Fire & emergencies
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is one of the many organisations in Victoria that play a role in helping to prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency event.
DEPI is one of several organisations responsible for managing fire on Victoria's 7.6 million hectares of public land, or roughly one third of the State. This includes reducing the risk of fire, containing outbreaks and managing environmental effects.
DEPI also has responsibilities for animal welfare and the recovery of rural enterprises after emergencies such as fires and floods.
Warnings, bushfires and incidents
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DEPI's role in fire and emergencies
Learn more about DEPI's role in emergencies.