Emergency preparedness

The department's Emergency preparedness policy for clients and services aims to protect the health and safety of people accessing services from Victoria’s health and human services sector in the event of an emergency.

It describes the sector’s responsibilities and considerations to prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies.

It also seeks to achieve a consistent sector-wide approach; taking into consideration the local environment, conditions and resources.

The policy applies to all types of services that are:

  • Delivered from department owned or managed facilities
  • Delivered by departmental staff
  • Provided through departmental funding
  • Regulated by the department (including supported residential services).

 For more information, see Emergency preparedness policy for clients and services in Related resources.