State and regional emergency plans

VICSES has a coordination role to facilitate the development of emergency plans for hazards at State, Regional and Municipal tiers.

On this page:

Click on the hazard icons below to find each State Emergency Plan:

Flood  Storm Earthquake Tsunami Landslide  


State Emergency Plans contain information on:

  • Responsibilities of key agencies regarding prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

  • Regional and local level emergency planning requirements.

  • Specific requirements for emergency activities (e.g. warning, evacuation).

  • Operational structures and staff responsibilities.

Click on the hazard icons below to find each plan:

 

Central - Regional Emergency Plans

 

Flood

Storm

Earthquake

Landslide
 

 

 

East - Regional Emergency Plans

 

Flood

Tsunami

   

 

 

North East - Regional Emergency Plans

 

Flood

Storm

Earthquake

Landslide

 

 

North West - Regional Emergency Plans

 

Flood

Storm

Earthquake

Landslide

 

 

Mid West - Regional Emergency Plans

 

Flood

Storm

Earthquake

Landslide

 

 

 

South West - Regional Emergency Plans

 

Flood

Storm

Earthquake

Tsunami
 

 

Municipal Flood Emergency Plans 

VICSES lead the development of Municipal Flood Emergency Plans (MFEPs) available alongside community facing Local Flood Guides. MFEPs are a sub-plan to the MEMP, and include critical information about the risk and impacts of local flooding. They also assist councils and emergency management agencies effectively plan for and responding to the impacts of flooding across a municipal footprint before, during and after it occurs.

Municipal Emergency Management Plans

Under the Emergency Management Act 1986, municipal councils must prepare and maintain a Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP).

Contact your local council for a copy of the latest MEMP. 

Sector templates:

  • MEMP audits – VICSES previously played a role to audit each MEMP at least once every three years. Further information and MEMP audit material are available below.

  • MFEP templates and further information – You can access the MFEP template [Word 3MB] and information about the MFEP enhancement project [PDF 194KB] here.

Under the Emergency Management Act 1986, the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is required to audit every Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) at least once every three years.

VICSES, in collaboration with Victoria Police, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Municipal Association of Victoria and individual councils and Alpine Resort Management Boards, is committed to continuously improving the audit process.

To this effect, a review of the audit process and documents was conducted in early 2017 and the revised audit material is now available.

The intention of this review was to update the audit material to ensure consistency with current legislation and guidelines, and to provide better guidance and clarity for councils, stakeholders and auditors on the intent and purpose of each audit question.

These new documents were pilot tested throughout May 2017, and learnings from this testing period have been incorporated into the final audit documents. 

From 1 June 2017, all audits will be conducted using the new workbook. 

Current audit documents: