State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP)

The Victorian State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP) is prepared within the context of the Emergency Management Act 2013 objectives to:

a) foster a sustainable and efficient emergency management system that minimises the likelihood, effect and consequences of emergencies; and

b) establish efficient governance arrangements that

  • clarify the roles and responsibilities of agencies; and
  • facilitate cooperation between agencies; and
  • ensure the coordination of emergency management reform within the emergency management sector; and

c) implement an ‘all communities, all emergencies’ approach to emergency management; and

d) establish integrated arrangements for emergency management planning in Victoria at the state level.

In accordance with the legislation, the SEMP is prepared by the Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner and endorsed by the State Crisis and Resilience Council. 

The SEMP outlines the emergency management arrangements for Victoria to inform all levels of planning – state, regional and municipal.  The SEMP provides a coordinated and comprehensive approach to emergency management at the state level, containing provisions for the mitigation of, response to and recovery from emergencies and specifies the roles and responsibilities of agencies in relation to emergency management. 

Accessing the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP)

The SEMP includes:



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