Volume 24 Issue 1, 2009

Victoria’s state-level emergency risk assessment method

Paul Gabriel

Peer-reviewed Article

Archived Article


Victoria’s State Emergency Mitigation Committee has developed a method for initial comparative assessment of emergency-related risks at state level. Adapting existing municipal-level models, a method has been developed and successfully implemented. The main adaptations have been the use of a curve to represent the risk rating, the placement of coloured risk zones on the graph, the recalibration of consequence descriptors to the state-level context, and the use of logarithmic scales.