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Inspector-General for Emergency Management

The objectives of the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) are to provide assurance to the government and the community in respect of emergency management arrangements in Victoria and foster continuous improvement. 

IGEM’s specific legislative responsibilities include:

  • developing and maintaining a monitoring and assurance framework to assess the capability, capacity and performance of the emergency management sector
  • undertaking emergency management system-wide reviews based on an annual forward plan prepared with the emergency management sector, at the request of the Minister, or in response to particular emergency events
  • monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the state’s Strategic Action Plan
  • evaluating state-wide training and exercising arrangements in consultation with the sector
  • providing assurance to the government, the emergency sector and the community on the ability of the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority to meet agreed levels of performance

In keeping with the sector’s collaborative approach, IGEM works closely with emergency management organisations and the community to strengthen emergency management and enhance community safety in Victoria.

IGEM was established on 1 July 2014 under the Emergency Management Act 2013 and supercedes the Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner. The Act is available on the Victorian legislation and parliamentary documents website (External link)

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The Victorian Department of Justice acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.