Emergencies are an inevitable part of life. Emergencies, whether natural (such as bushfires, floods or storms earthquakes) or non-natural (such as chemical incidents, transport accidents or major criminal acts of violence), can occur in any community without warning.
When emergencies occur, people mobilise quickly to assist those affected. A range of government agencies, as well as municipalities and community groups, are always quick to respond to the hazard, rescue people, treat the injured and control the immediate consequences of the event.
Afterwards, people affected by the emergency may face complex issues that require advice and assistance. Many people will recover from the effects of an emergency with little assistance. Others will turn to friends and family for advice and assistance, and some may need formal services.
Current emergency support
- Murray Valley tornado: Assistance available to people affected by the severe storm and tornado along the Murray Valley.
- Recovering from floods: Information for people affected by the 2012 Victorian floods.
- Victoria bushfire assistance - 2013: Details of assistance available to people affected by the bushfires in Victoria.
- 2009 bushfire recovery: Information for people affected by the 2009 bushfires.