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

The Department of Health & Human Services 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.