Our vision and impact statement

Victoria’s risk profile is changing. Climate change, shifting demographics, technological advances and just in time supply chains are only some of the factors that will influence the frequency, duration and impact of emergencies.

As 2028 approaches, individuals, communities, businesses, all levels of government and the not-for-profit sector need to work together to better prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. Everyone has a role.

The emergency management sector will work alongside experts, community, industry and all levels of government to reduce risk and minimise the impacts of emergencies on our economy, our environment, our infrastructure and our people.

We will empower you with the information and tools you need to prepare and look after yourself, your family and your community before, during and after an emergency.

We will support First Nations self-determination in the emergency management sector and in practice. We will streamline the way you interact with different departments and layers of government, working with you to design programs that meet community needs.

We will help you and your community stay safe by investing in our emergency services, including our volunteers – we’ll make sure they have the resources, systems and technology they need to get the job done.

We will listen and learn – providing meaningful opportunities for you to share your experiences and inform decision making and continuous improvements.

We will work with you to plan for the future so you are ready for the next emergency.