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Resource sharing protocol

In association with the Municipal Emergency Management Enhancement Group we identified a need to determine an agreed position between councils regarding the provision of resources to assist other municipalities with response and recovery tasks during and after emergencies.

This led to the development of a protocol for inter-council emergency management resource sharing (Word - 121KB). The protocol is intended to clarify operational, insurance and reimbursement issues that may arise through municipal resource-sharing arrangements.

All councils were invited to provide input to a draft version of the protocol in October 2006.

In developing the protocol, we consulted the Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner, Civic Mutual Plus (now Liability Mutual Insurance), WorkSafe Victoria and the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority.

The protocol is consistent with the concepts and policy guidelines articulated in the Emergency Management Act 1986 and the Emergency Management Manual Victoria. It has been endorsed by the MAV Board.

Council adoption of the protocol is voluntary. It is not intended to inhibit or diminish the effectiveness of any existing inter-council resource sharing arrangement. Councils should review any existing arrangements to ensure that issues identified in this protocol are addressed.

Councils can opt in or out of the protocol arrangements at any time by notifying us in writing.

Protocol signatories

Councils that are currently signatories are formally indicating their support for the principles of the protocol.

Under the Alpine Resorts (Management) Act 1997, the board of an alpine resort is deemed to be a municipal council for the purposes of the Emergency Management Act (1986). Therefore alpine resorts are eligible to be signatories to the protocol.

Protocol signatories
Alpine Shire Council Greater Shepparton City Council Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Ararat Rural City Council Hepburn Shire Council Mount Alexander Shire Council
Ballarat City Council Hindmarsh Shire Council Moyne Shire Council
Banyule City Council Hobsons Bay City Council Murrindindi Shire Council
Bass Coast Shire Council Horsham Rural City Council Nillumbik Shire Council
​Baw Baw Shire Council Hume City Council Northern Grampians Shire Council
Bayside City Council Indigo Shire Council Port Phillip City Council
Benalla Rural City Council Kingston City Council Pyrenees Shire Council
Boroondara City Council Knox City Council Queenscliffe Borough Council
Brimbank City Council Latrobe City Council South Gippsland Shire Council
Buloke Shire Council Loddon Shire Council Southern Grampians Shire Council
Campaspe Shire Council Macedon Ranges Shire Council Stonnington City Council
Cardinia Shire Council Mansfield Shire Council Strathbogie Shire Council
Casey City Council Maribyrnong City Council Surf Coast Shire Council
Central Goldfields Shire Council Maroondah City Council Towong Shire Council
Colac Otway Shire Council Melbourne City Council Wangaratta Rural City Council
Corangamite Shire Council Melton Shire Council Warrnambool City Council
Darebin City Council Mildura Rural City Council Wellington Shire Council
East Gippsland Shire Council Mitchell Shire Council West Wimmera Shire Council
Falls Creek Resort Management Moira Shire Council Whitehorse City Council
Frankston City Council Monash City Council Whittlesea City Council
Gannawarra Shire Council Moonee Valley City Council Wodonga City Council
Golden Plains Shire Council Moorabool Shire Council Wyndham City Council
​​Greater Bendigo City Council ​​Moreland City Council Yarra Ranges Shire Council
Greater Dandenong City Council   Yarriambiack Shire Council

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