Our commitment to you

Strengthening Emergency Management in Victoria by 2028

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

As we head towards 2028, we will need to work together to better prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies. Individuals, communities, businesses, all levels of government and the not-for-profit sector will all have a role to play.

We 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, and make sure they have the resources, systems and technology they need to get the job done.

We will listen and learn, providing you with meaningful opportunities 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 not just the last.