A hazard is a source of potential harm. A hazard event is another term for emergency.

Some assurance activities examine system-wide risks that span across multiple hazard types, including reviews into the emergency management functions of sector organisations.

Examples of such assurance activities include the Review of 10 years of reform in Victoria’s emergency management sector and the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

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Publish year Assurance activity Summary Organisation
2024 National resilience for Australia - learning the lessons (External link) A report that highlights lessons drawn from international responses to crisis, it brings together the disciplines of disaster management, defence strategy and national security to examine what an integrated national approach to resilience looks like, and how national resilience thinking can help Australia build more effective and more efficient responses to crisis and change. Australian Strategic Policy Institute
2023 Towards resilient communities: data capability and resource mapping for disaster preparedness (External link) A collaboration with experienced members of Australian Red Cross to better understand the challenges and potential of data-driven decision-making for community disaster resilience. Academia
2023 Insurance Catastrophe Resilience Report 2021–22 (External link) A report that examines insurer data and insights for the previous 12 months of extreme weather events and advocates for changes to lessen the impact of future events. Events examined include the Mansfield earthquake and Victoria's extreme weather and flooding. Independent
2023 Improving crisis communications to culturally and linguistically diverse communities (External link) A NSW inquiry report that looks at improving crisis communications to CALD communities, it examines ways to improve channels of communications, and the use of multicultural and CALD community groups and networks to distribute in-language information. The report makes reference to actions taken by the Victorian Government during the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent
2023 National Defence: Defence Strategic Review (External link) A strategic review that makes observations and recommendations regarding climate change and the sustainability of supporting domestic disaster relief. In response, the Australian Government will work in partnership with states and territories to further develop national resilience response mechanisms. Independent
2023 Victorian Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan Update #4 2019–22 - Progress Update 2021 (External link) The SAP is a rolling plan that outlines statewide strategic priorities, with corresponding actions, to support Victoria in achieving its vision of safer and more resilient communities. In its sixth report, IGEM summarises key activities and provides an assessment of implementation progress of nine of the eleven SAP Update #4 actions between 1 January to 31 December 2021, and key developments in early 2022. Inspector-General for Emergency Management
2023 Victoria’s Critical Infrastructure All Sectors Resilience Report 2022 (External link) A report that identifies key emergency risks, interdependencies and resilience improvement initiatives being addressed collaboratively by industry and government across Victoria’s eight critical infrastructure sectors. The report includes activities completed and emergencies experienced between 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022. Climate change, natural disasters and cyber security are some of the top risks highlighted across sectors for the following 12-month period. Emergency Management Victoria
2023 Report on Government Services 2023 (D: Emergency Management) (External link) A report that includes detailed information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of service provision and the achievement of outcomes for fire services, state and territory emergency, ambulance and police services. Australian Government
2023 Australia’s midterm review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 Report (External link) Australia's midterm review of the Sendai Framework to ‘assess progress on integrating disaster risk reduction into policies, programmes and investments at all levels, identify good practice, gaps and challenges and accelerate the path to achieving the goal of the Sendai Framework and its seven global targets by 2030.’ Australian Government
2023 Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Strategic Directions Achievement Report 2023 (External link) A report that demonstrates work completed in the 2022-23 financial year by all jurisdictions in conjunction with AFAC members and our partner agencies. Case studies provide a sample of initiatives undertaken towards the shared vision and joint commitment to safe and secure communities. Independent