Yarriambiack Shire Council along with all the emergency service agencies including Victoria Police, CFA and VicSES are responsible for developing and implementing strategies to assist communities both during and after natural and man made emergency events.

The Emergency Management Act 1986 and the Local Government Act 1989 outline the important role Councils play in Victoria’s emergency management arrangements in particular Council’s connection to the community.

The following pages provide direction on the role Council plays in emergency management and the strategies that can be used during and after an emergency event.

Key links and information is also provided to assist the community in preparing for and dealing with an emergency. Specific information related to an actual emergency will be added to the “During Emergency” and “After Emergency” sections when an incident occurs.