Protocol for inter-council resource sharing

In association with the Municipal Emergency Management Enhancement Group (MEMEG), 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.

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 are asked to recommit to the protocol every three years. They can opt in or out of the protocol arrangements at any time by notifying us in writing.

MAV Human Resource Sharing Database links:

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