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Municipal Emergency Management Plan audits

Under current legislation (Emergency Management Act 1986), the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is required to audit Municipal Emergency Management Plans (MEMPlan) every three years at a minimum.

Over the past few years, VICSES has been working with the Municipal Association of Victoria, individual councils and other stakeholders including Victoria Police, Department of Human Services and key emergency service providers, to continuously improve the audit process. The changes to the way audits are conducted ensure that a standardised, yet adaptable process is in place to meet the needs of municipalities.

A review is currently underway to ensure the current workbook aligns to recent changes to Emergency Management Act 1986 and 2013, and the Emergency Management Manual Victoria (EMMV).  Following the review, the MEMPlan Audit Workbook (Audit Tool and Evidence Guide) will be updated and available on this webpage. The following workbook is the most up to date version, it is a tool to assist Councils prepare for the audit. It identifies compliance requirements with examples of evidence required by the auditors.

Through the MEMP audit review, VICSES will improve and streamline the audit process and set the scene for a more consistent, rigorous and consultative approach to audits. If you have any questions or comments regarding the MEMP audit review please contact your local VICSES regional office.