Overview

In Victoria the number of drownings increased during 2020-21 and were significantly above those of previous years. In response to the rising number of drownings the Victorian government is working with key areas of the community, government and industry to develop a Victorian Water Safety Strategy 2021-25. This strategy will guide actions and investment to better prevent and respond to water-related incidents.

How to participate

Submissions for this consultation have now closed. Thank you to all who provided feedback.

Next steps

All responses to the draft Strategy will be considered for inclusion in the final version of the Victorian Water Safety Strategy 2021-2025.

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Privacy collection notice

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is collecting your feedback and responses in order to collect your feedback and comments regarding the proposed Victorian Water Safety Strategy 2021-25.

The information gathered from the consultation will be used to further develop and refine the aims, actions, and goals of the Victorian Water Safety Strategy 2021-25.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety does not require you to disclose personal and/or health information for the purposes of completing this feedback.

We kindly request you do not include personal details such as your name, address, date of birth or other personal information. We are requesting submissions include postcode data to indicate the geographical region associated with the feedback, primarily to differentiate between marine and inland environments, regional and metropolitan environments.

We also request that you do not provide identifying information about other individuals in your feedback.

For the purposes of this feedback, please simply state if you are a member of the community or note the name of your agency/organisation/business/company and the relevant postcode.

The feedback provided may be shared with:

  • Nous Group
  • Life Saving Victoria (LSV)
  • Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) (a group of DJCS)
  • other DJCS business units
  • other government and/or non-government agencies

The purpose of sharing this information is to develop and refine the Victorian Water Safety Strategy 2021-25.

The information and/or feedback provided may also be referenced in the final version of Victorian Water Safety Strategy 2021-25 which will be publicly available.

If you have any questions about how your information will be handled, you can contact Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) who is leading the development of the Victorian Water Safety Strategy 2021-25 at watersafetystrategy@emv.vic.gov.au.