Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program

The Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program's (MERP) ongoing annual funding of $4.6 million supports strategic emergency management work undertaken by rural, regional and interface councils.

The MERP supports councils to plan, prepare and deliver activities that will assist their communities in an emergency. It supports councils to effectively deliver on emergency management responsibilities established in legislation, state plans and policies including the Emergency Management Manual of Victoria (EMMV) and the Vulnerable People in Emergencies Program.

The program has three objectives:

  1. Effective delivery of emergency management responsibilities established in legislation, state plans and policies including the Emergency Management Manual of Victoria (EMMV) and the Vulnerable people in Emergencies Program
  2. Contributing to better prepared and more resilient communities
  3. Embedding emergency management as a core component of council business.

For more information on the MERP, please contact Local Government Victoria via

Email: lgv.emergencies@delwp.vic.gov.au

Phone: 9948 8513

Page last updated: 19/12/19