Emergency preparedness

Summer preparedness kit

The Summer preparedness kit contains information for organisations in the health and human services sector to assist with preparing for hazards associated with the summer season.

The kit contains the emergency preparedness client and services policies for the Department of Health and Department of Human Services.

Emergency planning for residential aged care services

The Department of Health have developed resources to support residential aged care service providers in their planning and preparations for a broad range of natural hazards including bushfires, heatwave, floods and storms.

The resources focus on a range of important planning considerations for providers including residents’ care needs, alternative accommodation, transportation, supplies equipment and services, staffing and physical environment, including information about being a host service and returning home.

Copies of these resources are available on the Department of Health Aged Care website:

Further information

  • Summer preparedness kit - health and human services sector

    The Summer Preparedness Kit contains information for organisations in the health and human services sector to help you prepare for hazards associated with the summer season, such as flood and bushfire.

  • Emergency preparedness - health services and hospitals

    Health Services and Hospitals are an essential part of the whole-of-health approach to planning for and responding to emergencies. In Victoria, we plan for emergencies in line with the Ďall hazards, all agenciesí philosophy, which ensures a consistent and integrated approach from responding agencies, whatever the emergency.

  • Fire Risk Management Unit information for service providers

    The Fire Risk Management Unit (FRMU) assist and support program staff and provide technical support to the Department of Health and Department of Human Services.

Contact information

Relocation Support for Approved Providers of Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
Tel: 1800 078 709

Emergency Services
Tel: 000

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