The Emergency Resource Providers Support Scheme (EmRePSS) is an insurance program that covers an organisation or individual that provides their equipment, labour or professional services to a control agency during eligible emergencies.

In conjunction with the Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner, VMIA developed EmRePSS to ease the impact of insurable losses (property and legal) on private resource providers.

This scheme applies when a resource provider lends or hires resources for emergency-related tasks at the request of, and under the direction of, a control agency.

control agency is a participating Victorian Government department or agency, which requests and directs specific tasks in the event of an eligible emergency.

EmRePSS will operate in eligible emergencies where:

  • the resource provider is responsible to, or under the direction of, a control agency for emergency response activities
  • supply is under an ad-hoc arrangement for reward or for loan - i.e. not under a pre-existing contract for the provision of emergency supplies or services to a state department/agency or a local government body.

What is an eligible emergency?

An eligible emergency means an emergency that is responded to by an EmRePSS control agency, and which relates to the safety or health of persons in Victoria or property in Victoria. Eligible emergencies are also referred to in Table 9 “Response control agencies” of the State Emergency Management Plan.


To start the EmRePSS claims process, log into the VMIA portal and submit a claim for any circumstances or incidents that might result in a potential claim as soon as possible. If in doubt, please report it.

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