Department of Health

Department's responsibilities in emergencies

Emergencies such as bushfires, floods, heatwaves and pandemic influenza may affect the health and wellbeing of Victorians.

The Department of Health has an important role in protecting the health and well-being of Victorians before, during and after an emergency. 

The department has a number of responsibilities related to emergency planning, preparation, response and recovery; and we work closely with the emergency management sector, health services and hospitals, community health centres, pharmacies and the broader health sector during an emergency.

Reviewed 26 October 2021


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