for Aquatic Animal Health
ARC Australian Red Cross
ARFFS Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Services
ATSB Australian Transport Safety Bureau
AUSASSISTPLAN Australian Government Overseas Assistance Plan
AUSVETPLAN Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan
AV Ambulance Victoria
BoM Bureau of Meteorology
BRV Bushfire Recovery Victoria
CA Control agency
CES Chief Environmental Scientist
CFA Country Fire Authority
CHO Chief Health Officer
CMA Catchment Management Authority
COAG Council of Australian Governments
COMDISPLAN Australian Government Disaster Response Plan
Coroners Court Coroners Court of Victoria
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
DACC Defence Aid to the Civil Community
DELWP Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
DET Department of Education and Training
DFACA Defence Aid to the Civil Authority
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DFFH Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
DJCS Department of Justice and Community Safety
DJPR Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
DH Department of Health
DoD Department of Defence
DoT Department of Transport (including Head, Transport for Victoria)
DPC Department of Premier and Cabinet
DRFA Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements
DTF Department of Treasury and Finance
EM Emergency Management
EMA Emergency Management Australia
EMC Emergency Management Commissioner
EMLO Emergency Management Liaison Officer
EMR Emergency Medical Response
EMV Emergency Management Victoria
EPA Environment Protection Authority
ESTA Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority
ESV Energy Safe Victoria
FFMVic Forest Fire Management Victoria
FRV Fire Rescue Victoria
HIA Housing Industry Association
ICA Insurance Council of Australia Ltd
ICC Incident Control Centre
JOSS Joint Operations Support Staff
LSV Life Saving Victoria
MEMPC Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NBN Co National Broadband Network Company
NHVR National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
Non SAR Non Search and Rescue
NOPSEMA National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority
OIE World Organisation for Animal Health
PLANTPLAN Australian Emergency Plant Pest Response Plan
PV Parks Victoria
RAC Rural Assistance Commissioner
RCC Regional Control Centre
RecCA Recovery Coordinating Agency
RecLA Recovery Lead Agency
RecSA Recovery Support Agencies
RelCA Relief Coordinating Agency
RelLA Relief Lead Agency
RelSA Relief Support Agency
RSA Response Support Agency
RSPCA Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Salvation Army Salvation Army – Victorian Emergency Services
SCC State Control Centre
SCM State Consequence Manager
SCRC State Crisis and Resilience Council
SEMP State Emergency Management Plan
SERC State Emergency Relief Coordinator
SHERP State Health Emergency Response Plan
SRC State Response Controller
SReC State Recovery Coordinator
Telstra Telstra Corporation Limited
TfV Transport for Victoria
TSV Transport Safety Victoria
USAR Urban Search and Rescue
VBA Victorian Building Authority
VCC EM Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry
VFA Victorian Fisheries Authority
VFF Victorian Farmers Federation
VicPol Victoria Police
VICSES Victoria State Emergency Service
VIFM Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
VMIA Victorian Managed Insurance Authority
VPC(M) Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne)
VPF Victorian Preparedness Framework
VRCA Victorian Regional Channels Authority
WICEN Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network

Footnotes

  1. The SEMP is reviewed as required and at least every three years.