Emergency management at events

Thursday, 11 January 2018

We issued this media statement about emergency management at events.

Brett Luxford - Director Investment and Attraction:

To gain an events permit from the City for a public outdoor event, regardless of its size, all event organisers must submit a risk assessment and an emergency management plan that satisfies public safety requirements, and is proportionate to the risks associated with their activity and location.

We set our public safety requirements in consultation with Victoria Police and other relevant agencies, via the Events Multi-Agency Working Group (established by the City in 2005), and we are guided by the Commonwealth’s national framework Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism 2017.

The City does not provide information on specific security plans, where they relate to individual events.