Resources to help you address climate change risks

Climate change affects all Victorians. Government organisations need to consider the risks it brings both them as agencies and the communities they serve.

Together with Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) we’ve created our first ever set of resources specifically for addressing climate change risks.

You may also want to use Victoria’s Future Climate Tool - an interactive tool to visualise climate projections for Victoria so you can make informed decisions about future investments.

DELWP has also produced a risk professional-specific User Guide for this Tool.

Designed for risk and environment specialists

In designing the three guides, we tried to strike a balance between providing enough information to increase your understanding without over-complicating things.

We created the guides with risk practitioners and at a foundational level in mind, but they’re written so all decision makers in your organisation, wherever they are and whatever they do, can understand how to consider climate change risks.

In addition to risk practitioners, the guides will help environment specialists who want to view climate change from an enterprise risk perspective.

Victoria’s Future Climate Tool User Guide has been developed specifically for risk professionals.

Where to start

Open and read the three guides below in the order shown, working from left to right. Click on the fourth tile to explore climate data.

Register for training

You can start to apply the ideas in our guides by attending our Climate Change Risk Foundations course.



Understanding Victorian climate change risk management expectations

Climate change requires urgent action and the State is expected to respond.


Using risk management to help you address climate change

Apply your existing risk process to consider and address climate change risks.


Exploring Victoria’s climate change risks

Climate change risks include both physical risks and transition risks. Explore both here.


Victoria’s Future Climate Tool

An interactive tool to visualise climate projections for Victoria to inform future decisions.