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VICSES produces a number of publications each year about emergency management and about the organisation itself. Click on the links below for the most recent Annual Report, Strategic and Corporate Plan and State Emergency Plans.

Annual Reports

VICSES Annual Reports provide a summary of the key initiatives and activities of the service, including reports on performance, delivery of outputs and financial management.


The VICSES Annual Report 2013-14 is now available for download.

Thumbnail of cover of VICSES Annual Report 2013-14

Previous years

Strategic and Corporate Plan

The VICSES Corporate Plan 2015 - 2018 is now available. It identifies the strategies and activities that will be implemented over the next three years to assist us in achieving the goals and objectives set by the Victoria State Emergency Service Authority Board.

  • VICSES corporate plan 2015-2015

State Plans

These plans provide strategic guidance for effective emergency management to hazards in Victoria for which VICSES is the designated control agency. Please visit our State Plans page for further information.


Phoenix is the official journal of the Victoria Emergency Service Association (VESA). It is published six times a year and features articles and photos of interest submitted by volunteers and staff of the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES).

VESA is funded by VICSES units, staffed by VICSES volunteers and works to advocate on their behalf. VESA is a separate entity to VICSES.

Countrywide Austral has been appointed by VESA as the authorised publisher of the Phoenix Journal, including the coordination, sale and selection of advertising.

For enquiries about advertising in Phoenix, contact Countrywide Austral on (03) 9937 0200 or

Please note:  VICSES does not solicit advertising or donations for Phoenix. This is done by Countrywide Austral on behalf of VESA, to whom the proceeds go.


The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) provides datasets to the public that provide invaluable insight into the operations of VICSES. They cover operational activities, training details and non-personal volunteer information.

These datasets are part of the DataVic Access Policy, an initiative which seeks to make Victorian government agency datasets freely available to the public. It is hoped that by doing this, economic activity will be stimulated, productivity will increase, research outcomes will improve and government practices in the use of data will be made more efficient and effective.

View the datasets.

Service Delivery Strategy

VICSES has developed a Service Delivery Strategy to help us identify what services we will deliver to Victorian communities over the next 10 years and the most effective and efficient ways to deliver them.


 View the strategy.