For the latest information on any emergency in Victoria, including Mildura Storm Clearn-Up and Restoration Grants, visit Emergency Management Victoria (EMV).
Victoria faces different emergency threats throughout the course of any year. The department works closely with EMV, other government agencies, agriculture stakeholders and the community to help ensure Victoria can prevent, prepare, respond and recover from any emergency we face.
The department's responsibilities in these situations are outlined in the Emergency Management Manual Victoria.
The department also provides information for animal owners and carers about managing their pets, horses and/or livestock in an emergency. The Victorian Emergency Animal Welfare Plan provides the community and emergency agencies with guidelines to ensure the welfare of pets, horses and/or livestock in an emergency while minimising any impact on public safety. Guidelines are also available regarding livestock recovery after an emergency.
An additional resource aimed at local council and shires is the Municipal Emergency Animal Welfare Sub-Plan Template which is a useful tool to help guide planning for animal welfare issues arising from an emergency. It has been structured to ensure consistency with the Victorian Emergency Animal Welfare Plan and builds on the efforts of Municipal Emergency Management Planning (MEMP) committees and councils to be better prepared for emergencies. The template is also available in Word format to easily enable the entry of information. The file can then be stored and activated in emergencies.