Emergency functions of the department

To access emergency warning and information visit the VicEmergency website.

Emergency and resilience functions of the department

The department works closely with Emergency Management Victoria, Government, Industry and the Community to help ensure Victoria has the resilience to survive, adapt and grow in the face of shocks and stresses it may experience. This includes delivering before, during and after activities for emergency management and working with critical infrastructure.

Lead agency responsibilities

The department's emergency management accountabilities are set out in the State Emergency Management Plan. The department's portfolios are the State's lead agency for:

Relief and recovery responsibilities

The department's portfolios also have lead and support roles for relief and recovery activities for the impacts and consequences of emergencies for:

Critical infrastructure

The department also works closely with critical infrastructure industry owners and operators to support resilience and emergency planning for the Communications and Food and Grocery Supply Logistics sectors. This includes oversight of:

Page last updated: 22 October 2021