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

Who's covered?

An organisation or person who supplies equipment, labour, or professional services for the purposes of responding to an eligible emergency.

What's covered?

Directors and Officers Liability

Directors and Officers Liability provides cover for civil or criminal claims made against the resource provider’s directors and officers.

Property Insurance

Property Insurance provides cover for physical loss or damage to your property used in an eligible emergency, which includes; the loss of revenue and income consequently.

Motor Vehicle

Motor vehicle insurance provides cover for any damage to a resource provider’s vehicle and legal liability for damage to third party property because of an accident involving the resource provider’s vehicle used in an eligible emergency.

Professional Indemnity

Professional Indemnity provides cover for the resource provider for an alleged breach of their professional duties.

Public and Products Liability

Public and Products Liability covers resource providers for legal liabilities arising from activities that result in personal injury or property damage to third parties.

The limit of cover is $10,000,000. This comes with a $5,000 deductible to be paid by the resource provider.

Any emergency activities which are conducted purely on private property with no involvement of a tasking agency are outside the scope of EmRePSS.

Tasking agencies

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

The following tasking agencies are involved in the EmRePSS:

  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
  • VicRoads
  • Victoria Police
  • Municipal Association of Victoria
  • Victoria State Emergency Service
  • Environment Protection Authority
  • Victorian Water Industry Association Inc, and
  • Department of Health and Human Services.

More information

For more information about the scheme, these policies or any insurance matter email contact@vmia.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 30 June 2018