Emergency Management Resources


Department of Health and Human Services 

State Health Emergency Response Plan (SHERP)

The State health emergency response plan (SHERP) describes the arrangements for state health command and coordination involving pre-hospital care, patient transport, receiving hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The SHERP is a subplan of the Victorian state emergency response plan

Now in its third edition, the SHERP has been updated to incorporate and replace a number of previously separate documents as follows:

  • Victorian state health command plan 2012
  • Hospital resilience Code Brown policy framework 2008
  • Victorian burns plan 2006
  • General practice subplan
  • Field primary care response subplan.

All health and emergency service workers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the revised edition.

Emergency Management Manual Victoria

The Emergency Management Manual Victoria (EMMV) contains policy and planning documents for emergency management in Victoria, and provides details about the roles different organisations play in the emergency management arrangements.

Emergency Management Victoria maintains the Manual, in collaboration with Victoria’s emergency management agencies. The Role Statements (Part 7) and the Contact Directory (Part 10) are updated annually. Other parts of the Manual are updated as emergency management arrangements change.

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Grampians Region Health Emergency Managers Network (GRHEMN)

Code Brown Template

How to use this Template
Any public or private hospital/health service/nursing home/health facility is invited to use this template to develop a Code Brown Plan to suit their needs.

You can simply insert your facilities name in the appropriate places, add information that you feel you need to form part of the plan or delete information that you feel is not relevant to you. In some parts of the template you will see the phrase "YOUR HEALTH FACILITY". Simply replace this phrase with your facility/health services name.

The Hospital/Health Service Incident Management Team (HoIMT) structures, roles and action cards are examples. You may wish to alter the HoIMT structure, reassign actions to different roles, add or delete roles to suit your health facilities capacity and capabilities. Just remember that in all circumstances you will need a Hospital Commander (HC), an Operations Manager (OM), Planning Manager (PM) and Logistics Manager (LM) as a minimum.

Grampians Region Code Brown Sub Plan - Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza

This health managment plan uses the code brwon template but focuses on Pandemic Influenza. Throughout the plan the requirements for Influenza Pandemic are evident including a number of appendices that are specific including establishing a flu clinic, antivirals and home isolation assessment tool.

Grampians Region Code Brown Sub Plan - Health Management Plan for Ebola Virus Disease

This health management plan uses the code brown template but focuses on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Throughout the plan the requirenments for EVD are evident including a number of appendices that are specific including Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and specimen collection.

2014 Seasonal Preparedness Forum Presentations

2015 Seasonal Preparedness Forum Presentations

2016 Seasonal Preparedness Forum Presentations