Strategic Roadmap 2022–28

Purpose of our Strategic Roadmap

Over the past 4 years, Victorians have faced a range of emergencies including bushfires, storms, floods, an earthquake and the COVID-19 pandemic. Victorians responded with exceptional resilience, supported by a dedicated and highly skilled emergency management sector.

We have learnt a lot but it is clear that the future will bring significant challenges as we face new, more frequent and severe emergencies driven by climate change and other causes. Protecting this state will require new ways of working and a cleverly planned, more collective approach to emergency management.

This Roadmap sets out the shared vision, priorities and actions that will guide our emergency management sector for the next 6 years. It explains our vision for a future with Safer and More Resilient Communities. The Roadmap describes our journey as a sector in the 10 years following the 2009 Victorian bushfires – what we have experienced and learned.

It identifies the challenges Victorians and the emergency management sector will face in the future, including more frequent and severe emergencies driven by climate change.

It offers outcomes to build a shared understanding of what is important and help us better understand how we perform as a sector.

It sets out priorities to focus the collective efforts of government, communities, businesses, not-for-profit organisations and individuals.

It details the actions we will take to prepare for, respond to and help Victorians recover from emergency events.

Emergency Management Victoria has consulted with a wide range of departments, agencies and organisations to create this Roadmap. This Roadmap is the collective voice of Victoria’s emergency management sector from our first responders to our cyber security personnel, to our relief and recovery teams. Together we have identified where we can deliver the greatest value, be most effective and efficient, and create the change we want to see.

This Roadmap is our guide to Safer and More Resilient Communities.