The emergency management sector wants to ensure that councils have the skills and expertise they need to meet their emergency management obligations. This is listed as 'priority B' for action under the Victorian Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan.

The project has three distinct phases:

    three distinct phases


In May and June 2016, LGV held 16 workshops across Victoria talking to over 300 people (from 68 councils and 19 emergency management agencies) concerning the role of local government in emergency management both now and into the future.  The workshop findings are provided in an independent report below:

Councils and Emergencies - Workshop Feedback Analysis (PDF, 4.4 MB)

Councils and Emergencies Directions Paper

The directions paper was released for a period of four months to obtain formal submissions from councils, state government and emergency management agencies.  The deadline for making a submission was 8 May 2017.

To view the submissions made to the directions paper please visit: Engage Victoria

See also:  Councils and Emergencies Directions Paper

Further information

For more information on this project please contact Lachlan Kelsall or Damien Taylor.