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September 26th, 2023
New reports added to nine emergency risk categories
September 26th, 2023
Thanking and acknowledging those who protect and serve our community
September 25th, 2023
10 October is Australasian Women in Emergencies Day
September 25th, 2023
Simple tasks to reduce your risk this fire season
September 18th, 2023
Congratulations to the finalists and winners of the inaugural Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards
September 5th, 2023
Cementing pathways for future collaboration and sharing
August 1st, 2023
Celebrating the achievement and contributions of Aboriginal Victorians
July 10th, 2023
Share your thoughts on LGBTIQ+ sector issues and join a Think Tank
June 26th, 2023
And that's a wrap for 2023, see you next year.
May 30th, 2023
Recognising community service above self
May 24th, 2023
Does your project or photography demonstrate significant outcomes in disaster resilience?
May 12th, 2023
The national day of thanks for the incredible contributions of SES volunteers
May 10th, 2023
Join Saturday's game and give thanks to Victoria's emergency management workers and volunteers
April 19th, 2023
Navigating risks and consequences: Emergency management at the centre of global megatrends
April 14th, 2023
Join the emergency management wave for the ultimate stair climb
April 4th, 2023
Celebrate their contribution by nominating them for the 2023 Victorian Honour Roll of Women
March 31st, 2023
End of Daylight Saving a reminder to check your smoke alarms
March 28th, 2023
Latest assurance reports responding to emergency risks in Victoria
March 17th, 2023
A national challenge to encourage new ideas, new thinking and new research
February 22nd, 2023
Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster
February 2nd, 2023
An opportunity to come together and prioritise physical and mental health
January 26th, 2023
Stay safe around water this summer
January 16th, 2023
Say hello to the sector's Pride Network this Sunday
January 5th, 2023
All Victorians need to know how to plan for and respond to fire
December 27th, 2022
Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster
December 20th, 2022
With three blood donations needed every minute, your blood really matters
December 20th, 2022
Your generosity will enable GIVIT to provide short, medium and long-term support to people who've lost everything.
November 21st, 2022
Quarterly update - reports added
November 15th, 2022
An ABC podcast helping people recover from disaster
October 17th, 2022
Helping people affected flooding
October 13th, 2022
Wildlife Victoria’s Emergency Response Service is available 24/7
October 12th, 2022
Know your risk and prepare accordingly. Good information leads to good decisions.
October 5th, 2022
Recognising and celebrating women in emergencies and disaster resilience
September 21st, 2022
Thanking those who protect and serve our communities
September 16th, 2022
Identifying opportunities to improve the safety of Victorians in and around water
September 12th, 2022
Connect with nature this spring
August 24th, 2022
A new national system to help it make it easier to understand and to provide you with clearer advice about how to stay safe
August 18th, 2022
Tony Pearce talks about his commitment to raising awareness of mental health in emergency management
August 9th, 2022
Inspector-General joins the Women in Regulation Leadership Summit 2022
July 26th, 2022
Lived in the UK between 1980 and 1996? You can now give blood and plasma in Australia
July 1st, 2022
New resources addressing state, national and global risks
June 29th, 2022
Learn, share and participate in unique local and national celebrations
June 27th, 2022
Still time to register!
May 11th, 2022
Hawthorn to honour frontline workers this Saturday
April 29th, 2022
New reports added to nine emergency risk categories
April 27th, 2022
One step at a time to improve mental health outcomes for Victoria’s 139,00 emergency workers
April 20th, 2022
IGEM's first update on implementation of Fire Season Inquiry recommendations
December 30th, 2021
Recognising and celebrating Victoria's volunteers, volunteer leaders and volunteer programs
December 24th, 2021
RETHINK taking risks around water this summer
December 15th, 2021
Action statements advise exactly what to do in response to emergencies
December 13th, 2021
Find out how you can plan and prepare for this fire season
November 18th, 2021
An International Day of People with Disability event - video available
October 29th, 2021
Join ESF's Insight Conversation on 17 November
October 20th, 2021
New titles added to our online resource
October 15th, 2021
Inspector-General joins EMC Webinar program - 18 October
October 14th, 2021
Government supports all 15 Phase 2 recommendations focusing on relief and recovery arrangements
October 6th, 2021
An International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction event presented by the ABC and Natural Hazards Research Australia
September 23rd, 2021
Victoria's premier emergency management conference goes online through October
September 7th, 2021
Stories from the emergency services frontline with journalist John Silvester & guests
September 1st, 2021
Prepare yourself for grass pollen season
August 24th, 2021
Community engagement before, during & after emergency, what should it look like & why is it so critical?
August 18th, 2021
Honouring extraordinary Victorians for their service to our multicultural society
August 17th, 2021
Creative ways to connect with and act for nature
August 2nd, 2021
Quarterly update expands resources under six Victorian risks
July 29th, 2021
Now stomping Sunday 24 October at the 'G
July 29th, 2021
Free workshops designed especially for emergency management / service volunteers
July 13th, 2021
Exploring disaster impacts and recovery for First Nations Peoples
July 7th, 2021
Acknowledging Victoria's original custodians of our land and waters
July 5th, 2021
Celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
June 22nd, 2021
A four-part podcast acknowledging first responders in our community
June 21st, 2021
There is a name for the blah you are feeling: It’s called languishing
June 8th, 2021
The Power of Cultural Burning and other stories of Aboriginal cultures from all over Victoria
June 3rd, 2021
This year's conference will now be held on 4 and 5 October
May 28th, 2021
More time to train! Event rescheduled to 17 October
May 21st, 2021
Submissions extended to 18 June
May 20th, 2021
How is emergency management adapting to change?
May 20th, 2021
Celebrating Victorian's diversity and inclusion with Midsumma
May 17th, 2021
Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine.
April 29th, 2021
A contemporary listing of reviews and inquiries influencing Victoria's better emergency management practices
April 21st, 2021
'The only thing that is constant is change'
April 12th, 2021
Bringing a gender lens to critical issues of contemporary emergency management practice
April 7th, 2021
Free workshops designed especially for emergency service/management volunteers with an interest wellbeing
March 25th, 2021
IGEM's 8th progress update on the independent Fire Season Inquiry
March 19th, 2021
Recognising collaboration and innovative thinking
March 9th, 2021
Registrations are open until 15 March & more than 40 sports to choose from
March 9th, 2021
Join a local meeting or drop in for a cuppa-and-chat with Inspector-General Tony Pearce and share your recovery experiences of the 2019-20 bushfires
March 5th, 2021
Celebrating International Women's Day 2021
February 23rd, 2021
Meet with Inspector-General and share your feedback on recovery from the 2019-20 bushfires
February 12th, 2021
Meetings scheduled for 15 – 17 February are now postponed in accordance with today’s statement from the Premier
February 11th, 2021
Community members throughout fire-affected Eastern Victoria are invited to provide feedback on the delivery and effectiveness of recovery activities since the 2019–20 bushfires
February 4th, 2021
IGEM's 7th progress update on the independent Fire Season Inquiry
January 19th, 2021
Supporting mental health and wellbeing in Victoria’s emergency management sector
December 18th, 2020
IGEM's 6th progress update on the independent Fire Season Inquiry
October 14th, 2020
IGEM's 5th progress update on the independent Fire Season Inquiry
September 29th, 2020
IGEM's 4th progress update on the independent Fire Season Inquiry
September 16th, 2020
This year’s conference is going online !
August 19th, 2020
The Governor of Victoria and Mr Howard invite Victorian artist Heesco to create an artwork encapsulating the spirit of gratitude
August 10th, 2020
IGEM's 3rd progress update on the independent Fire Season Inquiry
July 9th, 2020
A progress update on the independent Fire Season Inquiry
July 6th, 2020
7 July hearings to focus on assurance and accountability mechanisms
June 2nd, 2020
Stories from Victoria's emergency triple zero service
May 27th, 2020
Tony Pearce provides his update on the Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian fire season
April 3rd, 2020
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April 2nd, 2020
Victorians can now contribute their views and experiences to the Victorian Fire Season Inquiry through online meetings.
January 14th, 2020
Victorian Government announces an independent inquiry into the 2019-2020 Victorian fire season
November 27th, 2019
Tony Pearce joins 1100 walkers and climbers in annual Fred Hollows Foundation fundraiser
August 30th, 2019
A message of thanks and appreciation from Victoria’s emergency management agencies to Victoria Police for serving and protecting our communities.
December 17th, 2018
IGEM's ‘Innovative regulation for emergency services telecommunications in Victoria’ has been nominated for an IPAA Victoria Leadership in the Public Sector Award.
September 25th, 2018
The partnership with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Charter Project sets the foundations for IGEM's Human Rights Action Plan.
September 10th, 2018
Public submissions are invited to help shape IGEM's review
February 13th, 2018
IGEM is inviting residents across six municipalities to talk about natural-hazard risks in their area and how well prepared they are to respond.
December 14th, 2017
On 14 December 2017 government released the Inspector-General for Emergency Management's Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry - Annual Report 2017 and Review of SKM Coolaroo Recycling Plant Fire report.
October 30th, 2017
The Victorian Government has asked the Inspector-General for Emergency Management to implement an independent assurance process, which will ensure the ongoing integrity of fire services' response time data. This will also include analysis of the data to inform the development of future response strategies.
August 15th, 2017
The Victorian Government has announced a review of the July 2017 fire at the SKM Recycling Plant in Coolaroo.
April 27th, 2017
Government has released and responded to the final report from the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) into the unprecedented thunderstorm asthma event of 21 and 22 November 2016.
February 1st, 2017
Government has released the preliminary report from the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) into the unprecedented thunderstorm asthma event of 21 and 22 November 2016.
December 15th, 2016
The Inspector-General for Emergency Management invites public submissions to their review of the emergency response to the thunderstorm asthma event of 21–22 November 2016.
November 24th, 2016
Government has requested the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) to monitor the implementation of the recommendations outlined in the Parliamentary Inquiry into the CFA Training College at Fiskville.
August 23rd, 2016
Victoria’s emergency management agencies are making significant progress in improving bushfire safety across the state, a new report shows.
February 26th, 2016
A greater sharing of community recovery experiences and knowledge will strengthen bushfire recovery according to a report released today.
February 25th, 2016
Government has released and responded to the Inspector-General for Emergency Management’s review of the 2015 Wye River-Jamieson Track fire.
November 19th, 2015
Government has released and responded to the independent investigation of the Lancefield-Cobaw fire and the Inspector-General for Emergency Management’s report into the review of performance targets for the future bushfire fuel management program on public land.
September 9th, 2015
A survey helping establish how Victorians affected by the 2014 bushfires experienced the recovery process will be available online for the next two weeks.
July 29th, 2015
A new survey will help establish how Victorians affected by the 2014 bushfires experienced the recovery process to help inform better approaches in the future.
June 19th, 2015
The government has released the Monitoring and Assurance Framework for Emergency Management developed by the Inspector-General for Emergency Management.
February 17th, 2015
The Inspector-General for Emergency Management has been asked to conduct a review of performance targets for the future bushfire fuel management program on public land.
October 13th, 2014
IGEM has released its 2013-14 Fire Season Compliance Report
August 7th, 2014
The Inspector-General for Emergency Management has been asked to investigate 2013-14 fire season and East Gippsland fires
August 4th, 2014
The Bushfire Royal Commission Implementation Monitor has released their final report.
July 28th, 2014
Tony Pearce has been appointed as the inaugural Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM).