Events and training

Emergency management

Presentations and videos are available from the following events:

2019 VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forum

Almost 100 people from across the emergency management sector attended the 2019 VCOSS-MAV Emergency Management Forum in Melbourne on 23 July. This year’s Forum showcased a range of resources and programs that support the emotional, spiritual and mental health needs of people that have been impacted by an emergency or disaster. The Forum also explored the barriers and opportunities for people with a disability in all phases of emergency management.

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2018 VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forum

The MAV/VCOSS forum on 21 September was well attended with more than 70 delegates.  The forum provided a range of insightful presentations from council, state government and university perspectives, as well as The Deaf Society and the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.  

The MAV would like to thank all council participants for their contributions to the forum.

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2017 VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forum

MAV and the Victorian Council of Social Services partner to bring the VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forums - events which aim to increase the levels of cooperation and collaboration between local government and the community sector.

Emma King, the CEO of VCOSS, opened the forum, and launched the report Building Resilient Communities: Working with the Community Sector to Enhance Emergency Management (PDF - 842.8KB).

Emma said:

"There is a clear and growing acknowledgement of the potential of the community sector as essential partners in building disaster resilience – strengthening people’s and communities’ capacity to cope with emergencies and disasters. VCOSS’ new report Building community resilience: Working with the community sector to enhance emergency management outlines the community sector’s willingness, specialist skills, and capacity to contribute to both emergency management and building disaster resilience.

"DHHS and VCOSS are working in partnership to develop a strategy to address non-insurance and underinsurance for emergencies in Victoria. As part of this, the government recently released a new campaign, Insure it. It’s worth it!, that provides links to independent information sources which enable the community to become better educated about the importance of insurance and the range of options available to them. Please feel free to use this campaign as part of your organisation’s resilience building work."

Below are presentations and a video from the forum:

In an Emergency, What's Your Plan? (City of Greater Bendigo)

2016 VCOSS MAV Emergency Management Forum

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