Topic: Police and emergency services

New Volunteer CFA Station For Newborough

A new CFA volunteer fire station in Newborough will be delivered as part of a plan to upgrade fire services infrastructure around Moe. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today announced the Victorian Government will invest $2.3 million to build the new station, ensuring volunteers have the facilities they need to keep the […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

More Places, More Often: PSOs To Drive Community Safety Boost

Protective Services Officers (PSOs) will be able to be deployed to shopping centres, sporting precincts and other highly populated areas to help prevent crime and support community safety, under new laws introduced into Parliament today. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville said the Police and Emergency Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 cemented the Victorian […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Victoria’s Next Police Chief Commissioner Appointed

The Victorian Government today announced the selection of a new Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, with current Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton to step into the top job on 27 June. Deputy Commissioner Patton will take over from Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton AM, whose five-year term comes to an end later this month. With more than […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Bushfire Cleanup Powers Ahead With Over 100 Sites Complete

Over 120 properties in East Gippsland and North East Victoria have now been fully cleared of buildings destroyed or damaged in the devastating 2019-20 bushfire season free of charge for property owners, with all properties on track to be cleaned up by the end of August. Works have commenced at 163 properties and 122 clean-ups […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Hotels For Heroes Expanded To More Frontline Workers

Police, firefighters and other frontline workers will get access to free accommodation if they need to self-isolate due to coronavirus. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced the Victorian Government will expand its Hotels for Heroes program to include even more critical workforces. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Restrictions On The Sale Of Firearms And Ammunition

The sale of firearms and ammunition for sporting or recreational purposes will be temporarily banned, following deliberations by the National Cabinet. The new measures are designed to protect licensed firearm owners and dealers as well as the broader community. We know that licensed firearm owners and dealers exercise a high degree of care when complying […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Taking Dangerous Drivers Off The Road

High-speed hoons and dangerous drivers will be immediately taken from the roads as part of tough new laws which passed Parliament last night. The Andrews Labor Government introduced the legislation to crack down on those who put members of the community at risk on our roads, and it is now enshrined in law. The new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Voting Begins On New Fire Rescue Victoria Badge

Victoria’s career firefighters are being given the chance to choose the badge for Fire Rescue Victoria, to help shape the identity of our new fire agency, while celebrating the proud heritage of firefighting in Victoria. A new badge for Fire Rescue Victoria will be a source of significance and pride to our firefighters, and a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Disaster Assistance Extended For Bushfire Affected Communities In Victoria

Bushfire assistance of up to $1960 per family has been extended to communities in 14 Victorian council areas to help relieve personal hardship and distress. People in the Ararat, Alpine, Ballarat, Glenelg, Golden Plains, Indigo, Mansfield, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, Southern Grampians, Wangaratta, Wellington and Wodonga council areas can now access the support package. Minister for Natural […]

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Helping Victorians Celebrate Safely This New Year’s Eve

Victoria Police will have a heavy presence at New Year’s Eve hotspots in Melbourne and across Victoria as crowds prepare to ring in 2020. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police, the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Ambulance Victoria, Public Transport Victoria and the City of Melbourne to call for Victorians to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services