Emergency preparedness

The department's emergency management policies aim to build resilience and minimise the impact of emergencies on Victorians, especially the most disadvantaged.

Promoting financial resilience to emergencies through home and contents insurance strategy

The Promoting financial resilience to emergencies through home and contents insurance strategy aims to support the Victorian community to understand the importance of home and contents insurance as a key pillar of their financial resilience and emergency preparedness. It also aims to support Victorians to build the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions relating to their financial resilience and emergency preparedness

Vulnerable people in emergencies policy

The Vulnerable people in emergencies policy integrates emergency preparedness planning with the delivery of funded services.

The policy applies to organisations funded by the Department of Health and Human Services to provide personal care, support and/or case management services to clients living in the community within the 64 municipal council areas wholly or partly covered by the Country Fire Authority districts.

The policy also outlines funded services and municipal councils’ roles in screening and maintaining information on a vulnerable persons register. The register is specifically for people who require support from authorities to evacuate in the event of an emergency.

Emergency preparedness for clients and services policy

The Emergency preparedness policy for clients and services provides a consistent emergency management framework for health and human services that are delivered, funded or regulated by the department.

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 on both these policies see Related resources.