Emergency Management

Benalla Rural City, like all regions, is susceptible to emergencies. The economic and social effects of emergencies including loss of life, destruction of property, and dislocation of communities are inevitable.

Coping with hazards gives our reason and focus for planning. Hazards exist within all communities whether they are recognised or not.

The Benalla Rural City Municipal Emergency Management Plan has been produced pursuant to Section 20(1) of the Emergency Management Act 1986
This plan addresses the prevention of, response to and recovery from emergencies within Benalla Rural City. It is the result of the cooperative efforts of the Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee and the Victoria State Emergency Service North East Regional Headquarters. It recognises the previous planning activities of the municipal area.

The broad objectives of this Plan are to:

a. Implement measures to prevent or reduce the causes or effects of emergencies

b. Manage arrangements for the utilisation and implementation of municipal resources in response to emergencies

c. Manage support that may be provided to or from adjoining municipalities

d. Assist the affected community to recover following an emergency

e. Complement other local, regional and state planning arrangements


Download the Benalla Rural City Municipal Emergency Management Plan(PDF, 2MB).


Recover after an emergency

If you’ve been involved in an emergency and need assistance to help recover, visit Emergency Victoria’s website for information on how to get assistance.